The eighth and final season of the HBO fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones premiered on April 14, 2019, and concluded on May 19, 2019. The season was broadcast on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT in the United States, and on Mondays at 2:00 a.m. GMT in the United Kingdom.
The season was written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and directed by David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik, and Daniel Sackheim. The season stars Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Iain Glen, Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, and Jerome Flynn.
The season picks up where the seventh season left off, with Daenerys Targaryen (Clarke) returning to Westeros with her dragons and army to claim the Iron Throne. Jon Snow (Harington) is now King in the North, and Cersei Lannister (Headey) is Queen of the Seven Kingdoms.
The season was met with mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the performances and the action sequences, while others criticized the rushed pacing and the lack of character development.