We now know what month the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will premiere: April. But that’s it! No date, no Sunday night to start planning for, just April.
But at least that’s something, and is much more than what HBO has been telling us since the end of Season 7 which has been “Sometime in 2019.” [Update: Season 8 premieres on Sunday, April 14, 2019]
A lot of us thought Season 8 might not happen until summer 2019, since Season 7 premiered in July of 2017. But looking back, Game of Thrones typically began new seasons in April, with the exception of Season 3 which premiered on March 31 (which, for all intents and purposes is pretty much April).
What’s in the new teaser? A lot of backs. Yes, the new teaser starts with several main character’s turned away from the camera. We first see the back of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), then Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), and finally Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey).
Cersei’s is the first face we see from the front view, and one might wonder if there could be any clues found in that sequence. Will Cersei be the first to die? Or, the last remaining heir of the Iron Throne?
The rest of the 1-minute teaser recalls scenes from the first seven seasons, and many of the tragic moments in the show when lives are lost. The video closes with a now-famous quote from Jon Snow, “There is only one war that happens, and it is here.”