Game of Thrones season eight will premiere in April 2019 with HBO confirming the release date last year. HBO is yet to reveal a firm air date but it could be soon now after first footage from Game of Thrones season eight dropped. The channel previously gace some details about the release date and released an animated teaser trailer in 2018. Season eight of Game of Thrones is the shortest one to date with only six episodes. But the final series will have some of the longest running times in the history of the show. Season eight has taken the longest time to film. The final series will be the shortest one in the history of the programmes. 

When will Game of Thrones season 8 be released?

Game of Thrones season eight will be airing in April 2019, HBO has confirmed.

The excitement is mounting after HBO released the first footage from season eight, which hinted at Sansa Stark’s death.

On New Year’s Day, HBO posted on its Twitter account: “It’s now officially the year that Game of Thrones comes back.” The tweet will leave fans in no doubt about the show’s imminent return.

Previously, HBO announced via the Game of Thrones Twitter page a short video revealing seasons one to seven were streaming on the channel. The video ended with the caption: “The final season April 2019.”

Season eight of Game of Thrones is yet to get a firm release date but it’s expected HBO will share further details soon.

US network executive, Casey Bloys from HBO, confirmed that Game of Thrones season eight would be out “sometime in 2019…first half”. 

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HBO confirmed Game of Thrones season 8 will air in 2019

HBO confirmed Game of Thrones season 8 will air in 2019 (Image: TWITTER)

He added to Deadline: “I’m not going to say what to expect (in the final season) through it’s pretty great.”

The official Twitter account for GoT posted on January 4  2018: “Send a raven. #GameofThrones returns to @HBO for its eighth and final season in 2019” and shared the official press release from HBO.

Although we still don’t have a firm air date, it’s looking more likely that it could be April or spring at the very least.

Star Maisie Williams, who plays the younger sister to Jon Snow, Arya Stark, was previously quoted to have dropped some big hints about the season eight release date.

However, Williams, 20, has now hit back at the reports stating that she revealed the air date.

Taking to Twitter, the A-lister said: “Just a tweet letting you know this game of thrones release date “quote” I’ve supposedly given is completely false and taken from an interview I did years ago.”

In previously published quotes, the actress is reported to have said: “We air our first episode in April [2019]. That’s a four-month turnaround for these huge episodes. There’s a lot that goes into the final edit.”

She went on to tell the Metro: “You would not want to rush this season at all. We owe it to our audience and our fans to really do this final season to the best of our abilities.”

GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8 AIR DATE, CAST, TRAILER, PLOT

Game of Thrones season 8 will see the loose ends tied up

Game of Thrones season 8 will see the loose ends tied up (Image: SKY)

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Is there a trailer for Game of Thrones season 8?

Yes, the first teaser trailer for Game of Thrones season eight has now dropped and gives fans some tantalising details.

In the short teaser, the epic battle of Fire and Ice commences with a Stark direwolf engulfed by ice, while a Lannister lion is consumed by flames.

The trailer culminates with the ice and fire meeting and appearing to form a brand new wall to replace the one destroyed by Viserion in season seven.

Some fans have suggested that the first look trailer also revealed a major Lannister death, which will be brutal judging by the burning lion sigil.

There has been speculation that there are hidden symbols in the trailer that reveal twist about the ending, particularly that the final battle will take place near the Trident.

Previously, Game of Thrones recently released the first look picture from the set of the show, giving fans their first glimpse of the final run.

Fans have also been given a preview for Game of Thrones season eight, episode one thanks to Entertainment Weekly, who were given access to the set of the HBO show.

There have also been suggestions that the ending of Game of Thrones season eight has already been revealed.

Cast member Wilf Scolding, who plays Rhaegar Targaryen, hinted on Instagram when the series would be released, saying: “I hope by April 2019 but my guess is as good as yours. Nothing’s been decided”.

While we’re still waiting, HBO dropped the first look from season eight for eager fans – but things weren’t looking good as it seemed Sansa could betray Jon.

Most recently, Rhaegar Targaryen star Wilf Scolding seemed to suggest season eight would be out in April 2019.

Filming on season eight has now finished with post-production is underway, with the release date expected in April 2019.

Jon Snow star Kit Harington admitted he was left in tears over the series finale.

The new season may have the least amount of episodes but it’s had the longest shooting schedule.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau recent spoke about the Game of Thrones finale, saying that it would be “surprising” for fans.

