If you were hoping to see “Game of Thrones” air its final season early 2019, it appears you will have to take in some sad news.
Series visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer gave an interview with The Huffington Post this week and revealed he and his team are only beginning to work on the eighth and final season right now, nearly a year after filming began on the season which wrapped filming last month.
In addition, the FX team they are scheduled to work on the series until May next year and will have some crossover with the prequel series also being planned:
“In two years we’ll be eligible [for Emmys] for the Season 8 work, which we’re just beginning now. 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.”
The Emmy Awards have a cut off date for eligibility on May 31st of each year. By his comments, it means the earliest the series could go to air is May next year.