Gwendoline Christie warns fans that they'll probably need therapy after 'Game Of Thrones' finale
Game of Thrones' eighth and final season is still several months away, but that doesn't mean that fans aren't eager to find out just a little more about it. We may not have a fully-fledged trailer to endlessly analyse, but we do have a few tidbits here and there - both in what HBO is officially releasing, and in what the cast and crew occasionally let slip.
For one thing, we know that while this looks like a much shorter season - the six episodes we're getting will be longer than usual, with some reports suggesting they may be feature-length. Last month, it was confirmed that we'd be getting these final episodes in April 2019, as well as a few other glimpses at what's to come.
First, we saw the first official photo from the final season, on the cover of Entertainment Weekly:
In an interview with the publication, co-executive producer Bryan Cogman explained what the new episodes would entail:
"It’s about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death.
"It’s an incredibly emotional haunting bittersweet final season and I think it honors very much what [author George R.R. Martin] set out to do - which is flipping this kind of story on its head."
In addition to this, HBO released the first teaser trailer for the eighth season, hinting at the battle of ice and fire that is sure to come. And, according to Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne in the hit fantasy series, we've got a lot to prepare for.
"You're going to need therapy," Christie said in an interview with E! News.
"I think just the show ending is going to send all of the world into professional help."
"I think it's going to make me incredibly emotional. We're all emotional about the fact that this is the end, and this is the end of something incredibly significant for all of us, and it's been a truly incredible thing to be a part of."
She also claimed that Janelle Monae, her co-star in Welcome To Marwen, is a huge Game of Thrones fan too - but she never pushes it too far trying to get some secrets. "People are always incredibly respectful," Christie said. "They know it's your job to protect the secrets of the series, so nobody ever really tries to catch you out."
When Christie says we'll need therapy, she might be referring to one particular battle that one actor let slip at a recent convention. Vladimír Furdík, who plays the Night King, told fans:
"In the third episode of the last season, there is a battle that the creators intended to be a historic moment in television. Almost the full episode will be about the battle; it will take about one hour."
You know what? I think Christie might just be right about that therapy...