Winter is coming one last time in the final season of “Game of Thrones”

Alyssa Bunde
Staff Writer

Winter is here and with it, it brought season eight of Game of Thrones. This highly anticipated series has been around since 2011 and has only gained more traction since then.

The upcoming season has been thoroughly hyped up and fans are exceptionally curious, including Jimmy Fallon. According to Vanity Fair, during an episode on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon begged GOT star Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, for any plot details. Williams expressed how sad the final shooting days were. As she continues, she accidently tells the crowd that Arya dies in the second episode. The audience was hushed as Williams trembled in an obvious state of disbelief that she had just let a huge spoiler slip. Williams ran off stage and Fallon followed. In seconds the pair reappeared and yelled “April Fools!”

Other cast members have also been tight lipped about the upcoming season. However, they have released hints. Sophie Turner, A.K.A Sansa Stark, told 1883 Magazine “this season is bloodier than ever. It’s full of betrayal, full of wat, full of danger.”

Emilia Clarke, actor for Daenerys Targaryen, told Vanity Fair, Daenerys’ final scene “f—ed me up. Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys is…”

Season seven ended in 2017 and has left fans waiting two years for season eights premier, according to Radio Times. The final season of Game of Thrones will include six episodes, with time spans ranging from 54 minutes to almost an hour and a half.

Minnesota State University, Mankato, student Samuel Duffour expressed his excitement, “I’m so ready for it…winter is coming!”

However, some fans are over the strong publicity GOT has been receiving. Ahnaf Sharar stated he is, “very excited, but at the same time bothered by listening to people talk about it all day.”

According to The Verge, the premiere of season seven had 10.1 million viewers tune into the live broadcast. Season seven left viewers on the edge of their seats and it is a valid assumption that this last season will have as many, if not more, viewers.

According to HBO, you can catch the season premiere Sunday. The show will air at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on HBO.

Header photo courtesy of the Associated Press.

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