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Game Of Thrones' Final Season Won't Air Until 2019!

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You thought the dry spell between seasons six and seven was rough, Game of Thrones fans? Prepare for the longest drought yet!

On Thursday, HBO revealed the eighth and final season won't be airing until 2019, confirming it would be moving at a glacial, George R.R. Martin pace for the remainder of production.

This news shouldn't come as a huge shock, however, as the final season is expected to take place over eight months.

Production on the final six (likely Mountain-sized) episodes began in October and will reportedly run through August 2018 — a full YEAR after the season seven finale. Sounds like it will be well worth the wait!

Related: Game Of Thrones Season 8 Script Leaks Tease A MAJOR Death!

No specific premiere date was revealed in the premium network's short release, which listed the writers, producers, and directors involved with the remaining episodes.

Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and direct the episodes. Other writers include Dave Hill and Bryan Cogman, who is also a creator one of the Thrones prequel series currently being developed at HBO.

So, what are fans of the show to do in the meantime? For starters, you now have time to read the books…

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Jason Momoa Found Out Game Of Thrones Spoilers & Says Final Season Will 'Fuck Up A Lot Of People'!

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After Jason Momoa was seen on social media having a high alcohol content reunion with Emilia Clarke and more on the Ireland set of Game Of Thrones, fans figured it meant the return of Khal Drogo.

But the Justice League star is totally lying denying he's there to appear on camera, saying he just "showed up to see his pals, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and "just happened to see people on set."

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Hmmm. He told Entertainment Weekly:

"I haven't been over there in a long time. You just want to see your friends and you end up make headlines going, ‘Drogo's back!' and I'm like, ‘He's dead! He can't come back, it wouldn't work.'"

The last time we saw him visiting the set, he totally did come back for a dream sequence, so our money is on that.

He DID tease that he learned some things that, as an avid home viewer now, he was NOT ready to hear, saying:

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Game Of Thrones Producers Respond To Backlash Over Their Next Show Being About Modern-Day Slavery!

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Watch before you hate!

That's what Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have to say to the critics of their next HBO drama Confederate.

The freshly announced project imagines a modern-day America where slavery is still legal and has evolved into a modern institution. The show will follow characters on both sides of the "the Mason-Dixon Demilitarized Zone" in the events leading to the "Third American Civil War."

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Needless to say, not everyone was hooked by the modern slavery concept — especially from two white producers whose current show has been called out for a lack of diversity.

Some critics were so appalled, they accused HBO of making a show that sounds like a white supremacist fantasy!

But Benioff and Weiss — along with producers Nichelle Tramble Spellman and Malcolm Spellman — are telling haters to slow their roll, calling the backlash "a little premature" in a new interview.

Speaking to Vulture on Thursday, the writers said no scripts for Confederate have even been written yet, and people should watch the premiere before they decide whether the concept offends them or not. Benioff noted:

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A Game Of Thrones Spin-Off Is Totally Fucking Happening, RIGHT?!

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Game Of Thrones may be coming to an end sooner than we'd like, but that doesn't mean we've seen the last of Westeros!

Over the weekend, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss confirmed a few rumors about the final two seasons of the Emmy-winning series — along with any future shows that might be adapted from the fucked up mind of George R.R. Martin.

Appearing at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, Weiss and Benioff took part in a Q&A hosted by Stark sisters Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.

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During the sit down, the producers confirmed Ed Sheeran would be making an appearance in the upcoming season, and revealed that the final eighth season would only be six episodes long.

But that tragic news came with a silver lining when the writers were asked about the show's future, as the dynamic duo suggested a Westerosi spin-off was likely to happen.

Addressing speculation around a potential spin-off involving the surviving characters, they said:

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Game Of Thrones Showrunners May Be Faking Season 7 Set Leaks To Throw Off Spoilers! Ugh!

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Hold the phone door…

The set of Game Of Thrones has been particularly leaky during the filming of Season 7, and we haven't been complaining!

Over the past week, photos emerged from the Zumaia set on Itzurun beach showing spoiler-y scenes of Jon Snow meeting with some MAJOR characters.

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While the leaks are a treat for those who want info on the HBO fantasy hit months ahead of time, there's a small chance some photos and video from set won't actually reflect what's in the show!

That's right. Some of these new "spoilers" can very well be staged by the producers so they can misdirect the show's passionate fandom!

That happened to be the case last year when photographers snapped pics of former GoT actor

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Game Of Thrones Wins Outstanding Drama Series At The 2016 Emmys!

Considering the, well, dramatic season Game of Thrones had, we aren't entirely surprised by this one!

On Sunday, the HBO series won Outstanding Drama Series at the 2016 Emmys! Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams, and more of the cast and crew took to the stage to celebrate the big honor!

The fantasy show trumped competitive contenders like The Americans, Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Homeland, House of Cards, and Mr. Robot.

Co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss accepted the award, delivering a pretty standard speech in the process. But, David did give a sweet shoutout to his wife, in honor of their upcoming ten-year anniversary!

Awww!

Ch-ch-check it out (above)!

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HBO Confirms Game Of Thrones Season 7 Summer Premiere Rumors — Only THIS MANY Episodes!!

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After airing one of the most epic season finales to ever exist, Game Of Thrones fans have been left wanting more than ever — and now we may have to wait the longest we've ever had to!

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As you may remember, Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss had previously stated that the upcoming seventh season of the show might be shorter and may not arrive until later than we're used to.

Unfortunately, we now know that both of these rumors are true as the president of HBO programming confirmed the news saying:

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