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The Final Season begins April 14 on HBO. Image via: YouTube/

Game of Thrones: Season eight is coming to Showmax

It’s almost that time again, folks. Of dragons and white walkers and a fast-approaching winter and Jon Snow. Yep, we’re talking about Game of Thrones season eight.

Game of thrones season eight showmax winds of winter

The Final Season begins April 14 on HBO. Image via: YouTube/

The first official trailer for Game of Thrones season 8 was released earlier this week. And about time too, we’ve only been waiting for winter – my bad, I mean the new season – for two years now.

And not only did the showrunners bless us with the trailer. Emilia Clark told her followers that there would a “shocking end” waiting for us at the end of the eighth and final season.

Game of Thrones recap

If you need a catch up of the first seven seasons before you dig in to Game of Thrones season 8, we have your back: A season-by-season breakdown of all the major events!

“It’s going to be huge”

Speaking to Ryan Seacrest at the 2019 Oscars, Clarke said fans would have to prepare for a “heart-stopping finale,” and added:

“It’s going to be huge, that much everyone needs to know. It took us a long time to film this one for a very good reason. But I think there’s going to be some things… I know there’s going to be some things in this last season that will shock people.”

Emilia Clarke is, of course, Daenerys. Or as some of us know her: Queen Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lady of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm, Lady of Dragonstone, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons.

Good news from Showmax

We know you are excited about Game of Thrones season 8’s much-anticipated arrival. Some of you even asked Ster Kinekor if Game of Thrones will be screened in the cinema. Spoiler alert, it will not be screened at Ster Kinekor. However, all those praying to the Lord of Light, Showmax heard you.

Game of Thrones is coming to Showmax. And not only will you be able to stream all the older seasons on Showmax, but new episodes of season eight will be added weekly.

Better yet? It will be screened the same day the episodes air on M-Net. We now just have to wait it out until Monday, 15 April 2019.

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Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow arriving at Winterfell on horse back in the latest Game of Thrones trailer. Image via YouTube/GameOfThrones

The Winds of Winter – 6th novel

As for the next book in the series? Sorry folks, the sixth novel titled The Winds of Winter is, surprise surprise, not out yet. Nor will it be out any time soon. Actually, I’ve made peace with the fact that it probably won’t be published in my lifetime.

After all, I’ve only been waiting for The Winds of Winter release since 2011. In the GoT Universe, that is most likely the equivalent to half a century.

George R. R. Martin said he isn’t going to publish it before 2015. And we were fine with that. Good things take time, we told ourselves. Blessing comes to those who wait, we told ourselves. Then in 2016, Martin said he didn’t meet the deadlines and that there’s still plenty left to write.

Then he said it might be available at some point in 2017. And then he said the book was still “months away” from completion. He said we shouldn’t expect it before 2018, possibly only “later.” So we waited some more. “Later” came and went, much like the dreaded Winter.

He then said we would definitely have it in our grubby little hands by November 2018. But was it released in November 2018? Was it?? No, it was not. And now he wants us to believe that he’s “still working on The Winds of Winter.

The wait for The Winds of Winter continues

Quite frankly, I don’t trust this man anymore. I suggest you follow a nifty little Twitter account, Is The Winds of Winter out yet? @waitingfortwow. Bless the person managing this account, who every day tweets some version of the word “no.” Soul-destroying work, if you ask me, but someone has to do.

I’ll be over here in the corner, licking my wounds while waiting for The Winds of Winter.

Watch: Game of Thrones season eight trailer