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Last season of the Game of Thrones: release date, trailer, cast and theories


Daenerys is so close to landing that the Iron Throne. Or is she?


Winter is coming, but for Game of Thrones fans, the wait can be forever. Season 7 ended in August 201

7 with dragons and white walkers and, um, a little ignorant incest. And fans who are waiting impatiently for a solution can talk to a new George R.R. Martin's book in the saga did not even comfort, because ha ha ha boo hoo hoo .

But the book comes like winter. Just before the Thanksgiving day in 2018, 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 Martin commented on Winds of Winter in August 2018. Then he noticed that some people died on the canvas 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 makes J.R.R. Tolkien's Gandalf, of all things .

This final episode will also pull out all stops, according to Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Missandei. In August 2018, she told the Hindustan Times that the squadron would finally finish some exciting storylines.

"This season will be incredibly satisfying for people," said Emmanuel. "It's going to be incredibly exciting and heartbreaking, and I feel like people are torn when they see the last one."

But those of us who have to live in the world of tax deadlines and performance reviews could certainly take a fantasy escape back to the land of castles and forest fires and Tyrion's one-liners. So while we wait and say bye like Daenerys Targaryen himself, here's a guide to the final final season of HBO's blockbuster fantasy hit.

We will update this story as new information is revealed. Look around the plot area for new details or rumors. Hold the door, spoilers arrive!

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Recent Season Releases

Big news hit November 1st when Entertainment Weekly's James Hibberd shared information about a scheduled visit. Of course, he was not allowed to leak much, but here are the highlights:

Fans might be surprised who survives until the end.

Looking at the last episode, Hibberd wrote: "I look around for a carefully constructed set that I've never seen before on the show, several actors appear, and I'm stunned: there are characters in the finale, that I did not expect. "

Winterfell comes

What is going around is killing. Hibberd says last season starts at Winterfell fortress Stark and contains many parallels to the show's pilot. "Instead of arriving at King Robert's procession, it's Daenerys and her army," he writes. From there, the characters meet and mix and prepare to fight the dead army.

And talked about Winterfell …

The Winterfell group had a massive expansion for the last season. There is now a "towering castle facade, a larger courtyard and more interconnected rooms and ramparts," reports EW.

Construction of the Massive Battle

We already heard that there would be a massive fight (presumably people against the dead) lasting 55 days and taking place in three different locations. Hibberd's report says that the actual events, ie the 55 days, are "wildly underrated" were filmed only for outdoor scenes at Winterfell, and the battle was shot indoors for more weeks at studio sets.

Oh, brother

There is a tiny eye-catcher – Sansa (Sophie Turner) is not happy about it Jon (Kit Harington) bent his knee to Daenerys, w That should not surprise anyone who knows Stark's proud heritage. But it sounds like she's changing her mind about Dany. (Which is good because they are actually a family.)

Do not Believe In These Leaked Scripts

While Hibberd finds that a supposedly leaked script has surfaced on Reddit, Hibberd warned that genuine Game of Thrones scripts Game of Thrones does not say so and production documents use codenames to refer to the actors. (Emilia Clarke playing Daenerys was referred to as "Eldiss.")

Release date, episodes, and timing

So, what's left? The final season is Season 8 and HBO has confirmed that it will come in 2019 and will consist of six episodes. Only six, but they will be super big. In 2017, the show's sound designer said they were as long as movies, but by the end of 2018, director David Nutter on Reddit said everyone would be over an hour.

Early Proposals Were That The last season came in the summer, but on November 13, HBO announced that the new season will come in April 2019 .

Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will conduct episodes, as will David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik, and Benioff, Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill will write the scripts. As the fans know, the TV show has developed out of necessity due to Martin's books, since since 2011 no new book has been released.

To see the new season, whenever it finally falls, you need a HBO subscription (or a friend with one), but if you do not have a cable, you can opt for HBO Now, a streaming subscription version of HBO, which 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. Past seasons are also available on Hulu with an HBO Premium add-on .

Meet the cast

The main cast members who have survived to this point have returned (one exception: Ellaria Sand, who presumably still sees the body of daughter Tyene in Cersei's dungeon).

