HBO’s titanic hit series Game of Thrones is coming back for its eighth and final season this spring. Before the premiere of the new season of True Detective, HBO aired a brief video showing three of the four remaining Starks, which the series has followed, then revealing the April 14 premiere date for Season 8.
In the video, which you can watch above, Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) are in the crypts below their home of Winterfell, when everything freezes over. Winter is here, and it’s going to be a challenge for everyone in Westeros.
As you probably remember from the end of Season 7, the Night King reanimated one of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons–who died in the north–and it is now a part of the undead army, trying to head south. The only thing in the army’s way was The Wall, which the reanimated dragon burned down, giving the White Walkers an opening to invade.
However, we won’t know what’s in store for the Starks–as well as the villains we love to hate like Cersei Lannister–until this spring, when HBO releases the final episodes in this story, for now. Hopefully, Bran can make it to the Stark family reunion because as every Game of Thrones fan knows, people you love tend to die.
It’s been pretty quiet when it comes to the final season of Game of Thrones, but we do know a few things. The premiere of the new season will mirror Season 1 in various ways, so it may be a good time to go back and rewatch the show before the April premiere. The final battle for the new season is the largest in the series to date and most brutal as well. Additionally, there is a Game of Thrones prequel on the way, which has cast a few actors and a director.
Game of Thrones returns to HBO for its final season on April 14 at 9 PM ET / PT.
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Author: Mat Elfring