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Game of Thrones season 8 full trailer released by HBO

The series returns for six final episodes next month

Jacob Stolworthy
Tuesday 05 March 2019 17:03
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Game of Thrones full season 8 trailer

The full trailer for Game of Thrones season 8 has been released.

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

The trailer will no doubt have viewers frantically searching for clues about what to expect. Just last week, fans thought a new poster, featuring Jon Snow (Kit Harington), teased his fate due to the character posing in a similar fashion to Ned Stark (Sean Bean), who died in season one.

Teasing the final episodes, which will showcase the show’s most elaborate battle yet, co-executive producer Bryan Cogman said: “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.”

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”.

Could this sequence be when Williams’s character sees a dragon for the first time? Time will tell.

Another theory that’s doing the rounds predicts that Cersei (Lena Headey) could be the unlikely saviour of Westeros in a fight that could see Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) revealed as the show’s true villain.

Scroll through the below gallery to see all the characters who’ll be battling for the Iron Throne in the final season.

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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