The last official news we received from HBO was almost a year ago, when the premium network promised "GoT" would return in 2019. After months of being shrouded in secrecy, we're finally getting a tiny speck of information on the final season of Game of Thrones. Why has season 8 taken so long to materialize?
The premium cable network made the announcement in a teaser trailer for the long-awaited final season, which will consist of six episodes. Each episode is reportedly near feature-length and cost $15 million (about Rs. 108.6 crore) to produce. Gird your loins. Winter is coming.
What should we expect, plot-wise? HBO is going to great lengths to ensure spoilers don't leak, and Nutter did his part to keep things largely under wraps.
Who will be behind the camera? This follows the pattern of all the previous seasons except for Season 7, which debuted in July of 2017.
Sapochnik helmed both the Hardhome and Battle of the Bastards episodes, while Nutter directed the horrific Red Wedding episode, so it looks like they've got all hands on deck for the Game of Thrones final season.More news: Rams WR Kupp leaves Seahawks game with knee injury
Based on that, we're bracing for some shocking deaths and massive, unbelievable battles.
How many episodes will there be in GoT season 8?
Over the summer, HBO confirmed a pilot order for an in-development prequel series, which does not yet have a title.
The Iron Throne is seen on the set of the television series Game of Thrones in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Picture taken June 24, 2014.
It's the end of Westeros as we know it and we feel ... totally psyched.