'Game of Thrones'
A poster of "Game of Thrones" season 7 of HBO starring Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. GameofThrones/ Facebook

The first promo poster of “Game of Thrones” season 8 has surfaced online, ahead of schedule. It doesn’t tease any scenes from the show as it only confirms the release of the final instalment of the series in 2019. The poster may come as welcome news to fans who are eagerly waiting for updates.

Also, a team from the popular fantasy TV series will be participating in the Licensing Expo, which will be held in Las Vegas in May. The poster, which is supposed to be revealed at this event, has been posted on Collider. It simply states that the show will return in 2019, but it doesn’t give an exact date. It also shows the name of the series in short form with a black background.

There is a hint of snow at the edges of the poster. Fans will remember that the season 7 poster had a similar design; the only difference was the background with ice and fire. While the season 7 poster was about the arrival of winter, the White Walkers (ice) and the invasion of Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) (fire), the new one appears to tease deaths while fighting the Night King.

One addition in the season 8 poster is the sigils of Houses Stark, Targaryen and Lannister. The Night King invasion has started, but the war among the three main Houses of Westeros continues.

Meanwhile, fans have a chance to watch the premiere of “Game of Thrones” season 8 and meet the cast. A new message posted online shows Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran) inviting fans to log on to the Omaze website to get a chance to watch the show and meet the actors.

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