game of thrones 8

Winter is Here - Game of Thrones

10 April 2019
The eighth and final season of the multi-award winning show Game of Thrones starts on M-Net 101 this week!
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Every battle, betrayal, alliance and risk, every fight, sacrifice and death has all been #ForTheThrone. The epic worldwide phenomenon Game of Thrones has culminated in a breathtaking conclusion – and M-Net channel 101 is bringing you the stunning final season. With just days to go until the exciting six-part finale, M-Net in partnership with Nu Metro will also be hosting screenings for the premiere episode (episode 1 only) at select cinemas in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban live at 03:00 on Monday 15 April.

Die-hard fans who won the competition will be notified this week, and are in for one-of-a-kind Thrones' experience. These lucky viewers will be dressing in their Westerosi best as outstanding GoT outfits and costumes will be rewarded with cool prizes at the screenings. Dedicated couch potatoes can catch the premiere episode at 03:00 on M-Net channel 101 on DStv, or in prime time on the same day at 22:00 and – wait, there’s more - this season will also be available on Showmax at 22:00 alongside M-Net 101. With all the bases covered there’ll be no missing out on the biggest series finale of the year.

Fans who are as vigilant as The Night’s Watch should pay close attention to the channel from tonight, Wednesday 10 April during prime time. The channel will be counting down the days by changing up the classic M-Net logo (on the top left corner of the television screen) up until the premiere of the season.

The multi-award winning series’ episode durations have also been confirmed for the final six episodes*:

  • Season 8, episode 1 : Monday, 15 April 03:00 estimated running time 0:54
  • Season 8, episode 2 : Monday, 22 April at 03:00  estimated running time: 0:58
  • Season 8, episode 3: Monday, 29 April at 03:00  estimated running time: 1:22
  • Season 8, episode 4: Monday, 6 May at 03:00  estimated running time: 1:18
  • Season 8, episode 5: Monday, 13 May at 03:00  estimated running time: 1:20
  • Season 8, episode 6: Monday, 20 May at 03:00 estimated running time: 1:20

*Durations are subject to change

Directors for the eighth season include: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter, and Miguel Sapochnik; and writers for the final season include David  Benioff  &  D.B.  Weiss, Bryan Cogman, and Dave Hill.

Follow the GoT conversation on M-Net’s Twitter or Facebook pages, and on Nu Metro’s Twitter or Facebook with the hashtags #MNet101 #GameOfThrones #NuMetro. 

If you’re still behind on the biggest series of the decade, there’s still time to catch seasons 1-7 on Showmax.

From King’s Landing to Dorne, from North of the Wall to Winterfell, the Seven Kingdoms are preparing for war. 

How far will you go #ForTheThrone?

Check out more on the show page here.