Winter is here, bitches.
Game of Thrones is, without a doubt, one of the best and most talked about television shows of all time. But, as is so often the case with good things, the HBO series must come to an end…. and soon.
On 14 April, the eighth and final season of the show will hit our TV screens, bringing with it the devastating the winter which Ned Stark (Sean Bean) promised us way back in the very first episode. The White Walkers are coming, they have their very own dragon, and they’re fully intent on taking over Westeros (or so it seems).
The questions we have are countless, of course, but they mainly revolve around the following: will Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) continue their romance once they learn that they’re, you know, auntie and nephew? Will Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) kill the Night King? Actually, is Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) the Night King? Will Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) team up for some sweet, sweet revenge on Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey)?
Or, more bluntly: who will live, and who will die?
Of course, we all have our theories (hey, we’ve had two whole years to think about how we want GOT to end!), but it seems as if we’ve all been… well, a little too optimistic in our predictions for the final season.
Because, judging by this brand new trailer (aptly named Aftermath), it seems as if EVERYONE dies. Everyone. Except the Night King and his motley undead crew, of course.
Watch the chilling Aftermath trailer for yourself below:
Yup, it doesn’t bode too well for anyone who’s in the North at the moment… and that is pretty much everyone, barring Cersei and her twisted comrades.
Fingers crossed that this is some sort of Bran Stark vision of what could be, rather than a vision of what will be, eh? After all, the tagline for this season is ‘Fight for the Living’: it would be more than a little cruel of show-runners not to leave us a single living, breathing, warm blooded Westerosean to cheer on,
The final series of Game of Thrones will air on the 15th April at 2am and 9pm on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV. Need to recap on the story so far? All episodes of Game of Thrones from series 1-7 are now available to watch on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.