The HBO fantasy drama will debut season 8 on April 14, 2019.
For months the only information about Thrones' eighth and final season premiere was that it would be sometime in April, but now, along with a brand new trailer, we have a clear date and can start counting down in earnest.
We can also now figure out the series finale date: May 19. Benioff and Weiss returned to executive produce the final season alongside Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield, with Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin serving as co-executive producers.
While the series is coming to an end, Game of Thrones will be followed by a prequel spin-off which is expected to premiere as early as 2020 and stars Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse (Poldark).
The teaser features Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) walking through the crypts as the ghosts of those who have fallen in past seasons (such as Ned and Catelyn Stark) hauntingly beckon. One, it means we're likely going to get a real trailer for the final season soon, which means we'll finally get the first substantial new footage in over a year!