If you happen to be a star in Game of Thrones, interviews — pretty much any interview, even if it's not directly about the fantasy epic — must be something of a minefield.
The further along the show has progressed, the more obsessed we've all become with finding clues about where the story's headed. During the last Season, scripts and even whole episodes were being leaked on an almost weekly basis.
The latest detail to make headlines, though, wasn't a plot point — it was a supposed release date.
Last Wednesday, Metro published an interview with Maisie Williams which featured a question about Game of Thrones Season 8 and the length of their shoot.
"We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April ," Williams is quoted as saying in response.
Unsurprisingly a bunch of outlets, including Mashable, picked up on that story over the coming days.
Soon, a Google search of Maisie Williams' name looked something like this:
This week things got a bit more confusing.
On Monday evening, Williams posted the following tweet responding to the story:
Just a tweet letting you know this game of thrones release date "quote" I've supposedly given is completely false and taken from an interview I did years ago.
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) January 30, 2018
To try and get to the bottom of the confusion, Mashable has reached out to both Metro and Williams' for comment. We will update this article if we receive a response.
In the meantime, it's worth noting that HBO has not commented on the release date yet.
April 2019 certainly sounds like a realistic possibility. But for now we still don't know when exactly Winter is coming.