In the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime, the Great Houses (Stark, Baratheon, Targaryen, Lannister, Greyjoy, Arryn, Martell, Tully and Tyrell) fight among themselves for a right to rule the Iron Throne. Beyond the Wall and across the Narrow Sea bigger threats are rising until its a right moment to take a revenge. Based on R.R. Martin's novels.
HBO announced today that Game of Thrones will be returning for an eighth and final season. It has been well over a year since we learned that the cable network was planning to end the fantasy saga after Season 8, and now we have an official confirmation that the series will indeed be coming to a close.
HBO has ordered six episodes for the show's final run, which will not return until sometime in 2019. Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are among the writers and directors slated for the final season. Acclaimed director Miguel Sapochnik, who won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series in 2016, will also be returning behind the camera.