The long wait for news about the final season of Game of Thrones has been more stressful than we could have imagined. First, we've had to go an entire calendar year without any new episodes. Then it was announced it would be shorter than usual. But, after all that, HBO has finally announced when the six-episode season will be landing on screens and thankfully, it's actually sooner than all this back-and-forth would have you think.
At the end of promo video that takes a look back at all the wild things that have gone down in Westeros over the past seven seasons, the network reveals that April 2019 will be the beginning of the end of our favourite characters' stories.
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Details are still sparse, but we did get our first look at the couple of the season, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), and found out why Harrington cried during the final table read.
And remember, this really isn't the end because author George R.R. Martin still hasn't published the final book. If you thought the wait for season 8 was long, then let A Song Of Ice And Fire fans assure you that you haven't seen nothing yet.
If you aren't ready to say goodbye just yet, don't worry — you don't have to! A prequel is already in the works and has cast Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse as two of the leads. The show will take place thousands of years before the events we've been following in Westeros.