WATCH: Winter Is Back! Game Of Thrones Officially Confirms Final Season Release Date In Action-Picked Teaser
#ForTheThrone for the win
Eight years of action, fantasy and a whole lot of provocative scenes later, Game of Thrones will finally be closing off in style next year. Taking to Twitter, the giant HBO show officially confirmed the release date of its final season.
Season 8 of Game of Thrones will air in April 2019
Although this date has been mentioned before in multiple rumours, we can now finally confirm that we are now only five months away from the thrilling conclusion to the 21st TV century epic.
In a series of tweets that have been going just as viral as the initial announcement, a series of pivotal scenes from the previous eight seasons were shared alongside the new tagline #ForTheThrone. And while they're all just screenshots from episodes we've all seen at least ones (OK, so maybe we did rewatch a couple of episodes), the whole campaign has already got us eagerly anticipating Season 8.
Earlier this month, different Game of Thrones stars teased some "brutal" and "intense" battle scenes, with a number of the cast and crew saying some of Season 8 will manage to easily outshine the masterpiece that was GOT's Battle of the Bastards episode.
“Everything feels more intense," Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "I had a scene with someone, and I turned to him and said, 'Oh my God, I’m not going to do this ever again,' and that brings tears to my eyes.”
The final season of Game of Thrones will only have six episodes after plans to turn it into three separated two-hour long movies were shelved. The show became such a huge hit that HBO’s bosses agreed to a huge budget of $15 million per episode for the final season.