The Emmy-winning medieval-themed fantasy series Game of Thrones is heading towards a finale as HBO has officially announced that the much-awaited final Game of Thrones season will be aired in first half of 2019.

Game of Thrones aka GoT has gained some 30 million viewers in the United States and an army of loyal fans worldwide, making it HBO’s biggest ever hit series. After a round of seven series, Game of Thrones has reached the edge and is all set to witness a grand finale with the final GoT series. During a Television Critics Association event, HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys revealed that the much-awaited and talked about eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will premiere in the “first half” of 2019, obviously on HBO.

However, Bloys remained tight-lipped about giving out any clues of what the final season will be like or the exact date of premiere launch of the series. The series may have almost reached to an end, but HBO is in no mood to disappoint millions of users and they are already looking up for a director and cast for a Game of Thrones prequel. It has also speculated that the prequel will be set 10,000 years before the events featured in GoT and it will chronicle “the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour”.

The prequel is untitled and much about it has not been revealed yet, but it will mostly be an outlook into the secrets of the history and roots of the warring families in Westeros kingdom. Perhaps, there will be a new director and a new cast, quite naturally, since it will be millions of years back in time than the medieval era of the fictional Westros. But this means, no more Khaleesi and Jon Snow might as well just completely disappear, if he wasn’t already.