'Game Of Thrones' Has A New Teaser - And Finally A Release Date

by Valerie Williams
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‘Game of Thrones’ released a new trailer — winter is finally coming

Get ready to return to Westeros one last time. The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will premiere on April 14th, and there’s a brand-new teaser that will make you start counting the days immediately.

Winter is already here, but now it’s coming for real. Game of Thrones, which previously revealed a release month for the premiere of their final season, has now announced the actual day we get to start watching the beginning of the end. The new teaser that goes along with the big news will have chills going down your spine — time to reach for your Sansa-like wolf fur cape.

PHEW. Anyone else’s heart racing in furious panic about what the future holds for the remaining Starks? The last jaw-dropping trailer focused on Daenerys.

But this one is all Starks — and it’s dramatic AF.

“All of this horror that’s come to my family, it’s all because I couldn’t love a motherless child,” we hear the now-deceased Stark matriarch Catelyn say in voiceover. HOWEVAH — it’s interesting to note that as she’s saying this, it’s Sansa in the shot and not Jon, the motherless child to which she’s referring.

Speaking of Jon, it’s his face we see first as he passes his mother Lyanna’s statue in the Winterfell crypt as we hear her voice begging Ned, “You have to protect him.” The feather in her hand hits the floor and please remember the significance of that feather — it’s the one Robert Baratheon placed on her statue waaaaay back in the first season. We saw it again during Sansa and Little Finger’s extremely creepy visit to the crypts in season five.

Basically, this feather holds plenty of meaning in Stark-Land and it looks like it falling to the floor means we’re about to find out some big things. Well, Jon’s about to find them out — we’ve known for some time who he really is.

There’s a whole lot going on here including the fact that this is the first time since season one that Jon and Arya appear onscreen together and TBH, my heart can barely take it. Lots going on in this 90-second trailer, but the biggest punch it packs? The Starks kids happening upon statues of themselves at the end — which, IMO, means scary and perilous stuff ahead.

What can we expect from this final season, which will only have six episodes, according to its stars? As these trailers suggest, it’s going to be a wild, intense, massively jaw dropping ride.

“It fucked me up,” Emilia Clarke told Vanity Fair about Daenerys’ final scene on the show. “Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys is…”

We’re officially on the edge of our seats (slash thrones). Kit Harrington told The Huffington Post that fans can expect a whole lot of boundary pushing in season eight – which really says a lot given the amount of boundary pushing that has already happened.

“You have to live up to the hype that’s surrounded the show and the worst thing would be to end without really pushing and trying new things,” he explained. “Even if it’s a failure, at least trying to go out with a bang.”

That means that there will be a whole lot of blood and death and the destruction of all your emotional stability. “Everyone is coming together to fight the impending doom,” Sophie Turned teased to Gold Derby. “There’s a lot of tension between these little groups, battling for what they think is right. It’s Game of Thrones, so it’s going to be bloodier and more death and more emotionally torturous than all the years before.”

Just wake us on April 14th.