AceShowbiz - Everyone, the raven has arrived! HBO has finally announced the exact premiere date for the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones". The characters on the hit medieval drama, which is based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling book series "A Song of Ice and Fire", will have their last fight in the upcoming season which will premiere on April 14.
The big reveal was announced in a new teaser which aired ahead of season 3 premiere of "True Detective". The 1-minute-and-44-second footage centers on the remaining Stark family members, Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams).
Set to a new daunting score of "Game of Thrones" theme song, the footage opens with Jon walking inside the crypts at Winterfell. "You have to protect him," Lyanna Stark can be heard saying in voiceover. Sansa follows in, passing by a statue of her mother Catelyn Stark. Her line that reads, "All this horror that has come to my family, it's all because I couldn't love a motherless child," echoes in the dark crypts.
Ned Stark's haunting voice is also featured, telling Jon, who is half Stark and half Targaryen, "You're a Stark. You might not have my name, but you have my blood." Later, the trio reunite before they gather in front of statues of themselves. Does it mean the Starks will not survive the big face-off between the livings against the deads?
Before fans get an answer, the tombs slowly turn icy cold, indicating that the Night King and his army is probably coming closer.
Directed by "Game of Thrones" veteran and Emmy winner David Nutter, the footage is probably not from within the final season but is a spot specially made for the premiere date announcement teaser. The video features a new score from series composer Ramin Djawadi. Though it's not a full teaser that fans have been eagerly waiting for, it is expected to be dropped at a later date.
Also starring Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister and more, season 8 of "Game of Thrones" will arrive on April 14 on HBO.