Game of Thrones Releases First Image For Final Season
Game of Thrones teases “mysterious storyline” for finale season, plus the Jonerys photo you didn’t know you needed.
Entertainment reporting likes to function on a weekly schedule. A couple of weeks ago it was Fantastic Beasts week. In a couple of weeks, it will be Aquaman week. On Tuesday, the Game of Thrones prequel announced their first high profile casting. Yesterday they dropped the name of the show via George R.R. Martin. Naturally, today is Game of Thrones proper news, with the first photo which gives absolutely nothing away about the upcoming season.
Shut up, let’s all gaze at it anyway. After all, it features Emilia Clarke sporting That Coat, and That Coat is always worth admiring.
Let’s hope this lovely couple isn’t planning on breaking up as soon as Daenerys finds out Jon Snow’s real name.
The quotes from Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow and Emilia Clarke manage to both highlight how much work went into the final six episodes without giving anything away. According to Harington:
It’s relentless; scenes that would have been a one-day shoot five years ago are now a five-day shoot. They want to get it right, they want to shoot everything every single way so they have options.
As for Clarke, she’s just pleased her wigs improved.
[Camera] checks take longer, costumes are a bit better, hair and makeup a bit sharper — every choice, every conversation, every attitude, has this air of ‘this is it.’ Everything feels more intense.
As for the plot, all writer Bryan Cogman will say is that this season’s theme is death, and how to face it.
It’s about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death. It’s an incredibly emotional haunting bittersweet final season and I think it honors very much what [author George R.R. Martin] set out to do — which is flipping this kind of story on its head.
“Flipping the story on its head” is the money quote here. Like the early death of Ned Stark, the character who traditionally lives to the end of these types of stories, this suggests whatever we as an audience are expecting as the traditional ending is dead wrong. And quite possibly, just dead.
Game of Thrones Season 8 is still tracking as if marketing expects to debut sometime between May 12th and May 19th, 2019.