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Game of Thrones reveals start date of final series

It’s the news many of us in Malta and Gozo have been waiting for.

The premiere date for season eight of Game of Thrones has finally been revealed.

But we hate to break it to you that there are still a couple of months to wait.

The final series of the epic fantasy drama series will air on April 14, broadcaster HBO confirmed.

The news was revealed in a teaser trailer on the official HBO Twitter account in the early hours of January 14 with simply a count down as the caption.

It’s 90 days if you were wondering.

Fans will be treated to six episode of the hit adaptation of the novels of George RR Martin.

It has been nearly two years since we last visited Westeros, so where did we leave it?

Jaime Lannister had nearly drowned while Daenerys’ dragons were setting everything before them ablaze and Petyr Baelish met his maker after constantly trying to play the sisters against each other.

The final sequence of the season saw The White Walkers finally breaking through the Wall at Eastwatch.

And even more terrifying was the sight of the recently deceased Viserion now reanimated as an ice dragon who breathes bright blue ice fire.

What is Malta’s connection with Game of Thrones?

Malta and Gozo were prominent filming locations in season 1 of Game of Thrones.

Mdina was the original King’s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms.

St Dominic’s Convent in Rabat featured as the Red Keep Garden in episode 7.

On the east side of the Grand Harbour in Karkala, Fort Ricasoli doubled as the Gate of the Gods of King’s Landing.

Verdala Palace in Buskett Gardens served as the exterior of Illyrio Mopatis’ mansion in Pentos and features in episode 1.

The Azure Window in Gozo was the scene of the Dothraki wedding feast between Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen on the coast of Pentos in episode 1.

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