Here’s When the Final Season of ‘Game of Thrones’ Begins

Jon Snow's been waiting a long time for these final episodes.                  Macall B. Polay  HBO

Jon Snow's been waiting a long time for these final episodes. Macall B. Polay HBO

Also, in case you missed it, HBO premiered the third season of True Detective tonight (that's where GoT's teaser aired). Eastern on HBO, Collider reports.

For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. Luckily, the wait is nearly over since we now know the premiere date of the eighth and final season!

Sky's Soho channel will screen Game of Thrones season eight twice, each Monday, when the season starts on April 15. HBO previously released a short teaser trailer for the season, which fans have been awaiting for two years. In the video, Jon Snow, Sansa Stark and Arya Stark walk through the crypts under their family home and hear messages from dead family members Ned and Catelyn Stark as well as Lyanna Stark, who is Ned's sister/the mother Jon never knew.

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones. And of course, Jon will finally realise the truth of his parentage in the finale, that in fact he is not a complete Stark as he believes himself to be, but is half Stark and half Targaryen. The signal of the White Walkers causes Jon and Arya to draw their blades, anticipating the coming fight. However, HBO has promised that each of the six episodes will be longer and could run up to 90 minutes each! "It's an incredibly emotional haunting bittersweet final season and I think it honors very much what [author George R.R. Martin] set out to do - which is flipping this kind of story on its head".

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