Friday, 14 December, 2018

'Game of Thrones' Season 8: HBO Drops First Official Teaser

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Freda Brock | 07 December, 2018, 09:28

Cersei Lannister, however, was still safe in the south of Westeros with Jaime deserting her and riding up north.

Talk of the upcoming season of Game of Thrones (and a possible prequel) has been circling the web for some time now and after the premiere date was revealed last month, fans now have a teaser to hold themselves over until the full season or trailer arrives. It doesn't contain any new footage, so those looking to avoid spoilers don't have anything to worry about.

In teasing the show's eighth and final season, which premieres April 2019, it looks like HBO chose to take on the A Song of Fire and Ice bit pretty literally.

All good? Let's point out a few things you may have noticed.

The Game of Thrones season 8 teaser arranges itself as a conflict between the forces of fire and ice.

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Apart from this, in season 7, when Jamie Lannister goes to fight Daenerys, the script details, "the brother he loves races towards his probably death at the hands of the queen Tyrion also loves".

It's exciting to see HBO begin to tease Game of Thrones again as viewers have been waiting since August of 2017 for the hit show to return.

In the meantime if you need a content fix and it just won't go away you can visit JOE's dedicated Game of Thrones hub right here.

As pointed out by our own Kim Renfro, "GoT" composer Djawadi Ramin's "Winter is Here", from the season seven finale, can be heard in the teaser.

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