At last, HBO has confirmed the long-speculated news that its flagship hit series Game of Thrones is taking a year off.
We still don’t know the exact release date of the 8th and final season of Game of Thrones, but we’ll probably have to wait until 2019 to watch the grand finale. To make sure you make it through another long winter, we’ll go through the best alternative TV shows for Game of Thrones you can watch in the meantime.
The increased security measures imposed upon the cast have been news for a while. Notably, Liam Cunningham revealed just how well guarded the scripts are this time — just as it was with season seven, the scripts are only to be read in digital form, obtained through a two-step verification process, but now they can’t even read them off-set. Now, Emilia Clarke claims these efforts go much further than protecting the scripts.
It has been 115 days since Game of Thrones season 7 ended, and it already feels like a lifetime. HBO has waffled back and forth on when the eighth and final season will air, but lately, it’s been looking more and more like we won’t get it until 2019, meaning that the entirety of 2018 will be bereft of new episodes. Now, speaking to Variety, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) has confirmed our fears.
HBO is sparing no expenses producing the final season of Game of Thrones, spending in the area of $15 million per episode of the fantasy series.
Seven seasons of Game of Thrones and five books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series have taught us much about Westeros and the many, many, many people who’ve died horribly there. However, with just one season left (unless any of the proposed spinoffs end up airing), there’s still a ton that we, like Jon Snow, know nothing about. Here are some of the biggest remaining mysteries that we hope the showrunners (or George R.R. Martin himself) clear up for us in the time remaining.
The Recording Academy has announced the 60th annual Grammy nominees and Game of Thrones is one of them…