The final season of fantasy series Game of Thrones will arrive in April next year. The news was announced in a promotional video released by HBO on Tuesday, which teased that all of the conflict fans have seen in the show thus far has all been building to this final confrontation with the White Walkers.

IANS quoted variety.com as reporting that though no specific date in April is offered in the video, it gives fans their first indication of when they can expect the highly-anticipated eighth and final season of the show that has become a global phenomenon.

Watch the teaser here:

 


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Game of Thrones, which brings the story from George RR Martin’s novels about the quest to claim the Iron Throne alive, is known for the twists and turns, ruthless killing scenes, unexpected deaths all wrapped up with emotion and drama. The show is aired in India on Star World.

The show brought actors like Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Iwan Rheon into spotlight, making them global stars.

Although the flagship series is ending, HBO has multiple projects set in the Game of Thrones universe currently in development.

The first photo from the series had featured actors Emilia and Kit as their characters Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow. The picture, which was on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, had a caption in bold ‘End Game’ and showed Daenerys and Jon embracing one another.

Game of Thrones was created by David Benioff and DB Weiss, and it is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George RR Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones. The series premiered on HBO in the US on April 17, 2011, and its seventh season ended on August 27, 2017. The series will conclude with its eighth season premiering in 2019.