Winter is finally freakin’ here — fictional winter, that is, because after lots, and lots and lots of teasing, plus one team up with Bud Light for a Super Bowl ad, HBO has finally released the trailer for the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones.”
And we’re annoyed to say it was well worth the wait.
The two-minute video begins with Arya Stark, terrified and running in the dark, saying in a voiceover, “I know death, he’s got many faces. I look forward to seeing this one.”
The trailer then guides us through what we can expect when Season 8 arrives next month — without giving too much away — including many teases of the Battle of Winterfell, which is supposed to be the longest battle sequence in cinematic history (both on the big and small screens).
Almost everyone makes it into at least one shot in the trailer, including Arya, Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister, Jaime Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, Sansa Stark, Bran Stark, Brienne of Tarth, Davos Seaworth, Jorah Mormont, Greyworm, Missandei, Samwell Tarly, Podrick Payne, Gendry, Varys and The Hound.
A couple of glimpses of the final six episodes have been doled out in teeny, tiny chunks over the last few months in HBO “sneak peek” promos, which were compilations previewing multiple new and returning series.
The first came in August and showed a single quick shot of Sansa and Jon embracing, and the second aired during the Golden Globes earlier in January. That latter tease showed what fans assumed is more from the previous scene, with Sansa handing Winterfell over to Daenerys in their very first meeting — and not looking too happy about it.
Watch the trailer above.
The eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” will premiere Sunday, April 14 at 9/8c on HBO.