It’s official: The end of “Game of Thrones” is coming in April.On Tuesday, the show’s official Twitter accountposted a video announcing that the eighth and final season will air in April 2019.
The season will contain just six episodes, although they will reportedly be supersized — some as long as feature films.The video teases, “Every battle. Every betrayal. Every risk. Every fight. Every sacrifice. Every death. All #ForTheThrone.”
It’s not a trailer with new footage, but it sure beatsthat time “Game of Thrones” made everyone spend an hour watching a block of ice melt, in order to find out the Season 7 air date.
It emphasizes the impending conflict between Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), who is currently Queen, Daenerys Targaryen (Emila Clarke), who’s come to Westeros to stake her own claim on the Iron Throne, and the current King in the North Jon Snow (Kit Harington), who doesn’t even know that he also has a claim to the throne — since nobody’s told him who his real parents are, yet.
HBO didn’t specify the exact date in April, but if the show continues the pattern of airing on Sundays, the choices are April 7, 14, 21 or 28.