HBO just released a new teaser trailer for its 2019 lineup, which included a quick look at the final season of Game of Thrones. The GOT portion of the trailer is only a few seconds long, but it does show footage of Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) looking at one of Daenerys Targaryen’s (Emilia Clarke) dragons for the first time.
The clip begins by showing an army marching in the north. The troops are presumably preparing for a battle with the Night King, who busted through the Wall with a dragon of his own last season. At the end of the clip, Arya is shown looking up as a dragon glides overhead of the army, offering a rare look at footage from Season 8.
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According to Entertainment Weekly, HBO originally aired the promo clip during the Season 3 finale of True Detective on Sunday. Apart from GOT, the trailer features a first look at a slew of shows and movies, including Big Little Lies, Veep, Barry, and Deadwood.
Along with the new trailer, GOT star Emilia Clarke also dished on what is ahead in Season 8. While walking the red carpet at the Oscars, Clarke revealed that she was shocked when she learned how the hit fantasy drama ends. Given everything we have seen from the show so far, her assessment is not all that surprising.
“It’s going to be huge, that much everyone needs to know,” Clarke explained. “But I think there’s going to be some things…I know there’s going to be some things in this last season that will shock people.”
Clarke added that she avoided taking items from the set after she finished filming her scenes for Season 8. The actress admitted that she is a stickler for rules and that she probably couldn’t have stolen anything because of the increased security surrounding this season.
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Bran Stark +150
Jon Snow +200
Daenarys Targaryen +325
Sansa Stark +600
Night King +750
T. Lannister +900
Arya Stark +1300
Cersei Lannister +1800
J. Lannister +1800
Samwell Tarly +2500
Davos +5000 pic.twitter.com/5xn7UBK7ak
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Unfortunately, Clarke did not reveal any specifics about how the show ends, but it sounds like we’re in for an amazing finale.
The final season of Game of Thrones premieres April 14 on HBO.