On Sunday, HBO aired what could be the last new episode of Game of Thrones for a very long time.
Production on the fantasy drama's eighth season is slated to begin in October and run as late as August 2018, sources say. That could push the return of the abbreviated six-episode final run into 2019 with a more than 16-month gap between seasons. (HBO would neither confirm nor deny the rumors.)
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might even get a new book before then....