Game of Thrones season 8 trailer is finally here

EVERYONE is back in this one: Arya, Sansa, Cersei, Daenerys, Jon Snow, Melisander, Ser Davos, Tyrion, Jaime, etc. Fortunately the trailer for the final season answered the question pretty decisively.

The Season 8 premiere is set to air on April 14, 2019 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, on HBO Canada, and there will be six episodes making up the season. The focus is mostly on the Battle of Winterfell episode, which itself took 11 weeks of night shoots and will see the living go up against the dead.

Co-executive producer Bryan Cogman spoke about the epic battle scene, calling it unprecedented for TV or film.

Game of Thrones season 8 will be with us next month and yes, as much as it pains us to say it, this really is it; the beginning of the end, folks. This episode is surely going to show the death of several major characters and if fan favorite Jon Snow and Daenerys make it out alive from this fight, then it would again create a way for them to end the reign of Cersei Lannister. Just as you might expect, the trailer gives us a glimpse of what we can look forward to and, thankfully, it looks like the final season is going to be as dragon-ladened as the previous ones. But nothing can prepare you for how physically draining it is.

There's a whole lot of shots of just about everyone looking around ominously.

Stream Game of Thrones Season 8 on HBO and follow Game of Thrones' Twitter account for more updates on the show's cast, plot, and behind-the-scenes footage. I keep thinking: "'Whose story am I telling right now?'", he said. "One thing I found is the less action - the less fighting - you can have in a sequence, the better".

But this is Game of Thrones, and when you mix a big bloody battle with zombies and a large number of beloved characters, you can guarantee that not all of them make it out of the battle alive (EW even teases a moment from filming with "beloved" characters laying dead at Winterfell's gates).

Of course, as the Night King, one resurrected dragon and a massive icy army flood towards breaching the Wall at the Seven Kingdoms' northern border, "spectacular" is the bare minimum expectation of fans around the globe.

  • Marlene Weaver