13 Things We Know For Sure About ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8
Warning: This article contains spoilers for season 7 of Game of Thrones.
Winter may be coming for the Australian coasts, but the same can also be said for our favourite ye olden days fantasy world show Outlander , Game of Thrones.
Thrones’ showrunners have revealed an April 2019 return is on the cards for its final season, which means we’re that much closer to finding out if Bran really is the Night King.
(Spoiler: He definitely is .)
But since we can never resist the siren-call of a spoiler, no matter how many specifically-tailored ad-blockers we install, we thought we’d collate each and every morsel of rumour we can find before it’s too late.
Here, everything that’s been said about season 8 of Game of Thrones.
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There will only be six episodes
But never fear, they’ll be super long, some almost movie-length at 80 minutes or more.
We’ve got a brand new trailer
The clip throws back to iconic moments from prior seasons, including Jon Snow’s epic battle for Winterfell and King Joffrey’s death, and finishes on Jon’s memorable quote: “There’s only one war that matters, and it is here.”
Game of Thrones season 8 trailer
Daenerys’ ending is quite something
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) has been pretty tight-lipped about her character’s ending so far. The only thing she’s let slip is that her last scene “fucked her up,” which is promising.
“It fucked me up,” she told Vanity Fair. “Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavour in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys is…”
“I’m doing all this weird s**t. You’ll know what I mean when you see it.”
There will be (another) epic battle
Rumour has it that the season 8 will contain one last huge, epic battle. A producer on the show revealed that the crew endured a “55-day night shoot” for the new season in a field.
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Arya might be fighting in the battle
Having returned to Winterfell and sliced some throats already, it looks like Arya (Maisie Williams) is still keen to get her hands bloody. The actress revealed she’s been shooting a lot of night shoots and has been spotted flying into the Winterfell/North sets, meaning that she could be playing an integral part in the aforementioned battle.
“I am currently on my way to a night shoot, which is week 4 of 12 weeks of night shoots. It’s just huge. The task is huge. But, there’s no better way to leave the show, to be honest,” Willaims told Metro .
Winterfell will probably not survive
They can keep scripts, costumes and baby bumps under wraps, but they can’t keep people from finding out they set an entire set on fire.
As if the Starks haven’t been through enough, pictures across Twitter in January revealed that there was a long shoot where the set of Winterfell was set ablaze. And we’re talking big, bye-bye-castle big.
Neither will King’s Landing!
It seems the GoT powers that be are really enjoying destroying sets. According to rumour, the crew built a King’s Landing set and were seen doing some “controlled fire tests” on it. Oh no.
Jon and Cersei will duke it out
More set pictures revealed that Jon and Cersei (Lena Headey) have a scene together in King’s Landing, meaning that he travels back there and attempts to negotiate with her further. We’re not sure how much good can come of this, considering Cersei likes killing people and Jon likes sleeping with people he shouldn’t sleep with.
Jon and Daenerys may also go back beyond The Wall
Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) were spotted touching down in Iceland earlier this year, which is where scenes “beyond The Wall” are typically shot. This could mean that the two will travel back that way next season, potentially to have some sort of battle against the White Walkers.
There might be some baby news coming
If you thought there weren’t going to be any consequences for Jon and Daenerys’ weird boat sex, allow us to direct you to this rumour.
According to TV Line , who probably know all about this stuff, season 8 will see a “major pregnancy plot twist.” And since the season did end with Jon and Daenerys banging their little, related hearts out, our money is on a Targaryen-Snow-Targaryen baby.
Drogo might be coming back (kinda)
Even though the sun hasn’t risen in the west and set in the east, and the seas haven’t gone dry and mountains haven’t blown in the wind like leaves, rumour has it Khal Drogo could still be returning to Dany.
Jason Momoa caught fans attention when he was seen in David Benioff and DB Weiss, and near GoT sets. Could a dream or flashback sequence be on the cards?
There will be more Rhaegar Targaryen
If you didn’t get enough of Rhaegar Targaryen and his terrible wig in season 7, we’ve got great news. Actor Wilf Scolding, who plays Daenerys’ brother and Jon’s father, was spotted at a hotel in Belfast, where the show is filmed.
Will we be getting more of the backstory behind Jon’s parentage?
Everybody will be on the same team
According to executive producer and writer Bryan Cogman, the theme of the final season is togetherness. Sort of.
“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,” Cogman told Entertainment Weekly .
“It’s an incredibly emotional, haunting, bittersweet final season and I think it honours very much what [author George R.R. Martin] set out to do—which is flipping this kind of story on its head.”