HBO has unveiled the first full-length trailer for ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, which promises to be THE television event of the year. The past seven seasons of war, death, political maneuvering, backstabbing, and sex have led to the final battle for control of Westeros.
If the trailer and accompanying character posters weren’t enough for you, Entertainment Weekly has released 20 photos, with the cast offering the tiniest of hints as to what expect in the episodes to come. Here are ten. If you want to read and see more, head over to EW.
Sansa and Arya Stark:
Sophie Turner: “Sansa this season is very much enjoying becoming a leader in her own right, and this year there are certain challenges by people who threaten that.”
Maisie Williams: “There’s this split with Arya between trying to be who she wants to be — getting back to back to that naiveté and innocence with her family — and her unfinished business.”
Lena Headey: “As usual with Cersei, she’s trapped in a web of her own making.”
Tyrion and Jaime Lannister:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: “He’s choosing to do what he believes is right.”
Peter Dinklage: “He’s trying to figure out who he really is in this storm of negotiations.”
Nathalie Emmanuel: “[Grey Worm is] the thing she wants to live for. They’ve got this lovely bond that is worth fighting for.”
Alfie Allen: “There are choices to be made, and a coming together.”
Gwendoline Christie: “This is the season where Brienne’s gender is really no longer an issue. She’s treated as an equal by all.”
Rory McCann: “There will be a chance of squaring up to his brother and facing those demons.”
Jacob Anderson: “The chances of anyone surviving are remote, and they’re aware of that.”
John Bradley: “Sam is really feeling the responsibility of this information. But he knows Jon would rather hear this from Sam than anybody else.”
Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow:
Kit Harington: “The end of the world might be coming soon, but at least he’s in love with somebody and knows who he is — and then comes a sledgehammer.”
Emilia Clarke: “There’s so much she’s seen and witnessed and been through and lost and suffered and hurt. She’s been working for this her entire existence.”
‘Game of Thrones’ returns for its eighth and final season on HBO this summer.