Sophie Turner Says Game of Thrones' Final Season to Premiere in 2019

Carla Harmon
December 7, 2017

At present, Season 8 is now filming but in a recent interview with Variety, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) said that they've still got "six or seven months left" of filming.

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. "So I'm really excited about the future".

When Game of Thrones returns in 2019 it will be with giant-sized episodes, previously confirmed to each be feature length.

Turner will next be seen on screen reprising her role as young Jean Grey in X-Men: The Dark Phoenix, which is due for release in November 2018. Then I have a couple indie movies coming out.

The actress, who plays Sansa Stark, explained that HBO's hit series still has "six or seven months left" of production, before joking, "we started in October, so we're maybe like a tenth of the way through".

Looks like fans will have to wait until 2019 for the next season of the HBO fantasy drama. Momoa said season eight is "going to be the greatest thing that's ever aired on TV. They were in control of the North again". And without Littlefinger, it's a test for her of whether she can get through it.

'It's a big challenge for her, without this massive manipulator having her back.

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. "This season is more a passionate fight for her than a political, manipulative kind of fight".

As this will be the final outing, the cast are soaking it in.

That's been the question on just about everyone's mind since the seventh season came to an end this past summer. "We're all trying not to take it for granted anymore".

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