Game of Thrones Final Season Trailer Arrives
Here Be Dragons!
Online movie sites are now awash with the full trailer for the final season of Game of Thrones. To call it ‘eagerly anticipated’ is a woeful misuse of the English language.Officially, this is season 8 but it’s already been announced as the last one and calling it the final one buys into the huge amount of hype and expectation that surrounds this beloved piece of modern TV.
For those fans that don’t want any upcoming plot or character details spoiled there’s not much being given away in the 1:40 running time so you could sneak a peak, if you wanted. But if you absolutely must go into episode 8.1 stone cold… what the hell are you doing reading this?!
Mostly shrouded in darkness and with a simple voice over, the trailer re-introduces us to the characters that have made it thus far in George R.R. Martin’s epic tale. A building sense of foreboding etched in the assembled cast’s faces is accompanied by a typically escalating trailer-style soundtrack that is usually found on Hollywood summer blockbusters as the editing builds to a Lord of the Rings style panning shot across the assembled armed forces. Then again, this is the very definition of a winter blockbuster.
The cinematic feel is very evident from the footage included and it’s safe to say the scale and scope of what’s to come is all there on screen. Fans have had to wait the best part of two years to get to this point and from the looks of it, it’s time well spent by the producers getting everything looking and feeling right. This is going to be event TV of the highest order.
Looking back at the earlier seasons, what started as a political drama featuring several families pitched against each other (Eastenders in armour?) has become something else entirely as age old secrets are unearthed, birthrights are revealed, magic and lore reassert themselves as an ancient force threatens everything. Underpinning all that is the family that we started the journey with and our hopes that the children they started out as will reunite for the first time in 70 odd episodes to at least face their destiny together.
Co-executive producer Bryan Cogman said: “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.”
The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will be aired in Simulcast by HBO and Sky Atlantic on Sunday 14th April.
Game of Thrones fans in the UK will be able to watch episodes of season 8 from 2am on the Monday - which will be Sunday evening in the US.
Sky Atlantic will be repeating episodes of Game of Thrones at 9pm on Mondays for those unable to watch the simulcast.
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