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The HBO hit released a new preview video Thursday: There's still no new footage (boo) of the forthcoming eighth and final season, but there is a pretty cool sequence that shows some of the series' major families succumbing to an ominous freeze via their easily recognizable mascots. However, there's not much to see.

The 39-second clip gives us a mere glimpse of what all we can expect from the final season of Game of Thrones. In the process, it first engulfs a wolf (referring to the northern Starks) and swiftly moves in to take in its fold a dragon (perhaps one of Daenerys Targaryen's three dragons, Viserion).

Naturally, fans were excited about what it could all possibly mean.

The Game of Thrones season 8 teaser arranges itself as a conflict between the forces of fire and ice.

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Again, per VF: "In the show's pilot episode, the White Walkers clearly communicate in "inhuman shrieks" and 'a chilling sound like crackling ice, ' which echoes George R.R. Martin's description of their language in his books".

Game of Thrones will be broadcast on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in April 2019. Eventually the ice and fire erupt in the middle of the table.

The final season of the HBO drama s perhaps the most eagerly awaited finale in television history so they literally could have put out anything - anything at all - and people would have leapt to all kinds of conclusions. The network has not released an official premiere date yet for season eight.