How to watch Game Of Thrones Season 8 – UK TV and streaming details

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How to watch Game of Thrones Season 8 in the UK – streaming details, TV channels and air times. (Contains Game of Thrones spoilers.)

"Game of Thrones" fans have been waiting patiently for almost two years now since the destruction of the Wall, the death of Littlefinger and the revelation of Jon Snow's true parentage and links to Daenerys closed out Season 7 in August 2017. But good things come to those who wait: "Game of Thrones" Season 8 has officially made its way to TV channels and streaming services, and Twitter will no longer be a safe place to scroll on Monday mornings if you're looking to avoid spoilers. 

How can I watch "Game Of Thrones" Season 8 in the UK?

While "Game of Thrones" fans in the US can watch Season 8 on HBO, new episodes in the UK will be available on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV

When can I watch it?

"Game of Thrones" Season 8 Episode 1 was first shown at 2am UK time on April 14, a simulcast with the more palatable 9pm Eastern Time US showing on HBO. Those with a more casual affinity for Jon Snow, Arya Stark, Cersei and co., or a more compelling reason to go to bed at a reasonable time on Sunday nights, can catch the repeat at 9pm on Monday April 15 – a release schedule due to remain the same in the coming weeks. 

How long is "Game of Thrones" Season 8?

Coming in at six episodes, "Game of Thrones" Season 8 is the shortest offering of the show to-date. Season 8, however, at least makes up for the shortfall by delivering episodes that range from 54 minutes (like last night's Episode 1, "Winterfell") and 80 minutes for the penultimate episode and finale. 

What happens in "Game of Thrones" Season 8?

Season 8 marks the final six episodes of the sprawling fantasy epic based on George R.R. Martin's "Song of Fire and Ice" novels. While reading the books may offer some insight into the plot of Season 8, Martin's series remains unfinished, with The Winds of Winter still unpublished after almost a decade and a final novel, A Dream of Spring, due to complete the arc. 

With Episode 1 of Season 8 having already aired, some clues as to how the next five episodes might unfold are already on offer. For a glimpse of what's to come, take a look at the full "Game of Thrones" Season 8 trailer below. 

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