Game of Thrones last season: Premiere, cast, recaps, theories and trailers


Winter has come to game of Thrones this April 14. HBO unveiled the first official trailer of the eighth and final season of the series, along with the new images of the show and several videos with scenes of future episodes.

Last April 3 was the world premier of the last season at an event hosted by HBO at the Radio City Music Hall in New York, where the first episode of the final season was screened. The big stars of the show paraded through the red carpet.

For example, on April 2 the official account of game of Thrones On twitter he shared a poster of the last season that presages a decisive battle against the White Walkers of which perhaps many characters will not come alive.

HBO knows that fans of the series will suffer a slump after the final episode is broadcast, so it's already announced that on April 26 will release a disc entitled For the Throne, with music inspired by the show and performed by artists such as A $ AP Rocky, Chloe X Halle, Ellie Goulding, Jacob Banks, James Arthur, Joey BadA $$, Lennon Stella, Lil Peep, Maren Morris, Matthew Bellamy, Mumford & Sons , Rosalía feat. A.CHAL, SZA, The Lumineers, The National, The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ ign and X Ambassadors.

Season 7 of game of Thrones It ended in August of 2017 with dragons, white walkers and even a little incest. And the fans are waiting impatiently for a resolution, unable to console themselves even with a new book in the series.


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But those of us who live in the world of deadline to file the tax return, a dental surgery or the labor revisions of course we would like to be able to escape as soon as possible to the world of the castles, the dragons and the sharp phrases of Tyrion. To liven up the wait we have made this guide about the final season of HBO success.

We will update this article as new information is revealed.

Release date, episodes, recaps and duration

The final season consists of six episodes. Only six but they will be extra size, each episode will last more than one hour, as confirmed in November by one of the directors of the Show, David Nutter.

In the United States, the eighth season of game of Thrones It is transmitted on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern US time (8 p.m. Central time, 6 p.m. Pacific time). This is the transmission schedule:

  • Episode 2 (April 21). Duration: 58 minutes
  • Episode 3 (April 28). Duration: 1 hour 22 minutes
  • Episode 4 (May 5). Duration: 1 hour 18 minutes
  • Episode 5 (May 12). Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Episode 6 (May 19). Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

In addition, according to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO will broadcast on May 26 – that is, one week after the final episode of game of Thrones– a documentary called Game of Thrones: The Last Watch. Directed by Jeanie Finlay and lasting two hours, the documentary will tell the story of how the last season of the series was filmed.

Here we tell you how to see streaming the eighth season on HBO in United States.

To see the new series whenever it is released, you will need a subscription to HBO. If you do not have cable, you can pay for HBO Now, a subscription in mode streaming and that does not require you to have a cable subscription (or even television).

The showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, in addition to David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik, will direct the episodes. And Benioff, Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill will write the scripts. As the fans know, the series has moved away from Martin's books due to the need, since there have not been any new books since 2011.

Trailers

HBO has disclosed for now a trailer, two teasers and three promotional videos of the eighth season. The first advance with new images was issued on Tuesday, March 5, highlighting the future Battle of Winterfell (Winterfell). Here we offer you the keys of the new trailer.

HBO released two promotional videos on April 2. In the first two showed scenes taken from the first trailer, with some unpublished shot. In the clip called Together (Together) is the gesture of astonishment of many characters to see the two surviving dragons of Daenerys Targaryen flying over Winterfell.

The second video is called Survival (Survival) and stands out for showing a shot that presages the reunion of Jon Snow and Arya Stark.

The third video is titled Aftermath (Sequels) and shows Winterfell desolate and destroyed, with objects of the protagonists watered by the snow, suggesting that the castle of Stark House will be abandoned and taken over by the King of the Night.

On January 13, the release date was announced with an advance set in the crypts of Winterfell, the ancestral castle of the Starks.

And previously, on December 6, a teaser had confirmed that the launch of the final six episodes would be in April. This advance showed the map of Westeros as it is represented in the hall of the maps of the castle of Piedra de Dragón, headquarters of the Targaryen House.

In November 2018, HBO released the label #ForTheThrone as a final theme of the last episodes accompanied by almost a dozen videos that summarize peak moments of game of Thrones during his seven seasons.

HBO has been cautious in showing images of Season 8. Everything indicates that the images and advances will only reveal scenes from the first episodes not to do spoilers end. The magazine Entertainment Weekly, unveiled on March 4 the special edition of collectors dedicated to the series, with 16 different covers of the main characters of the show.

The cast

The main members of the cast who have survived so far will return (with the exception of Ellaria Sand, who is supposedly still watching the body of her daughter Tyene rotting in a dungeon).

Some of the stars that will return are:

The Lannister: Tyrion (Dinklage), Cersei (Headey) and Jaime (Coster-Waldau) still survive, even though Tyrion and Cersei are on opposing sides. Is Cersei lying to his brother / lover about being pregnant with their fourth child together now that the other three have died?

As for the Stark, dad Ned (Sean Bean) lost his head in the first season and mom Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) and the brothers Robb (Richard Madden) and Rickon (Art Parkinson) have also joined him in the other world . But Jon Snow (Harington), who is in fact the son of Ned's sister; and Ned's real son, Bran (Hempstead-Wright); besides Arya (Williams) and Sansa (Turner) are still alive.

