HBO has officially confirmed that “Game of Thrones” fans will have to wait until next year to see the final season of the hit show.
The decision to hold on season 8 partly stems from creative reasons: Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss want to take their time crafting the six episodes that will make up the closing season. It’s also a practical move since HBO can focus on the upcoming 2018 Emmys (season 7 of “Game of Thrones” is eligible for this awards season).
Uh-oh. How long will I have to wait?
TBD. Entertainment Weekly pointed out that a spring launch was the norm for the show every year until season 7, so a spring 2019 premiere seems likely. But HBO is still keeping a premiere date for the final season under wraps.
On today’s show, Jeffy couldn’t believe he has to wait until next year for the final season of “Game of Thrones.”
“Why must I wait until 2019?” he demanded.
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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.
PAT: Pat and Jeffy on the Glenn Beck Program.
He’s back Monday morning.
JEFFY: Blah, blah, blah. It’s global warming. It’s climate change.
We’ve released some land in Anwar and drilled some oil. Big deal. Why must I wait until 2019? 2019 before I see the new season of Game of Thrones. Why? Why, Pat?
PAT: It’s a bad move on their part too because you lose that passion for it. In the year and a half while you’re waiting, if you’ve seen all the seasons already, you’re not going to be as adamant, as passionate about it.
JEFFY: I waited. I waited. I waited. So that I could binge through them. I just finished a month and a half ago, something like that, so I had 2018, with the final season. I’d be all caught up, good to go.
PAT: And now you got to wait.
Who else did this? Sopranos did that. The HBO series west world seems to be doing that right now.
JEFFY: Yeah, I know.
PAT: So —
JEFFY: The Game of Thrones was so good. I was — if they can make the last season worthy, you know —
PAT: And that is — is the — is season eight the last? Is it?
JEFFY: Yeah, that’s it.
PAT: Oh, wow.
JEFFY: The guys who write it and a big part of it have already signed new deals for new shows, as soon as Game of Thrones is over. I think they signed it with Amazon. I think they were like, we’ll do the shows for you sooner or later.
Oh, okay. No problem.
PAT: So that throws everybody into a waiting pattern.
JEFFY: Right. Yeah.
PAT: If you’re looking for a movie to see this weekend, here’s what opens: Insidious: The Last Key. Is that a horror movie? Goldbuster. Project Eden. And The Strange Ones, all open.
JEFFY: Boy, they sound like billion-dollar movies right there. Every one you mentioned sounds like it will be at least a billion dollars worldwide.
PAT: Never heard of any of them.
Have you seen Star Wars yet? Last Jedi?
JEFFY: No. No. We covered this.
PAT: Well, we covered it on Tuesday. You could have seen it.
JEFFY: Busy. Busy.
PAT: You’re busy.
JEFFY: I got other shows to be on. I don’t have time to be in the theater.
PAT: Okay. Busy.
Jeff Fisher, busy? Everybody knows that’s a lie.
JEFFY: I’ve had things to do.
PAT: Everybody knows. All right. We’ll see you back Monday, immediately following this show on Pat Gray Unleashed on TheBlaze Radio and TV Network.
Also, Glenn is back on this show Monday. Have a great weekend.