'Games of Thrones' not returning until 2019, Sophie Turner says

PHOTO: Sophie Turner on season 7 of Game of Thrones, 2017.PlayHelen Sloan/HBO
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Maybe this will be good news for "Game of Thrones" fans who don't want the series to end, but bad news for fans anxiously awaiting the show's eighth and final season: star Sophie Turner says "GOT" isn't coming until 2019.

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HBO hasn't announced an official air date, but Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, told Variety in a new interview that "Game of Thrones comes out in 2019."

PHOTO: Sophie Turner attends An Evening Honoring Louis Vuitton and Nicolas Ghesquiere at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Nov. 30, 2017, in New York. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Sophie Turner attends An Evening Honoring Louis Vuitton and Nicolas Ghesquiere at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Nov. 30, 2017, in New York.

A rep for the show had no comment.

The final season is already two months into shooting, and Turner said the cast and crew are well aware of the impending end of the series.

"When we all had the read-through for the final season, it was very, very emotional," she said. "For the first time in Thrones history, we had everyone there."

PHOTO: Conleth Hill, Peter Dinklage, Nathalie Emmanuel, Emilia Clarke, Liam Cunningham, Kit Harington on season 7 of Game of Thrones, 2017. Macall B. Polay/HBO
Conleth Hill, Peter Dinklage, Nathalie Emmanuel, Emilia Clarke, Liam Cunningham, Kit Harington on season 7 of Game of Thrones, 2017.

"All of the Americans wanted to come over. Every single cast member was pretty much there," Turner continued. "We’re all kind of feeling the end of it coming. We’re all staying in town a little longer, going out for more meals, trying to get together more. We’re all trying not to take it for granted anymore."

Turner also stars as Jean Grey in the latest "X-Men" films and will be the central character in the next installment, "Dark Phoenix," which arrives November 2018.

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