HBO has announced the exact date that Game of Thrones will return.

After over a year of speculation, it's been revealed that the Emmy Award-winning drama will begin its final season on 14 April 2019.

The news was confirmed in a trailer, named “Crypts of Winterfell”. It features characters Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams).

Following the confirmation, fans can officially begin the countdown to the final six episodes of the cable network's biggest ever show.

Teasing the final episodes, which will showcase the show's most elaborate battle yet, co-executive producer Bryan Cogman said: “It's about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death.”

HBO has a huge year ahead, with the end of Thrones ushering in a new era for the cable network. New shows set to premiere throughout 2019 include the Jordan Peele/J.J. Abrams horror drama Lovecraft Country, Kathryn Hahn comedy Mrs Fletcher and a “remix” of Watchmen from Damon Lindelof.
2019年将是HBO浓墨重彩的一年。随着《权力的游戏》的谢幕,有线电视也将迎来新篇章。今年的新剧包括——乔丹•皮尔/ J.J.艾布拉姆斯的恐怖剧集《恶魔之地》、凯瑟琳•哈恩的喜剧《弗莱彻女士》以及戴蒙•林道夫的《守望者》二度创作。