Winter probably comes.
The Great Fight
An entertainment weekend article released on March 4 dug into the last season focusing on the battle of Winterfell, which sounds like it was almost as disturbing to the actors as to their characters.
It is expected to be "the longest continuous battle sequence ever committed to movies, bringing together the largest number of GoT big characters since the show's debut episode in 201
- "The beloved heroes were dead," EW says, but obviously does not reveal who, for what fun would it be? Signs involved include Arya Stark, in that character's first game, plus Jon Snow, Daenery's Targary, Tyrion Lannister and Brienne of Tarth. Sansa Stark, who is usually not in fighting, is also mentioned, and Samwell Tarly, usually not a giant, also enters.
- The Battle of Winterfell is called "possibly the hardest to produce episode in television history." In it, living characters face the army army. It required 11 weeks of night shooting, during which 750 people worked all night in freezing temperatures and "ankle-deep mud".
- Director Miguel Sapochnik tried to find a longer cinema battle and could not, but says the closest was "the nearly 40-minute helmet's deep siege in the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers."
- One of the regular actors was dizzying during a scene that demanded much standing. She went home early but was back the next day. Her identity was not revealed.
- The battle for Winterfell was not the only major episode in the last season. Of course, the secret ruled the highest on the series finals, so EW did not have any revelations. But the article notes that "only crew members wearing a special episode 6 badge were allowed to put on the recording and some scenes were shot on a closed set."
Watch a dragon
HBO took pity on fans in February. 24, publishing the smallest sneak peek on the show's last season as part of a longer video plugging new and recurring show. And the most notable piece showed Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) spotting his first dragon. As it crosses lines of marched troops, Ned and Catelyn Stark's youngest daughter stares in shock, awe and little joy.
Later Game of Thrones excerpt in the video show White Walker, Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Tormund Giantsbane and more dragon action.
You can now make a countdown calendar because HBO announced in January that the show will return to its last season on April 14.
HBO also launched a short teaser showing Jon reunited with the sisters Arya and Sansa Stark as the three go through the crypt of the family home Winterfell and hear mysterious messages from their parents. (Yes, including Jon's mother, Lyanna Stark, sister to Ned.)
Teaser is just that teaser – that scene will not actually appear in the new episodes, Entertainment Weekly Reports.
The latest tidbits
Thrones game has so many fans out there looking for news that it can be difficult to sort the latest reports. Here are three of the latest gossipy teasers floating around Westeros world.
Episode runtimes and dates revealed
For more than a year, it has been smoking that episodes would be super-sizes. And on March 15, the HBO maturities and air dates of the last six episodes appeared.
Dates are the easy part. When the show returns on April 14, there will be a new episode every Sunday to May 19, so don't plan to take a Sunday.
Round times vary slightly. The first episode is 54 minutes, the other 58 minutes, and then they become considerably longer. Section 3 is one hour and 22 minutes, episode 4 is one hour and 18 minutes, and episodes 5 and 6 are each one hour and 20 minutes long. Playback times are not a big part for the fans, but it adds more support to the idea that the six episode last season will be jam-packed with action.
Test Iron Throne
The big question remains: Who will ultimately sit on the iron throne and control this cruel but fascinating country? We don't know who wins the throne (still waiting for Tyrion here), but the big stars are trying all that inon February 28. They show the protagonists each giving the throne a go, pairing them with an iconic quote from that person.
Even signs that are very unlikely to ever challenge the throne (Gray Worm, Brienne of Tarth, Samwell Tarly) were pictured. And of course there are theories. The British newspaper The Independent wrote that Jon Snow's attitude is similar to Ned Stark's name as a promotional image from the first season that it could be a little – will Jon meet a similar sad fate to Ned? Let's not hope so.
Khal Drogo and his Khaleesi are reunited
It is very unlikely that we will see the late Khal Drogo return to the last season (though … flashbacks? As a scary white walker?). But the actor who played him,stares Jason Momoa, reunited with Daenery's (actress Emilia Clarke) at the Academy Awards in late February. He shared a picture of the two on his Instagram page with the headline "So proud of you Emilia Clarke, I love you with all my heart" and signed it, "Aloha, Drogo." More than 1.6 million people liked the picture in less than a week.
