Brace yourself! ‘Winter is Coming’ in April 2019

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The wait is over! HBO finally announced the premiere date for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. In an extremely elusive move, HBO confirmed the date with a recap teaser of sorts, all under the sweet hashtag, #ForTheThrone.

Check it out here:

The show will feature six episodes, which are reported to each be feature-length. On August, HBO had released the first footage of Game of Thrones’ final season hinting out at some major character developments.

The new footage buried amid a lot of shots of season 7 — including a clip of Gendry swinging an axe, Daenarys and Tyrion having a pensive moment, and some dragon fire and a shot of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) embracing Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) at their family home of Winterfell.

The teaser also featured old footage from previous seasons, including Jon and Daenerys’ first meeting with Cersei Lannister, who currently rules the Iron Throne.

Here are some of the interesting facts about the final season of GOT:

  • Based on multiple social media posts shared by the cast, including Maisie Williams, the show finished shooting in Belfast in July.
  • The production is planning to shoot multiple endings versions so that there’s no real definitive answer until the end.
  • The season will include a battle scene that took 55 nights to shoot
  • The show’s visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer told Huffington Post, Jon Snow’s direwolf, Ghost, will return for the final episodes.

Game of Thrones is one of the most successful television series of all time and has broken records for US cable network HBO. A prequel to the series, Age of Heroes, is already in production.