Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik in 'Game of Thrones'

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HBO Reveals Premiere Date of 'Game of Thrones' Final Season

January 13, 2019

(AP) - HBO announced Sunday 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.

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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 spinoffs are possible.