When 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 premieres in Australia

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Game of Thrones returns Sunday, April 14 on HBO. No more split-second snippets, this is the real deal. After almost seventeen months of waiting for a new episode of the beloved fantasy series (suffering through our own version of author George R.R. Martin's Long Night), we finally know when Game of Thrones season 8 will premiere, thanks to a new teaser featuring the Stark children who have gathered at Winterfell walking through the crypts. The crypt teaser begins with heavy overtures of Jon's true Targaryen parentage as he walks past Lyanna Stark's crypt. The teaser gave us a glimpse of the three Starks and fans are both excited and nervous for what's to come. The final season of the critically acclaimed show is drawing near and we're all prepping ourselves for the most epic battle in TV history.

It seems increasingly likely that we won't see a single frame of Game Of Thrones' upcoming final season until the first episode actually airs - but at least we now know exactly when that will be.

To a certain interpretation, it may be a hint that the end is coming sooner for Arya and Sansa than for Jon Snow.

"Season 8 episodes will all I think be longer than 60 minutes", Nutter said. The Night King's (Vladimir Furdik in Season 6) army is heading south, and a battle appears to be imminent.

So when the crypt fills with icy mist in the teaser, and Jon and Arya both draw their swords?

Little is known about the last season of "Game of Thrones" beyond that it will consist of six episodes.

The long and agonising wait for Game of Thrones fans is over - nearly. I wouldn't do it for any other show, don't get me wrong, but it's Thrones, so in order to avoid spoilers I want to see it at the same time it hits the US East Coast.

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