Winter is here, but for Game Of Thrones fans winter is going to feel a lot longer.
The hit HBO drama will take 2018 off and return for a six-episode final season next year. However, HBO has not confirmed an exact premiere date as of this time.
HBO also announced that David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will return as directors in the final season.
Sapochnik has directed several episodes of the show, including “Hardhome,” “Battle of the Bastards,” and “The Winds of Winter,” while Nutter directed “The Rains of Castamere,” “Mother’s Mercy,” and others. Benioff and Weiss have previously directed as well on the series with “Two Swords.”
Fans expressed frustration on Twitter about the long wait for the final six episodes.
HBO has officially confirmed that Game of Thrones will return in 2019! pic.twitter.com/92s7R9UzY2
— Game of Thrones Memes (@Thrones_Memes) January 4, 2018
When HBO confirm that Game of Thrones won't be returning till 2019 pic.twitter.com/sTAhJjSxdY
— GoT Things (@GoTthings_) January 4, 2018
ATTENTION ATTENTION THE GAME OF THRONES WONT RELEASE SEASON 8 UNTL 2019 !! WHAT THE HECK AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY LIFE UNTIL THEN !
— Khaleesi (@_Saarahiii) January 4, 2018
Let the countdown towards 2019 begin.