To the surprise of everyone, the release date for the final season of Game of Thrones has finally been (officially) announced. The month has been revealed as (wait for it)… April! We don't know the exact date yet, but we’ll probably hear about it soon.
It’s not too much of a surprise, since most seasons of Game of Thrones have been released in April except for seasons 3 and 7.
If HBO and Sky Atlantic are wise, they’ll release episode 1 before Marvel release Avengers 4 (the most anticipated comic book movie of 2019) on 26th April, which will definitely draw audiences out of their living rooms and into the cinemas.
Emilia Clarke and Kit Harrington as Daenarys Targaryen and Jon Snow in Game of Thrones
How many episodes will be in Game of Thrones season 8?
There will be six episodes in season 8, which makes it the shortest ever season of Game of Thrones.
However, director David Nutter – who’s helming three episodes in the season – stated on the online forum Reddit that ‘episodes will all I think be longer than 60 minutes’. This has fuelled speculation that each episode will be feature length, like a series of six movies in the space of six weeks.
What’s the story of Game of Thrones season 8? (Season 7 spoilers ahead)
It’s hard to say for sure, considering the various rumours bloating the Internet as well as the series going beyond the original books after season 5. But after the dreaded White Walkers melted through the Wall, the land of Westeros is bound to be an icy hell.
But in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, series writer/executive producer Bryan Cogman has stated the themes for season 8: ‘It’s about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death’.
In any case, it’s going to be one massive war #forthethrone. Watch the teaser trailer below.
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