Scripts Already Written For Final Season Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ | TV News
It’s practically set in
Dragonstone. The scripts for season 8, the final season of Game of Thrones, have been written. A date has not yet been given for the beginning of the apocalypse, but the end is very much near.
George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series sparked endless success for HBO with their on screen adaptation. Heralded as the most pirated show in history, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have created a whole new world out of Martin’s creation that is enjoyed by millions over the world.
We’ve known for some time that the series was to end at its eighth season, but this news confirms that the doors to the throne room are closing. Season 7 only premiered two weeks ago, with its opening episode, Dragonstone, increasing ratings upwards of 50% compared to the season 6 premiere in 2016. The growing popularity of the show sees more and more fans eager to find out who will take the Iron Throne in the end.
Season 8, we know, will only be made up of six episodes, four short of the show’s initial ten. Season 7 is home to six standard length episodes and one 82 minute finale; the final season will be fully made up of these feature length times. When we will be able to feast on these is unknown. Reportedly, the writers and producers are in the process of storyboarding to figure out just how long the epic will take to film. A 2019 release may have to be necessary.