The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones has begun and it's about time.
The first episode landed on April 1
The youngest actors have grown up with the show, especially Arya, Bran and Sansa. Speaking of Arya, she. But look at the calendar for this flight date before you freak out …
Episode Running Times and Dates
Now that the show has returned, there will be a new episode every Sunday until May 19th , So do not plan to take a free Sunday.
The terms vary slightly. This first episode, aired on April 14, was 54 minutes, the second 58 minutes, and then they become noticeably longer. Episode 3 is 1 hour and 22 minutes, Episode 4 is 1 hour and 18 minutes, and Episodes 5 and 6 are 1 hour and 20 minutes each. Episode runtimes are not a big deal for fans, but they support the idea that the six episodes of the final season will be full of action.
What else is coming?
An Entertainment Weekly article is released March 4th dug into the last season, focusing on the Battle of Winterfell, which feels almost torturous to the actors for their characters.
This is expected to be the "longest sequential battle sequence ever filmed, bringing together the largest number of GoT protagonists since the show's debut episode in 2011," reports EW.
- "Beloved heroes are dead," says EW, but of course, who the hell is this fun? Among the characters involved are Arya Stark in the character's first battle and Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister and Brienne of Tarth, Sansa Stark, who does not usually play battles, is also mentioned, and Samwell Tarly, who is usually not a fighter, joins in.
- The Battle of Winterfell is considered "probably the hardest to producing episode in television history. "In it, living characters fight against the army of the dead. It took eleven weeks of night shooting, during which 750 people worked the whole night in icy temperatures and "ankle-high mud".
- The director Miguel Sapochnik is said to have found a lengthy fight in the cinema and could not, but he says the next one was "the nearly 40-minute deep siege of Helm in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers."
- One of the regular actresses fainted during a scene that required a lot of standing. She went home early but was back the next day. Her identity was not revealed.
- The Battle of Winterfell was not the only big episode of the last season. Of course, there was secrecy in the finale of the series, which is why EW had no revelations. However, the article notes that "only crew members wearing a special episode 6 badge were allowed to shoot on the set and shot some scenes in a closed set."
Trying out the Iron Throne
The big question remains: who will someday be on the Iron Throne and dominate this cruel but intriguing land? We do not know who will win the throne (still for Tyrion here), but the big stars are trying it out in the. They show the main characters, each giving the throne a few steps, pairing them with an iconic quote from that person.
Even characters who can not wait to challenge for the throne (Gray Worm, Brienne of Tarth, Samwell Tarly) were depicted. And of course there are theories. The British newspaper The Independent wrote that Jon Snow is so similar in a first-season ad from Ned Stark that it could be a clue – will Jon have a similar sad fate as Ned? We do not hope.
Other News and Rumors
The 7th season ended in August 2017 with dragons and White Walkers and, um, a little ignorant incest. And fans who are waiting impatiently for a solution, can with a new George R.R. Martin's book in the saga did not even comfort, because.
But the book comes like winter. Just before the 2018 Thanksgiving Day, Martin told the Wall Street Journal that he was in a remote mountain lodge where he "hooked" and wrote, and that he was "hard at work" on Winds of Winter. He would not give spoilers, but he said he had a master plan despite the TV show.
"I'll still finish it the way I always wanted it, like it's been in my head for 25 years," Martin said. Martin
Also Martinin August 2018. Then he noticed that some people died on the screen and did not die in the books. (Margaery? Hodor? Shireen? We can dream …) Regardless of what Martin said, he is not detrimental to killing main characters on the site – and .
To see the new season, you need a subscription to HBO (or a friend with one). However, if you do not have a cable, you can pay for HBO Now, a streaming subscription version of HBO that does not require a regular cable subscription (or even a TV). Not sure that you will like it? You can stream HBO Now for 30 days for free. HBO, Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra Blu-ray keep you up to date on the past few seasons. Earlier seasons are also available on.
Meet the cast
The main actors who have survived until this point are back (one exception: Ellaria Sand, who probably still sees the body of daughter Tyene in Cersei's dungeon).
Some of the topstars remaining nearby are:
The Lannister children Tyrion (Dinklage), Queen Cersei (Headey) and Jaime (Coster-Waldau) still survive, though Tyrion and Cersei each fight for themselves and Jaime seems to be trapped in the middle. Is Cersei lying to her brother / lover that he is pregnant with his fourth child together after the other three have died? Quite possible.
As for House Stark, Father Ned lost his head in the first season, and Mother Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) and the brothers Robb (Richard Madden) and Rickon (Art Parkinson, who
Daenerys Targaryen (Clarke) seems to have found love with Jon Snow – too bad she is his aunt. (However, that did not matter to Targaryens.) She also teamed with Tyrion, and her loyal entourage consists of Eunuch Gray Worm (Anderson), Missandei (Emmanuel), and Jorah Mormont (Glen).
Jon Snow's buddy Samwell Tarly (Bradley-West) and his partner Gilly (Hannah Murray) discovered some important secrets about the history of Westerosi during their time in the citadel. In the first episode of the last season he put Jon on his descent.
