Game Of Thrones Season 8 is right around the corner and after a two-year wait, the hype has never been higher. There’s been a wealth of information about Season 8 that has a hell of a lot to unpack from it.
So I thought I’d put together a list of everything that we know so far about the shows return as well as what could happen in the new series.
Throughout this, I’ll be breaking down all of the key information that we have as well as what it could mean for the future based on theories, plot leaks and more.
There will be heavy spoilers here, so if you don’t want to know anything about the show before it begins then I highly recommend that you turn off now.
With that out the way, I’m Deffinition, welcome to the channel and lets get into everything we know so far about Season 8 of Game Of Thrones.
When Will GOT Season 8 Be Released?
The first thing you need to know is that the show will return to HBO on April 14th and run all the way to May 19th. In the meantime we have a lot of teaser trailers that showcase what the show has to offer.
The Latest Teaser
The latest, more general teaser that was recently released by HBO highlighted some of their upcoming shows. Whilst it may seem a bit backward to do this first it actually ties into the earlier clips.
In the Game Of Thrones segment, we can see Jon introducing Daenerys to Sansa at Winterfell.
It’s clear that Sansa isn’t happy that Jon bent the knee, however it does confirm that the groups are indeed working together as a coalition to take down the undead forces that are racing towards them.
Of course, Winterfell has plenty of revelations for Jon who will not only discover that he is in fact the heir to the Iron Throne but that he has also just had sex with his Aunty. Yikes.
Still, their meeting has been long overdue and there is definitely a lot to look forward to here when they finally come back together as a family, which ties into the latest teaser.
Game Of Thrones Teaser 2
The second teaser showcased the recently reunited Starks made up of Jon Snow, Sansa and Arya walking through their family crypt. We can hear lamentations of their long-deceased ancestors talking about how Jon Snow was initially not seen as a true member of the household before Ned, played by Sean Bean, reassures Jon that he is a Stark, just not in name.
Throughout the teaser Jon carries a torch this confirms that he is in fact The Light-Bringer. You may remember that Melisandre told a prophecy of the Lightbringer who was a legendary hero that will be reborn in the warrior which this definitely cements.
Eventually, they reach the end of the crypt and discover three effigies made especially for them. As they study them the torch blows out and the cold starts to creep in.
Bran Stark, aka the Three-Eyed Raven is notably absent from this and this could potentially be a vision that he has given them as a warning or he may be in other lands.
The First Teaser
The initial teaser showed ice and fire and ice ravaging the land and meeting at the Riverlands. Personally, I think this highlights that there will be a large battle that takes place here between the three dragons, with the ice side representing the new Wight Dragon.
Also this week we saw an influx of posters for the show with different characters from it sitting atop the Iron Throne.
Whilst they all seem pretty standard on the surface, the Jon Snow one actually has a lot that stands out about it. Most notably, Jon is almost in the exact same position as the ill-fated Ned Stark, his father, who we, of course, all know died in the first season.
Some have theorised that this could indeed highlight that Jon too will be killed in Season 8, whereas others have noted that Ned seems to be staring down, resigned to his fate, whereas Jon is defiantly looking up.
Personally, I think the series will end with Jon on the Iron Throne and this similarity highlights that.
Obviously, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the teasers so far and if you have any theories about what could happen in the show. Make sure you leave them in the comments below!