A description for the first Game of Thrones Season 8 episode has been revealed. It's been a time of patience for fans, who have been waiting for over a year to get some updates about the final season of the hit HBO series. Yesterday, we saw the first look image of Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke as Jon Snow and Daenerys from Season 8, and now we finally have some details about what we're all going to see unfold when the show finally premieres next year.
Game of Thrones Season 7 wrapped in late August 2017 with Jon Snow and Khaleesi getting pretty cozy, leaving fans to speculate about what will happen when Season 8 premieres. All of the actors on the show have obviously kept their mouths shut, so we really haven't had a whole lot to go off of. Thankfully, Entertainment Weekly has pulled through with some much needed info about the first episode of Season 8. The description reads.
"Season 8 opens at Winterfell with an episode that contains plenty of callbacks to the show's pilot. Instead of King Robert's procession arriving, it's Daenerys and her army. What follows is a thrilling and tense intermingling of characters - some of whom have never previously met, many who have messy histories - as they all prepare to face the inevitable invasion of the Army of the Dead."
The invasion of the Army of the Dead is being described as "the most sustained action sequence ever made for television or film." Season 6's Battle Of The Bastards will reportedly pale in comparison, which is saying a lot. The epic battle for Season 8 took 55 nights to complete, which prompted the producers to send out thank you letters to the cast and crew for their amazing hard work.
Filming Game of Thrones Season 8 was an overwhelming task for the cast and crew. Kit Harrington said that it was "relentless," when asked about shooting the final season for 10 months. There's only 6 episodes in the upcoming season, which will all be longer than ever, but 10 months is a long time to be out shooting marathon battle scenes that last for nearly 2-straight months. The actor pointed out that scenes that would have taken a day to do in the past took five days to do for Season 8. The actor admitting to weeping a few times when everything came to a close.
Now that we know how Game of Thrones Season 8 will open, when can we plan on seeing it? Now that the promotional campaign for the final season is slowly starting, we should get an update soon. HBO has promised that the series will premiere in the first half of 2019, which is a bit vague. With that being said, it's beginning to look like a late May, or even possibly early June, will be when the show makes its way back. You can read more about Game of Thrones Season 8 over at Entertainment Weekly.