Maisie Williams tells fans when Game of Thrones Season 8 will premiere on HBO
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya in the HBO series Game of Thrones, knows when it’s going to return for Season 8. The show ended Season 7 with some shocking footage last summer, and fans were told that we’d have to wait until 2019 to see the final episodes. In an interview with Metro about her role in the upcoming film Early Man, Maisie Williams spoke about when we’ll see the season 8 premiere.
Williams said, “We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April . That’s a four-month turnaround for these huge episodes. There’s a lot that goes into the final edit. You would not want to rush this season at all. We owe it to our audience and our fans to really do this final season to the best of our abilities.”
She also spoke about her wish for Arya’s ending. “I’ve always said I wanted her to find peace. The things that have been driving her through her story have been very bitter and twisted and aggressive. I would love for Arya to find her true self again and let go of this anger and revenge that’s accompanied her on this journey. I’d love for her to be happy.”
At the end of last season, Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke) dragons and her immense army were finally on the way to Westeros, where Cersei (Lena Headey) has now become Queen after the death of her children. The Night King’s (Vladimir Furdik in Season 6) army is heading south, and a battle appears to be imminent.
The executive producers of Game of Thrones Season 7 are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers are Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin and Bryan Cogman; and producers are Chris Newman, Greg Spence and Lisa McAtackney.
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UPDATE: Williams has taken to Twitter to address the story. She said, “Just a tweet letting you know this game of thrones release date ‘quote’ I’ve supposedly given is completely false and taken from an interview I did years ago.”