Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Game of Thrones releases new season 8 teaser, official premiere date

Game of Thrones releases new season 8 teaser, official premiere date

Sky's Soho channel will screen Game of Thrones season eight twice, each Monday, when the season starts on April 15. Clear your calendars, the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" premieres April 14.

Save the date, because winter is coming... on April 14.

Along with the premiere date, HBO also released an nearly 2-minute long teaser, "The Crypts of Winterfell".

It's been over two years since the last season - Season 7 - of the critically-acclaimed television adaptation of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire aired from July to August 2017.

Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) are wandering in the crypts of Winterfell, where once their father Ned Stark was seen having a conversation with Robert Baratheon.

In passing by the graves of fallen family members Ned, Catelyn, and Lyanna, they ultimately find their own, before the light disappears and a chill creeps into the catacombs. This promo is about the Stark family reuniting to fight the existential danger represented by the White Walkers, and while Bran remains a part of that family, he's also part of the something else, something more mysterious and distant that not even he fully understands.

Fans will no doubt be looking forward to the reunion of Arya Stark and Jon Snow, who haven't seen each other since the first season.

"You are a Stark".

Finally the teaser trailer that was directed by David Nutter comes to a close with the Stark children reaching the end of the crypt and being confronted by statues of themselves as a cold snap begins creeping it's way through the hollow chamber. The new season is said to feature six episodes, each running as high as 90 minutes long.

However, we won't know what's in store for the Starks-as well as the villains we love to hate like Cersei Lannister-until this spring, when HBO releases the final episodes in this story, for now.

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