Game of Thrones season 8 has dropped a trailer for the new series

Game of Thrones season 8 has dropped a trailer for the new series (Image: HBO)

Has filming finished on Game of Thrones season 8?

Filming seems to have wrapped up on the show now with the cast and crew spotted at a wrap party in Northern Ireland. This means the end is near for filming and the post-production process will be getting underway.

Previously there was a lot of activity around the King’s Landing set which appears to have sustained some damage, hinting at a huge attack.

There have also been theories that the Night King will destroy King’s Landing in the final season when the White Walkers attack.

Joe Dempsie – who is better known as Gendry – admitted he only recently finishing filming in late May/early June and revealed there was tight security on set now compared to when he first started working on the show.

Actor Liam Cunningham – who plays Davos Seaworth – recently spoke about when season eight would be out.

“At this time, we’re very, very close to finishing the entire thing, but you’re not gonna see it until next year sometime, and I don’t even think they have a release date yet cause they don’t have to. But I’m very close to getting rid of the beard. Thank God,” he told The Independent.

Production is taking place in Croatia, Northern Ireland and Iceland.

Game of Thrones season 8 has dropped a trailer for the new series

Game of Thrones season 8 has dropped a trailer for the new series (Image: HBO)

How will Game of Thrones season 8 end?

Actress Emilia Clarke, who is better known as Daenerys Targaryen, recently said that the ending would not satisfy everyone.

Speaking to the Herald Sun, Emilia said: “People will scream and people will say, ‘That’s exactly what I wanted’.”

However, she laughed: “And some people will go, ‘huh?’ – my mum probably.”

Most recently, Clarke said that the ending was “embarassing” which leads fans to speculate why this might be the cas.

She also admitted that she’d already filmed her final scenes for the show, which could be significant.

However, one assistant director working on Game of Thrones dropped a massive hint from the set recently. 

Jonathan Quinlan posted a note from the series’ producers thanking the crew for working so hard on the show’s longest ever battle scene.

The message included the line: “When tens of millions of people around the world watch this episode a year from now, they won’t know how hard you worked.” So it looks like season eight is slated for an April 2019 release.

There have been suggestions that there will be some big casualties in season eight during the epic battles after one star hinted that everyone died at the end of the season eight.

Liam Cunningham has said that fans can expect a “bittersweet” ending to the story.

The actor, who is better known as Ser Davos Seaworth, said that he knew exactly how the epic saga would be coming to a close.

“George R.R. Martin, the writer of the original books, described the end as ‘bittersweet’ and it is,” Cunningham teased to RTE Entertainment.

Sophie Turner recently revealed that the finale would see “betrayals” as war rages on across the Seven Kingdoms.

She said in an interview: “It’s full of betrayal, full of war, full of danger.

“That’s all I can say without giving too much away.”

There have been suggestions that Sansa could double-cross Jon Snow for power.

Sansa Stark star Sophie Turner has revealed that the emotional finale is going to leave fans divided.

One of the directors on Game of Thrones season eight has teased that fans of the show won’t be happy with the ending. 

David Nutter, who has directed some of the final run, suggested that some would be unhappy by how the show wrapped up.

Actor Peter Dinklage – who portrays Tyrion Lannister in the show – previously told Variety that season eight was “about halfway through filming” and that it would be a “bittersweet” conclusion.

Referring to the delay, he added: “It’s the final season, and it’s a long one so we’re taking our time.”

Actor Brennock O’Connor has issued a warning suggesting that Game of Thrones is not going to end well, saying in a recent interview: “I don’t know how I want it to end compared to how I think it’s going to end.

“I think the Night King will come through and kill everyone because I feel like every time we have seen him, he seems stronger and now he’s got a dragon with him.”

He added: “I don’t know how they will ever combat that.”

Actress Sophie Turner really spoke about the ending of Game of Thrones and admitted she was finding it hard to accept the conclusion to the epic story.

Speaking about the last run, Maisie Williams told the Radio Times: “It’s either going to be everything that everyone dreamed of, or it’s gonna be disappointing. It depends which side of the fence you’re going to sit on. 

“I think no matter what you do there’s definitely going to be that divide. It depends on what people want from the final season. I love it, but I don’t know. You never know.”

Her words suggest that the finale could potentially be divisive but with an expansive story like Game of Thrones, not everyone is going to be happy with the ending.

