After months of anticipation, speculation and a whole lot more, HBO has finally announced the exact date that Game of Thrones will return.
It’s been revealed, before the premiere of True Detective Season 3, that the Emmy Award-winning drama will begin its final season on April 14. It’s expected that Sky Atlantic will simulcast and broadcast the premiere the following evening.
The announcement was revealed with a teaser trailer that makes subtle nods to the previous season while not giving too much away for the season to come. Named ‘Crypts of Winterfell‘, it features characters Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams).
Game of Thrones Season 8 will only run six episodes long, however each chapter is expected to have similar runtimes of a feature film and include the biggest battle sequences that have ever been filmed.
Co-executive producer Bryan Cogman shared: “It’s about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death.”