HBO just announced the premiere date for Season 8 of Game of Thrones. The hit fantasy drama will officially kick off in April, which is only a handful of months away. With the Iron Throne up for grabs, here’s everything we know about what’s coming next spring.
The network previously revealed that the final season would premiere in the first half of 2019, which lines up with the new announcement. The network also released a new teaser trailer along with the premiere date. The clip features scenes from the previous seven seasons and highlights all of the characters vying for the throne next year.
The trailer does not, unfortunately, feature any new footage, but it does mark the beginning of HBO’s marketing plan for the last season.
“Every battle. Every betrayal. Every risk. Every fight. Every sacrifice. Every death. All #ForTheThrone,” the trailer read.
Along with the trailer, HBO released new character posters to help promote Season 8. The posters include a pivotal moment from each character’s past. The network has yet to release any new footage from the final season, but fans can expect more promotional releases as the show gears up for the final push. Hopefully, that includes some exciting new trailers in coming weeks.
While we wait to learn more, Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke recently dished on what it was like filming their final scenes.
During an appearance at the Emmys, Clarke revealed that there was a lot of crying on the set in what proved to be a bittersweet end to the series.
After taking home an award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Dinklage explained that his last day on set, back in July, was very sad. Dinklage and Clarke did not let slip any spoilers, but fans can rest assured the final season will be an emotional affair.
Season 8 of Game of Thrones will kick off in April of 2019. In the meantime, the first seven seasons are available to stream on HBO.