The seventh season ended last August with an average of more than 30 million US viewers per episode across multiple platforms.
This image released by HBO shows a scene from "Game of Thrones".
HBO said on Thursday that Benioff and Weiss will also direct the final season. Benioff and Weiss executive produce along with Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield. As per the latest entertainment news, the makers of the much-acclaimed hit series has finally confirmed its return for the GOT Season 8.
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This is published unedited from the PTI feed. Inn addition to this, this delay can give ample time for George R.R. Martin, the author, more time to waork on other projects such as his next book, "The Winds of Winter" which he said would be released this year.
The previous season of the series - Game of Thrones Season 7 was the highest rated season of the show yet, it broke several records in the process of gaining popularity.
The eighth season of the fantasy epic, which follows a number of great houses warring for control of the Iron Thrones on the fictional continent of Westeros, will be the series' finale.
Reports first began circulating in summer 2017 that GoT might skip 2018 and Sophie Turner, one of its stars, revealed in a recent interview she didn't expect the series to return this year. As the biggest hit in HBO's history, one the subscription service hoped to continue for additional seasons, keeping the show around awhile long isn't a bad thing. Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin as co-executive producers.