It's the end of an era. HBO is ramping up for the most highly anticipated 8th and final season of Game of Thrones.
With a launch date set for April 14th, it still feels like an eternity for ardent fans of the fantasy drama series.
To commemorate the finale season, the premium cable channel released the official poster with the show's initials superimposed over a curiously familiar backdrop.
What is it?
GOT's official Twitter account posted the image, captioning it simply: "The final season."
Need they say more?
The final season. #GameofThrones https://t.co/Q4n9IO71BJ— Game of Thrones (@Game of Thrones)1553180424.0
If you clicked on the image, you'll notice that something resembling the iron throne is also fused with a dragon, with its fiery eyes staring you down.
Will the heir to the throne be one of the Daenerys' dragons, a dragon-rider, or someone dragon-blooded, perhaps?
@getFANDOM @GameOfThrones https://t.co/ZmOOcJJ3Ga— dawit (@dawit)1553181231.0
Fans weighed in with their theories, predictions and unabashed excitement.
@LordSnow Looks like Danersy will be queen of the ashes after all if she doesn't die herself or This could also be… https://t.co/G7QmWTMVN2— LaIndia (@LaIndia)1553181599.0
@one_Nenokkadine @starkhanesi Now I see the throne differently. aa kallu!!— Gachibowli Diwakar from RCB (@Gachibowli Diwakar from RCB)1553195823.0
@starkhanesi @shivster28 I know them 2 swords🤔 cant wait 👍— RogueGooner (@RogueGooner)1553197036.0
@starkhanesi OK I'M READY— ً (@ً)1553190708.0
@getFANDOM @GameOfThrones Dragon Eyes!! STONE COLD FIERCE!! #GameofThrones https://t.co/CLbtemKOKL— Pam Suzanne Reich (@Pam Suzanne Reich)1553181592.0
@House_Razor @NatClaire190 Drogon is the boss 🐲👊🏻— LillyMax64 (@LillyMax64)1553187401.0
New 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 poster says it all https://t.co/NuX1ydxwD1 https://t.co/UZ0Akn4gjY— Retro-Robot (@Retro-Robot)1553207881.0
GOT S8 Poster Arya 😍 #AryaStark #ForTheThrone #GameofThrones #gots8 https://t.co/mGj1zFECwz— Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale : ForTheThrone (@Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale : ForTheThrone)1553091984.0
Is the eye color a dead giveaway?
@GameOfThrones Looks like Danersy will be queen of the ashes after all if she doesn't die herself or This could als… https://t.co/zohkbWTog8— LaIndia (@LaIndia)1553181658.0
@LAINDIA928 @GameOfThrones That's definitely Drogon! Rhaegal is green and has yellow bronzish eyes, Drogon on other… https://t.co/9i0LDHYgol— Charline Thom (@Charline Thom)1553183198.0
@thronesfacts Somebody tell me who’s swords these are https://t.co/bdhsvnvNDg— Viktoria (@Viktoria)1553182934.0
@Ms__Viktoria @thronesfacts Jaimes and Breannes— My Jolly Sailor Bold (@My Jolly Sailor Bold)1553184657.0
@GameOfThrones It’s drogon and reason is so easy. Rhaegal is green. Only Drogon has red eyes😂 this is a Dragon’s se… https://t.co/UscogOsl6k— ϟGame Of Thrones (@ϟGame Of Thrones)1553181641.0
There will be blood. But whose?
@tat_targaryen @GameOfThrones Shes dying they all are in fact. All the good characters will die. Arya has already s… https://t.co/MrSM88Hgap— blank (@blank)1553181693.0
@tat_targaryen @GameOfThrones Yup she will. She even said she did her final scene of how she died. And she stayed d… https://t.co/IwL5fCtvB6— blank (@blank)1553181895.0
@GameOfThrones I see Daenerys, Jon, Rhaegal, Drogon, Ghost, Nymeria, Arya, Gendry, and few others surviving.… https://t.co/TI3HbHgm6p— JonandDanyTargaryen (@JonandDanyTargaryen)1553182086.0
@GameOfThrones This poster made sense, seven blessings to all of you.— Steffi Chua (@Steffi Chua)1553210523.0
You can watch the trailer for the eight and final season of GOT in the YouTube clip, below.
Game of Thrones | Season 8 | Official Trailer (HBO) www.youtube.com
HBO's President of Programming Casey Bloys told EW that the final season will be "epic."
"I think it's epic. I think fans are going to love it. I think it's a fitting way for one of the greatest shows in the history of television to go out and that people are going to be very happy. There's going to be a lot of conversation."
The conversation has already started, and it's not even April yet.