Game of Thrones final season teaser, premiere date released

Game of Thrones releases new season 8 teaser, official premiere date

The epic HBO drama has finally released the premiere date for its eighth and final season which is debuting this April.

To celebrate, Sky released a new 90-second trailer showing Jon Snow, Sansa and Arya Stark walking into a dimly lit crypt to find concrete memorial statues of themselves.

We'll know more when Game of Thrones premieres on 14 April.

Also, in case you missed it, HBO premiered the third season of True Detective tonight (that's where GoT's teaser aired).

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They each pass the statues of Ned and Catelyn Stark as viewers here voiceovers from both of the beloved characters from seasons past.

As they stop at the end of the tunnel, they are faced with three statues that look almost identical to them. A variety of tidbits have been revealed, including that there will be six super-sized episodes, perhaps as long as movies. There is plenty to speculate on, but what we do know for certain is that Season 8 will consist of a mere 6 episodes, however, they will all be extended in length.

The fantasy series based on the George R.R. Martin novels has been one of HBO's most successful shows.

A prequel has since been created by Martin and writer-producer, Jane Goldman. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cast is set to feature the likes of Naomi Ackie, Jamie Campbell, Denise Gough, Alex Sharp, and Ivanno Jeremiah while, notably, Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse have also been cast.

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