The conclusion of HBO's long-running fantasy bemouth Game of Thrones will air in April 2019.
While rumors of a release date have long been touted on social media, HBO officially put those to bed by confirming an April release date for one of America's most watched shows of all time. In an epic teaser trailer for the new season, the narrator exclaims,
"Every battle.Every betrayal.Every risk.Every fight.Every sacrifice.Every death. All #ForTheThrone"
Based on the best-selling fantasy novels by Geroge R.R.Martin, the series will wrap up many of the questions that fans have been eager to know. While the last book in the series is yet to be finished, HBO will offer their own ending to the saga, allowing viewers of the tv series to know many of the burning questions that the author has left unanswered, like whether Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow are related.
As well as this, the show will likely also tell us who wins 'Game of Thrones' and obtains the Iron Throne and the Seven Kingdoms that come with it.
Speaking about what promises to be the most exciting season yet earlier this year, HBO President Casey Bloys said that each episode will take on the length of a feature-length 90 minutes, and be crammed with even more groundbreaking special effects and C.G.I.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he said, "Here's what I'll tell you: they take the time they need to do the show at its highest level of quality. As the show has gone on, it's gotten bigger - big battle scenes, big special effects.
"These things take time. Here's the one thing I can assure you: Dan and Dave were not sitting around on a beach waiting to go back to work. They're perfectionists and this is the soonest it can come back at a level of quality that they are comfortable with."
Of course, with a show centered around slaughter, hardship, and tragedy, many of the cast will likely see their characters killed off for good, all-but scuppering hope of a return should another season ever be aired (which it probably will given the worldwide success of the saga).
Still, while Martin has been merciless when it comes to killing off his literary creations, Francesca Orzi said that the characters on the show are none the wiser to the fate of their characters considering that the show has no surpassed the literary timeline. "None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started falling down to their deaths."
Whatever happens, April can't come soon enough.