We’re all still recovering from the epic last season of HBO drama “Game of Thrones.” After many rumors of when the show will be back for its last bow, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) has let the cat out of the bag for when we’ll get to see everyone’s favorite cast back on screen!
Unfortunately, it will be over a year before season eight airs on the premium channel. Turner confirmed that it will return in 2019.
For anyone who felt cheated by the short installments from earlier this year be prepared to have it made up in the best way. It’s true that there will only be six episodes but each one will be longer than the usual hour.
Sophie explained that they’re shooting for more than the six months that they’ve shot for each season in the past. The cast has been on location since October and is expected to finish the scenes summer of 2018.
As for what to expect, Turner says that Sansa will be facing new threats.
“It’s going to be tricky for her, because at the end of last season, she felt that she had everything set up. She had her family back together. They were in control of the North again. This season, there’s a new threat, and all of a sudden she finds herself somewhat back in the deep end,” the actress shares.
Sophie added: “And without Littlefinger, it’s a test for her of whether she can get through it. It’s a big challenge for her, without this master manipulator having her back. This season is more a passionate fight for her than a political, manipulative kind of fight.”
The 20-year-old has been having a whirlwind of a year. From the seventh season of “Game of Thrones” being so well-received to getting engaged to Joe Jonas, it’s exciting to see what she’ll be involved in next.