‘Game of Thrones’ final season launch date and teaser unveiled by HBO


Fans of “Game of Thrones” have waited more than a year — episode 7 of season 7, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” aired Aug. 27, 2017 — to hear when exactly the final season was going to begin. Wait no longer Westeros visitors, April 14 is the date.

Announced before the season 3 premiere of HBO’s “True Detective,” there had previously only been news that the show would return in April. The newest teaser for season 8 of “Thrones” gets specific and features Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) meeting in what looks to be the crypt of their home, Winterfell. The siblings approach one another while passing likenesses of their parents — with [year-old spoiler] Harington’s Jon Snow oblivious that Ned Stark’s sister Lyanna is actually his mother (!) — who seem to utter lines from past seasons.

The telling moment comes as what looks to be cold air begins to encircle the trio and Jon and Arya unsheath their swords to face … who knows?


Find out on April 14.

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