A Game of Thrones season 8 teaser sees a lion burning

A Game of Thrones season 8 teaser sees a lion burning (Image: HBO)

How many episodes will be in Game of Thrones season 8?

There will be a total of six episodes in Game of Thrones season eight, making it the shortest season but it will feature some of the longest running times of episodes.

Earlier this year, HBO released an official statement which said that Game of Thrones would “return for its six-episode, eighth and final season in 2019”.

The cast and crew were spotted at various locations across the world throughout this year shooting scenes on the fantasy epic, including Dubrovnik where Jon Snow actor Kit Harington was apparently seen by a Croatian fan.

As well as Harington being spotted, he was seen filming scenes with Lena Headey – better known as Cersei Lannister – and John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly.

In 2018 there will be a year of no new episodes of Game of Thrones. 

Despite no Game of Thrones this year, there’s hope on the horizon for plenty more in the future after George RR Martin spoke about the spin-offs and revealed that one of the five had been scrapped.

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Who will die in Game of Thrones season 8?

Here are the all biggest theories that fans have come up with since season 7 wrapped up:

Richard Madden has made a brutal prediction suggesting “everyone is dead” in the Game of Thrones season finale.

Sansa Stark will not survive, according to a new fan theory which could see the Stark family torn apart by tragedy.

There have been lots of theories about who will be the first to die with some suggesting that Euron could be the one to die first. 

There have been suggestions that Jaime Lannister will sacrifice himself for an unlikely character in the final season.

A new theory has suggested that Jon Snow will murder Samwell Tarly following a huge betrayal.

He also said in an interview with Express.co.uk that his character Ser Jorah Mormont could get killed off.

One star has now speculated that everyone will die in the final season with the old adage “all men must die” hinting at the fate of the entire cast.

A new theory suggests that Euron Greyjoy could be killed by a monster in the final season.

There’s been a brand new theory that Bran Stark could kill Jaime Lannister in a revenge attack, which would be quite a twist and take the show full circle.

Game of Thrones season 8 could see the death of Jon Snow

Game of Thrones season 8 could see the death of Jon Snow (Image: SKY)

Will Jon Snow die in Game of Thrones season 8?

Here are all the biggest theories about Jon Snow and his possible death in season 8

Game of Thrones fans think Jon Snow’s ending has been revealed in a shocking new photo after actor Kit Harington posted a snap on social media.

Also, apparently Jon Snow is set to be killed in a brutal battle as fans continue to speculate about the body count in season eight.

There have been hints that Daario will kill Jon Snow in revenge for getting together with Daenerys Targaryen.

Fans appear to have spotted a clue from season two that predicts Jon Snow’s death and could have an impact on the show.

According to new reports, Jon Snow’s fate was sealed back in season one of Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones season 8 could see Daenerys Targaryen on the Iron Throne

Game of Thrones season 8 could see Daenerys Targaryen on the Iron Throne (Image: HBO)

Will Daenerys Targaryen die in Game of Thrones season 8?

Here are all the fan theories circulating about the death of Daenerys Targaryen

The tragic downfall of Daenerys Targaryen has been revealed with fans coming up with a brand new theory.

Daenerys Targaryen is set to be dealt with a shock blow in the final season that could change the course of Game of Thrones.

Many fans think that either the Mother of Dragons or Jon Snow are going to die and there have been lots of predictions.

Game of Thrones fans think they’ve found out about the fall of Daenerys Targaryen in the final season.

A new theory suggests that Lord Varys will betray Daenerys in the last season in a shocking twist. 

There have been suggestions that Daenerys will make her exit in the finale of season eight amid some big revelations.

Yet another theory suggests that Jon Snow will kill Danerys in the final season. 

But according to a new poll, fans want a joint happy ending for Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, however judging from the comments from some of the cast members, this seems unlikely.

On top of that, there have been hints that the Mother of Dragons could have been killed off in season eight which may be why she isn’t in one pivotal scene.

A theory has emerged that Daenerys could, in fact, die in the final season with one Reddit user suggesting that the queen was warned in season one that “only death pays for life”.

As fans may remember, Daenerys sacrificed the life of her child to save her husband Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) and the theory suggests she will sacrifice herself for the good of Westeros. 

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark in HBO epic Game of Thrones

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark in HBO epic Game of Thrones (Image: SKY)

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Will Arya Stark die in Game of Thrones season 8?

