HBO has announced the timeframe for the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere.
The official Game of Thrones Twitter account revealed a promotional video for the highly-anticipated final season today, with a key message tacked on at the end. Game of Thrones season 8 will begin airing in April 2019!
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) November 13, 2018
The Game of Thrones season 8 “promo,” such as it is, doesn’t reveal any new footage from the six-episode season. (To date, one brief glimpse of Sansa Stark is all we have of unseen material.) But the clips, along with the slogan and hashtag “For the Throne,” make it evident that Game of Thrones season 8 intends to serve as the sum of all the drama, carnage, tragedy, and surprise that has characterized the epic fantasy series.
Though the specific Game of Thrones season 8 release date has yet to be announced, long-time fans of the show will find the April setting appropriately nostalgic. It was in April of 2011 that Game of Thrones first premiered, and (in a somewhat ironic defiance of the Starks’ “Winter is Coming” motto) the spring TV series served as the series main ground for several years.
There is not much available information on the events or rollout of Game of Thrones season 8, but that hasn’t banked fan excitement any. And with the promotional season just around the corner, fans of the series can certainly anticipate the final round of trailers, interviews, and images sooner rather than later.
HBO says the #ForTheThrone campaign is a “multi-phased, global marketing campaign that will unfold over the months leading into the final season.”
For starters, the “campaign will showcase the extremes the show’s characters have gone through in their quest for the Iron Throne, while encouraging fans to re-watch the series and potential new viewers to watch the series for the first time before the final season begins.”
“In addition to an event-level outdoor marketing presence in New York and Los Angeles, Game of Thrones is taking over Grand Central Station beginning on November 27, with over 150 variations of the #ForTheThrone creative and including a limited edition run of 250,000 metrocards.”
For those reluctant to bid farewell to Westeros, the Game of Thrones prequel series is also making strides. Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse will anchor the cast of the series, set long ago in the story’s epic history. Most other information about the new show is still under wraps, but we can be pretty sure that, even centuries ago, it will all be #ForTheThrone.