We’re just a week away from the premiere of the highly anticipated eighth and final season of the HBO series Game Of Thrones. Not surprisingly, the network’s marketing machine is out in full force, especially in New York City, where the red carpet Season 8 premiere was held and also where a replica of the Iron Throne sat on display for a few days at Rockefeller Center.
On Saturday, in Studio 8H of 30 Rock, Kit Harington, one of the main stars of Game Of Thrones, hosted Saturday Night Live, where they of course incorporated the HBO series into some of the sketches. The opening monologue saw some guest appearances from Harington’s GoT co-stars, while a pre-recorded sketch gave us a promo of HBO’s multiple planned Game Of Thrones spinoff series.
Watch the videos here below.
In the monologue, Harington fields some awkward questions from the audience, including from his GoT co-stars: Emilia Clarke (she brings up their sex scene!), John Bradley (will they still be friends?), Rose Leslie (how will they live? – she’s also his wife), and even the Night King! The HBO promo skit reveals a bunch of GoT prequels, sequels, spin-offs, and crossovers, including a new procedural Game Of Thrones: Special Victims Unit, where Law & Order: SVU stars Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T investigate crimes in Flea Bottom.
Kit Harington Monologue – SNL
Kit Harington takes questions from the audience (Emilia Clarke, John Bradley, Rose Leslie, Pete Davidson) while trying to avoid Game of Thrones spoilers.
New HBO Shows – SNL
A promo for HBO showcases the Game of Thrones spin-offs coming to the network.