Game of Thrones creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff revealed at SXSW that the final season of HBO’s hit series will be its shortest at just six episodes. The final season of GoT will be an episode shorter than season 7. In the trailer for the final season, Jon Snow’s character issues a dire warning of what’s to come as the show nears the end. The final season of Game of Thrones will begin airing on July 16th.