Another winter will have come and gone before Game of Thrones fans feel the Winds. Series author George R.R. Martin has confirmed readers’ worst fears – the Song of Ice and Fire’s long-awaited sixth novel won’t hit shelves until at least 2019.
The Night King’s army made one familiar addition in Season 7, and Game of Thrones may donate even more fresh meat next year. New set photos seem to suggest the Army of the Dead has some powerful – albeit unwilling – allies near and dear to Daenerys’ heart.
HBO has a vast bottom line to pump millions into Game of Thrones, but even they have limits. Company heads admit that pricey purchases like a Game of Thrones spinoff or even Big Little Lies Season 2 have burned serious holes in their pockets.
Well, if Game of Thrones’ intent was to sow confusion with claims of shooting multiple endings, it’s working. Star Maisie Williams is the latest to cast doubt on the already-obfuscating rumor, hinting not even HBO has the budget for that.
The eighth and final Game of Thrones season is bound to bring with it some major casualties, and our first confirmation has lit up the night sky. See for yourself, as some major spoilers glimpsed from set photos reveal a dire fate for one of Westeros’ most famous families.
We’ll spend the entirety of 2018 without Game of Thrones, but the final season’s 2019 bow may feel like we never left. Star Maisie Williams seemingly let slip exactly when Season 8 will air its first episode, and it feels wonderfully familiar.
Cold open or no, Game of Thrones seasons always set the tone by their first scenes. The eighth and final year may even begin with a particularly chilly reception, as reports of Season 8’s first scene could suggest Winterfell facing imminent danger.