The first teaser trailer for the final season of 'Game of Thrones' is here
The final season of Game of Thrones might be the most anticipated ever, and everyone is absolutely frothing at the mouth to find out what the ultimate fate of Westeros might be. Will Daenerys and Jon be able to unite to defeat the Night's King and his legion of undead White Walkers? Or will the unholy army bring an endless winter to the Seven Kingdoms?
Showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss have been pretty coy when it comes to details of what we can expect when the next season airs (currently scheduled to premiere in 2019) but they have promised us a thrilling and spectacular conclusion. But that hasn't stopped fans of the fantasy epic from endlessly speculating about what direction the series is going to take, or how all the cast are eventually going to end up.
Now however, a new teaser for season eight has been released, and it appears to give a number of obtuse hints about what is to come when the finale premieres. The teaser appears to show the figures of a dragon and direwolf being overtaken by ice on one side of a large table, while a lion gets consumed by fire on the other side.
Recently Iain Glen, the actor who portrays Jorah Mormont, opened up about the on-set secrecy. In a new interview, he claimed that the creators are: "Absolutely paranoid now about anyone finding out anything about the series and spoiling it. We weren't allowed a written word on a page. Everything was accessed through iPads with different security you had to get through to access it. Which caused a problem for the actors, I have to say. But we find a way, either on phones or with pads, or different ways for it to be available on set."
He added: "This season was the first season ever that we sat and read the entire arc of the story from beginning to end right through over the course of a day. Honestly, these six episodes are absolutely phenomenal ... the writers really really came up trumps … the way they pulled it all together was a real writing task. There were a lot of tears that day ... and it's been a season of that because it’s been a season of farewells and finishes."
In an interview with Digital Spy, Sansa Stark actress Sophie Turner stated: "For me – without giving anything away, I guess – I was satisfied with how unpredictable the show’s ending really is. People have come up with so many fan theories about how it’s going to end, and who will end up where, and who will end up with who. It really is so unpredictable the way that it ends up. I’m very satisfied with that, and I think that the fans will be satisfied with that, too."
Game of Thrones season eight is set to premiere in April 2019. Personally, I can't wait.