Also back are Brienne from Tarth (Christie), her would-be lover Tormund Giantsbane (Hivju), Davos Seaworth (Cunningham), Sandor's "The Hound" Clegane (McCann) and his creepy zombie brother Gregor "The Mountain" "Clegane ( Björnsson), Arya's friend Gendry (Dempsie), the mysterious priestess Melisandre (van Houten), tormented Theon Greyjoy (Allen) and his evil uncle Euron (Asbæk).
Little is known about new characters in the last season the first-class Game of Thrones Wikia, actor Marc Rissmann will play Harry Strickland, commander of the Golden Company, a hired army, and other new characters about whom we do not know much about their names are Fergus (played by Seamus O & # 39; Hara), Willa (Alice Nokes) and Sarra (Danielle Galligan).
What We Know About the Conspiracy
Director David Nutter had a few tidbits about the last one in his Reddit AMA on November 13th Season voiced. When asked about Daenery's goals, he said the Targaryen search for the Iron Throne had good intentions. "I think she wants to make a difference," he said. "She wants to free the slaves, she wants to be a good, just ruler, after so many years she chases them and now she chases them – I think in some ways it's about destiny for them and some they really transcend their own vocation and something
Wolves, but do not expect the Lannister cat, Ser Pounce, Benioff and Weiss joke (we hope) that Cersei cruelly killed the Furball just pretend we did not
Peter Dinklage, whose Tyrion Lannister is a favorite character of many,a bit about what will happen to the youngest Lannister: First, he said the show "ends wonderfully" for his character, but he added, "whether it is tragic or not. "The fans probably did not expect Tyrion to live a happy life, but" tragic "is a terrifying word, especially in this context.
Have you wondered what happened to the few surviving Direwolves? Joe Bauer Promising vi sual effects supervisorwill play an interesting role in the final season. "(Ghost is) very present and doing some cool stuff in Season 8," Bauer told The Huffington Post – Good – Jon will need all the backups he can get.
We also know that even after the show is over, fans will be able to witness the horrors and triumphs of Westeros through
Will the dragon corpse reappear? Winter Coming Fansite On April 2, it is reported that the show is set to be prepared in a ruined Roman amphitheater in the ancient Spanish city of Italica, which served as a dragon's head for a major Season 7 season. It could serve as a fulcrum for dragon drama or just a nice huge open hangout for a battle or other confrontation.
Gendry has finally rowed and is ready for action. Actor Joe Dempsie, who plays Robert Baratheon's secret son Gendry, told Digital Spy that he had made "a decent track" of the previous season, but would not disclose whether he survived until the last episode. Due to his descent, the fans still expect great things from the young blacksmith with royal blood. He already had some funny scenes with Arya.
Will there be more flashbacks in the last season in which Rhaegar Targaryen, the father of you who knows you, is who ( here and the fans would like to see some more of his damn relationship with Ned's sister Lyanna Stark.)? The actor who plays him posted a photo of himself on May 2, standing in front of a Belfast hotel where the show is firing, and fans are raving about speculation. He has since deleted it, but you can see it
Another rumor, courtesy of Watchers on the Wall, claims that Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) shot a scene in which they once again fight side by side and presumably attack the undead , This is a beautiful, juicy scene that can be enjoyed by those transporting this ready-to-fight couple. What does that mean for the poor Tormund?
Coster-Waldau also hinted at an identity crisis for Jaime last season, as his increasingly complex relationship with his sister friend Cersei continues to deteriorate. "His core was always Cersei," he told Vanity Fair. "If that's gone, what are you then, what's left, is there anything left?"
What's up with the GOT spinoffs?
George R. R. Martin does not want to call them spin-offs, but HBO is working on five "follow-up shows" that take place in the Game of Thrones universe. Martin says the fansbecause all new shows will take place before the time frame shown in Game of Thrones. It is not yet known if all or how many shows are actually broadcast.
But one is definitely further than another. Martin called itand then had to say that this is not the official title (but if we had to guess … then that's it). On February 4, HBO announced that the show would begin in early summer. We Also Know was cast as a "celebrity with a secret", and Josh Whitehouse also has a role.
Need some background knowledge? In June 2018, Deadline reported thatfrom the writer Jane Goldman, known for the Kingsman movie series, as well as Stardust, Kick-Ass, and two X-Men blockbusters. It will be scheduled thousands of years before Game of Thrones, and HBO provided a fairly generic plot summary, except for .
"The series documents the descent of the world from the golden age of heroes to their darkest hour," revealed the network. "And only one thing is certain: from the terrible secrets of the story of Westeros to the true origins of the White Walkers, the secrets of the East to the legendary Starks … it's not the story that we believe we know."
"Some (of the follow-up shows) may not even be committed to Westeros."
We know what is not covered: No Roberts Rebellion and no Dunk and Egg. Roberts Rebellion refers to Ned Stark, Robert Baratheon and Jon Arryn's rebellion against House Targaryen. Dunk and Egg are other Martin figures, a hedge knight and his squire, who play their own stories a century before the current books. Martin said that if he wrote all of his stories about Dunk and Egg, he would love to have a show, and that Robert Rebellion will be told in the latest book series when he finishes (if …).
This story was first published on April 6, 2018 and is updated more frequently than the publication of GRRM.
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