Fans were slightly excited in May 2018 when Momoa shared a photo on Instagram, where he has seen a Guinness lift with Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff during the show's filming. Maybe they're just three friends hanging around. But fans can dream.
More news and rumors
Season 7 ended in August 2017 with dragons and white hikers and a little ignorant incest. And fans who are impatiently waiting for resolution can't even consolidate with a new George R.R. Martin book in the saga because.
But the book, as winter, comes. Just before Thanksgiving 2018, Martin told the Wall Street Journal that he was on a remote mountain hut where he goes to "hunker down" and writes and that he is "hard at work" at the Winds of Winter. He didn't want to give spoilers, but he said he had a master plan, despite the television broadcasts.
"I still have to finish it as I always would have finished it as it has been in my head for 25 years now," Martin said.
Martin alsoin August 2018. Then he noted that some people are dead on the screen who will not die in the books. (Margaery? Hodor? Shireen? We can dream …) Despite what Martin said, he is not unfortunate to kill big signs on the side too – and blame J.R.R. Tolkien's Gandalf, by all people .
The last episode will also pull out all the stops, according to Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Missandei. In August 2018, she told the Hindustan Times that the season would finally unpack some exciting stories.
"This season will be incredibly satisfying for people," Emmanuel said. "It gets incredibly exciting and heartbreaking. I want people to have their mind blown when they see the final."
But those of us who have to live in the world of tax deadlines and performance assessments could certainly use a fantasy flight back to the castle and castle and Tyrion's one-liners. So while we wait and sayhimself, here's a guide to the final season of HBO's blockbuster fantasy hit.
We update this story as new information is revealed, be sure to check the plot section for new details or rumors. Keep the door, spoilers in depth!
Info about last season
Big news fell on November 1, when Entertainment Weekly's James Hibberd shared details from a visit. He was not allowed to leak much of course, but here are the highlights:
Fans may be surprised who survives to the end
While watching the absolute last episode filmed, Hibberd wrote, "I Looking around at a carefully constructed set that I have never seen before, several actors are performing and I am stunned: There are signs in the final that I did not expect. "
What goes around , come around. Hibberd says the last season begins at Winterfell's Strong Stronghold, and contains many parallels to the show's pilot. "Instead of King Robert's procession arriving, it is Daenery's and her army, he writes. From there, signs and blends and prepares to fight the Army Army.
And speaking of Winterfell …
Winterfell- set had a massive extension for last season. There is now a "right wing exterior, a larger patio and several interconnecting rooms and teeming", EW reports.
Building for the massive battle
We havethat there will be a massive blow (presumably people against death) who took 55 days to shoot and take place in three different places. Hibberd's report says that "wildly" underscores the actual events that the 55 days were only for outdoor scenes shot at Winterfell and that the battle was shot for weeks more in indoor studio sets.
There's a small, actually teasing fall – Sansa (Sophie Turner) is not happy that Jon (Kit Harington ) bent the knee to Da one rice that should not be surprising to anyone who knows the proud Strong heritage. But it sounds like she's changing her about Dany eventually. (Which is good because they are actually family.)
Don't believe these leaked scripts
Although we noticed that a suspected leaked script came up on Reddit, Hibberd warned that the real Game of Thrones scripts not says Game of Thrones on them, and production documents use code names to refer to the actors. (Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys, was referred to as "Eldiss.")
Release Date, Episodes and Timing
So what's there to see? The last season is season 8, and HBO has confirmed that it will come on April 14, 2019 and consists of six episodes.
