HBO Announces Return Date for 'Game of Thrones'

The Night King will march on Westeros in April.                  HBO

The Night King will march on Westeros in April. HBO

After nearly 18 months of watching and waiting for any updates on Game of Thrones season eight, HBO has finally confirmed that the final ever series of the most popular TV show of all-time will premiere in April 2019.

Game of Thrones season eight officially has a premiere date, promising that winter is coming in spring 2019.

Sadly, there was no new footage included in the reveal (we wish). Still, the whole marketing push so far has been about looking back at the legacy the series has built and bringing it to a conclusion, a theme which this latest trailer full embraces.

The season will feature six episodes that decide the fate of fan favourite characters like Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage). Every fight. Every sacrifice.

To tease the new season, HBO came up with the tag line, "Every battle". Every oath. Every death.is all #ForTheThrone, ' the intertitle read. George R.R. Martin, author of the books on which the series is based, already has a name in mind for the new show: "The Long Night".

"Game of Thrones", which has won multiple Emmy awards, is HBO's biggest hit ever with some 30 million viewers in the United States and an army of devoted fans worldwide.

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