The Stark children come together in the crypts beneath Winterfell in the new ‘Game of Thrones’ final season teaser with the debut date finally being revealed…
The final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ will debut on Sunday night, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.
That was the big news on Sunday night along with a new teaser trailer for the final six episodes of the sprawling epic that will come to a close this year on HBO.
While the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ has been teased for April for several months, the actual release date hadn’t been revealed until now with April 14 kicking off a six week onslaught of episodes — all expected to be longer than an hour in length — that will wrap up the George R.R. Martin created series.
In the new teaser, the Stark children — Jon Snow, Arya Stark and Sansa Stark — are reunited in the crypts of Winterfell as they pass by the statues of some of the members of their family who have fallen before them.
Jon Snow’s real mother Lyanna Stark is the first voice we hear as a feather falls from her statue before landing on the ground. The feather takes us back to the very first season of ‘Game of Thrones’ when Robert Baratheon visited these same crypts and left it there on Lyanna’s grave because she was the only woman he ever truly loved. That feather remained there until Sansa Stark visited the crypts after returning to Winterfell and she found it on her aunt’s memorial statue.
As for Lyanna’s words, those were to her brother Ned when she revealed that Jon was her son by Rhaegar Targaryen, which means he’s the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.
“You have to protect him” ~ Lyanna Stark
The second voice comes from Catelyn Stark, who perished at the ‘Red Wedding’ and she often lamented about the fate that fell upon her family perhaps only because she couldn’t accept Jon Snow as one of her own because he was supposedly a bastard child when Ned Stark was unfaithful to her.
“The horror that’s come to my family, it’s all because I couldn’t love a motherless child” ~ Catelyn Stark
And finally there are the words from Ned himself as he reminds Jon that Stark blood runs through his veins even if he doesn’t carry the family name. Technically, Jon’s real name is Aegon Targaryen but he is a Stark by blood thanks to his mother Lyanna.
“You are a Stark. You might not have my name, you have my blood,” ~ Ned Stark
Finally the teaser trailer that was directed by David Nutter comes to a close with the Stark children reaching the end of the crypt and being confronted by statues of themselves as a cold snap begins creeping it’s way through the hollow chamber. This is obviously a sign of the oncoming war between the living and the dead as the Night King leads his army of White Walkers south to conquer Westeros and then the rest of the known world.
Check out the teaser trailer and get ready for the last six episodes in the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ that debuts on Sunday night, April 14 on HBO.