HBO has finally come up with the release date of its fantasy drama TV series ‘Game of Thrones (GOT) season 8’.
‘Game of Thrones’ fans and addicts have been right all along – the epic TV series will be airing in April, 2019.
HBO has also released a teaser to accompany its announcement. There are no new scenes in the teaser, though. It’s just a montage of past season highlights.
But the teaser more or less gives one an idea of the central theme for the final season, with HBO claiming the hashtag #ForTheThrone (For The Throne).
HBO teaser for Game of Thrones Season 8 (Final Season)
There will be six (6) episodes in Season 8 of Game of Thrones. And according to its director David Nutter on a reddit AMA, each episode will be more than 60 minutes long:
Season 8 episodes will all I think be longer than 60 minutes. They’ll be dancing around the bigger numbers, I know that for sure.
Game of Thrones and Emmy Awards
To qualify for the Emmy Awards 2019, all episodes must air before May 31, 2019, which is the cut off date for the shows competing in the American award for excellence in the TV industry.
This narrows down the ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 release date to be no later than the third week of April.
The Game of Thrones series currently holds the record for the Most Wins in a Drama series, that’s 47 Primetime Emmy Awards in all.
It also holds the record for Most Wins by a Drama Series for a single season. It won 12 Emmy Awards for its Season 5 (2015) and Season 6 (2016).
Will ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 earn more than 12 Emmy Awards? If it does, GOT will end up with at least 60 Primetime Emmy Awards in total.