Following on from their cover reveal yesterday, more details about the upcoming eighth and final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” have emerged via Entertainment Weekly.
One of the new reveals appears to be effectively a mini-description of the season premiere and will take viewers to a familiar setting, albeit one that includes people that haven’t been there before:
“Season 8 opens at Winterfell with an episode that contains plenty of callbacks to the show’s pilot. Instead of King Robert’s procession arriving, it’s Daenerys and her army. What follows is a thrilling and tense intermingling of characters – some of whom have never previously met, many who have messy histories – as they all prepare to face the inevitable invasion of the Army of the Dead.”
This is separate from the previously discussed one episode which will be built entirely around the conflict with the Army of the Dead – dubbed ‘the most sustained action sequence ever made for television or film’. That episode will cut between a variety of characters caught in the battle and how they strive to survive.
Speaking of ‘Thrones’, HBO made a statement to CNBC today slamming U.S. President Donald Trump’s use of ‘Thrones’-style font and imagery in a tweet to warn that ‘sanctions are coming’, likely referring to supposedly impending sanctions against Iran.
HBO made it clear in their statement that they did not like Trump’s use of their material: “We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.”
The final season of “Game of Thrones” will premiere sometime in 2019.