‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Giving 2018 A Miss, HBO Finally Confirms

Here’s a well-worn theory: the instant gratification provided by streaming platforms has utterly warped our perception of time, specifically how long it should take for new episodes of our favourite shows to emerge. Not only is it becoming unusual to wait more than a week between episodes, but the time between seasons now feels interminable.

With that said… It is patently horrific that the final season of Game Of Thrones will not air until 2019. In a statement that confirms Sophie Turner’s proclamation, HBO now says the fantasy epic will return for its last six episodes in no less than twelve months.

The plus side, as reported by Entertainment Weekly, is that the wait between seasons – which will be the longest since the series’ debut in 2011 – will allow head honchos D.B. Weiss and David Benioff to go absolutely hogwild for their show’s last stretch.

It also means the network can devote their energies towards a little show called Westworld, which is expected to return for its second season this year.

The timing also gives A Song Of Ice And Fire author George R. R. Martin even more time to polish off The Winds Of Winter, before Game Of Thrones totally outpaces the events of his lauded saga.

Still. Freeze us up north and thaw us in 2019, we guess.