Some of the top stars who come back are:

The Lannister children Tyrion (Dinklage), Queen Cersei (Headey) and Jaime (Coster-Waldau) still survive, though Tyrion and Cersei each for themselves others fight and Jaime seems to be trapped in the middle. Is Cersei lying to her brother / lover to be pregnant with her fourth child together after the other three have died? Quite possible. As for House Stark, Father Ned (Sean Bean) lost his head in the first season, and Mother Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) and brothers Robb (Richard Madden) and Rickon (Art Parkinson, Who he should be in Zickzack (19459005) will later enter posterity, but Jon Snow (Harington), who is actually the son of Ned's sister, and Ned's true children Bran (Hempstead-Wright), Arya (Williams) and Sansa (Turner) are still on Live and discover that life in Westeros is really a strong proposition.

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The life for Sansa and the other strong kids was anything but easy.


Daenary's Targaryen (Clarke) seems to have found love with Jon Snow – too bad she is his aunt (Targaryens never really had any meaning for this thing). She has also teamed with Tyrion, and her loyal entourage includes the 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, and you only know that it will eventually come out ,

Brienne also returned from Tarth (Christie), her would-be lover Tormund Giantsbane (Hivju), Davos Seaworth (Cunningham), Sandor "The Dog" 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. According to the first-rate Game of Thrones Wikia, actor Marc Rissmann will play Harry Strickland, commander of the Golden Company, a hired army. Other new characters we do not know much about their names are Fergus (played by Seamus O'Hara), Willa (Alice Nokes) and Sarra (Danielle Galligan).

What We Know About the Conspiracy

Director David Nutter made a few tidbits about the last season in his Reddit AMA on November 13th. Asked about Daenery's goals, he said that Targaryen's 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 a sense it is about fate for them and some of them goes beyond them own vocation and something she should become.

Nutter also promised the return of at least one Direwolf, and showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss knew what the fans wanted to see during the previous season and took this into consideration: the final season In three words, he chose: "Spectacular, Inspirational, Satisfying."

Remember the red wedding? When asked to compare the upcoming episode with this carnage, Nutter said, "Compared to season All I have to say to you is the red wedding – stay in your place because it will be something special.

Peter Dinklage, whose Tyrion Lannister is a favorite character of many, unveiled a little about what will happen to the youngest Lannister First, he said that the show for his character "ends beautifully," however he added, "whether it's tragic or not." The fans probably did not expect Tyrion to remain happy, but "tragic" is a scary word, especially in this context.

Have you wondered what happened to the Joe Bauer, the visual effects supervisor, promises Jon Snow's direwolf Ghost will 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.

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, says the show finale will be be undisputed. Although she revealed no spoilers, Turner told IGN "I think a lot of fans will be disappointed and many fans will be overjoyed. I think it will be really interesting to see people's reactions." [19659006] We also know that after the end of the show, fans will be able to witness the horrors and triumphs of Westeros until when they visit the Game of Thrones Sets in Northern Ireland. HBO does not confirm much of the details for Game of Thrones Legacy's attractions, but the sets Winterfell, Castle Black, and King's Landing may be included. Costumes, props, weapons and other items are shown.

And in late September, George R. R. Martin published a new book excerpt on his website. Unfortunately not from the long-awaited winter's winter, but from Fire & Blood, the first volume of his Targaryen story. Fire & Blood was written from the perspective of Archmaester Gyldayn and deals with the life of the fascinating Targaryens, the family of Daenerys (and now we know – spoiler alert – even Jon Snow).

An interesting tidbit that may not be held last season: Queen Alysanne flies her dragon Silverwing high over Castle Black, but the dragon, who has never refused to fly where her mistress wants, will not go north of the Wall. This could be something that Martin designed for Fire & Blood, but telling the showrunners that dragons do not like flying north of the wall could be a problem.

Older Updates

Get ready for serious action and brace yourself for losing some important characters. An HBO board has made the final season sound like a bloodbath by describing the cast members "one by one" … "until their death". If the deaths are simply too many for you, remember that Martin announced in August 2018 that not all who die on screen will die in his books.

The Smallest Footage, Few Seconds was released in August 2018, as a cutout from an HBO video featuring its 2019 lineup is featured. Nothing happens except for Jon Snow (Kit Harington), who hugs sister Sansa (Sophie Turner), but the fans will take everything they can get.

We know that Emilia Clark, aka Daenerys Targaryen has filmed her last scenes, thanks to a touching Instagram farewell she published in June 2018. Unfortunately, you do not offer any details about the property or spoiler.

And although this is hardly a spoiler, we know that "someone is going to die" in the last season thanks to gunsmith Natalia Lee of the show, who spoke with Richard Trenholm of CNET (19459005). "There are always cool weapons and swords," Lee said. "I can not really say much, it's going to be the biggest battle in TV history, I can definitely say that it's getting bigger and worse."

