It’s official: HBO just revealed the exact date when Game of Thrones season 8 will arrive

Game of Thrones Season 8 release date

As expected, HBO used Sunday Night’s premiere of the third
season of True Detective to finally reveal the exact date when the
eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will arrive. It’s
official — we’re all returning to Westeros April 14.

Now that we’ve all got the day marked on our calendars and can
start counting down, here’s a quick recap on everything we know so
far about the final season:

Plot-wise, we’ve got a general sense of what’s in store. It’s
assumed we’ll see someone finally take their place on the Iron
Throne. There’s also the inevitable fallout to deal with from the
invasion of the Army of the Dead that breached the wall last
season, plus the revelation that Daenerys is actually Jon Snow’s
aunt (even though, whoops, they didn’t know that before sleeping
together last season).

Entertainment Weekly has also reported
a ton of other nuggets.
The clash that’s coming between the living and the Army of the Dead
is “expected to be the most sustained action sequence ever made for
television or film.” Per EW, the season will open at Winterfell
with the arrival of Daenerys and her army. And thanks to some
footage HBO aired earlier this month that showed off its 2019
programming — with some quick GoT clips included in the mix — we
know we’ll see Sansa and Daenerys meet, with that earlier footage
depicting Dany, Ser Jorah Mormont and Jon Snow arriving at
Winterfell and being greeted by Sansa, with Brienne of Tarth
looking on. “Winterfell is yours, your grace,” Sansa tells the
Mother of Dragons.

Meanwhile, we’re expecting a total of six episodes that have the
length and big budget feel of standalone movies. HBO’s chief
executive Richard Plepler said as much in a recent interview with
Variety, telling the publication that the rough cuts of the season
he watched made him feel like he was watching “six movies.” (Fun
fact: it took 10 months to shoot everything, and cost an estimated
$150 million — $15 million per episode.)

Individual cast members have likewise been giving us tastes of
what’s to come and how they each feel now that filming is complete.
Sophie Turner, for example, recalled to EW that everyone started
crying. She herself felt numb and had to go away for a few hours on
a private walk.

Kit Harington told GQ Australia that the final season was so
heavy, and took such a physical, grueling toil on everyone
involved. “Everyone,” he said, “was so broken at the end.” And in a
Reddit AMA session towards the end of 2018, the director of 50
percent of the final season had this to say:

“I had no idea the pressure I was under except the pressure I
always put myself under in order to make it great,” said David
Nutter during that AMA — Nutter being the director who’s helmed
past GoT episodes that contained seminal moments like the Red
Wedding and Cersei’s “walk of atonement.

He continued: “One of the most interesting things to me that
surprised me the most was the responses of the audience — the
YouTube videos showing people reacting to what they were watching I
felt great about cause I felt like I had succeeded in doing so. As
far as season 8 compared to the Red Wedding I just have to tell
you — hang onto your seat cause it’s going to be special.”

Luckily, we won’t be saying goodbye to the franchise completely
once this admittedly short burst of episodes is complete. As a
reminder, HBO has already lined up the full cast for at least one
GoT prequel series, the full details of which you can
read about here
. It will air sometime next year at the
earliest, will be set thousands of years before the events depicted
in GoT and will according to HBO chronicle “the world’s
descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. From
the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of
the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of
legend, only one thing is for sure: It’s not the story we think
we know.”

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It’s official: HBO just revealed the exact date when Game of
Thrones season 8 will arrive
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It’s official: HBO just revealed the exact date when Game of Thrones season 8 will arrive