'Game of Thrones' final season to debut on April 14

HBO will air the eighth and final season of 'Game of Thrones' beginning on April 14

ByThe Associated Press
January 13, 2019, 11:05 PM
Sophie Turner
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2017, file photo, Sophie Turner arrives at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles. HBO announced Sunday night, Jan. 13, 2019, that the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" will begin on April 14. In a one minute and 44 second teaser released Sunday, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) are seen in the crypts of Winterfell. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
The Associated Press

NEW YORK -- "Game of Thrones" fans, get ready.

HBO announced Sunday night that the eighth and final season will begin on April 14. In a one minute and 44 second teaser released Sunday, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) are seen in the crypts of Winterfell.

Fans have eagerly awaited the six-episode finale of the show since Season 7 of the popular HBO show ended in August 2017.

The fantasy series based on the George R.R. Martin novels has been one of HBO's most successful shows.

HBO isn't getting out of the "Game of Thrones" business. A prequel created by Martin and writer-producer Jane Goldman is underway, with Naomi Watts set to star, and other spinoffs are possible.

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