Game of Thrones fans will have to wait a little longer before they can finally witness the fate of Westeros and its people.
Earlier, the makers had confirmed the six-episode final season will air in the first half of the coming year. But, fresh reports suggest that the show has been deferred until May 2019.
Visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer told HuffPost that they are currently working on season 8, which is expected to be completed by May 2019. This means, the show is eligible for 2020 Emmys and not for next year.
But, there's a good chance GOT can make it to next year's award ceremony if the post-production team is able to wrap up the first few episodes on time. The board at Emmys is usually ready to make exceptions, allow shows that have aired 6 or more episodes by the first voting deadline.
Fans may not take this piece of news well, but Bauer promised it will be worth the wait.
"I think the whole series has aimed toward this. I obviously can't say what it is. I think there will be divisions because people have grown to identify and like and hate various characters, so everybody has their version of how they want it to end based on those things, but looking at it objectively, I think the way it ends is the way it must end, so I'm just going to leave it at that," the website quoted him as saying.
In other news, there are quite a few theories about how GOT will end and it has lots to do with Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. Some believe Snow will kill Targaryen and eventually take over the throne, while others are of the opinion that the two will unite and rule the kingdom together.
However, the subtle hints that have been dropped by the makers in different episodes over time indicate that Snow is worthy of the throne and he will rule all and everything, eventually.