6 Major Reveals From the New 'Game of Thrones' Promos (PHOTOS)
Jon and Arya
Speaking of reunions, the “Survival” promo gives us a shot of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and adoptive sister Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) at Winterfell’s godswood, marking the first time the sibs have seen each other since the second episode of Season 1. But their tense body language is certainly worrisome, isn’t it?
Tyrion at Winterfell
The aptly titled “Together” promo starts with a shot of Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) in Winterfell for the first time since Season 1. “We must fight together now… or die,” he says, with Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) behind him in the Great Hall. And don’t forget: Tyrion and Sansa were once married, and the last time he saw his bride was when Joffrey was killed.
Jon on dragonback?
We previously speculated that Jon would join his aunt-slash-lover Dany on dragonback — he is half-Targaryen, after all — and we think that sight might be what Tyrion, Varys (Conleth Hill), and Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) are gawking at. As Winter Is Coming points out, the sight of Danys riding Drogon wouldn’t be so noteworthy to them, and the sight of the Night King riding Ice Visierion would be a bit more horrifying to them.
Arya in battle
The “Together” promo also gives us more glimpses of the long-awaited Battle of Winterfell between the living and the undead. The Stark stronghold is in flames, and Arya is mightily swinging her sword. Despite her heroics, however, the battle might not go so well for the humans since we see...
Jon and Dany at Dragonstone
In one shot, Dany (rocking a new ponytail) has her back to a grim-faced Jon. Even more worryingly, one Redditor proved that Dany is standing in front of a fireplace at Dragonstone. Why would they have to retreat to that island after fortifying their forces at Winterfell? Our guess: Winterfell will fall.
Winterfell in ruins
The newest teaser, titled “Aftermath,” ominously shows an abandoned Winterfell littered with central characters’ prized possessions: Jon’s Valyrian steel sword, Tyrion’s Hand of the Queen pin, Arya’s word, Jaime Lannister’s (Nikolaj Coster Waldau) golden hand, and Bran Stark’s (Isaac Hempstead Wright) wheelchair. We have a hunch this promo is more about setting the mood than revealing the fates of any of those characters, but one never really knows, does one?
Over the course of 24 hours, HBO released three new promos for Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season — and a new poster! — with each one filling us fans with equal parts excitement and dread.
Excitement because the Emmy-winning drama seems headed for a fittingly epic finale; dread because the Great War against the undead doesn’t seem to go so well for the living.
But the new promos did provide new insights into the season to come, and we’re spotlighting six significant shots in the gallery above!
Game of Thrones, Season 8 Premiere, Sunday, April 14, 9/8c, HBO
Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke and more give us a behind-the-scenes look at the final season, episodes they're calling 'intense,' 'beautiful,' and epic.