The much anticipated penultimate season of Game of Thrones is just around the corner arriving on our screens three months later than usual. Fans of the show had better get used to the long wait however as it seems there's a chance we may not get to see the final season until 2019.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, HBO president Casey Bloys said: "They [David Benioff and D. B. Weiss] have to write the episodes and figure out the production schedule. We’ll have a better sense of that once they get further into the writing."

However, it sounds like it will definitely be worth the wait to find out just who will win the Game of Thrones and it's set to be as impressive as anything you would see on the big screen.

"One of the hallmarks of the show has been how cinematic is it," Bloys said. "The show has proven that TV is every bit as impressive and in many cases more so, than film. What they’re doing is monumental.

"When you see these battles in season 7, and what I imagine season 8 will be, it’s a big, big show. We’ve done a lot of great shows, but this one combines the complex characters we love with a huge cinematic scope. I think this is the first show to prove that can be done — and we’re the first people to pay for it."

For the time being, you have the longest season premiere yet to look forward to, and much more beyond that, with Bloys adding: "I don’t want to oversell, but I can’t imagine anybody being disappointed in this season. It’s amazing."