Network bosses have also revealed the premiere date for the new series.
After nearly two years of waiting, HBO has finally released a trailer for the next, and final, series of Game of Thrones.
The teaser, which gives almost nothing away, shows Jon Snow, Arya and Sansa in the crypts underneath Winterfell among the remains of their ancestors, where they happen upon three statues of themselves. The room is immediately plunged into darkness as a freezing fog seeps in – which can only mean one thing; the White Walkers are heading south. CHILLS.
And if they haven’t spoiled us enough, the folks at HBO have also treated us to a release date! Network bosses have revealed the show will air at 2am UK time on April 15.
Director David Nutter confirmed in a Q and A on Reddit that the series will be made up of six episodes, which will each be more than an hour long. He also said that the final season will reunite characters who haven’t shared the screen for a while, and bring together some actors who hadn’t worked with each other at all.
“Season 8 episodes will all, I think, be longer than 60 minutes. They’ll be dancing around the bigger numbers, I know that for sure.
“It was a chance for a lot of characters to work together that hadn’t worked together before, or at least hadn’t worked together in a long time. So there was a sense of discovery and appreciation. Everyone saw it was coming to an end so there was a real family sensibility to it knowing that it was about to end — a lot of tears, a lot of sadness, but it was very special.”
Game of Thrones will air on April 15 in the UK on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.