We all knew Game of Thrones was coming to an end, of course, but now that HBO has released the full trailer for the eighth and final season of the show, it's hard not to feel shuddering drive to the finish line.
The two-minute clip is brimming with views of the expected events, Easter eggs and fan service, which is certainly immediately converted into memes. It is also visually stunning only in the classic style of Game of Thrones .
There's a lot to pack here, but the most important entry point is: Expect the war between the living inhabitants of Westeros and the zombie-like White Walkers with their army of undead breadths to turn on their heads. The battle is certainly the largest of the fantasy series based on George R. R. Martin's novels, and it's already had some pretty killer battles. We see Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen (who have to solve their own incestuous problems) lead their forces, including these helpful dragons, to the front. And a short shot of a horseshoe at the end of the montage is enough to get the thrill out and scare anyone who's been told that winter has been coming for eight years: yes, it's finally here.
The other main characters Get their own moments in the trailer starting with a frightened Arya Stark running around. She also says threateningly, "I know death, he has many faces, and I'm looking forward to seeing this." In the meantime, Cersei Lannister stares uncomfortably into a fire, suggesting that she, too, knows she is likely to die soon. However, it's not all fate, fortunately: a shot of Gray Worm and Missandei kissing each other passionately is enough to make a Game of Thrones fan-fanatic.
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