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Date TimeAugust 27, 2018
VoiceThe first official footage from Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season is finally here. Leading up to the highly-anticipated Sunday finale of Sharp Objects, HBO aired a surprise trailer teasing its 2019 programming lineup, including Big Little Lies season 2, True Detective season 3 and last, but certainly not least, Game of Thrones season 8.
Most of the Thrones scenes in the preview were pulled from the show’s seventh season. But if you were paying close attention, you may have noticed that there was a shot of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) hugging Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) that was brand new.
The sequence appears to show the two embracing in a snowy setting, hinting that Jon could make it back to Winterfell at some point in the forthcoming six episodes. However, there’s no indication of who is with him when he arrives at the Stark homestead or whether he will finally be reunited with his other half-siblings or cousins, Arya and Bran.

HBO has announced that the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will premiere in the first half of 2019. This means that there’s less than a year until fans finally find out the ultimate fate of Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen and the rest of the Westerosi.
When Does Games of Thrones Season 8 Start?
Of course, everyone wants to know “when does the new season of game of thrones start”? Unfortunately, we don’t have an exact Game of Thrones season 8 release date yet. However, season 8 filming wrapped earlier this month, prompting cast members like Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams to post tributes to their time on the show.
The plot of the final season is still very much under wraps. HBO programming president Casey Bloys told Entertainment Weekly that the network has heightened security to prevent season 8 leaks and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau even revealed that the scripts the cast received would “self-destruct.”
How Many Episodes Are There in Season 8 of Game of Thrones?
HBO split the final 13 episodes of Game of Thrones into two shorter seasons. Season 8 will consist of six episodes. But despite the shortened season, Bloys said that the new episodes will not be supersize—a.k.a. they will be less than two hours long.

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