Every time we think it’s impossible to get even more excited for the final season of Game of Thrones, a new interview with a cast or crew member, a leaked set picture, or a teaser promo gets released. We thought we had already hit our max excitement with this week’s sneak peek at HBO’s new 2019 line up, but we were wrong. The latest out of the world of HBO is that every episode in Season 8 of Game of Thrones is essentially a movie. Businesses and stores should just plan on being closed every Monday following a GoT episode this Spring.
Sunday night’s Golden Globes didn’t include any of the Game of Thrones cast members walking the red carpet, although Richard Madden aka Robb Stark aka HOT DAYUM HE STILL LOOKS GREAT did win Best Actor for The Bodyguard, but that doesn’t mean the night was Westeros-free.
First, HBO released their 2019 trailer during a commercial break, which included a showdown between Sansa Stark and Daenerys Targaryen, where Sansa gives Winterfell to the Khaleesi. Okay, it wasn’t technically a showdown, but come on! We all know these aren’t two characters that relinquish power easily. The future of the iron throne is female.
A Season 8 sneak peek we didn’t see at the Globes was HBO chief Richard Plepler, who spoke to Variety at the HBO Golden Globe party on Sunday night. Plepler is one of the few people who has seen the final season and said that the shortened Season 8, which is comprised of six episodes, doesn’t feel small at all.
“It’s a spectacle. The guys have done six movies. The reaction I had while watching them was, ‘I’m watching a movie,’” Plepler said to Variety.
Speaking about showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Plepler said, “They knew the bar was high. They’ve exceeded the bar. I’ve watched them twice without any CGI and I’m in awe. Everybody’s in for an extraordinary treat of storytelling and of magical, magical production.”
Is it in the best interest of a chief at HBO to hype up the company’s biggest show? Yes. Do we still believe that what he’s saying it completely sincere? Hell yes.
Season 8 of Game of Thrones is set to premiere in April. You can watch Seasons 1 to 7 of Game of Thrones now on Crave.