Game of Thrones season 8 trailer promises epic clash between ice and fire

Game of Thrones’ season eight teaser trailer has dropped – and viewers finally get a sneak peak of what’s to come.

The final season of the hit HBO series is set to air in April 2019 and, unsurprisingly, viewers should expect more than a few brutal deaths.

In the latest teaser trailer, the camera pans over a map of Westeros, with ice rolling over one of Daenerys’ dragons and a Stark Direwolf.

Meanwhile the fire smothers a lion, presumably representing the Lannisters.

Game of Thrones season 8 trailer promises epic clash between ice and fire

Game of Thrones’ season 8 teaser trailer has finally dropped
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Game of Thrones season 8 trailer promises epic clash between ice and fire

Viewers can expect a battle between fire and ice
(Image: Sky Atlantic)

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It’s fair to say that the short film gives very little away. The finale was almost inevitably going to include the very visceral clash of ice and fire that has been at the heart of the story from the beginning.

But HBO does at least confirm GoT season eight will premiere in April – without giving an exact date.

US network executive, Casey Bloys from HBO said: "I’m not going to say what to expect [in the final season] though it’ s pretty great."

Game of Thrones season 8 trailer promises epic clash between ice and fire

The final season will air in April 2019
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Game of Thrones season 8 trailer promises epic clash between ice and fire

Actor Kit Harrington, who plays Jon Snow, was in tears after the season finale
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This comes after actor Kit Harrington, who plays Jon Snow, said that he was left in tears over the season finale.

He revealed that he had decided not to read through the scripts in advance and instead found out what happened during a read-through of the script with his castmates.

Kit told Entertainment Weekly: "I walked in saying, ‘Don’t tell me, I don’t want to know.’

What’s the point of reading it to myself in my own head when I can listen to people do it and find out with my friends?”

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Game of Thrones season 8 trailer promises epic clash between ice and fire

Get ready to take your place at the Iron Throne
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