It’s here! The official trailer for Game of Thrones eighth season is here. Let’s discuss, shall we? Game of Thrones (season 8) The eighth and final season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones, produced by HBO, is scheduled to premiere on April 14, 2019.
Here’s a breakdown of the new Game of Thrones trailer.
At first glance, the trailer’s opening scene makes it look as though Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) is missing an eye. It’s just a big blood splash on her face, but Arya is clearly rattled by something — and that is no easy feat.
Varys (Conleth Hill) has come all the way from the gutters of Lys to the seats of Westerosi power. But all the spies and cunning in the world aren’t going to help much against an undead army. Here we see Varys hiding with other non-combatants in some sort of tunnel, looking afraid and out of his element.
During the great meeting at the Dragonpit last season, Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbaek) promised that he was taking his ships and heading home to the Iron Islands to escape the wights, who can’t swim. But later, Cersei told Jaime that Euron was actually going on a secret mission for her. Based on this shot of the kraken-emblazoned Greyjoy ships sailing over ocean, it looks like Cersei was right — as usual.
Euron’s secret mission? Ferry the mercenaries of the legendary Golden Company over from Essos to boost Cersei’s forces (all financed by the Iron Bank of Braavos). That way, if and when the dead are defeated, she’ll be in prime position to conquer Westeros.
The last time we saw Tormund (Kristofer Hivju) and Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer), they were standing on a crumbling Wall as the Night King and his undead dragon Viserion unleashed devastating blue fire. Luckily, it seems these champions have survived to fight the dead another day.
As the season begins, only Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) know the truth of Jon Snow’s Targaryen birthright. The last time we saw them, Bran declared definitively that “he has to know. We have to tell him.” But how will Sam feel about rocking his friend’s world?
As two armies prepare for a massive battle in the North, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) remains safely ensconced in the Red Keep way down south, far away from any of those scary wights.
Everyone Cersei has ever loved has either died or abandoned her. The only people she trusts now are her shady Hand, Qyburn (Anton Lesser), and the rejuvenated Mountain (Hafþór Björnsson). Nevertheless, with the Golden Company on the way, she appears more confident than ever in her ultimate victory.
Before his crippling fall, Bran Stark loved to climb and explore the battlements of Winterfell. Here, we see another young northern boy climbing a tree to watch the approach of Daenerys’ Unsullied forces.
Fire and ice, white and black, Targaryen and Stark. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Jon (Kit Harington) are the heirs to great bloodlines, and they’ve proved themselves to be noble heroes in their own right. Who better to lead Unsullied troops in a battle for all life?
Daenerys’ dragons have already flown beyond the Wall, but this will be their first stop at Winterfell. Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) is clearly astounded at the sight of them.
Drogon and Rhaegal look magnificent flying over the towers of Winterfell, but it’s impossible to see the two of them without thinking of their fallen brother.
Winterfell’s crypts are where the Starks come to think; it was here, way back in the pilot, where we were first told that Rhaegar Targaryen kidnapped and raped Lyanna Stark, necessitating Robert’s Rebellion. Perhaps this is where Jon comes to make sense of the real truth behind that story. Dany, for her part, seems ready to help him.
Hand of the Queen, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) sports an unreadable expression during his single appearance in the trailer. He was the first to learn that Jon and Dany had consummated their romance.
Ready or not, here they come. The first approach of an undead horse’s hoof signals the beginning of the brutal battle to come.