Game of Thrones Season 8: What we learned from the first look at the final season

Game of Thrones Season 8: HBO released a new video teasing new seasons of all their returning shows, including 'Big Little Lies,' 'Barry,' 'True Detective,' and so on.

                            Game of Thrones Season 8: What we learned from the first look at the final season

'Game of Thrones’ fans have been impatiently waiting for every small update, spoiler, sneak peek, leaked footage – literally, anything they can get their hands on – for many months now and after not giving us even a single peep, HBO has revealed a new video teasing all the returning shows of the channel. Along with ‘Game of Thrones,’ the video teased a new season of ‘Big Little Lies’ - complete with the first look of Meryl Streep - ‘Barry,’ ‘True Detective,’ ‘The Duece’ and so on.  

Unfortunately, though, there is not much new information that the video released. In fact, nearly all the scenes in the video were from the most recent season 7. Daenerys  (portrayed by Emilia Clarke) taking advice from Tyrion (portrayed by Peter Dinklage), the Lannisters’ and the Targaryens’ meeting about an alliance before the war that would end all wars, and so on.  

In fact, the video only contained a single clip – a blink-and-miss clip – from the upcoming season, and that involves a hug between the Lord of the North Jon Snow (portrayed by Kit Harrington) and his sister Sansa (portrayed by Sophie Turner). We know what you’re thinking, could this be the same reunion hug from season 7? Nope and be prepared to play the perfect pause game if you want to fight us on that.  

This clearly means Jon and Daenerys’ journey to the North goes without many hurdles. The aunty-and-nephew lover duo will make it safe to the north and will prepare for a war with the White Walkers, whose army is now made infinitely stronger with the addition of a white walking dragon.  

In the North, some awkward and tense news awaits them, with the Three-Eyed Raven aka Bran (portrayed by Isaac Hempstead Wright), now armed with the information that Jon Snow is now actually a Stark but a Targaryen. Considering Bran’s aptitude for letting a juicy gossip simmer, it may take a while for Jon and Daenerys to actually learn the truth about each other.  

In season 8 we also have to look forward to how Jaime’s (portrayed by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) decision to finally stand up to his twin sister Cersei (portrayed by Lana Heady) would pan out. Unfortunately, the wait for all these plotlines to unfold is still too far. 

In fact, we do not even have a fixed premiere date yet. However, according to rumor mills, season 8 of ‘Game of Thrones’ will debut in the first half of 2019.