Today HBO confirmed what many Game of Thrones fans had suspected: The eighth and final season adapting George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire will premiere in April 2019.
No, they didn’t say when in April, so there’s still a wait for that information. Not surprising, seeing as the series has another month or so to wrap, per an interview with Maisie Williams earlier this year (during which she also mentioned the April date).
To mark the occasion, HBO released a sweet little montage of all of the deaths and sacrifices demanded by the Iron Throne over the past seven seasons:
There are only six episodes left in the series, so depending when the season 8 premiere airs, the series finale will air in May or June 2019.