Winter is finally here and the night is full of terror. Who else is excited about today as Game of Thrones returns to HBO and Sky Atlantic with its eighth and final season tonight?
The eighth and final season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones, produced by HBO, is scheduled to premiere on April 14, 2019. Filming officially began on October 23, 2017, and concluded in July 2018 and fans all over the world are counting down the hours before the big drama comes to our TV screens.
Nigerians are not left out in this excitement as die-hard fans in the country are creating a local rendition of the popular soundtrack of the Television series.
— Zainab O. Gbadamosi (@zayotara) April 14, 2019
Fans who are so curious to know how many episodes this season brings with it are quite disappointed to find out that the final season contains only six episodes but on the bright side, each episode is 80 minutes long. with HBO CEO Richard Plepler saying every episode feels cinematic. This is a consolation for the measly episodes the final series brings unlike the ten episodes from the previous ones.
The first episode will be the shortest length at 54 minutes, while the penultimate episode and the finale will last 80 minutes long.
The final episode will air on May 19, but let’s try our best not to think that right now.
Fans in America can tune into each episode of Game of Thrones on HBO at 9pm Eastern time on Sunday, April 14 (tonight!) while the episode will be simulcast in the UK at the rather uncivilized hour of 2am on April 15.
Nigerian fans of Game of Thrones who have been following the drama TV series right from its season one will have to settle for the UK timing since it only shares an hours difference.
Thefirst official trailer, titled Crypts of Winterfell, in January by HBO, prompting every Game of Thrones fans all over the world to erupt in a frenzy of fan conspiracy theories. The clip, one minute and thirty seconds long, shows Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) andArya Stark(Maisie Williams) in the crypt beneath their ancestral home, while the late Catelyn Stark discusses the important issue of lineage.
On March 5, Sky released their latest Game of Thrones season 8 trailer. It hints that Arya Stark may face her death in the forthcoming final series. This spoiler alert didn’t quite sit well with fans of the former student of the god of many faces.
Just two weeks before the first episode of season 8 airs, HBO released two 30 second promos to get our adrenaline kicking. The secondteaser trailer, titled “Aftermath”, showcased every fan’s worst nightmare – theNight Kingpotentially taking over Winterfell.
— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) April 2, 2019