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HBO Has Confirmed Your Biggest Fear About Game of Thrones Season 8

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Your biggest fears have been confirmed, Game of Thrones fans. The hit fantasy series will not return for its six-episode final season until 2019, HBO has announced. According to a news release, the final season credits will include:     

Directors: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik.
Writers for the new season are: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.
Season seven credits: The executive producers of GAME OF THRONES are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.

Rumors have been circulating for some time that Game of Thrones will take a year off, but this is the first official announcement that the show will return in 2019. There is no word yet about what the exact premiere date is, but previous rumors have said it could be early 2019.

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This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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