Date for final season of Game of Thrones announced

Game of Thrones returns for its final season on April 14. #ForTheThrone

NEW YORK - The wait is finally over for Game of Thrones fans.

HBO announced in a new trailer on Sunday that the highly anticipated final season will air the first episode on April 14.

WATCH: HBO releases Game of Thrones teaser

In the 1 minute and 44 seconds trailer, Jon Snow, Arya Stark and Sansa Stark are seen walking through the crypts of Winterfell.

The first episode of the fantasy series aired on 17 February 2011 and has been one of HBO's most successful shows.

Fans of the show have been unable to contain their excitement following the announcement.