HBO releases teaser trailer for the final season of 'Game of Thrones'
In April, the epic dragons-and-boobs fantasy series, Game of Thrones, comes to an end. We've had some good times over these past 67 episodes. The shocking beheading of Ned Stark in front of his own daughter. Daenerys rising from the flames, unburnt, with three baby dragons. Jon Snow's journey from neglected bastard to commander of the Night's Watch. The horrific betrayal at the Red Wedding. King Joffrey getting a little choked up at the Purple Wedding. The meaning of Hodor. Assassin Arya. White Walkers. Zombie dragon. A distracting Ed Sheeran. What a ride!
The storylines for the final season have been shrouded in secrecy, but we have have learned a few details. The last six episodes will be super-sized, with some of them, if not all of them, approaching feature-length. Each episode cost as astonishing $15 million to make, at least, which means they'll be chock-full of spectacle and battles. At a convention, the actor who plays the terrifying Night King, Vladimír Furdík, 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." (Possibly the battle between the living and the dead?)
HBO released the first official photo of the final season on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. The image shows Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) at Winterfell, the home of the long-suffering, scattered Stark family. Reportedly, season eight begins with many callbacks show's pilot, except instead King Robert's procession entering Winterfell, it's Dany's procession.
"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," co-executive producer Bryan Cogman told Entertainment Weekly. "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."
On Thursday, HBO released the first teaser trailer for season eight of Game of Thrones. It shows an unstoppable frost creep across Westeros, enveloping the Wolf of House Stark and the dragon of House Targaryen. This may symbolize the White Walkers, who are slowly but steadily marching into Westeros, now that a section of the Wall has fallen down. Then we see a raging fire scorch across the south, immolate the lion of House Lannister, and clash with the ice. It appears to tease that epic, hour-long battle between the living and the dead.
On the season seven finale, we learned that Jon Snow's mother was Lyanna Stark, Ned's sister, and his father was Rhaegar Targaryen, Daenerys' older brother. Yes, that means that Daenerys is Jon's aunt, but that doesn't seem to be a deal-breaker, since the last time we saw them, they hooked up on a boat. Incest is coming! Also, winter