Say it ain’t Snow! This is the worst news since we found out the Game of Thrones final table reading ended in tears.
In an interview with HuffPost, visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer revealed that season eight wouldn’t be eligible for the 2019 Emmys, a sign that the premiere date may be pushed back. In order to be eligible for the 2019 awards show, GoT would have to air most of its episodes (more than three, in this case, since there are going to be six total) before May 31, 2019.
“We’re going to be toiling away on season eight until May of 2019, so it’s eight or nine months away,” Bauer said. “But the prequel is starting to shoot in February, at least the pilot. So we’ll still have quite a lot to do on season eight when they’re beginning.” So if visual effects is still working on GoT ’til May, are we really going to get new episodes in the first six months of next year?
HuffPost later updated their story to say HBO confirmed the show will air in the first half of 2019, but it could be May before we see any episodes (it was previously believed the show would air beginning in April after Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, revealed the date to Metro in January).