''Game of Thrones'' is set to premiere the first episode of Season 8 no later than next Sunday. It's been a tough waiting-game for those addicted to the HBO-based show, but we're almost there. The last couple of months have been good when it comes to some inside pieces of information.

A few official teasers released by HBO allowed the fans a sneak peek inside the show's final season. Major ''Game of Thrones'' characters are expected to die out, epic battle scenes are expected to unfold right in front of our eyes the minute the curtains drop. Likely, hearts and minds of viewers will start racing.

The stage is set for the Battle of Winterfell

As far as the general picture is concerned, the show's final season will most likely center around Winterfell. A lot is about to happen there. The only question that still remains is how the show's creators chose to build things up. Given that the season is shorter than the previous ones, sudden action's expected to happen.

At this point, the Army of the dead and the Night King are about to strike Winterfell. On the other side, the so-called united forces of Westeros are converging to the same northern location for what is expected to be a decisive battle.

Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen sealed their alliance by taking it to a new level of involvement but friction may emerge there since Jon, though not aware of it yet, is of Targaryen descendant.

He is the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, and his birth name is Aegon Targaryen.

Regarding the eclectic military alliance, Westeros' power poles seem to have put together a solid army. Even so, with Cersei Lannister's second agenda with Euron Greyjoy in place, the odds of survival are dropping at a fast pace.

The endgame is set for May 19

''Game of Thrones'' had sent fans into a dormant state right after the Season 7 finale. it was August 27 of 2017 when the last episode of the previous season aired and left millions of fans craving for more.

More than a year and a half later, those fans are about to relapse into their past addiction.

The good news is that all six episodes of the final season will be bound to a tight airing schedule. According to IMDb, by May 19, the curtain will drop for the first time and ''Game of Thrones'' will move on to the done and dusted TV series category.

But don't expect a sudden drop in the buzz department. The show's endgame is likely to send ripples through the entire social-media, and the shockwaves will likely travel the world several times, at least.

So, one should be fully prepared for a tormented next six weeks with the next six Sunday evenings allocated to the ''Game of Thrones'' splurge.