New Game Of Thrones Character Posters Tease Final Season
The final season of Game of Thrones is now just over two months away, and while a full trailer is yet to be released, HBO is definitely increasing its marketing in the build-up. Following the new footage from Season 8 that was revealed during the Oscars this week, a series of new characters have been released.
Like the character images revealed earlier this month, they don't exactly tell us what to expect from the new season, but they're still pretty stylish. There's 20 of them in total, and show all the main cast sitting on the show's iconic Iron Throne. Check them out below:
In terms of what we do know about Season 8, this week's new footage showed Daenerys's lethal Unsullied army of eunuchs arriving at Winterfell, along with her dragon Drogon. A cryptic first teaser was released in January, and while that didn't contain any actual footage, it did hint at the fates of members of the Stark family.
We also know the big battle in the new season is the largest in the entire series, and that creator George RR Martin won't have a cameo in Season 8, despite showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff asking him to appear. It premieres on HBO on April 14.
Although Game of Thrones is nearing the end, there is a prequel spin-off on the way. X-Men: First Class' Jane Goldman will serve as showrunner and has developed the story with Martin. This week it was revealed that the show will start filming early this summer.
While it's yet to receive an official title, Martin suggested last year that it would be called The Long Night. He subsequently walked that back, perhaps due to pressure from HBO that didn't want that name shared yet. In any event, it does provide some insight into what to expect. It is expected to premiere in 2020 or 2021.
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