It’s been nearly two years now since Game of Thrones last left us after the season seven finale “The Dragon and the Wolf,” so to say that fans are excited for its return this Sunday would be a massive understatement. At the same time, the return is bittersweet. The upcoming season eight is also the show’s grand finale, and fans know that in six short weeks it will all be over and they’ll likely be spending the summer bursting into tears at random moments. When they’re at the bank. When they’re trying to pick out the best avocado at the market. When the damn clown is making a balloon poodle at their kid’s birthday party. It’s going to be a mess, and very confusing for those who don’t watch the series.
While most of us don’t want it to end, we all understand that a show can run too long and damage the overall product. Better to tell the story with as little filler episodes added in to stretch the series out as possible. But there is one particularly interesting person who doesn’t think the show should be ending just yet, someone who’s pretty familiar with it: George R.R. Martin.
As we saw in the official trailer for Game of Thrones season eight, some scary shit is about to go down at Winterfell.
Now HBO has released a new teaser video titled “Aftermath” two weeks before the final season of the series arrives—a little under two weeks in fact. The video appears to show Winterfell after said scary shit has come and gone. And let’s just say…you should not go into this one expecting sunshine and rainbows.
You can check out the video, as well as a pair of promos HBO has also released titled “Together” and “Survival,” below.
With a franchise as big and expansive as Star Wars, there are a number of things filmmakers could adapt that are outside of the Skywalker saga. And with the Skywalker saga coming to a close later this year in Episode IX, fans can look forward to other and possibly more exciting stories that go far beyond the conflicts between the Jedi and the Sith.
But there is also a lot of history to look back on, and that could be the basis of the film series from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. According to new rumors, their trilogy could be based on The Old Republic, the popular MMORPG game which takes place some 4,000 years before the Galactic Empire was established. More on the report below.
A teaser for Game of Thrones season eight has been released by HBO.
The teaser doesn’t show any actual footage from the show’s final season, instead focusing on a meeting of ice and fire—the book series written by George R.R. Martin the show is based on, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” visualized.
It’s been a long, long wait for fans since Game of Thrones season seven came to a close over a year ago now. And while that wait will continue into 2019, as we learned in July, all we knew as of then was that it would be sometime in the first half of the year.
Now we have something to finally focus in on. HBO has announced that Game of Thrones season eight will arrive in April of 2019. The perfect time to kick off the show’s final season, considering that all but two of the seven seasons premiered in April. And one of those two began just one day before April.
HBO made the announcement with a video, which you can check out below.