The official release date for the highly-anticipated season eight of Game of Thrones has finally been revealed in a tantalising teaser trailer.
HBO announced on social media that the very last season of the show will begin airing on April 14 2019, after the previous season ended in August 2017 fans have waited two years for the final installment of the story.
The teaser trailer shows that among the many surprise twists and murders undoubtedly in store for fans this season, Jon Snow and Arya Stark will finally be meeting again, having been separated in season one.
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There is speculation whether the trailer is an actual scene from an episode in the new season or just a revelation of what is to come for the Stark family, as Jon, Arya and Sansa stare at cemented statues of themselves in the crypts of Winterfell.
The short clip lasts a brief one minute and 30 seconds but ends with a snatch of a scene of freezing cold gripping the lands, in lieu with the show’s catch phrase “Winter is coming”.
Season eight will consist of six episodes and will answer many of the burning questions audiences across the world were left with at the end of season seven.
Based on a series of novels written by George R.R Martin, Game of Thrones has taken the world by storm, initiating the opening of a ice themed GOT hotel in Finland.
In addition, the production of a Game of Thrones prequel is currently underway, most likely to provide fans with some closure after the ending of season eight.
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