End Game

We’ve already seen the crappy teasers showing very little footage, we’ve seen the lame character posters, we now finally get the full trailer for the final season of Game Of Thrones, and it doesn’t disappoint.

HBO has already confirmed that season 8 of George RR Martin’s fantasy drama is set to air the final six episodes from April 2019, bringing to a close one of the biggest TV series in history.

Here it is:

The plot of the final season is under wraps. HBO programming president Casey Bloys said the network has heightened security to prevent any leaks.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau revealed that the scripts the cast received would “self-destruct.”

“They’re very very strict. It’s reached a crazy level this year. We actually get the scripts, and then when we’ve shot the scene—and we only have it digitally—and then when you’ve done the scene, it just vanishes. It’s like Mission: Impossible. ‘This will self-destruct.'”

Once it’s over, HBO will get production ready for the already announced prequel, The Long Night, and there’s also a chance of even more Thrones spinoff series. GRRM wrote on his blog:

“Three more Game Of Thrones prequels, set in different periods and featuring different characters and storylines, remain in active development. Everything I am told indicates that we could film at least one more pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come.”

Game Of Thrones final season premieres on HBO in the US on Sunday, April 14, and on Sky Atlantic in the UK on Monday, April 15.

Finally, the long night is here! That final shot of the White Walkers setting foot in Winterfell really does warm the cockles.

Long live the Night King… #ForTheThrone.