Entertainment TV Winter Is Coming! HBO Announces 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Premiere Date, Drops Moody New Teaser The network released an atmospheric teaser depicting Jon Snow (Kit Harington) grappling with his true parentage By Michele Corriston Michele Corriston Michele Corriston is the Director of Platforms Strategy of PEOPLE. She has worked at PEOPLE since 2014. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 13, 2019 09:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email This spring, expect some Snow in the forecast. (Sorry, we had to.) Winter is officially coming April 14, when the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones premieres, HBO announced Sunday night. The network also released an atmospheric teaser depicting Jon Snow (Kit Harington) grappling with his true parentage as he passes a statue of Lyanna Stark, his birth mother, in the Winterfell catacombs. Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) join the man they thought was their half-brother (surprise, they’re cousins!), and icy air courses through the tunnel as it seems the White Walkers arrive. ‘Sick of This’: Kit Harington Says Game of Thrones Cast Was Over Show During Final Season Filming HBO To recap last season’s bombshell: Jon, who grew up as Ned Stark’s bastard son, is actually the legitimate son of Ned’s sister Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen. Born in secret and christened Aegon, he actually has a more legitimate claim to the iron throne than his lover slash aunt Daenerys (Emilia Clarke). HBO Incest is weirdly okay in Westeros, but something tells us the Khaleesi won’t like losing her power to a man who just bent the knee. Game of Thrones returns April 14 on HBO.