‘Game of Thrones:’ Last season to debut in ‘first half’ of 2019

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At long last, it's officially official; the Deadwood movie is happening. The sooner the show's eighth season begins, the sooner the show ends forever.

Bloys specifically said Season 8 would premiere in the "first half" of 2019, which gives us quite a range for the six-episode season.

HBO had five different scripts to choose from before deciding on Martin and Goldman's prequel.

We've finally got an update on Game of Thrones' final season!

Bloys briefly discussed the network's protocol for handling the situation "Any time something comes up on a show with somebody we're in business with", noting the pay cabler did scrap its relationship with Russell Simmons and with Mark Halperin in wake of credible sex harassment claims.

During the 2018 Summer Television Critics Association press tour early Wednesday morning, HBO President Casey Bloys revealed that while he wasn't going to talk (at all) about what fans can expect from the final season (yeah, yeah, no surprise there but we had to try), he did let slip that "it's pretty great". The series chronicles the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.

Game of Thrones may have already filmed its final scenes, but with a strict "no spoilers" policy from the set, fans still have no idea who will sit on the Iron Throne when the credits roll. The untitled pilot takes the prequel concept to a new level as it is set thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones. We now know that June 30th is the latest we'll have to wait.

Bloys confirmed the prequel won't start shooting until early 2019.