For more than a year, it has been smoked that the episodes would be super-sizes. And on March 11, Game of Thrones fan site Winter is coming to the point that HBO now noted episode lengths on its website. The first episode is in 54 minutes, the second in 58 minutes. While HBO does not have a complete schedule beyond that, an experienced commentator noted that playing with the URLs of the known episodes can make the performances for the rest of the season's episodes come up. If they are correct, the following episodes run for 60 minutes, then 78 minutes, and the last two run 80 minutes each. Not quite the "mini-movie" size that was talked about earlier, but certainly longer than normal.
It's not a big deal for fans, but it adds more support to the idea that the six-episode's last season will be the jam pack of action.
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, as well as David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik, will lead episodes, and Benioff, Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill will write the scripts. As fans know, television views have been cut off from Martin's books because of the necessity as a new book has not come out since 2011.
To see the new season when it eventually falls, You subscribe to HBO (or a friend with one), but if you don't have a cable, you can pay for HBO Now, a streaming subscription version of HBO that doesn't require a regular cable subscription (or even a TV). Are you sure you like it? You can stream HBO now for free for 30 days. And you can catch up with previous seasons via HBO, Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra Blu-ray. Earlier seasons are also available on.
Meet the cast
The great cast members who have survived to this point will be back (an exception: Ellaria Sand, who probably still sees daughter Tyene's body root in Cersei's dungeon ).
Some of the top stars come back:
The Lannister children Tyrion (Dinklage), Queen Cersei (Headey) and Jaime (Coster-Waldau) still survive, although Tyrion and Cersei present each other and Jaime seems trapped in the middle. Is Cersei lying to his brother / lover about being pregnant with their fourth child together now that the other three are dead? Probably.
As far as House Stark is concerned, dad Ned (Sean Bean) lost his head back in the first season, and mother Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) and the brothers Robb (Richard Madden) and Rickon (Art Parkinson, who) joined him in the afterlife later. But Jon Snow (Harington), who is really Ned's sister's son, and Ned's true children Bran (Hempstead-Wright), Arya (Williams) and Sansa (Turner) are still living and discovering that life in Westeros is really a strong proposition.
Daenerys Targaryen (Clarke) seems to have found love with Jon Snow – too bad is she his aunt. (Such things never really matter to Targaryens.) She is also with Tyrion, and her faithful retinue includes eunuch Gray Worm (Anderson), Missandei (Emmanuel) and Jorah Mormont (Glen).
Jon Snow's pal Samwell Tarly (Bradley-West) and his partner Gilly (Hannah Murray) discovered some important secrets of the Westerosi story in their time at the Citadel, and you just know it will eventually come out.
Also back is Brienne of Tarth (Christie), her wannabe loves Tormund Giantsbane (Hivju), Davos Seaworth (Cunningham), Sandor "The Hound" Clegane (McCann) and his creepy zombie brother Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane (Björnsson) , Aryas pal Gendry (Dempsie), the mysterious priestess Melisandre (van Houten), plagued Theon Greyjoy (Allen) and his evil uncle Euron (Asbæk).
There is not much known about new characters participating in the show in its last season. But according to the play Wikia & # 39; s top-notch Game of Thrones, actress Marc Rissmann will play Harry Strickland, commander of the Golden Company, an army for hire. Other new characters that we do not know much beyond their names include Fergus (played by Seamus O & # 39; Hara), Willa (Alice Nokes) and Sarra (Danielle Galligan).
What we know about the plot
Director David Nutter revealed some tidbits about the last season in his Reddit AMA on November 13. Asked about Daenery's goal, he said that the Targary's quest for the Iron Throne has good intentions. "I think she'll make a difference," he said. "She wants to liberate the slaves, she wants to be a good, just just ruler. After many years it has chased her and now she catches it – I somehow think it's about fate for her and some of it is really beyond her own call and something she is destined to become.
Nutter also promised the return of at least one direwolf and said showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss were aware of what fans wanted to see as they worked in last season and took it in. The question of describing the last season in three words he chose, "Spectacular, inspirational, satisfying."
Wolves, perhaps, but don't expect to see the Lannister cat, Ser Pounce. Benioff and Weiss ended hope) for entertainment every week that Cersei had the furball terribly killed. Let's just pretend we didn't hear it.
