Directors David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik are confirmed to return for season eight, but none of the casting has been revealed.
The hit sitcom "Game of Thrones" will now return in 2019 after a year's gap, say officials.
The news was largely welcomed by the entertainment press, with critics satisfied that the lay-off would mean a higher-quality final season.
According to The Guardian, the fans will have to wait for a year as Game of Thrones will be reportedly returning in 2019.More news: Bhansali's Padmavati gets U/A certificate from CBFC
HBO did not specify an air date, or even the exact month of the premiere, but said that the season will have 6 episodes.
The delay is suspected to give Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin a window to release his long-awaited novel The Winds of Winter from his Fire and Blood series.
The news comes on the same day it emerged Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin has seen another of his books, Nightflyers, given the greenlight by Syfy in the United States and Netflix internationally. As the biggest hit in HBO's history, one the subscription service hoped to continue for additional seasons, keeping the show around awhile long isn't a bad thing.
"Also, with season seven contending for Emmy awards in 2018 due to its summer launch previous year, HBO can focus its GoT promotional efforts on its Emmy campaign rather than launching a new season". Benioff and Weiss executive produce along with Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield. Benioff and Weiss will also write the new season along with Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill. Co-executive producers are Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.