Game of Thrones' final season will premiere in April 2019

HBO has finally announced the premiere month for its massively popular show Game of Thrones, based off the George R.R. Martin book series A Song of Ice and Fire, as April 2019.

The Game of Thrones season 8 "promo", such as it is, doesn't reveal any new footage from the six-episode season.

However, even though this will be the final season for Game of Thrones, HBO isn't going to let such an epic brand get away that easily.

"Game of Thrones" has won multiple Emmy award.

Although they hide what will happen in the final season, we know that there are some emotional moments in these final moments. It will also no doubt come as a welcome surprise to the show's loyal viewers, who will recall they had to wait until July previous year when Season 7 premiered.

The clip featured action-filled shots of various stars of the show, including Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage).

Speaking backstage at the Emmys in September, the show's boss David Benioff said the final season took a long time to make "because it's the biggest thing we've ever done". Up to this point, the longest episode of the show is "The Dragon and the Wolf", the season 7 finale, which clocks in at 80 minutes. He also called the final season "spectacular, inspiring, satisfying", with "lots of surprises and shocking moments".

But the final season will also have longer-than-normal episodes, clocking in at 80 minutes each.

This morning, we revisited the speculation that all six episodes of Season 8 would be the length of two-hour movies. "Hopefully, the audience will like it, starting season eight, but I'm very confident that they will", Nutter tells ET, admitting that while many characters have died on his watch, he just can't reveal if the trend continues.

  • Kyle Peterson