Here are the stunning photos from the 'Game of Thrones' season 8 premiere
The final season of Game of Thrones is just around the corner, promising answers to fans' biggest questions: Will Bran "Three-Eyed Raven" Stark warg into one of Dany's dragons? Will The Hound and The Mountain face off in an epic 'Clegane-Bowl'? And why don't any of these people in the freezing cold North wear hats? You guys can figure out what kind of metal kills zombies, but you can't figure out how to keep your damn head warm in the winter? Psshhh.
Anyway, the past and present cast of the epic HBO fantasy series reunited for the eight season premiere in New York City. As always, it's fun to see the actors and actresses out of the medieval setting, dressed to the nines in glamorous suits and gowns. Of course, the event came with a patina of sadness, since this is the final season. As they say, valar morghulis - all men must die, and so must all TV shows. (Except for The Simpsons and Saturday Night Live, apparently.)
Here are some highlights from the premiere. Grab a tissue.
Rose Leslie and husband Kit Harington
(aka Ygritte and Jon Snow, who knows nothing)
Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner
(aka Arya and Sansa Stark - sisters before misters!)
Conleth Hill, aka Varys, looks different with hair, doesn't he?
Carice Van Houten, Jack Gleeson and Natalie Dormer
(aka Melisandre, Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell - I still hate you, Joffrey!)
Nikolaj Coster Waldau and Gwendolyn Christie
(aka Jamie Lannister and Brienne of Tarth, we ship)
What a tomboy!
Pilou Asbæk, John Bradley, Isaac Hempstead Wright and Joe Dempsie
(aka Euron Greyjoy, Samwell Tarly, Bran Stark and Gendry)
Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke
(aka Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen. She's the mother of dragons. He drinks and knows things.)
Nathalie Emmanuel, Emilia Clarke and Sophie Turner
Jason Momoa and Iain Glen
(aka Khal Drogo and Ser Jorah Mormont - get away from him, Aquaman! He's got grayscale!)
Indira Varma and Sibel Kekilli
(aka Ellaria Sand and Shae. Remember them?)
(Aka Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane - F*** the king!)
Hafþor Julius Bjornsson and Pedro Pascal
(aka Ser Gregor 'The Mountain' Clegane and Oberyn Martell - revenge at last!)
Too soon, Pedro!
Sadly, Lena Headey, aka Cersei Lannister, could not make it due to illness
"Gutted. Heartbroken and fucked off, still doesn’t cover my disappointment at not being able to travel to NYC for our final prem tonight. I fucking hate being sick and the timing of this is a shit bag. But .. S8 is the tits and so are all my cast mates and crew mates and creators... so RIDE FORTH INTO THE NIGHT AND CREATE MAYHEM ... Love you beauties"
The final season of Game of Thrones premieres on Sunday, April 14.
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