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HBO drops trailer for final 'Game of Thrones' season

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Posted at 9:37 AM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 10:11:22-05

Winter is coming. Finally.

The countdown is now 40 days until the HBO fantasy series "Game of Thrones" debuts its eighth and final season. A new trailer shows off a taste of the sights, sounds and thrills that fans of the show are in for starting Sunday, April 14, when the first of the final six episodes debuts.

The trailer shows off tense confrontations between important characters, grim previews of apocalyptic battles and -- most importantly -- dragons attacking the frozen tundra of the North.

It's been a long wait for the finale, with season seven having ended Aug. 27, 2017.

After "Game of Thrones" finishes, that won't mean the franchise is over. HBO has announced plans to launch multiple spinoff series.