Game of Thrones is not coming back until 2019, HBO has announced.
As the final season is expected to feature a lot of battle scenes, the show may require more special effects. It did not specify the month.
"As the biggest hit in HBO's history, one the subscription service hoped to continue for additional seasons, keeping the show around a while longer isn't a bad thing", wrote Entertainment Weekly's James Hibberd.
It is said that the series will not air in 2018 as David Benioff and Dan Weiss are working on the final episodes.
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The executive producers are Benioff, Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield.
HBO programming president Casey Bloys said in September that the show is taking measures avoid revealing its ending by shooting multiple variations. The Emmy winning TV series is set to release a six-episode final season for all it's fans.This will so far be the shortest season ever, compared to the 10 episodes each, of the first six seasons.
When season seven ended late previous year, an all-time high of 12.1 million viewers tuned in. Some of its seven episodes were more than an hour long.
The news comes on the same day it emerged Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin has seen another of his books, Nightflyers, given the greenlight by Syfy in the U.S. and Netflix internationally.