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Here’s Your First Glimpse at Game of Thrones Final Season

Still catching your breath from that Sharp Objects finale (and the mid-credits scene)? You’re not alone. HBO was all about delivering the goods last night, which included our first glimpse at True Detective season 3 trailer and a sizzle reel for the embarrassment of riches that is HBO’s 2019 slate, which includes our first look at Game of Thrones season 8 footage. Oh, and as if that wasn’t enough, we also get our first look at Meryl Streep in Big Little Lies season 2.

“Shall we begin,” Dany (Emilia Clarke) says to Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) as the sizzle reel begins, an excellent way to kick off nearly two minutes of footage from their upcoming series. Next year is going to be both a massive one for HBO as well as one of transition. Game of Thrones is, of course, finishing out its epic, decade-defining series next year. Yes, it’s not the last we’ll hear from Westeros, but saying goodbye to HBO’s flagship program for the previous eight years marks the end of an era.

Next year will see the return of True Detective (with the sensational Mahershala Ali in the lead role); the second season of Bill Hader’s dark comedy Barry; the introduction of new series Camping; the return of David Simon’s The Duece; a five-part documentary series centered on actress and activist Jane Fonda; new series The Shop; the TV version of the juggernaut podcast Pod Save America; a new season for Room 104; the new series My Brilliant Friend; a new Flight of the Conchords special; the new film My Dinner With Hervé; the return of Veep; and season 2 of Big Little Lies. That would be more than enough material for any cable channel, but of course HBO isn’t just any cable channel, and 2019 will belong, at least in part, to watching Game of Thrones come to its bloody end.

Check out the sizzle reel here:

Featured image: Episode 64 (season 7, episode 4), debut 8/6/17. Photo courtesy of HBO

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