Game of Thrones - Season 8

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Season 8 of the television series Game of Thrones is partially based on material originating from the unreleased seventh novel, A Dream of Spring. As such, no synopsis for episodes will be made available on this page, in order to prevent spoilers.
Game of Thrones
Season 8
No. of episodes 6
Country of origin United States
Network HBO
Original run April 14 – May 19, 2019
DVD release TBD
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Season 8 of Game of Thrones is the eighth and final[1] season of the series. Season eight was officially announced during the Television Critics Association tour in 2016,[2] and premiered on April 14, 2019.


In March 2017, Season 8 was reported to contain only six episodes, making it the shortest season of the series. The episodes will be written by four writers: Dave Hill (episode 1), Bryan Cogman (episode 2), and Benioff & Weiss (episodes 3 through 6).[3]

Filming of the final six episodes began on October 23, 2017[4] and ended on July 6, 2018.

The runtimes for each episode are as following: 54 minutes, 58 minutes, 82 minutes, 78 minutes, 80 minutes, and 80 minutes.[5]


No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
1 "Winterfell" David Nutter Dave Hill April 14, 2019 11.8[6][7]
2 "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" David Nutter Bryan Cogman April 21, 2019 10.29[8]
3 "The Long Night" Miguel Sapochnik David Benioff & D. B. Weiss April 28, 2019 12.02[9]
4 "The Last of the Starks" David Nutter David Benioff & D. B. Weiss May 5, 2019 11.8[10]
5 "The Bells" Miguel Sapochnik David Benioff & D. B. Weiss May 12, 2019 12.48[11]
6 "The Iron Throne" David Benioff &
D. B. Weiss
David Benioff & D. B. Weiss May 19, 2019 13.61[12]