Winter isn’t coming anymore—it’s here. Game of Thrones Season 8 is right around the corner, debuting in 2019, and the last episodes of the series are expected to be epic, heartbreaking, and shocking. While the final season of Game of Thrones closes one chapter, HBO will continue the series with a Game of Thrones prequel coming out in the future. But right now, it’s all about the final episodes of GoT.
Season 7 left fans on a slight cliffhanger after the explosive way things went down, and by the time the new season premieres, it’ll have been over a year since a new episode aired on HBO.
After the intense drama of Season 7—including fire-breathing dragons turning to ice, one of the biggest battles in Game of Thrones history, and some surprising deaths of major characters—everything is coming to a major conclusion. (And it will probably be bloody.)
Characters are changing alliances, mysteries are getting solved, and there surely will be many surprises that no one is expecting.
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) August 27, 2018
With author George R.R. Martin not expected to release his next Game of Thrones novel before the final season premieres, fans are even more excited for Season 8 of the show. HBO is developing a prequel to the series, which will be set thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, so this last batch of episodes will be the last you see of some of your favorite characters.
Here’s the first Teaser Trailer for Season 8:
90 days, 23 hours, 55 min, 27 seconds pic.twitter.com/ZxaPAmwf36
— HBO (@HBO) January 14, 2019
Plus, if you need to get even more excited, HBO head Richard Plepler has seen the episodes—and they do not disappoint. As he told Variety: “It’s a spectacle. The guys have done six movies. The reaction I had while watching them was, ‘I’m watching a movie. They knew the bar was high. They’ve exceeded the bar. I’ve watched them twice without any CGI and I’m in awe. Everybody’s in for an extraordinary treat of storytelling and of magical, magical production.”
The first official teaser is here. No real footage yet, but that should be coming soon:
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) December 6, 2018
Here’s everything you need to know so far about Game of Thrones Season 8.