Fans have been kept in the dark about Game of Thrones' final season for the longest time, but we now know some things, Jon Snow.
Entertainment Weekly is out with a new Game of Thrones cover story, which is chock full of juicy details and includes the first official image from the upcoming season. Season 8 will apparently open with an episode calling back to the pilot; it takes place partially at Winterfell and features Daenerys Targaryen arriving with her army, similar to the way King Robert Baratheon made his grand entrance back in the first season. Once the premiere gets going, we'll learn that Sansa Stark does not approve of Jon Snow declaring his allegiance to Daenerys, although it sounds like he'll end up winning Sansa to his side.
We're eventually going to get what EW describes as the "most sustained action sequence ever made for television or film" in an episode that centers entirely around the long-awaited standoff against the White Walkers. This fight, which takes place at Winterfell, is going to be so massive that star Peter Dinklage says it makes the show's famous Battle of the Bastards "look like a theme park." In fact, it's so large that the series' creators initially thought the only way to see their vision through would be to end the series with three theatrically released feature films.
After being on set for the filming of the series finale, EW's reporter teases that he was "stunned" because it featured characters he did not expect. We won't know what he could mean for a while, though, as Game of Thrones' final season is expected to air sometime in the first half of 2019. Brendan Morrow
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