Remember the red wedding? When asked to compare the upcoming episode with that carnage, Nutter said : "So far this year Stay 8 in relation to the red wedding, I just need to tell you – Hang on your seat because it will be special. "
Peter Dinklage, whose Tyrion Lannister is a favorite character for many,about what will happen to the youngest Lannister. First, he said the show" beautifully ends "for his character. but he added "whether it's tragic or not." Fans probably didn't expect Tyrion to live happily ever after, but "tragic" is a scary word, especially in this context.
Have you wondered what happened to those get surviving direwolves? Joe Bauer, the show's visual effects indicative, promisewill play an interesting role in the last season. "(Ghost) is very present and does some pretty cool stuff in season 8, "Bauer told The Huffington Post. Good – Jon will use the backup he can get.
Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, says the show's finale will be split, though she didn't reveal any spoilers: "I think many fans will be disappointed and many fans will be over the moon. I think it will be really interesting to see people's reactions. "
We also know that even after the performance ends, fans will be able to revive Westeros terrors and triumphs beforein Northern Ireland HBO does not confirm many details of what will be called the Game of Thrones Legacy attractions, but the Winterfell, Castle Black and King & # 39; s Landing sets could be included, and costumes, props, weapons, and other items will be featured.  And at the end of September, George RR Martin published a new book edition on his website, unfortunately it was not from the long-awaited winning winners, but instead of Fire & Blood, the first volume of his Targaryen story. written by Archmaester Gyldayn and digging into the life of the fascinating Targaryens, Daenerys' family (and now we also know spoiler alert – Jon Snow's).
An interesting time piece that may or may not p pill in the last season: Queen Alysanne flies her dragon Silverwing high above Castle Black, but the dragon who has never refused to fly where her mistress wants, will not go north of Wall. This could just be something Martin brought to Fire & Blood, but if he told the show runners that dragons don't like flying north of the wall, it could be a problem.
Get ready for some serious actions and be braced to lose some big characters. An HBO practitioner has made the last seasondescribing cast members "one by one … falling to their deaths". If the deaths are too many for you, keep in mind that that not everyone who dies on the screen will die in his books.
The smallest bit of footage, just seconds came out in August 2018, as excerpts shown under an HBO video promoting its 2019 lineup. Other than Jon Snow (Kit Harington) hugging sister Sansa (Sophie Turner) nothing happens, but fans will take what they can get.
We know thathas finished recording her last scenes, thanks to a she wrote in June 2018. Unfortunately, she did not Offer any plot details or spoilers.
And while it's almost not a spoiler, we know that "somebody will die" last season thanks to the show's armor Natalia Lee, who. "There are always cool weapons and swords," Lee said. "I can't really say much. It will be the biggest fight in television history, I can certainly say that. It just gets bigger and better."
Drogo may be present this season, but according to a report by the Daily Express June 2018, Dothraki will be back to help their Khaleesi. A riding stable in Ireland apparently deleted two Instagram posts, one showing a Dothraki warrior, another mentioning them.
We do not know if there will be other celebrities, but we know the actor who played Hodor, Kristian Nairn, believed. "I'm not a fan of cameos in the Game of Thrones." I don't like them. I think it's stupid, "Nairn told the Huffington Post. "Especially Ed Sheeran. I was like," Why is Ed Sheeran here? "I mean, Ed Sheeran is great. He's a good guy, great musical, but why is he in the Game of Thrones?"
Star Maisie Williams knows how the show ends and sheso maybe you can bribe her to get it. She also did not buy HBO President Casey Bloys, who announced that the show was planning to trick nosy on-set people who might leak big news. "I thought immediately," I don't think we have the budget to shoot lots of different conclusions, "http://www.cnet.com/" she told Jimmy Kimmel.
Could a young generation of Northern Leaders, led by young Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey), Alys Karstark (Megan Parkinson) and Ned Umber (Harry Grasby) preach for a strong presence last season? We hope so, because.
