Oh, those wily Game of Thrones creators – always up to something. New Season 8 filming observations from the Spain set could place some unlikely characters arriving in King’s Landing, but there’s a good chance producers are trying to pull a fast one.
Game of Thrones Seasons 6 and 7 revealed the Jon Snow twists we all predicted, but Season 8 may throw yet more revelations. A surprising return for the final episodes seems to hint there’s more to tell of Jon and Dany’s mutual history.
We’ve come a long way from Game of Thrones keeping battles offscreen, but Season 8 is going all out. New set reports indicate the HBO drama more than doubled its shooting time for fan-favorites like “Battle of the Bastards,” and is only getting started.
Game of Thrones may be headed for an eighth and final chapter, but don’t expect George R.R. Martin to follow suit. Despite some recent comments hinting the Song of Ice and Fire series may not close at seven novels, Martin has taken to his favored pastime of correcting LiveJournal comments.
We’ll spend the entirety of 2018 without Game of Thrones, but the final season’s 2019 bow may feel like we never left. Star Maisie Williams seemingly let slip exactly when Season 8 will air its first episode, and it feels wonderfully familiar.
Because what better time than a winter storm for ominous Game of Thrones news? That dreadful day has finally arrived, as HBO confirms the eighth and final season will sit out 2018 altogether, finishing its adapted Song of Ice and Fire in 2019.