Winter is here, and so is the season 8 premiere date for Game of Thrones. Continuing the pattern of releasing information on the 13th day of the month (see: season 8 premiere month reveal), the official Game of Thrones Twitter finally announced yesterday evening that season 8 will air on April 14.
Another teaser trailer was also included in the announcement, and this one is certain to fuel endless speculation and theories for the next three months leading up to the premiere.
Check it out below:
The teaser, which is thankfully a bit longer than the last one, shows Jon Snow, Sansa Stark, and Arya Stark walking through the revered crypts of Winterfell. The statues of Lyanna, Catelyn, and Ned Stark are shown, paired with voiceovers of past quotes each of them has previously said on the show in reference to Jon and his parentage.
If the quotes did not make it clear enough, a feather is also shown multiple times throughout the course of the teaser. For those that may not remember, Robert Baratheon placed a feather on Lyanna’s statue in the very first episode of the show. The feather was later shown again in season 5, when Sansa visits the crypts with Littlefinger as he recounts an important story involving Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen. As expected, it seems that season 8 will have a heavy focus on the truth of Jon’s lineage.
Season 8 is set to be the shortest season of Game of Thrones, with a total of just 6 episodes. However, considering the massive events that season 7 left looming over Westeros, this season is guaranteed to be jam packed with the most action, drama, and adventure that the show has ever seen.
Watch the season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones on HBO on Sunday, April 14. #ForTheThrone