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Game of thrones season is probably the most popular show on earth right now and its eighth and final season is definitely the most anticipated. Unfortunately, the newsflash is that GOT’s season 8 won’t even finish filming until summer 2018 and the new season won’t air before 2019. Also, the next season will be the shortest, consisting of only six episodes; a small consolation is that it does have the longest production, which means the episodes will be longer.

Iain Glen (Ser Jorah) told the crowd at Comic-Con Stockholm that the first read through will be happening on October 9. The 56-year-old went on to explain why the final season’s shoot may take longer than all the others, which is because David Benioff and Daniel Brett Weissthey can only use one unit since all of the actors are now in the same sort of scenes.

Cast member John Bradley (Sam Turly) has also suggested that the final season of Game of Thrones will consist of episodes that will be monumental and every episode will be like a season finale. Season 8 will also be the most expensive amongst all; rumour has it that each episode will cost a whopping $15 million.

Season 7 of Game of Thrones drew record breaking audience figures, despite the fact that it was hit by a number of hacks and leaks. The previous season was seen by a total of 16.5 million viewers, making it the most watched in the show’s history. Nevertheless, the GOT fans will have to hold on a little tighter for the next grand season a bit longer than expected.