‘Game of Thrones’ latest news & update: Final chapter airs in 2019

The final season of “” will feature veterans of the show behind the scenes when it airs in 2019.

HBO said Thursday that , , and will direct and Benioff and Weiss along with and will write the episodes. They will collaborate on the six-episode, eighth and last season.

Weiss and Benioff have been co-creators, executive producers and showrunners for every season of the hit show. The others have all had roles creating the mythical world of author George R. R. Martin.

When season seven ended late last year, an all-time high of 12.1 million viewers tuned in. An additional 4 million caught the episode on streaming channels. (AP)