The eighth and final season of HBO’s hit series GAME OF THRONES based on George R.R. Martin’s novels A Song of Ice and Fire premiere date was announced tonight.
The season which will consist of six episodes will see the first episode premiere on April 14th (which happens to be during Star Wars Celebration 2019, so I think a lot of people will be watching it in Chicago hotels that night).
Along with the premiere date, a new teaser trailer for the season was also released.
In the trailer we see Jon Snow (err, Aegon Targaryen), Arya Stark, and Sansa Stark each walking down a corridor before they proceed together, and see statues of themselves…and then…well you’ll just have to watch the trailer below.
I for one, can’t wait for the new season to be premiere, but when all 6 episodes (which have been described as movies) are over, I’ll be sad. But hey, eventually we will get the prequel series, right?!
The directors for the new season are David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter, and Miguel Sapochnik with Benioff & Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill all handling writing duties.
Full press release is below. Image courtesy of HBO.
Game of Thrones returns April 14
HBO aired a new tease for GAME OF THRONES tonight, which announced SUNDAY, APRIL 14 as the debut date for the show’s six-episode, eighth and final season. As in previous seasons, the series will air at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
The tease was directed by David Nutter, who won an Emmy® in 2015 for the season five finale (“Mother’s Mercy”).
The tease includes an original score by Ramin Djawadi, who won an Emmy® in 2018 for the season seven finale (“The Dragon and the Wolf”).