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Game of Thrones: Season 8 launch date revealed in Crypts of Winterfell trailer

Preview by Jack Foley

THE highly-anticipated final season of Game of Thrones will premiere on April 14, 2019, HBO has confirmed.

The announcement was made at the end of a new trailer for the fantasy series that aired ahead of the premiere for True Detective. It means that the UK will probably get it 24 hours later on Sky Atlantic.

The trailer is creepy as hell. Created by long-time Game of Thrones director David Nutter, it sees Jon Snow and Sansa and Arya Stark venture into the crypts of their ancestral home, Winterfell.

After walking past statues of deceased members of the Stark dynasty they encounter their own effigies, hinting at possible untimely deaths for the trio.

The trailer ends with the crypt filling with a freezing fog, suggesting the arrival of the show’s supernatural antagonists The White Walkers. It also means that winter is well and truly coming!

Watch the trailer