Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams says return date story is fake news

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After a story made headlines recently about Maisie Williams ‘spoiling’ when Game of Thrones would return, the actress is saying that’s completely false.

Now it’s Arya Stark’s turn to say that a media story is “fake news!”

Days ago, Maisie Williams saw her name plastered across the headlines about the return of Game of Thrones. Using comments from an interview Williams had given, outlets were claiming she spoiled the show’s return as coming in April. A quote attributed to Maisie was included in most articles, and next thing you know, the actress was starting to come under fire.

But here’s the kicker. This story isn’t true at all. While this is, in fact, a real quote from Williams, it’s years old. She’s talking about a previous season of the show, and not the upcoming final season. The actress herself confirmed as much by taking to Twitter.

So, there you have it. There’s still no clarity at all as to when exactly Game of Thrones will return. And, no, Maisie Williams didn’t spoil anything. So for anyone out there holding onto that idea because of these recent reports, it’s fair to let that go now. I’m just as excited as the next fan to see the show come back, but journalists should perhaps take a note here and double check sources before running with these kinds of headlines.

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Game of Thrones will return to HBO sometime in 2019. Despite what recent headlines might suggest, there is no return date set just yet! We’ll just have to be patient and then wait and see.