Williams took to Twitter this afternoon to refute the claims that she gave away the news that Game of Thrones would premiere in April 2019 in an interview. "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," she wrote.
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
The quote in question came from the UK paper Metro. In it, Williams' said that shooting for Season 8 would wrap in December and the first episode would air in April.
It was definitely an unusual way for a premiere date (or even a premiere month) to be announced, but Sophie Turner had a similar slip, in which she confirmed that the new season would premiere in 2019 just weeks before HBO shared the news publicly.
HBO had no comment.