It’s been a long wait, but the trailer for the final season of Game of Thrones is finally here. While season eight promotional footage and imagery has been released previously, this is the first time that fans can get an extensive glimpse at new scenes from the forthcoming finale series.
The teaser, which runs at less than two minutes, opens with Arya Stark (played by Maisie Williams), running panicked through some dark tunnels.
“I know death,” she says. “He’s got many faces. I look forward to seeing this one.”
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All the major players are featured in the trailer: John Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) are seen arriving at Winterfell, complete with dragons, where Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) is waiting. Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) and Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) are seen passionately embracing, while Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) drinks pointedly from a goblet of wine.
The short video ends on a battlefield, with the likes of Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) and Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) are preparing to fight.
Earlier this year, a promo video featuring Arya, Sansa and John in the crypts of Winterfell was released. The footage was shot specifically for the trailer, as opposed to being taken from the episodes themselves.
Fans have had to wait two years since season seven premiered. The final series will be simultaneously broadcast on HBO in America and on Sky Atlantic in the UK, meaning that it will be available to watch from 2am in the UK on Monday 15 April, before airing again at 9pm.
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