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Game of Thrones Season 8 isn't coming until April 2019, a wait that feels as long as a winter in Westeros. But plenty of news has trickled out about the in-production final season of HBO's world-conquering fantasy series.
We don't know much about the plot of Season 8, which is hardly surprising given the level of secrecy surrounding the show. But it's probably safe to assume a number of our favorite characters will perish before the series ends. Whether they go out fighting the White Walkers and the army of the dead or fall victim to Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and the Golden Company remains to be seen, but if we start preparing for their deaths now, it might not hurt as much when they come to pass.
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Anyway, here's what we know — and think we know — about Season 8. Check back often as we'll be updating this story as more information becomes available.
The final season won't debut until 2019: HBO confirmed in January that Season 8 won't premiere until 2019, meaning 2018 will be skipped entirely. They waited until November to reveal what month: April. Game of Thrones will return to its traditional spring launch. The exact arrival date has not yet been disclosed. Hopefully they don't reveal it with a stunt like last year's ice block fiasco.
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It will be only six episodes long: Prior to Game of Thrones' seventh season, series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss repeatedly made comments that stated they only had enough story for 13 episodes. Given that Season 7 consisted of seven episodes, simple math tells us that the final season will feature six episodes.
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However, those six episodes might be feature length: The Season 7 finale was the HBO fantasy series' longest episode yet,...
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