Game of Thrones season 8 trailer shot-by-shot breakdown: From Jon Snow's return to Winterfell to The Golden Army reveal

Winter has finally come to Westeros

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 06 March 2019 11:54
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Game of Thrones full season 8 trailer

The first trailer featuring actual footage from the upcoming eighth season of Game of Thrones has landed, sending speculators into a tizzy.

Having teased the show’s swansong with several brief clips, HBO and Sky Atlantic unveiled its biggest look yet at the final six episodes, which will begin airing on 14 April.

Considering how, just last week, fans thought a new poster, featuring Jon Snow (Kit Harington), teased his fate, the minutes worth of footage has everyone frantically talking.

The Independent has broken down the footage shot-by-shot, analysing what exactly is happening in Westeros.

Click through the gallery below for our analysis.

“It’s about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death,” co-executive producer Bryan Cogman recently said of the final season.

The show’s actors, though – including Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont) – revealed the gruelling“ shoot left them “broken” and “miserable”.

HBO has a huge year ahead, with the end of Thrones ushering in a new era for the cable network.

New shows set to premiere throughout 2019 include the Jordan Peele/J.J. Abrams horror drama Lovecraft Country, Kathryn Hahn comedy Mrs Fletcher and a “remix” of Watchmen from Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof, whose acclaimed drama The Leftovers concluded on the channel in 2017.

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones reaches HBO and Sky Atlantic on 14 April. Read everything we know about the final season here.

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