Game of Thrones to return next April

George R. R. Martin winner of Outstanding Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones', attends IMDb LIVE After The Emmys 2018

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The network's president, Casey Bloys, said over the summer that Season 8 would debut in the first half of next year, but there has been no official date until now.

The video does not reveal any new footage, but instead, sets the stage for the upcoming season.

In place of new scenes, the teaser offers a roll call of some of the many, many casualties in the soon-to-conclude game of thrones, from poor Ned Stark's head-chop to Joffrey Baratheon's breathtaking exit. The video was merely a montage of few of the epic moments from the seven seasons gone by featuring all the lead characters including Jon Snow, Cersei, Hodor and more. Several fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment and begged HBO for the trailer.

Game of Thrones will return for its eighth and final season in April 2019, HBO have announced. One bit of warfare that reportedly lasted for 55 days, a new record for a show that's always had a famously grueling production schedule.

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To promote the final episodes, HBO will launch #FortheThrone, "a multi-phased, global marketing campaign that will unfold over the months leading into the final season".

The final season will be shorter than others.

On the bright side, the wait is much shorter than that for George R.R. Martin's final Song of Ice and Fire novels, the series that inspired Game of Thrones.

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