Our Worst Fears About the Season 8 Premiere Date Were Confirmed

Joann Johnston
December 7, 2017

In an interview with Variety published on Wednesday, Turner-recently engaged to pop star Joe Jonas-confirmed GoT Season 8 "comes out in 2019" and said there is still "six or seven months left" of filming.

"One of the hallmarks of the show has been how cinematic it is", he explained.

Even outside the show, which is filled with the suffering and brutal deaths of your favorite characters, Game of Thrones showrunners like to torture fans by slowly reducing the number of episodes each year, then gradually extending the wait between seasons.

This could be an errant slip of the tongue since everyone has already been speculating that HBO might not meet the predicted premiere date in 2018, but if anyone knows the inside scoop, it's Turner. For comparison, the budget for this year's stellar Wolverine send-off Logan was $97 million, per Box Office Mojo, and season eight of Game of Thrones will cost at least $90 million.

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Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, in a recent interview with Variety also spoke about her character from the upcoming season, which she says will debut in 2019.

Fans will be required to bring their "Game of Thrones" season seven DVD or Blu-ray set proof of purchase with them to gain access to the screening. There will be just six episodes in the final installment of the popular TV series. We won't fault the creatives for taking their time to get it right and stick the landing. "It's going to fuck up a lot of people". The specifics remain to be seen, but Turner teased a bit of Sansa's storyline to come.

The HBO actress continued, "This season, there's a new threat, and all of a sudden she finds herself somewhat back in the deep end. This season is more a passionate fight for her than a political, manipulative kind of fight", Turner said.

With production on track to conclude at the end of spring/start of summer, the Thrones' post-production team should be able to turn things around for broadcast by the start of 2019.

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