'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Premiere Date Officially Set, Report
'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Premiere Date Officially Set, Report

GAME OF THRONES season 8 has a premiere date on HBO after months of anticipation thanks to a new teaser trailer. So when is the new series of Game of Thrones released?

Game of Thrones season eight has been given a premiere date by HBO. The air date for the upcoming season was announced in a new teaser trailer on HBO which aired shortly before True Detective season three’s premiere on Sunday, January 13. So when will Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington) and the rest of the Game of Thrones cast return to TV screens? Here what we know about the Game of Thrones season eight release date.

When is the Game of Thrones season 8, episode 1 premiere date?

Game of Thrones season eight has been given a release date of Sunday, April 14, 2019, by HBO.

HBO will air the first episode of the new series in the USA, while viewers in the UK will be able to watch Game of Thrones season eight the day after (Monday, April 15) on Sky channel Sky Atlantic.

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Jon Snow and company will likely appear back on screens from 9pm on April 14, although an exact air time is yet to be announced.

To watch Game of Thrones season eight online, there are a number of options for viewers both in the UK and USA.

Sky customers will be able to stream the new series of Game of Thrones at the same time as its television broadcast via the Sky Go desktop and mobile app.

Episodes of Game of Thrones will then be available on the same app to Sky subscribers shortly after each episode finishes to be watched on-demand.

NOW TV has the first seven seasons of Game of Thrones available to stream online now, so it’s likely the streaming service will offer its subscribers the option to watch season eight.

In the USA, HBO subscribers can watch Game of Thrones online via the channel’s official website.

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What happens in the new Game of Thrones season 8 teaser trailer?
The new trailer for Game of Thrones season eight opens with Jon Snow walking through the chambers that lie beneath Winterfell.

The quote Jon’s mother Lyanna Stark (Aisling Franciosi) told her brother Ned Stark (Sean Bean) after Jon’s birth plays over the top: “You have to protect him”.

Shortly after, Game of Thrones fans get their first glimpse at Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) who is also making her way through the chambers that lie under Winterfell.

As she stares at the statue of her mother, the voice of Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) is then heard, saying: “All this horror that’s come to this family, is all because I couldn’t love a motherless child”.

Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) is then introduced to the promo to join her sister under Winterfell

The trailer then cuts back to Jon Snow, who is staring at the statue of, who he thinks is, his father Ned.

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“You are a Stark. You might not have my name, but you have my blood,” Sean Bean’s character says over the footage.

The trio then congregates together and is faced with three statues – each one modelling each character.

Game of Thrones’ teaser trailer takes a tense turn as Sansa, Jon, and Arya each stare at their respective statue in the face, perhaps hinting at the doomed fate of all three.

Just as the high tempo music builds, Jon’s torch is blown out by a cold breeze, signifying the arrival of the White Walkers.

Arya and Jon both draw their swords, ready to battle, as the frost descends over the Winterfell chambers.

Before fans can get a peek at the White Walkers or the Night King, the trailer cuts to black and reveals the Game of Thrones season eight release date of April 14.

Game of Thrones season 8 premieres on Monday, April 15.

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