AceShowbiz - Fans have been waiting for the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones". So far, fans only know that the much-anticipated season of the hit medieval drama will arrive sometime in April. However, HBO will soon announce the exact premiere date to end fans' misery.
Through its official Twitter account, the premium cable network reveals that they will drop the information on Sunday, January 13 before the premiere of "True Detective" season 3. "I'm asking the important questions," it writes alongside a screenshot of fake text messages between the one running the account and the "Boss".
I’m asking the important questions. pic.twitter.com/dYDiI11d1c— HBO (@HBO) January 11, 2019
It remains to be seen if the premiere date announcement will come with a trailer, but fans are surely hoping that it will. "When are you releasing the trailer though????" one fan comments under the tweet. Another tweet reads, "The release date better be at the end of the trailer !!!!!"
When are you releasing the trailer though???? pic.twitter.com/uvILychhtx— ℝίτα 💜 (@JonxDanyy) January 11, 2019
The release date better be at the end of the trailer !!!!!— Belcalis (@1DisKingBitch) January 11, 2019
Another fan says, "If you want to be better than Netflix, you'll post the entire season all at once. Tomorrow."
If you want to be better than Netflix, you'll post the entire season all at once. Tomorrow.— nick (@Zoli812) January 11, 2019
Fans might remember the epic way of HBO when it revealed the premiere date of season 7. The announcement of the release date was preceded by a Facebook Live event that saw a large block of ice containing the release date slowly melting as fans commented "fire," which caused a flame to blast on screen. Hundreds of thousands of Facebook users were tuning into the streaming.
This arrived after new footage of the upcoming season 8 was released. The short clips opened with a scene of a dragon busting through the wall. Later, it could be seen that Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), with Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) trailing behind her, walked towards the Stark family including Sansa (Sophie Turner). That marked the first meeting between the Mother of Dragons and Sansa in the show's history.
"Winterfell is yours, your grace," Sansa says to Dany. While it showed that Sansa pledged herself to Dany, fans seemingly caught a rather sarcasm and reluctance in the former's tone. Also present in the scene were Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie).
In a recent interview, Kit said, "The last season of 'Thrones' seemed to be designed to break us." The British actor went on saying it left the cast crying, though he added, "I don't know if we were crying because we were sad it was ending or if we were crying because it was so f***ing tiring."
Kit also alluded that the filming for the upcoming season 8 was harder than before, saying that they were all "sleep deprived" to the point he thought he had had enough of the show. "It was like it was designed to make you think, 'Right, I'm f***ing sick of this,' " he shared. "I remember everyone walking around towards the end going, 'I've had enough now. I love this, it's been the best thing in my life, I'll miss it one day -- but I'm done.' "