It’s official – here’s when you’ll be able to watch the concluding season of worldwide hit Game of Thrones.
Mark Monday April 15 in your diaries, wildlings – it’s the day that the much-awaited eighth and final season of Game of Thrones lands on our shores, airing express from the US. The wait is (almost) over!
While no new actual show footage has been released, a chilling teaser on HBO’s Twitter page that dropped on January 14 depicts Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) walking in the famous crypts of Winterfell, only to be confronted with statues of themselves. Considering you only get one of these when you die, what exactly does it mean?
Certainly rumours have circulated that not all characters will survive until the bitter end, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned about this series over the years – it’s the master of surprises.
As the teaser ends, a cold wind blows through the tunnels, turning everything icy. Get the picture? We can sense some cold-hearted beings on their way…
With season seven concluding with one of Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke) dragons resurrected by the Night King – and turning to the dark (and chilly) side – everything we thought we knew about how things would turn out in Westeros was upended.
With a fearsome beast now working for the leader of the White Walkers, anything could happen – and it did, when we saw Viserion demolish the infamous towering Wall built to keep out the nasties who resided north of it.
The end of season seven also confirmed Jon Snow’s parentage, revealing that he brings together two famous families from the Seven Kingdoms, being the son of Lyanna Stark (Aisling Franciosi) and Rhaegar Targaryen (Wilf Scolding), Daenerys’ uncle.
With the eighth chapter comprising of six feature-length episodes, this season is destined to be landmark television – each instalment promising to be truly epic in every way. So far, the cast has been supremely guarded about what’s in store.
“This season is bloodier than ever. It’s full of betrayal, full of war, full of danger,” Turner has said, while her co-star Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) adds that we’ll all be looking for therapy come the ultimate finale: “The show ending is going to send all of the world into professional help.”
So now the countdown is on! The iconic series will air on FOX SHOWCASE in Australia on Monday April 15, express from the US.
Need to brush up? Never fear! All previous seasons are currently available to watch On Demand. So there’s no excuse to not be ready once April 15 arrives.
Let the countdown #ForTheThrone begin.
Game Of Thrones seasons 1-7 are Streaming now On Demand.