'Games of Thrones' final season to air in the 'first half' of 2019, HBO announces

The final season of “Game of Thrones” will air in the “first half” of 2019, HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys revealed at the Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour on Wednesday.

“I’m not going to talk about what to expect [from the final season] although it’s pretty great,” Bloys said. “I don’t think we’ve announced a date yet so sometime in ’19… first half.”

Bloys also dished on the first of the five “Thrones” spinoffs that are in the works. He said the network is currently only working on one spinoff, and the others are either “on hold” or no longer in the works.

"We are doing a pilot that Jane Goodman wrote. Out of five, we’d be lucky to get one that we’re very excited about it," he said. "We’re just starting the search for a director [and] casting director."

"Game of Thrones" first hit the air on HBO in 2011. The series is based on the hit book series by George R.R. Martin. The show's eighth season will be its last.

Goodman's spinoff is said to be about Martin's "Thrones" sequel "Age of Heroes."