Game of Thrones season 8 is about to be delayed again. Game of Thrones is a popular show that has managed to ramp up expectations every time a new season comes to the small screens. There seldom is a phenomenon as rampant and so influential to pop culture when it comes to the small screen television as Game of Thrones.
The TV show based on a genre of high fantasy in the fictional world of Westeros where different royal houses are embroiled in a grand game of power and deception has kept the audience hyped with its last seven seasons. The eighth season was declared to be the last and definitive one, putting an end to the Game of Thrones saga once and for all.
This led to enormous hype within the fan base, which was eagerly waiting for the release date of 2019 for the last GOT season. But looks like the wait just got longer.
Game of Thrones was supposed to come back in late 2019 but new sources confirm that the release date might have been pushed further. D.B Weiss and David Benioff, the showrunners and the masterminds behind the spectacle that is GOT have already confirmed that the date had been pushed back because the writers needed more time to complete the show’s script.
The actors also needed time so as to match the production schedule of each episode of the eight season – which they claim has a run time greater than what is normally allocated to a typical GOT episode, and the HBO channel’s request to give it more time to market and promote the show and build up anticipation.
The marketing is being taken in a rather rigorous manner because HBO is also planning to release a prequel series of Game of Thrones set 10,000 years before the events of Game of Thrones Season 1.
The last season of Game of Thrones will have to live up to its name. It has to satiate the thirst of the fans of both the TV show and the books of a Song of Ice and Fire series. The TV Show has always been keen to occupy the April slot of the HBO network, which has failed to give the showrunners of GOT what they want until now.
Last Time, the April Slot was unavailable to GOT Season 7 which was occupied by another of HBO’s original shows. Time management is essential and proper scheduling needs to be done to award a fitting end to a TV Show that has won a magnitude of awards and accolades throughout these years.
Joe Bauer, the Visual effects supervisor for Season 8 of the show, was once interviewed by representatives of The Huffington Post. Joe Bauer commented on the Emmy Award prospects of the eighth season next year and how long the visual effects team will take for the episodes to be released in a serial order.
Apart from sharing with us details of the visual effects team time plan, Bauer also gave us critical info regarding the recent developments in the work for the Game of Thrones prequel series which will soon commence development.
David Bauer says and we quote:
“We’re going to be toiling away on Season 8 until May of 2019, so it’s eight or nine months away. But the prequel is starting to shoot in February, at least the pilot. So we’ll still have quite a lot to do on Season 8 when they’re beginning.”
So there we have it, folks. We will have to wait for a longer period of time than originally expected to watch Jon Snow kick the shit out of the Night King in Season 8 of our favorite TV Show.
HBO has a lot to juggle in the next year. It has already allocated a lot of time, energy and resources for Big Little Lies Season 2 and the next season of the extremely promising TV Show Succession.
How HBO multitasks them all along with Game of Thrones and gives the latter a proper and fitting farewell will be what we would be looking forward to in 2019.