The premiere date for Game of Thrones' final season has finally been revealed 1 month ago

The premiere date for Game of Thrones' final season has finally been revealed

And so our watch begins.

After what feels like just about forever, a premier date for Game of Thrones' final season has been announced.

Fans have been waiting for the final six episodes of the HBO epic since August 2017 - and, honestly, we thought we were going to have to wait forever for an inkling of when it would premiere.

After all, season seven's premiere date was announced in a melting block of ice.

But, no, Game of Thrones confirmed on Twitter today [November 13] that season eight will begin in April 2019.

Sadly, there was no new footage included in the reveal (we wish). Instead, it was a recap of many of the big events that have happened in the world of Westeros over the years.

They captioned the preview:

"Every battle. Every betrayal. Every risk. Every fight. Every sacrifice. Every death. All #

The exact premiere date has yet to be specified, although based on previous years it is more than likely going to debut closer to the end of the month.

Only two seasons - season three and season seven - didn't premiere in April.

Game of Thrones' return will be eight years after the first episode aired on HBO in April 2011.