'Game of Thrones' sets official date for beginning of the end

HBO introduced Sunday that its signature sequence will start its ultimate season on April 14. The carrier had prior to now stated most effective that the display will go back in April.

Simply six episodes stay of this system, despite the fact that many installments of the 8th and ultimate season are anticipated to run longer than an hour, because the manufacturers enterprise to convey the TV model of George R.R. Martin’s epic fable story to a lovely shut.

HBO selected to tease that the announcement was once coming prematurely, then drop it on air previous to the third-season premiere of its crime drama “True Detective.” The stunt displays how the pay channel — like CNN, a unit of WarnerMedia — intends to leverage its most-watched display and “Thrones'” avid fan base to lend a hand release different methods main as much as and all through its completing run.

The seventh-season finale set a scores document in 2017, attracting 16.five million audience on HBO and by the use of same-day streaming, in keeping with Nielsen information. That represented a surge of greater than 35% in comparison to the corresponding episode the former season.

The premiere places the sequence finale date at Might 19.

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