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Game of Thrones final season delayed until 2019

The delay has long been rumoured as producers take their time making sure the eighth and final season is appropriately epic and climactic.

Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in the hit fantasy show, merrily gave the sad news to Variety.

"I'm really excited. Game of Thrones comes out in 2019," she said.

Filming for Game of Thrones season eight has already begun, although it kicked off later than for previous seasons, and some of the final episodes will reportedly be feature film-length.

Stars from Game of Thrones and Bake Off on 'the hardest job in the world'

Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain agrees: "It's the hardest job I've ever done."

So are they talking about fame, acting, presenting? No, actually, they're talking about being a mum.

The pair spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live for its #mumtakeover event, along with Loose Women panellist Stacey Solomon, who said she was "fed a fairytale".

The frank videos posted on BBC Radio 5 Live website are part of the radio station's discussion on motherhood and mental health.

'Game of Thrones' faces attack from nitpickers

The title came from a request to change a line in the series "My Favorite Martian," but it has come to mind of late reading some of the nitpicking about "Game of Thrones."

Science fiction and fantasy fans have a well-established history of grousing about properties that they love, from complaints about noise in outer space in "Star Wars" to the general lack of consistency as to whether a fall from great height causes death in superhero movies.

Game of Thrones struck by fresh leak

However, this time, the source of the leak was not hackers or thieves, but rather the show being mistakenly released on to its broadcaster's streaming platform too early.

The episode, titled Death is the Enemy, has since been withdrawn, but not before it was copied.

Twin Peaks suffered a similar error recently.

A spokesman for HBO Europe blamed an unnamed contractor for the most recent blunder.

What 'Game of Thrones' tells us about trauma

Maybe it was when a young girl was burned alive while her parents watched complicitly. Perhaps it was the orchestrated slaughter of a family, a pregnant woman's belly stabbed again and again like the film over a frozen TV dinner. Was it when a psychopath ate a sausage next to his freshly-castrated hostage? Or one of the uncountable, imaginative depictions of rape and psychological abuse?

Every "Game of Thrones" fan has had it, the moment when they looked away from the screen and wondered:

"Is suffering the only thing these people do?"

Ed Sheeran deletes his Twitter account

The singer said earlier this month that he wasn't going to read anything on the social network anymore - but now he's gone one step further.

The latest move comes after he had a brief cameo appearance on Game of Thrones, which was seriously mocked by some fans.

He's also announced that he's going to appear in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons.

'Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin to executive produce a new show for HBO

It’s been announced that George R.R. Martin will executive produce another fantasy series for HBO.

According to Variety, Martin has signed on to an adaptation of the 2010 novel “Who Fears Death” by author Nnedi Okorafor. The news was confirmed in a tweet from Okorafor on Monday.

Martin is an exciting get for any upcoming show thanks to the popularity of “Game of Thrones,” which is based on his popular “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series. However, unlike “Thrones,” the source material for the “Who Fears Death” adaptation will not be his own.

Ed Sheeran to make guest appearance in Game of Thrones

Speaking at the SXSW film festival in Texas, David Benioff and Dan Weiss said they'd been trying to book him for a while.

Ed also confirmed the news as reports started to appear online by tweeting "guess the cat's out the bag".

It's not clear what role he'll have in the show.

The panel at SXSW also featured stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.

It was suggested that the Ed Sheeran booking was made as a surprise for Maisie because she's a big fan of the singer.

Ed's not the first musician to appear in Game of Thrones.

The seventh series of Game of Thrones will air in July

The seventh series will air in the UK on 17 July, a day behind American viewers, and it'll be the penultimate series.

Fans watched an online video for more than an hour to see a huge block of ice being melted to reveal the air date.

It's thought the post was nodding to the series title: A Song of Ice and Fire

A new trailer was released for the show too.

In it, Jon Snow says: "There is only one war that matters. The Great War. And it is here."

According to broadcasters, the coming series promises a "brutal, bloody and wintry return to Westeros".

Game of Thrones used in attempt to lure tourists to Aleppo

Bashar al-Assad's regime released a promotional video Friday with panoramic views of government-held parts of Aleppo, accompanied by an acoustic version of the theme music to the popular HBO television series.

Showcased in the video are aerial shots of wide green boulevards and swimming pools. It's a far cry from the rebel-held eastern part of the city, where 250,000 people live with daily airstrikes, according to the UN, and where whole blocks of neighborhoods have been destroyed.