A suitably ominous teaser has been released for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones and hints at a showdown between fire and ice.

The 54-second clip doesn't give a whole lot away about what's set to come, but we can imagine it's unlikely to end well for many of our favourite characters. 

Despite the overwhelming feeling of impending doom: We. Can't. Wait.

The hugely-anticipated eighth season of Game of Thrones will air in April 2019, concluding the saga based on George RR Martin's novels that began in 2011.

Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage will reprise their roles as Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen and Tyrion Lannister, while Lena Headey and Sophie Turner will be back as Cersei Lannister and Sansa Stark.

Sophie Turner and Kit Harington returning for Game of Thrones' final season

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