The last season of hit TV show Game of Thrones is premiering this Sunday, April 14, at 9 p.m. EST. And, let’s be real: everyone’s hyped.
Winter has finally come to Westeros, and fans of the show have a lot of speculations about what the last six episodes of the saga will unveil about the beloved characters. Who will win the Great War, if the Night King now controls Viserion, one of Daenerys’ dragons? Since the secret of Jon Snow’s birth was uncovered, making him the legitimate King of Westeros, how will that affect his relationship with Daenerys, who turned out to be Jon’s aunt? Is Cersei actually pregnant or she’s faking a pregnancy to hold on to her power? All of these questions and more will be answered really soon, resolving an eight-year-long drama.
Based on George R. R. Martin’s book series with a fabulous score by Ramin Djawadi, the Game of Thrones finale is expected to be one of this month’s most talked about entertainment industry events. Over the last few months, the producers have posted multiple trailers and promos on YouTube to keep the fans further anticipating the long-awaited premiere. And even though the eighth season will consist of only six episodes, they are going to be filled with rich content. HBO has confirmed the runtime for each episode, with the third one being the show's longest episode ever:
Episode one: 54 mins
Episode two: 58 mins
Episode three: 1 hr 22 mins
Episode four: 1 hr 18 mins
Episode five 1 hr 20 mins
Episode six: 1 hr 20 mins
An HBO report has also confirmed that the last season will begin with Daenerys and Jon Snow arriving in Winterfell. Overall, fans should expect a lot of family reunions, and a good amount of screen time with their favorite characters.
So, hold on to your swords and your loved ones as we wait for Sunday to come. Valar Morghulis, my friends.