"Game of Thrones" viewers will have to wait until next year to see how the HBO drama will come to an end.
While it's been speculated the final season of the series would not air until 2019, HBO made the news official on Thursday.
HBO made it known last year that the hit series would end with Season 8.
Season 7, which had only seven episodes, concluded on August 27.
HBO's programming president said in September that the show is taking measures to avoid revealing its ending by shooting multiple variations.