‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8 The First Trailer Is Here, Brings The Dead To Winterfell
The first trailer for Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season is finally here, just weeks before its April 14th premiere. It’s enough to get me excited about the show, despite my misgivings after a lackluster Season 7. However disappointing last season may have been, it’s now been well over a year since it aired, and this remains one of my all-time favorite TV shows. I’ll be sad when it’s over—in just six measly episodes.
So what do we see in this trailer?
We get a glimpse of many of the show’s remaining characters, though a few—like Melisandre—are nowhere to be seen.
We see Arya Stark, bloodied and running from something. “I know death,” she says. “He’s got many faces. I look forward to seeing this one.”
We see a worried looking Varys, hiding in the cellars. We see dragons above Winterfell and smithies hammering out blades or armor.
We see Bran and Sam, the former serene and the other worried. Jorah Mormont, the Hound, Beric Dondarrion all looking haggard and warrior-like. Greyworm and Missandei kissing. The Unsullied marching into Winterfell with Jon Snow and Daenerys.
We hear Jon Snow giving a speech. “They’re coming. Our enemy doesn’t tire, doesn’t stop, doesn’t feel,” he says.
Fire and sword fights and dragons.
Cersei drinking wine, looking smug. Jaime saying that he promised to fight for the living and intends to keep that promise. All our heroes lined up on a dark battlefield.
Then the hooves of an undead steed. The Night King’s cold blue visage will have to wait.
What to make of this trailer? Does it hint at anything, at any huge deaths or sudden betrayals? I’m not sure it really tells us anything we don’t already know, which is fine—I hate it when a trailer spoils a show or movie for me.
The White Walkers are coming from the north. Cersei and her allies the Greyjoys still seem rather paltry in comparison.
We already knew Jaime was leaving King’s Landing to give his sword to the fight against the dead. The only thing I’m curious about is what Arya was running from, and what those fight scenes were exactly. The shots were so quick it’s hard to tell if they’re fighting the dead or some other foe.
Also, who was that on the Greyjoy ship? Whoever it is looks too blond to be Euron, right?
I’ll be reviewing the final season of Game of Thrones every Sunday night and I can’t wait to talk with you all about each episode. I’m crossing my fingers—even as I type, somehow!—that this season blows us all away. Alas, it comes before the conclusion of George R.R. Martin’s novels and will therefore be, no matter the outcome, bittersweet.
The blond guy on the ship might be one of the Golden Company, mercenaries Cersei is hiring to bolster her forces. Those men could be his mercenary forces.