Game of Thrones final season: guide

Foxtel has released programming details of the final season of Game of Thrones, which begins same time as the US on Monday, April 15.

There are also companion shows Thronecast, Thrones 360 and even an episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Kit Harington.

Thronecast: Gameshow of Thrones
Sunday, March 31 at 8.30pm AEST FOX Showcase
Thronecast: Gameshow of Thrones is a one-off quiz show hosted by GoT superfan Sue Perkins, express from the UK. Celebrity fans and cast members will be battling it out in their Houses to see who knows as much as the three-eyed raven and who is a bit more Jon Snow.

Thrones 360 
Monday, April 1 and 8 at 7.30pm AEST on FOX8 (also watch on FOX Showcase at 9.30pm AEST)
Hosted by James Mathison and Stephanie Bendixsen, Thrones 360 is the ultimate accompaniment to Game of Thrones, as GoT superfans James and Stephanie recap, dissect and rejoice in the last seven seasons of Game of Thrones, in preparation for the finale season.

Thronecast: War Room
Tuesday, April 9 at 9.30pm AEST FOX Showcase
As the minutes tick down to the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, Sue Perkins and her military advisors analyse the state of play in this one-off special, and get the viewers battle- ready. Sue will be joined by celebrity superfans as they discuss their theories for the epic conclusion of their favourite show.

Game of Thrones Three Day Takeover
Starts Friday, April 12 at 7.30pm AEST FOX Showcase
Viewers can binge on every single episode of Game of Thrones during this epic three-day takeover event, with all seven seasons of the phenomenal series airing on FOX Showcase throughout the weekend.

Saturday Night Live
GoT episode hosted by Kit Harington
Saturday, April 13 at 7.30pm AEST The Comedy Channel
For the first time ever, hugely popular Game of Thrones leading man Kit Harington, who has achieved worldwide acclaim as GoT character Jon Snow, will host iconic sketch show Saturday Night Live. Sara Bareilles will also make her SNL debut that night as the musical guest.

Game of Thrones Season 8
Monday, April 15 from 11.00am AEST FOX Showcase (contd. weekly)
The epic six-episode finale season of HBO’s global television phenomenon reaches its stunning conclusion, as viewers are transported viewers back to the fantasy world of GoT, where summers can span decades and winters can last a lifetime. Over the past seven seasons, Game of Thrones has become a cultural icon, attracting record viewers and critical acclaim worldwide.

Thrones 360 Live
Monday, April 15 from 9.30pm AEST, immediately after GoT on FOX Showcase and FOX8
On April 15, Thrones 360 will transform in to a live aftershow, Thrones 360 Live, filmed in front of a studio audience and immediately following the broadcast of each new episode of GoT. Featuring interviews with GoT cast members direct from London and special behind-the-scenes footage, each week, hosts James Mathison and Stephanie Bendixsen will invite celebrity guests and GoT experts in to the studio to help them analyse that day’s Game of Thrones episode.

Thronecast
Tuesday, April 16 from 10.30pm AEST on FOX Showcase
The long-running UK GoT companion series delves into the world of Westeros and beyond, with host Sue Perkins joined by special guests to review the last of the latest episodes of Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch
Monday, May 27 at 11.00 AEST and 8.30pm AEST on FOX Showcase
Debuting one week after the conclusion of Game of Thrones, the two-hour HBO documentary feature chronicles the creation of the show’s most ambitious and complicated season. The feature is made by acclaimed British filmmaker Jeanie Finlay, who was embedded on the set of the final season. Games of Thrones: The Last Watch delves deep in to the mud and blood to reveal the tears and triumphs involved in the challenge of bringing the fantasy world of Westeros to life.

All seven seasons are also available to stream through Foxtel On Demand.

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