Daenarys Targaryen (Clarke) seems to have fallen in love with Jon Snow; It's a pity that she's his aunt (although it's something that the Targaryens have never really cared about). Dany has already been associated with Tyrion and in his faithful entourage there are also the eunuch Gray Worm (Anderson), Missandei (Emmanuel) and Jorah Mormont (Glen).

Jon Snow's friend, Samwell Tarley (Bradley-West) and his partner Gilly (Hannah Murray) have discovered some vital secrets of life in Westeros during his stay at the Citadel and you know that in the end everything ends up coming out.

They also return Brienne (Christie) and the one who would like to be his lover, Tormund Giantsbane (Hivju); in addition to Davos Seaworth (Cunningham); Sandor "The Dog" Clegane (McCann) and his zombie brother, Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane (Björnsson); Arya's friend, Gendry (Dempsie); the mysterious priestess Melisandre (van Houten); the tormented Theon Greyjoy (Allen) and his evil uncle, Euron (Asbæk).

Little is known about the new characters that will join the series this final season. But according to Game of Thrones Wikia, actor Marc Rissmann will play Harry Strickland, commander of the Golden Company, an army of Essos mercenaries, whom we see aboard one of Euron Greyjoy's ships in the first trailer.

Other new characters that we do not know much beyond their names are Fergus (played by Seamus O'Hara), Willa (Alice Nokes) and Sarra (Danielle Galligan).

What we know about the argument

Get ready for a lot of action and to possibly lose some older characters. An HBO executive has made the final season sound like a bloodbath describing members of the cast "dying one by one". In fact, in April it became known that HBO filmed the longest battle of the entire series for the eighth season. This battle required 55 consecutive nights.

The protagonist Maisie Williams knows how the series ends and he has told his mother, so maybe you can bribe her to try to find out. He also did not believe what HBO president Casey Bloys said announcing that the series was planning filming multiple finals to fool curious people who could filter news about the end. "I thought immediately: 'I do not think they have enough budget to film different endings,' the actress told Jimmy Kimmel.

Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow arrive at Winterfell.

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The appearance of the Golden Company in the first trailer suggests that, beyond the outcome of the Battle of Winterfell, the fight for the Iron Throne is not over and that Cersei Lannister plans to take on Daenerys and Jon Snow militarily

Will we see the Dragonpit again? The fan page Winter is Coming reported on April 2 that the series filmed in the ruins of the Roman amphitheater in the ancient Spanish city of Itálica that served as Dragonpit in one of the scenes of season 7.

At CNET in Spanish we have already done our analysis of who we believe will stay with the Iron Throne at the end of the eighth season.

What to expect from the new episodes, according to the cast?

  • Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) sent a touching farewell message to the production team of the series when it concluded the filming of its scenes of the eighth season.
  • Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) told the Digital Spy website what she thinks about the end of the series: "It's really as unpredictable as it ends, I'm very satisfied with that and I think the fans will be satisfied too. . We'll see!".
  • Turner also brought to the Just Jared website some of the themes that dominate the eighth season: "This season is bloodier than ever, full of treachery, full of war, full of danger."
  • Nicolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister) assured The Wrap website that: "When I read it [el final de la serie], I understood some of its parts and others were completely shocking and surprising. (…) Here all the pieces fit into this huge puzzle. "The actor also confessed to The Hollywood Reporter that he considered the end of the show" satisfactory ".


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The 'spin-off' of the series: Plot and date of shooting

HBO announced in January the full cast of the prequel game of Thrones, even without a name; although George R.R. Martin has said that his favorite title is The Long Night (The long night).

On January 9, HBO confirmed who is part of the full cast that will participate in the filming of the pilot of this spin off of game of Thrones, of which the actress Naomi Watts will be the protagonist. Details of the plot and the name of the character that Watts will personify are unknown, except that she will give life to the "charismatic member of the high society that hides a dark secret", he pointed out. Variety.

George R.R. Martin does not want to call them spin-offs, but the truth is that HBO ordered the development of five "successor series" set in the universe of Game of Thrones. Martin has said that the fans they should not expect to see familiar faces, since all series will happen before the time period set in game of Thrones.

East spin-off It still has no name but it is known that it was written by Jane Goldman – famous for the scripts of the films Kick-Ass and Kingsman – and is based on a concept developed by Goldman and George R.R. Martin.

Casey Bloys declared to the Web page Deadline that the new series will have a wide cast with "many complicated protagonists", with a view to the pilot films in February 2019.

HBO disclosed a first synopsis of spinoff that gives indications of what is the story that this prequel will tell:

"Set thousands of years before the Game of Thrones events, the series narrates the world's decline from the golden Age of Heroes to its darkest hour, and one thing is for sure: from the gruesome secrets of Westeros history (Westeros) to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East and the Starks of legends … it is not the story we think we know. "

The English director S.J. Clarkson will lead the pilot of the spin off of game of Thrones.

The eighth season of game of Thrones premieres on HBO on April 14, 2019.

Writing note: This article was updated on April 14, 2019 at 8:33 p.m. US Pacific time after the first episode of the season.