Leaving fans with only seven episodes as opposed to its typical 10 episode season.
The hit show - based on the series of fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin chronicling the battle of power for the Iron Throne - has seen a series of shock deaths of major characters over the past seven seasons, along with some surprise returns.
The previous season of the series - Game of Thrones Season 7 was the highest rated season of the show yet, it broke several records in the process of gaining popularity.More news: Raiders fire head coach Jack Del Rio after disappointing 6-10 finish
HBO did not specify an air date, or even the exact month of the premiere, but said that the season will have 6 episodes. Fans have to wait nearly two years before any new episodes are released. The others have all had roles creating the mythical world of author George R.R. Martin.
The statement continues: "David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will be the directors for the new season". An additional 4 million caught the episode on streaming channels. It will also only be six episodes long, though the episodes will be longer than average.
"Also, with season seven contending for Emmy awards in 2018 due to its summer launch a year ago, HBO can focus its GoT promotional efforts on its Emmy campaign rather than launching a new season". As per the latest entertainment news, the makers of the much-acclaimed hit series has finally confirmed its return for the GOT Season 8.