In an interview with Variety, Sophie Turner (aka Sansa Stark, boss lady extraordinaire and totally the rightful heir to Winterfell and the North) confirmed that the wait for Game of Thrones Season 8 will be a long one. However, HBO did not issue any confirmation at the time.
But ultimately the reason for the pushback seems to stem from GoT showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss simply looking to take their time and make the final season as epic as possible.
As reported earlier, the filming for the Game of Thrones eighth and final season is already underway.
Turner said production on the final season of the series kicked off in October, so there's about six or seven months left, and everyone is aware this is their last go around with the show, E! says.
The coming episodes may be feature-film length, and need more post-production work.
HBO is bringing "Game of Thrones" to the big screen by screening the most action-packed episode from the seventh season, plus never-before-seen bonus content, in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. It is also reported that the new season of "Game of thrones" will be the most expensive in television history. "They put everything-and are putting everything-into this show", said Bloys. All of the Americans wanted to come over.
She also said how nearly the whole cast was present during the season 8 read-through and it turned really emotional for all of them. [X-Men: Dark Phoenix] is in November.
Turner isn't the first person involved with the show who has suggested the delayed start date, as other members of the cast have previously indicated that it was likely as well. "This season is more a passionate fight for her than a political, manipulative kind of fight".
We also know the director lineup for season eight, which should thrill any diehard fan of "Game of Thrones".