HBO’s dark fantasy series “Game of Thrones” has always been the talk of the town. The series aired its season 7 last year which consisted of even episodes. There were many plot twists and happenings that left us stunned and breathless (it’s GoT tho). Daenerys had enough of the ~clever plans~ and took charge in her hands. We got to know Jon’s true parentage and witnessed that death of Viserion (my heart is still sobbing). The Night King brought down the wall by now turned-ice-dragon, Viserion. There was so much to see.
But all good things must come to an end. Game of Thrones fans will soon be making their final trip to Westeros. Here's everything we know so far about the eight (and final) season of the hit fantasy epic:
When will it air?
It was announced by HBO back in January that season 8 will be aired in 2019. But the exact release month was still kept secret. Until Metro released an interview of Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on the show, in which she stated: “We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April . That’s a four-month turnaround for these huge episodes. There’s a lot that goes into the final edit.” But then, the actress denied it saying it was an interview she did years ago.
Unlike other seasons, the eighth season will be the shortest yet, consisting of only six episodes. But it was announced that the episodes would be longer, running between 60-110 minutes.
Cast and Filming:
Each of the main cast members returns for the final series. However, we can't be sure who will survive until the very end. The cast is expanding season to season and yet there will be more added in the final season. According to fansite "Watchers on the Wall," the first major casting for season 8 has been made for a character called Harry Strickland – who, in the books, is the leader of a mercenary group called The
Filming started late last year, and the cast was seen in Iceland and Croatia.
What is going to happen?
It is probably going to be a Great War between the living and the dead! Isn’t it? Season 7 left us with many questions. Cersei was pregnant with her fourth child with Jaime. There is a chance that she will die in the last season according to her prophecy back from season 5. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, revealed that he indeed thinks that some characters might turn into white walkers. “And, god, I hope it’s not me. That’s three hours of make-up in the morning.” He said.
The most important detail that most of the fans missed in season 7 final is that the White Walkers formed that Stark sigil while marching after the wall was destroyed. This further ignited the fan theory that Bran is the Night King.