The release date for Game of Thrones season eight is finally here as HBO released the details just before the first new episode of True Detective. The final season will premiere be on April 14.
As an additional surprise, HBO also treated fans to a short trailer, which might featured the most footage we have seen so far of the show’s final season. But, just like every Game of Thrones trailer over the last couple of years, it’s hard to tell what is real and what’s just misdirection. Although the teaser does paint a clear picture of one thing that’s to come: a full-blown Stark reunion.
Thankfully, we know even more about season eight thanks to a recent Entertainment Weekly set visit and the first footage to come out of the new season. The first episode looks like it will open with a tense meeting between Sansa Stark, who’s currently in-charge of Winterfell, and Jon and Daenerys, who are returning from their disastrous trip to the wall. When Sansa is asked to swear allegiance to Dany, tensions run high. For now, that’s all the real concrete information we have.
While this isn’t much to go on, the good news is the premier is only a few months away. For all the rest of our questions and theories about the final season of Game of Thrones to be answered, we’ll have to wait until it comes back on April 14 when it will air on HBO and simultaneously go live on HBO GO and HBO NOW.