HBO aired a new teaser for Game of Thrones tonight (Sunday, January 14th). The final season, season 8, is due to premiere on April 14th. As with previous seasons, the series will air at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
The official teaser was directed by David Nutter, who won an Emmy in 2015 for the season five finale, “Mother’s Mercy”. The teaser includes an original score by Ramin Djawadi, who won an Emmy in 2018 for the season seven finale “The Dragon and the Wolf”.
In the new trailer, called “Crypts of Winterfell”, we see Jon Snow, Sansa Stark, and Arya Stark walking through the crypts underneath the grounds of Winterfell. They each pass the statues of Ned and Catelyn Stark as viewers here voiceovers from both of the beloved characters from seasons past. You can check it out below.
“Season 8 episodes will all, I think, be longer than 60 minutes. They’ll be dancing around the bigger numbers, I know that for sure,” director David Nutter shared during a Reddit Ask Me Anything thread.
“I’m completely satisfied with how season 8 ends,” he wrote. “I think that the showrunners did a tremendous job, and they took into consideration what the fans want, as well as what is right as far as storytelling is concerned. I guarantee there’s going to be lots of surprises and shocking moments, but it’s really very compelling stuff.”