Did Maisie Williams just reveal when the finale season of Game of Thrones is going to air? We already know that Game of Thrones season 8 isn't coming back until 2019, which is a bummer for many fans of the hit HBO fantasy series. However, the network is putting everything they have into this final run of episodes and that will no doubt ultimately benefit viewers in the end, even if they have to wait longer for the final season. Now, in a new interview, Maisie Williams reveals that, based on her knowledge, Game of Thrones season 8 will air in April 2019.
The actress, who plays Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, is currently promoting her new movie Early Man. During a recent interview, she was asked about the status of Game of Thrones season 8, which is currently filming. She revealed that the new season won't even wrap filming until December of this year and that the episodes will make their way to HBO in April of next year. Here's what she had to say about it.
"We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April . That's a four-month turnaround for these huge episodes. There's a lot that goes into the final edit. You would not want to rush this season at all. We owe it to our audience and our fans to really do this final season to the best of our abilities."
This is pretty revealing, assuming Maisie Williams is correct. And since she's a major part of the series, it would stand to reason she is correct. The fact that Game of Thrones season 8 won't even wrap filming until December says just how much HBO is putting into this final run of episodes. The final season will only be six episodes in length, but it sounds like each one of those episodes will basically be like a movie. Williams also talked a bit about what she wants for her character as Game of Thrones comes to a close.
"I've always said I wanted her to find peace. The things that have been driving her through her story have been very bitter and twisted and aggressive. I would love for Arya to find her true self again and let go of this anger and revenge that's accompanied her on this journey. I'd love for her to be happy."
While many fans are sad to see Game of Thrones go, HBO is hoping to keep the world of Westeros alive with a spin-off. They had as many as five different spin-offs being developed at one point, though, the spin-off they actually develop, at best, wouldn't air until after 2020, as we recently reported. HBO hasn't yet corroborated Maisie Williams' claim that the new season will air in April of 2019, and we likely won't get any sort of confirmation until much closer to the actual air date. For more with Maisie Williams, you can check out her full interview over at Metro.