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HBO Reveals Release Date for 'Game of Thrones' Final Season

Jadzia Samuel Monday 14 January 2019

The first wait is finally over for 'Game of Thrones' fans; HBO has now revealed that the eighth and final season of the series will begin streaming on 14th April this year. From this date will begin six mind-blowing weeks during which the last episodes of in the story will be released, marking the ending of one of the most iconic television series in history.

Game of Thrones Season 8

Alongside this announcement, the network also released a short trailer showing small advances for their upcoming releases, featuring a clip from the new 'Game of Thrones' season. In the five second preview we see Sansa standing face to face with Daenerys, saying, "Winterfell is yours, Your Grace".

In addition to these tiny droplets of information, it has also transcended that these six episodes will be an average of 90 minutes long, meaning that in reality they will be more like six full-length films with cinema-standard quality. In a recent interview with Variety, Richard Plepler, the head of HBO, spoke about the upcoming season, saying: "It's a spectacle. The guys have done six movies. The reaction I had while watching them was, 'I'm watching a movie.' They knew the bar was high. They've exceeded the bar." He described the production as "magical" and "an extraordinary treat", so fans can get their hopes up to see a finale that goes out with a bang.

This Is Not Goodbye

Although the ending of this epic series will be emotional for us all, the season's finale is not the final goodbye; the US network is already in the process of preparing five spin-offs from George R. R. Martin's universe, the first of which, shall be set thousands of years before the original storyline and will star Naomi Watts in the lead. So far, all that we know about the series is that it will tell the story about how the world moved from Age of Heroes to far darker times. In fact, it could even reveal the true origin of the White Knights. For now this is the only HBO project which is currently in motion, but more have been promised to satisfy the hunger of all the eager fans.

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