In an interview with Variety, Sophie Turner (aka Sansa Stark, boss lady extraordinaire and totally the rightful heir to Winterfell and the North) confirmed that the wait for Game of Thrones Season 8 will be a long one.
We also know the director lineup for season eight, which should thrill any diehard fan of "Game of Thrones".
Rumours concerning the final six episodes of HBO's expansive fantasy drama, which made its debut way back in 2011, began when the seventh season concluded back in August.
It has always been rumored that the last batch of episodes for Game of Thrones won't premiere in 2018 but will instead arrive the next year, the first time that the series hasn't premiered a new season in successive years since it began. While discussing her future projects of Dark Phoenix and Girl Who Fell From the Sky, Turner slipped in that Game of Thrones would premiere in 2019, a fact that HBO has not officially confirmed yet.
"Game of Thrones" season seven launches December 12 on Blu-ray and DVD, but it's available now for preorder onAmazon.
When asked about her upcoming slate, Turner said: "Yeah, I'm really excited".
But it is the final season of the much-anticipated series, hence there is likely to be a heavy amount of special effect and editing, which makes the possibility of the fall premiere bleak.
You might not see Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen on the small screen before 2019.
She said, "It's going to be tricky for her, because at the end of last season, she felt that she had everything set up. It's going to f- up a lot of people". And without Littlefinger (Petyr Baelish, played by actor Aidan Gillen), it's a test for her of whether she can get through it. With filming expected to run until summer 2018, fans can expect Game of Thrones to return sometime around spring 2019. "This season is more a passionate fight for her than a political, manipulative kind of fight".