Last month, HBO offered a sneak peek at series, specials, and films to expect from the cable network in 2018.
But its new-year teaser reel had one obvious omission: any declaration about the future of Game of Thrones, other than a brief shot of a few series characters.
HBO issued a Thursday announcement to confirm that Game of Thrones' eighth—and final—season will debut in "2019."
The network didn't hint at either a month or release window.
Instead, it confirmed that the season will contain six episodes and offered a list of writers and directors on board, including longtime TV series contributors David Benioff and D.B.
Otherwise, the announcement contained nothing in the way of plot or character hints, let alone a trailer.