Find Out When the Final Seasons of ‘Veep’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ Are Premiering
Two of our favorite series, Veep and Game of Thrones, are getting ready to premiere their final seasons, and now, thanks to the summer Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday, July 25, we know when — kind of.
Veep‘s seventh and final season will air in the spring of 2019, according to HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys. The series paused production last November while the show’s star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, sought treatment for breast cancer.
“The writers just got together. We’ll be shooting in the fall, and airing in the spring some time,” Bloys said at TCA, according to Entertainment Tonight.
In November, Veep executive producer Frank Rich talked to SiriusXM’s Press Pool about what the cast and crew were doing behind the scenes while they waited for their star to return. “Rather impressively, while we wait for her to gather her full strength around her treatment, we’ve been having with the cast in Los Angeles table reads of scripts for the final season as they’re ready,” he said. “So, it’s been quite something because she’s fighting a serious, what is for anybody, a real illness. And yet, wants to keep working as much as circumstances allow, you know, without being crazy about it.”
Bloys also confirmed on Wednesday that the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will premiere in the first half of 2019. He then gave fans some exciting news about the GoT spinoffs, revealing that Jane Goldman’s Age of Heroes pilot is still happening and will begin filming in Belfast in early 2019.
However, the news isn’t as good for the four other potential spinoffs, which have all been shelved for the time being. According to Bloys, “there are no plans to make any others at this point.”
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