Game of Thrones to return in 2019 for eighth and final season

LOS ANGELES (KUSI) — The HBO megahit series “Game of Thrones” will return for its eighth and final season in 2019, the cable network confirmed Thursday.

HBO did not say whether the fantasy drama series would return in early, mid or late 2019, but confirmed that six episodes will be aired.

The directors for the new season are showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik.

The writers of the final half-dozen episodes of HBO’s biggest-ever hit are Benioff, Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.

This will be the second shortened season for the show, season 7 which concluded in August of 2017 was only 7 episodes. The first six seasons were all 10 episodes in length.

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