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Game Of Thrones Season 8 Premiere Date Revealed In Cryptic New Video

Stacy Diaz | 14 January, 2019, 06:37

The final season of Game of Thrones will screen in New Zealand at the same time it screens in the US.

To celebrate, Sky released a new 90-second trailer showing Jon Snow, Sansa and Arya Stark walking into a dimly lit crypt to find concrete memorial statues of themselves. We do know the final installment will consist of six episodes that are basically like movies, HBO boss Richard Plepler said.

After months of building anticipation among fans, HBO dropped the air date ahead of its third season premiere of "True Detective" with a new teaser video.

Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) are wandering in the crypts of Winterfell, where once their father Ned Stark was seen having a conversation with Robert Baratheon.

The teaser doesn't have any new footage of the finally season, but it's still a cool way to tease what's to come. The crypt teaser begins with heavy overtures of Jon's true Targaryen parentage as he walks past Lyanna Stark's crypt.

Titled The Long Night, the show is expected to take place as much as 5,000 years before the events in Game of Thrones, meaning there will be no Targaryens or familiar locations in Westeros.

But Entertainment Weekly warns fans not to get their hopes up for a full "Game of Thrones" season trailer on Sunday.

Game of Thrones returns Sunday, April 14 on HBO.

This final season of the long-running series will be six episodes long, as opposed to its previous standard 10 episode seasons. In the meantime, you can read INSIDER's key predictions for the final season here.