Drogo! Drogo! Could Daenerys Sun and Stars, aka Khal Drogo, aka Jason Momoa, make a return? Maybe in a flashback or maybe some kind of scary zombie resurrection? The fans were a little upset when Momoa shared a photo on Instagram, where he saw him making a Guinness with Game of Thrones Showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff during the filming. Maybe they are only three friends. But fans can dream.

Drogo may or may not be present, but according to a June 2018 Daily Express report, the Dothraki will return to help their Khaleesi. A riding stable in Ireland apparently put out two Instagram posts, one showing a Dothraki warrior, another mentioning them.

We do not know if there will be any other celebrity cams, but we know that the actor who played Hodor, Kristian Nairn, was of the view that the controversial performance of singer Ed Sheeran 2017 is a sour one Made an impression. "I'm not a fan of the cameos in 'Game of Thrones'. I do not like them, I think it's stupid," Nairn told The Huffington Post. "Especially Ed Sheeran, I was like," Why is Ed Sheeran here? "I mean, Ed Sheeran is great, he's a great man, a great musician, but why is he in Game of Thrones?"

Star Maisie Williams knows how the show ends, and she said it to her mother so maybe you can bribe her so she can guess. Nor did she cash in on HBO President Casey Bloys, who announced that the show wanted to film several endings to fool inquisitive people on set who might broadcast big news. "I immediately thought," I do not think we have the budget to make many different endings, "http://www.cnet.com/," she told Jimmy Kimmel.

Could be a young generation of Northern leaders, led by the young Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey), Alys Karstark (Megan Parkinson) and Ned Umber (Harry Grasby), preparing for a strong presence in the last season. We hope that Lyanna Mormont is a bad figure .

Will the dragon's head reappear? Fan Site Winter is Coming reports on April 2 that the show is housed in a ruined Roman amphitheater in the ancient Spanish city of Italica, which served as a dragon room for a major scene in Season 7. It could be a focal point for dragon drama or just a nice open hangout for a fight 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 shot "a fair b" it "the last season, but would not reveal wisely if he survived until the last episode." Fans expect due to his descent however great things from the young blacksmith with royal blood.

Will there be more flashbacks in the last season, in which Rhaegar Targaryen, the father of you who knows you, knows ( R + L = J [The Actor Playing It] Wilf Scolding posted a photo of himself on May 2 while standing in front of a Belfast hotel where the show is firing and fans are wild with speculation. He has since deleted it, but you can see it here and really, the fans want to see some more of his damn relationship with Ned's sister Lyanna Stark.

Another rumor, courtesy of Watchers on the Wall, claims Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) have shot a scene in which they fight side by side again and probably fight the undead. This is a beautiful, juicy scene that can be enjoyed by those transporting this ready-to-fight couple – but what does that mean to the poor Tormund?

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) said in an interview at the Cannes Film Festival that the screenplays were only digitally submitted to the cast and after a certain time extinguished themselves. So do not do those things on eBay, people. Coster-Waldau also showed that he believes that the show ends "the right way" and "on his own terms". He says the story is a complete story from the first season to the end, "and it makes sense." What's up with the GOT spin-offs?

Coster-Waldau also hinted at an identification crisis for Jaime last season, as his increasingly complex relationship with sister-lover Cersei continues to deteriorate. "The core of him has always been 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 spin-offs?

George R.R. Martin does not want to call them spinoffs, but HBO is working on five "follow-up shows" that take place in the Game of Thrones universe. Martin says that fans should not look for familiar faces since all new shows will take place before the time period shown in Game of Thrones. It is not yet known if all or how many shows are actually broadcast.

In June 2018, Deadline reported that HBO had ordered a pilot of one of the shows . Not much is known about the show itself. Writer Jane Goldman, known for the Kingsman movie series, as well as Stardust, Kick-Ass and two X-Men blockbusters. It was established thousands of years before Game of Thrones, and HBO provided a fairly generic plot summary, except which was written about the White Walkers .

"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 Westeros history to the true origins of the White Walkers, the secrets of the East, to the legendary Starks … it's not the story we think we know."

Martin says "Some (of the follow-up shows) may not even be hired on Westeros." (An essos set story would certainly be fresh.)

We know what's not being treated: no Robert rebellion, 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 characters, a hedge knight and his squire, who play their own stories a century before the current books. Martin said that if he wrote all his stories of Dunk and Egg, he would love to have a show, and that Robert Rebellion will be explained in the current 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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