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Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere Date Confirmed With New Video

Bringing an end to months of speculation, HBO has confirmed the six-episode final season of Game of Thrones will premiere in April 2019.

The announcement comes with a new video, and the launch of a "multi-phased, global marketing campaign" that leads up to the hotly anticipated arrival of Season 8.

That news will be greeted with relief by fans of the hit fantasy drama, as speculation arose in August that the final season might not air until late 2019, although HBO insisted it would come in the "first half" of the year. The premiere date is in keeping with series history, as all but seasons 3 and 7 bowed in April.

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If the Game of Thrones faithful were hoping for new footage in the teaser, they'll be disappointed. Instead, it focuses on key moments from the first seven seasons, building up to the battle for the Iron Throne, and the (presumably) united stand by Westeros against the Night King and his army of the dead.

Premiering in April 2019, the six-episode final season of HBO's Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.

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