It’s been almost two years since the final episodes of Game of Thrones season 7 hit our screens and since then we have been waiting with bated breath from the final climatic season which is sure to be one hell of a blood bath.
Finally, HBO have treated us to the first glimpse at the new Game Of Thrones scenes since 2017 with an icy trailer.
In terms of spoilers, the new trailer does not give away too much other than foreshadowing the final showdown between Fire and Ice – between the living and the dead.
It shows the Jon Snow, Sansa and Arya Stark walking through the crypts underneath Winterfell where the ancestors like Ned and Catelyn Stark are buried. They each come upon three statues identical to them before an icy fog encroaches – meaning only one thing – the White Walkers are here.
HBO also treated us to another important nugget of information – the release date.
That’s right, we will finally be treated to fresh GoT on April 14. Get that date in your calendars now!
The final season will only have six episodes, however, each episode is said to be like more like watching six mini-movies than episodes of TV.
HBO CEO Richard Plepler, who has obviously already had the extreme pleasure of watching the final series, told Variety that the season is a “spectacle. The guys have done six movies”.
The Night King, also known as Vladimir Furdik outside the GoT universe, revealed that we are in for the ‘largest battle in TV history’.
He told Hungarian website SorozatWiki: “In the third part of the last season, there is a battle that the creators intend to be the biggest in television history…almost the full episode will be about the battle, it will take about an hour.”
If that little tidbit of information doesn’t get your heart pumping in excitement than I don’t know what will.
Game of Thrones will air on the 14th of April on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.