We might know for sure that winter is coming, but we still have absolutely no idea when the final season of Game of Thrones is going to drop.
There was a bit of drama this week when one of the show’s standout stars, Maisie Williams, reportedly let the cat out of the bag that Season 8 would air in April 2019. But soon afterward, she corrected herself on Twitter.
Just a tweet letting you know this game of thrones release date "quote" I've supposedly given is completely false and taken from an interview I did years ago.
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) January 30, 2018
She told her followers, “Just a tweet letting you know this game of thrones release date ‘quote’ I’ve supposedly given is completely false and taken from an interview I did years ago.”
The original quote, which she explained was false, said, “We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April . That’s a four-month turnaround for these huge episodes. There’s a lot that goes into the final edit. You would not want to rush this season at all. We owe it to our audience and our fans to really do this final season to the best of our abilities.”
In reality, she said that many of the final scenes are still being filmed, that it’s very exciting and that she is still having fun on the set — even though only a few of the cast members’ characters still remain alive.
Williams plays Arya, one of the five Stark siblings who is fighting to survive in a land that has been turned upside down by an array of powers vying for the crown. She’s a crowd favorite who over the past seven seasons has learned to become a shape-shifting assassin and became obsessed with revenge. Most audience members are hoping that in the last six episodes, she’ll get to fully avenge her family and that she will possibly be the person to take out current Seven Kingdoms queen, Cersei Lannister, who has now been on her kill list for years.
Fans around the world are waiting for the epic six-episode finale of Game of Thrones — which is costing HBO a reported $90 million to make. While the show will probably not air for at least another 18 months, the story will wrap up on-screen much faster than the written series will — author George R. R. Martin is still busy penning the next installment of the book, which the television show eclipsed last season.