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It’s confirmed! There will be no ‘Game of Thrones’ in 2018

WASHINGTON: Game of Thrones is taking a year off, US cable network HBO announced Thursday, confirming the widely-held understanding that one of history's most popular shows would not wrap until 2019. HBO did not specify when exactly the eighth and final series will debut but, regardless of the time of year, it will be the longest wait ever for fans desperate to know which character ends up in the coveted Iron Throne. The news was largely welcomed by the entertainment press, with critics satisfied that the lay-off would…