HBO unveiled a brand new teaser trailer for Game of Thrones that’s slightly less cyptic than the first one but still doesn’t give away any major scenes or sequences. Along with the trailer, HBO also confirmed the season’s premiere date. The final season of Game of Thrones, Season 8 will premiere on Sunday, April 14, 2019. The teaser itself shows Jon Snow, Sansa Stark and Arya Stark assembling in the Winterfell crypts, getting ready to battle a major incoming threat. Check it out below; potential spoilers follow the trailer below.
While nothing spoliery is shown in the teaser, we can wager a guess or two. The build-up is clearly hinting at the Siege of Winterfell. Being set up as a major event, the seige will see the Night King descening upon Stark lands with his army of White Walkers and dragon Viserion, as hinted by the icy flames. The wights plan on claiming Winterfell as their own and as the teaser suggests, the Starks will reunite to defend their home from being invaded in one last stand. Unfortunately though, it looks like Winterfell will fall (and that’s going to be trending around May or so, for now, it’s just #ForTheThrone).
This is a major battle that’s taken over 50 days to shoot at giant green screen set locations on Magheramorne. It’s been anticipated quite heavily since the show’s production set photos leaked steadily during the course of last year. From the episode lineup, it also looks like this episode will be Episode 3 in the show and will be directed by series veteran Miguel Sapochnik, responsible for such 10 out of 10 episodes as Hardhome, Battle of the Bastards and The Winds of Winter. For our sake, we hope the Starks will put on a good fight.
The only gripes I have with the teaser? HBO still uploaded a 720p version, with a 1080p version of the trailer nowhere to be found. With the show itself premiering in that resolution, I sincerely hope HBO starts uploading 1080p trailers for Game of Thrones going forward. It’s the final season and they ought to give us a chance to experience the previews in the highest quality possible.
Helmed by showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss and based on a series of books written by author George R. R. Martin, Game of Thrones Season 8 will consist of six episodes and premiere on HBO on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Meanwhile, consider checking out our reviews of Season 7 right here on Appocalypse.