The watch has almost ended.
Season 8 is expected to finally offer some closure to the many story lines that have emerged across Westeros. The previous season left off with Cersei (Lena Headey) occupying the Iron Throne, even though the loyalty of her brother-lover Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) has become rather unclear now.
Meanwhile, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) might be on the same team now, but will their new alliance and personal relationship survive the news that he, too, is born of dragon's blood? We also don't know whether the Stark family truce between Jon, Sansa (Sophie Turner), Arya (Maisie Williams), and the new Three-Eyed Raven, Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright), will hold strong amid Dany's arrival — and we certainly have plenty of reasons to doubt they'll appreciate Jon's knee-bending news.
Perhaps the biggest remaining questions to (hopefully) be answered by Game of Thrones Season 8 are 1) who'll win or die in the epic battle ahead between our heroes and the Night King's army as it descends on Winterfell, and 2) who, if anyone, will lay claim to the Iron Throne?
What we do know, though, is that there's bound to be a boatload of action as ice and fire finally collide.
So, if you're looking for details on how to watch in real time, we've got you covered.
Game of Thrones Season 8 will premiere on HBO on Sunday, April 14 at 9/8c. The show will air on HBO and stream live on HBO Now and HBO Go. The following episodes will also air live on the network and its digital platforms each Sunday evening — all leading up to the grand, 80-minute finale, which airs on Sunday, May 19 at 9/8c.
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