Game of Thrones' final season premiere date revealed

The final season of Game of Thrones will begin airing on HBO on April 14. It'll be just six episodes, down from seven the last time around and 10 for the seasons before that.

While fans will say goodbye after the next 6 episodes, a prequel is in the works

HBO says the eighth and last season of Game of Thrones will return on April 14 with six episodes to conclude its run. (Macall B. Polay/HBO via Associated Press)

Game of Thrones fans, get ready.

HBO announced Sunday night that the eighth and final season will begin on April 14. In a one minute and 44 second teaser released Sunday, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) are seen in the crypts of Winterfell.

Fans have eagerly awaited the six-episode finale of the show since Season 7 of the popular HBO show ended in August 2017.

The fantasy series based on the George R.R. Martin novels has been one of HBO's most successful shows.

HBO isn't getting out of the Game of Thrones business. A prequel created by Martin and writer-producer Jane Goldman is underway, with Naomi Watts set to star, and other spinoffs are possible.