'Game of Thrones': The 'one war that matters' is upon us as HBO announces release month for final season
HBO has announced that the final season of its biggest show 'Game of Thrones' will premiere in April 2019
It's been a long wait for 'Game of Thrones' fans but, finally, we know when the winter is coming: Spring of 2019.
The last official news on the popular series was announced nearly a year ago when HBO stated that the show would return in 2019. The premium network took to social media on Tuesday to reveal the release date for the eighth and final season of its hit television show. 'GOT' season eight will premiere in April, almost two years after season seven.
“Every battle. Every betrayal. Every risk. Every fight. Every sacrifice. Every death. All #ForTheThrone,” HBO captioned their social media posts. The announcement was accompanied by a video teaser that actually revealed nothing about the upcoming season. In fact, the 1-minute-15-seconds video is a recap of the entire series so far, highlighting all the important events that took place across seven seasons.
The voice-over of the video starts with a poignant narration by Cersei Lannister setting the tone for season 8: "When you play the game of thrones, you win... or you die." As events of the past unfurl, Jon Snow concludes that "There's only one war that matters... And it's here."
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Not much has been revealed about the upcoming season. So far, there have been leaked images from the set and emotional farewell messages that cast members posted on social media after wrapping up the shooting.
The final season is, however, expected to just be six episodes long, which makes it the series' shortest. Seasons one till six featured 10 episodes each, while season seven had seven episodes. This six episodes will, however, have longer runtimes and are estimated to be 80 minutes each. The season took 10 months to film and Variety reports that each episode cost around $15 million.
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