Game of Thrones season 8 won't be out until later in 2019 - report

Game of Thrones fans will have to wait even longer for the final season, according to new comments from those making it.

The hit HBO fantasy series isn't being broadcast this year, with the eighth season set to come out in 2019.

But it's now apparently going to be released later in 2019 than originally expected.

"In two years we'll be eligible [for the Emmy Awards] for the Season 8 work, which we're just beginning now," Game of Thrones visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer told the Huffington Post.

"We're going to be toiling away on Season 8 until May of 2019, so it's eight or nine months away. But the prequel is starting to shoot in February, at least the pilot. So we'll still have quite a lot to do on Season 8 when they're beginning."

The eighth season is set to consist of only six episodes, which HBO confirmed to the Huffington Post will premiere in "the first half of 2019" after its initial story was published.