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Maisie Williams denies report of Game of Thrones April 2019 premiere date

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Jan 29, 2018

Game of Thrones may not be closing out its final season in April 2019 after all.

After previous reports surfaced that Arya Stark herself, Maisie Williams, had told fans when to expect the final season of the HBO hit series, the actress is now quashing that. In a post via her Twitter account, Williams issued a statement clarifying that the original quote she gave to Metro News is "completely false":

In the Metro News story, Williams was quoted as saying, "We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April." HBO didn't go on record to either confirm or deny the information at the time.

Until we get something more concrete, we'll have to revert back to saying that Game of Thrones Season 8 will air sometime in 2019, as was originally announced. However, there's still the potential for the show to follow the trend of previous seasons, six of which have aired in late March or early April, with the exception of Season 7, which debuted in July.

For now, though, we don't know if the long-anticipated dream of spring will take place within a thematically appropriate season -- at least until we hear otherwise.

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