After a year of teasing the final season of “Game of Thrones,” HBO has finally given fans a premiere date for the next episode. The marketing team at HBO has been slowly teasing the showdown between the Night King and the realms of Westeros for over a year now, and HBO is hoping that all of this waiting will pay off with a jump in subscriber numbers, and record ratings. The new episode will start the eighth and final season of the popular fantasy drama, there’s only a few episodes left even though the show has a lot of loose ends to tie up before we say goodbye to the cast. The final season of “Game of Thrones” will only have six episodes, but we expect that the writers will get more done in those six episodes than some seasons put together.
While the new season is only six episodes long, each episode was written more like a movie than a traditional episode. HBO has kept the details of the new episodes a secret over the last year, but soon all of the questions will be answered.
HBO aired a new tease for the series tonight, which will return for April 14th. The tease was directed by David Nutter, who won an Emmy in 2015 for the season five finale (“Mother’s Mercy”). The tease also includes an original score by Ramin Djawadi, who won an Emmy in 2018 for the season seven finale (“The Dragon and the Wolf”).
HBO is working on a prequel series to “Game of Thrones,” the show will be directed by S.J. Clarkson and feature Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, and Toby Regbo. Jane Goldman will write the screenplay for the new series. The network has not made any official announcements on the plot or setting of the new series, only that the new show will take place long before the events of the current series.
As we stated earlier when HBO released the first teaser trailer for the new season, now would be a good time to set a reminder to renew that HBO Go account. You can also take a moment and start blacklisting Game of Thrones words from your social media feeds so that you can be ahead of the spoilers.