We at last know when the start of the end for Game of Thrones will come: April 14th,2019. HBO revealed the premiere date for the final season of the fantasy epic just before the premiere of the third season of True Detective, alongside a teaser trailer.
The teaser sets up a intriguing meetup for the eighth and final season, opening with the Stark children returning home to reunite in their family’s family crypt at Winterfell.
The previous fall, HBO reported that the show would return in April for a six-episode final season, and prior this year. We got a brief tease for the upcoming season, during the 2019 Golden Globes, and HBO chief Richard Plepler recently told Variety that the upcoming season has “exceeded the bar,” and described the upcoming season as “six movies.”
This final season isn’t the last that we’ll see of George R.R. Martin’s Westros, in any case. HBO has just started working on at a few spinoffs, and recently ordered arranged a pilot for one of them, The Long Night, a prequel series set “thousands of years” prior to the current show. The series as of late cast a few actors for the series, and announced that S.J. Clarkson will direct the pilot.