The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Game of Thrones will officially return to the silver screen in, wait for it: 2019.

HBO released a short statement Thursday, confirming the hard and unfortunate truth. Insiders believe that HBO will stretch the series out over the course of six-eight months. Episodes will likely be longer than the normal run-time giving fans the opportunity to indulge in the fantastical world the creators have made.

Production began in October of 2017 and will run until August of 2018. This will grant the team behind Game of Thrones the opportunity to ensure the eighth and final season will be the grandest of the whole series. How do you feel about the long wait we have ahead of us? Let us know in the comments below!