'Game of Thrones' season 8: First look features fire and ice battle, leaves fans wanting more
Though the 'Game of Thrones' season 8 teaser did not showcase any of the characters, it has fans impatient for the series to start, so they can be glued to their screens
Winter is coming, and this time in the spring of 2019. After a long wait of almost 2 years, 'Game of Thrones' returns to the screen in April 2019. The show has not revealed the date as to when it will air, but it is safe to say more information will be announced sooner than expected. With the fantasy series' final season just a few months away, HBO and Sky Atlantic gifted an early Christmas present for its fans and viewers by releasing the first trailer/teaser. Based out of a series of novels by George R R Martin, the teaser showcases what is set to happen next when it premieres for its final season.
Though the trailer does not showcase any of the characters, it does hint there will be a huge battle between the living and the dead. This has fans impatient for the series to start, so they can be glued to their screens. The 54-second clip starts off by revealing a chilly wind sweeping across a map of Westeros, and a wolf and a dragon being submerged by ice.
And, from the other side of the map, we witness that the map is overtaken by a fire that torches a lion right before the two collapse in a major clash. Speculating that its anyone's game with regards to winning the war, the trailer revealed the fans will finally see who comes out on top.
Now with the trailer released, and even though it just had visuals and no characters, fans are already excited for the show to air. "Me be like: Oh a new teaser without new images...let see... Also me: OH HOLY SH1T THAT'S THE WALKERS COMING FROM THE NORTH AND THE DRAGONS FROM THE SOUTH GFJAKLGJFLKJGDFK," wrote one fan.
"While I’m excited by both this and the Avengers trailer this teaser trailer has me waay more pumped for what’s coming this season....might have to do with how it’s short and sweet and still oh so delicious to look at?" said another fan.
The finale is going to make me cry, isn’t it?— Rob P (@RobbieRampage) December 7, 2018
Omg this has me very excited! I love it because theres so much going on. #got has a lot to solve now. Cant wait!— Soqqle Gaming (@soqqlegaming) December 7, 2018
If you are done watching the trailer, and if you think that by the end of the show, you might end up having withdrawal symptoms it was earlier revealed that the show has a lot of spin-offs that are already planned to go on for a long time. In an interview with Digital Spy, Martin said, "We had four scripts in development when I arrived in LA last week, but by the time I left we had five."
Following Martin's statement, HBO's President of Programming, Casey Bloys, clarified that saying: "The idea is not to do four shows [or five, as we now know]. The bar set by [David Benioff and DB Weiss] is so high that my hope is to get one show that lives up to it."
The final season 8 of 'Game of Thrones' is said to have just six episodes, which makes it the shortest season so far for the show. The first six seasons had 10 episodes each and the seventh episode had just seven episodes.