Luckily, those rumours have hopefully been put to rest, because Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) has revealed to Variety that the release date is more likely to be the previously stated "2019". In October, we learned that Game of Thrones will continue filming until Summer 2018, and considering how must effort goes into post-production on each episode (those dragons don't just make themselves!), it makes sense that it would take a full year for HBO to finish work on the six-episode season.
HBO's "Game of Thrones" is now in filming its eighth and final season. The show is such a monster to film, though, that 2019 is probably the better bet.
Game of Thrones won't be returning to our screens until 2019, actor Sophie Turner has confirmed. [X-Men: Dark Phoenix] is in November.
The last time we saw Sansa, she had just reunited with her long-lost siblings, Arya and Bran, in Winterfell. Then I have a couple indie movies coming out.
Should Season 8 indeed be held for 2019, it will mark the longest gap between seasons since the 13 month stretch between Season 6 (finale aired June 26, 2016) and Season 7 (premiered July 16,2017). I'm a producer on my next movie [Girl Who Fell From the Sky].
It was really hard, because out of all the people I've worked with on the show, he has been the one who was consistent throughout, from season one to season seven.
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. We won't fault the creatives for taking their time to get it right and stick the landing.