Game of Thrones season 8 release date finally confirmed in new teaser trailer

The end is nearly upon us

Maisie Williams as Game of Thrones' Arya Stark (HBO, HF)

A new teaser trailer for Game of Thrones season eight has revealed the air date for the final run – and it’s really starting to hit home that the end is almost upon us…


The fantasy drama will return on Sunday 14 April on HBO in the United States, with a simulcast in the wee hours of Monday morning on Sky Atlantic in the UK and another chance to see it for Brits with 9-5 jobs on Monday evening.

And then there’s the trailer itself, in which three of the Stark children – Arya, Sansa and Jon Snow – reunite in the family crypt in Winterfell, as an icy wind heads their way…

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The premiere date also means we now know when the finale of the six part season will air, bringing the fantasy epic to a conclusion – 19th May 2019. And while it’s the end of an era, reports suggest we’ve got some feature-length, ridiculously high-budget episodes to look forward to before then, so at least it’ll be going out in style…

Game of Thrones season 8 returns on Sunday 14 April 2019


This article was originally published on 14 January 2019