Game of Thrones season 8 is finally just less than a month far and people have started losing their minds. So, this post is going to be about everything that we know about the final season so far.
What will be the duration of the episodes in Game of Thrones Season 8 ASOIF?
In the final season of Game of Thrones, we will be getting fewer episodes. But, we know that they are going to be longer than the previous ones. HBO recently released the duration for each of the episodes of Game Of Thrones season 8. They are:
Episode 1: 54 minutes
Episode 2: 58 minutes
Episode 3: 1 hour
Episode 4: 1 hour 18 minutes
Episode 5: 1 hour 20 minutes
Episode 6: 1 hour 20 minutes
Casey Bloys from HBO had said a while back that two hours for each episode might be excessive. But, she also said that it is a great show, so it might just work out. Liam Cunninghma, who plays the role of Ser Davos said, “I have heard the episodes are going to be longer than usual.”
Game of Thrones Season 8 Release Date
The official release date for Game Of Thrones Season 8 is 14 April 2019. (Everybody has it engraved on their heads by now). The official statement by HBO read: The epic fantasy series Game of Thrones will return for its six-episode, final season in 2019. The directors for the new season are D.B. Weiss and David Benioff and Michael Sapochnik. And the writers for Game of Thrones Season 8 are D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, Dave Hill and Bryan Cogman.
Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones had confirmed that the final season won’t be released till 2019. But, everyone hoped that she got her facts wrong.
Game of Thrones Season 8 Trailer
We are sure that you might have watched the trailer over and over again. Just to find some hints that you can base theories on. But, here, watch it again. Just for fun.
Also, if you remember, HBO had released a trailer for all of their shows in 2019. In that trailer, there was a clip of Daenerys arriving in Winterfell and Sansa handing over the kingdom to her. (The politics begins)
Game of Thrones Season 8 Posters ASOIF
HBO released a bunch of Game of Thrones Season 8 posters on Twitter a few weeks back. And it had all the major characters taking their turn to sit on the Iron Throne.
Also, this was the first poster that everyone saw.
First look of Game of Thrones Season 8
Entertainment Weekly released their edition with Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, looking magnificent on the cover. And, if you notice, there is nothing too different about them. But, executive producer, Bryan Cogman said that the season is all about different characters coming together in the face of death.
“It is going to be an emotional and bittersweet ending and it is going to honour what George R.R.Martin set out to do,“ Cogman said.
In the beginning of February 2019. HBO had released many photos from the sets of Season 8. Which obviously triggered out wait and left us asking for more.
Will Game of Thrones Season 8 be the final season?
Unfortunately, yes. (Wipes tears) Michael Lombardo, the president of programming at HBO had confirmed that this would be the last season.
“Dan and David are saying there might be two more seasons after the sixth one,” he said before season 7 aired in January.
Game of Thrones Season 8 Cast ASOIF
Game of Thrones is a show where you can always expect unexpected deaths. For now, we don’t know who is returning for Game of Thrones Season 8. Although, we know that Cersei Lannister is going to be back for Game of Thrones Season 8. Lena Headey had hinted in a recent interview that her characters makes it to the end of season 8.
But, what is going to be happen between her and Jaime in the upcoming season? They finally had falling out and he left the Red Keep. Now, he could either go to the Wall to join the battle or tell Jon and Dany about Cersei’s intentions.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau told the IndieWire that his character is probably going to try to get up to some sort of commander, whether it’s Jon or Dany. He also pointed out that Jaime can be seen hiding his golden. And this shows that he is in enemy territory. And if Jaime survives, will he go back to Cersei?
Jaime had said that we never really finish with our family even if we want to. And maybe it is going to be the same too. Cersei will always be a part of Jaime is, even if it means that he will kill her.
Ser Davos is also going to be in Game of Thrones Season 8 and he can’t believe it! He told Esquire, “I feel that I am going for the Wimbledon final. And you know how this show is. And now that I am in the final season, I want to be in the final episode as well.”
Watchers on the Wall
There is also some word on the street (Watchers on the Wall) that Game of Thrones producers was looking for two young actors. A girl character who seemed very similar to Lyanna Mormont and boy character who would be a poor child. Another casting could end up being important and that is Daario Naharis being the leader of the Golden Company.
But, Watchers on the Wall reported that Mark Rissman is going to play the role of Harry Strickland who is the leader of the Golden Company. The popular fan site also reported that a new casting has been made; Irish actress Danielle Galligan. Galligan is going to play the role of Sarra. And the only Sarra that we know about is one of Walder Frey’s many granddaughters.
And one of our favourite characters who is going to return for Game of Thrones Season 8 is Ghost! Joe Bauer, Game of Thrones visual effects supervisor confirmed that Ghost will have plenty of screen time in Season 8.
Game Of Thrones sequels, prequels, spin-offs and movies
Of course, Game of Thrones will always be the one and only. But, is there a possibility for a sequel or even better, a movie? And Naomi Watts had recently confirmed that she has signed up for a sequel!! But, actually, it’s a prequel. Till now, we just know that Naomi will play a charismatic socialite who hides a dark secret. The plot of the prequel will revolve around how the world went into darkness after the decline of the Age of Heroes.
Of course, there could be several storylines for the Game of Thrones prequel. They are Aegon’s conquest, the Dance of the Dragons, The Long Night, The Valyrian Freehold, The BlackFyre Rebellion or Maegor The Cruel.
But, all of that is in the future, For now, let’s just focus on the final season returning to your screens on 14 April 2019!