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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 16 January 2019

HBO releases first trailer of Game of Thrones final season

The eighth season will begin on April 14, and it seems a Stark reunion is on the cards

Game of Thrones fans, get ready.

HBO announced Sunday (January 13) night that the eighth and final season will begin on April 14. In a one minute and 44 second teaser released Sunday, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) are seen in the crypts of Winterfell.

Fans have eagerly awaited the six-episode finale of the show since Season 7 of the popular HBO show ended in August 2017.

The fantasy series based on the George R.R. Martin novels has been one of HBO's most successful shows.

HBO isn't getting out of the Game of Thrones business. A prequel created by Martin and writer-producer Jane Goldman is underway, with Naomi Watts set to star, and other spin-offs are possible.

#ForTheThrone trending

Fans are obviously elated, particularly as Arya, Sansa and Jon appear reunited all in one frame. "Cries in House Stark," wrote one Twitter user.

Others are left speculating what could possible happen in this final season.

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Updated: January 14, 2019 10:34 AM

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