Will Dragonpit appear again? Fan site Winter is coming reported on April 2 that the show is preparing for films at a ruined Roman amphitheater in the ancient Spanish city of Italica, which served as Dragonpit for a big stage in season 7. It could serve as a crucial point for drama drama or just a great giant open meeting place for a fight or other confrontation.
Gendry is finally finished with rowing and ready for action. Actor Joe Dempsie, who plays Robert Baratheon's secret son Gendry, told Digital Spy that he has filmed "a fair b it" in the last season, but smart would not reveal if he survives to the very first episode. Because of his parents, fans still expect great things from the young blacksmith with royal blood.
When talking about blood, there are times when the show goes too far. Perhaps in the fate of 2019 Super Bowl advertising, a lightweight Bud Light ad was transformed into a performance sincemurdered the beer firm's mascot, Bud Knight, in a scene reminiscent of Oberyn Martells cruel death. How did they sell this to a board of Budweiser execs? "And then we get the representation of your brand terribly killed! It makes people buy our beer for sure!"
Will last season include several flashbacks with Rhaegar Targaryen, father of the know-who see it here and really fans will want to see a little more of his doomed relationship with Neds sister Lyanna Stark.)? The actor who plays him, sent a picture of himself on May 2 standing in front of a hotel in Belfast, where the show shoots, and fans went wild with speculation. He has since deleted it, but you can
Another rumor, vaguely watched by Watchers on the Wall, claims that Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) have filmed a scene where they fight together again, presumably to take grab the undead. It is a lovely juicy scene to look forward to for those who send the battle-clad couple – but what does this mean for poor Tormund?
In an interview at the Cannes Film Festival, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) revealed the secret plots that the scriptures were only given to the casting digitally, and that they themselves were deleted after some time. So no hawking these things on eBay, people. Coster-Waldau also revealed that he believes the performance ends "right" and "on its own terms". He says the story is a complete story from season 1 to end, "and it makes sense." What happens to GOT spin-offs?
Coster-Waldau also expressed an identity crisis for Jaime in the last season, as his ever-complex relationship with sister-lover Cersei continues to deteriorate. "The core of him has always been Cersei," he told Vanity Fair. "When it is gone, what are you? What is left? Is there anything left?"
What happens to GOT spinoffs?
George R.R. Martin will not call them spinoffs, but HBO works on as many as five "successor shows" taking place in the Game of Thrones universe. Martin has said that the fansas all the new shows will take place within the time period depicted in Game of Thrones. It is not yet known whether everyone or how many of the shows will actually make it air.
But you have certainly advanced more than others. Martin called itso had to say that it is not the official title (but if we were to guess … it is). And on February 4, HBO announced that the show would start filming in early summer. We also know as a "socialite with a secret", and Josh Whitehouse also has a role.
Need some background? In June 2018, Deadline reported thatfrom author Jane Goldman, known for the Kingsman movie series, as well as Stardust, Kick-Ass and two X-Men blockbusters. It will be tuned thousands of years before the Game of Thrones, and HBO provided a rather generic plot overview, with the exception of .
"The series chronicles the world's descent from the heroes' heroes in its darkest hour," the network revealed. "And only one thing is certain: From the scary secrets of Westeros to the true origins of the white wanderers, the mysteries of the East to Stark's legend … it's not the story we think we know."
"some (of the successor shows) cannot even be put on Westeros." (An Essos set of story would definitely be fresh.)
We know what won't be covered: no Robert's Rebellion and no Dunk and Egg. Robert's Rebellion refers to Ned Stark, Robert Baratheon and Jon Arryn's rebellion against the House Targary, and Dunk and Egg are other Martin characters, a witch knight and his squire who have their own stories taking place a century before the current books. Martin said when he finished writing all his stories about Dunk and Egg, he would love to have a show and that Robert's Rebellion will be explained in the current book series when (if …) he's done.
This story was first published on April 6, 2018 and updated more frequently than GRRM publishes.
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