We know Game of Thrones season eight is like “six movies.” And that you’re “going to need therapy” after watching it. And it’s “greatest thing that’s ever aired on TV. It’s going to be unbelievable. It’s going to f*ck up a lot of people” (at least according to the Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa). But before Sunday, we didn’t know when it was going to be back. Now we do: HBO announced before the True Detective season three premiere that Thrones will return on April 14.
There’s also a new teaser, set within the tombs at Winterfell.
We can also now figure out the series finale date: May 19.
“The last season of Thrones seemed to be designed to break us,” said Kit Harington in a recent interview. “Everyone was broken at the end. 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*cking tiring. We were sleep deprived. It was like, it was designed to make you think, ‘Right, I’m f*cking sick of this.’ 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.”
Another reason to look forward to the new season: it will feature the most “sustained action sequence ever made for television or film” that took 55 nights to film outdoors, and weeks more in the studio. Get hyped.