‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Trailer Teases an Epic End, Reveals Premiere Date

HBO has released the first Game of Thrones Season 8 trailer, offering our first look at footage from the final season of the most popular series in the pay cable network’s history. There is plenty to speculate on, but what we do know for certain is that Season 8 will consist of a mere 6 episodes, however, they will all be extended in length. Directors for these episodes include: Miguel Sapochnik, who directed the iconic “Hardhome” and “Battle of the Bastards” episodes as well as “The Winds of Winter”; David Nutter, who directed the episodes “The Rains of Castamere” and the final two Season 5 episodes “The Dance of Dragons” and “Mother’s Mercy”; and Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who have only technically directed one episode previously, the Season 4 premiere “Two Swords”.

Recently, co-executive producer Bryan Cogman said that the final season “is about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death. It’s an incredibly emotional haunting bittersweet final season and I think it honors very much what [author George R.R. Martin] set out to do — which is flipping this kind of story on its head.”

We’ll bring you our thoughts on the trailer shortly, but wanted to deliver it to you as quickly as possible first. So without first ado, check out the Game of Thrones Season 8 trailer below. The series will return for one last ride in April of 2019.

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