HBO Reveals new Game of Thrones Season 8 Footage
We figured HBO might drop a teaser for their mammoth upcoming season during the Oscars last night. Sure enough, the good people at the premium cable network delivered, giving us our first glimpse at actual footage from Game of Thrones 8th and final season. It sure beats watching someone make a Cersei pancake.
The teaser includes looks at HBO’s massive slate, including Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen and, for you David Milch-heads, the first peek at the long-awaited Deadwood movie. Yet we’re guessing most folks are going to want to know what’s up in Westeros most. To that end, we’ll let you gaze upon this nearly two-minute long teaser forthwith:
Yup, that was Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) beholding Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons for the first time. We also got a glimpse of the Night King aiming his trusty frozen spear. Then there was a brief but compelling image of the Wall collapsing. These nuggets brief but rich.
Not for nothing, we’re excited about the rest of HBO’s upcoming season, too. They’ve got a lot of very intriguing new series in the hopper, including The Righteous Gemstones, a televangelist comedy created by the multi-talented Danny McBride and co-starring John Goodman and Adam DeVine. There’s also Years and Years, starring Emma Thompson as a radical celebrity turned politician. There’s O.G, starring Jeffrey Wright as a soon-to-be-released prison inmate about to return to society. One of our favorites, Kathryn Hahn, stars in Mrs. Fletcher, about a single mom starting again once her son moves out of the house. We’re also excited about Catherine the Great, starring Helen Mirren in the title role, about the greatest tsarina in Russian history.
The teaser also gives us a taste of some returning champions. Big Little Lies season 2 (with a little known actress named Meryl Streep on board), the final season of Veep, and the second season for both Succession and Barry.
HBO has a lot coming in 2019. We’ll be here for all of it.
Featured image: Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke. Photo: Helen Sloane/HBO