Game of Thrones Season 8

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season eight. Obvs.

Game of Thrones is an absolute pop-culture phenomenon, so it’s hard – not to mention heart-breaking – trying to imagine the television landscape without it.

Nevertheless, we’ll soon be faced with that cold, hard reality – the last ever season of HBO’s fantasy epic is coming. Feel unprepared? Here’s everything you need to know about the end of the saga, from cast to plot spoilers to air dates.

Game of Thrones season 8 premiere date: When will it start?

It’s going to be another long wait, with official word coming from HBO that the eighth and final season will arrive in 2019. This was later narrowed down to “the first half of 2019” – which we suppose is slightly better.

And now, after narrowing it down even further to April, HBO has finally confirmed a premiere date of Sunday, April 14, 2019.