Among those thought to be meeting an end in Game of Thrones season eight is Arya Stark, here are all the latest theories about her possible demise.

Most recently, the young star dropped a huge hint that Arya Stark could die in Game of Thrones season eight.

During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, she revealed she’ knew the ending of the show and that it was “incredible”.

Once again, Arya’s fate is the subject of much speculation with many considering her to have an unexpected ending.

Fans of Arya Stark are going to be heartbroken to know that there’s a new theory to suggest that she could be getting killed off.

Earlier in 2018 actress Maisie Williams confirmed that she’d wrapped up on the show for good after she posted a photo on Instagram with the caption: “Goodbye Belfast. Goodbye Arya. Goodbye Game of Thrones. What a joy I’ve had. Here’s to the adventures to come #lastwomanstanding #barely #immasleepforthenextfouryears #justkiddingidontsleep.”

Her words hint that Arya could make it to the very end while others perish during the battle.  

But there was a further twist after Cersei Lannister star Lena Headey posted underneath the image: QUEEN”, which some have taken to mean that Arya will end up on the Iron Throne.

Maisie Wiliams has dropped a bombshell about her final scenes in Game of Thrones. 

Maisie Williams seemed to drop a hint about season eight recently with a social media post about a new tattoo.

Other fans have been predicting Arya’s fate and have suggested that without her wolf Nymeria, the youngster will die.

Game of Thrones season 8 will see Bran Stark live up to his role as the Three-Eyed Raven

Game of Thrones season 8 will see Bran Stark live up to his role as the Three-Eyed Raven (Image: SKY)

Why is Game of Thrones season 8 taking so long to be released?

Although Game of Thrones season eight has the least amount of episodes, it will have the longest running time of episodes.

Director David Nutter teased that each episode would be over 60 minutes long in season eight.

Euron Greyjoy star Pilou Asbaek recently dropped a huge teaser about the final series of Game of Thrones. 

He also revealed: “I can’t say anything, because I’m not allowed to, but normally it takes six months to shoot 10 episodes, and this time we spent 10 months shooting six episodes.

“A lot of people made a lot of effort to create the best final season possible.”

The final season is set to be the most explosive and Ser Jorah Mormont star Iain Glen has suggested that there will be feature-length episodes, making it one of the longest runs ever – if not the longest.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has spoken about the finale, explaining why it’s taken so long to make the final run.

He said: “I was excited and I thought that Dan Weiss and [David] Benioff the creators, they couldn’t have done a better job on ending our story.”

The actor continued to Variety: “Everyone on the show, we’ve worked harder than ever before, spent twice as much time shooting these six episodes than we did on two full seasons before.

“No expenses has been spared, I mean we’ve gone all in so, we really hope that people will like it. We’ve done our best.”

WHEN WILL THE GAME OF THRONES SPIN-OFFS BE RELEASED?

Game of Thrones season 8 will feature Davos Seaworth

Game of Thrones season 8 will feature Davos Seaworth (Image: HBO)

“Depending on which of the conflicting reports fans believe, filming several finales would be one of the reasons that the show is taking longer than usual to be released.

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Some spoilers about Cersei Lanninster have been leaked online (Image: Sky)

HBO programmer Casey Bloys said last year that a 2019 release date is plausible due to the writing process involved in the show’s final season. 

“They have to write the episodes and figure out the production schedule. We’ll have a better sense of that once they get further into the writing,” he told Entertainment Weekly.

The HBO boss also explained that the production of season eight will be “extremely cinematic” so the production schedule will differ somewhat from previous seasons. 

Season seven was released in July last year, having started filming in August the previous year, 2016. 

Filming for season eight officially started in October 2017. 

In another interview with the publication, Bloys explained: “They take the time they need to do the show at its highest level of quality.

“As the show has gone on, it’s gotten bigger – big battle scenes, big special effects. These things take time.

“Here’s the one thing I can assure you: [showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff] were not sitting around on a beach waiting to go back to work.

“They’re perfectionists, and this is the soonest it can come back at a level of quality that they are comfortable with.”

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Who will sit on the Iron Throne in Game of Thrones season 8?

Here are all the biggest theories about who will sit on the Iron Throne in season 8

Jon Snow is set to be dealt a cruel blow in an unexpected Bran Stark twist, which could see him lose the Iron Throne.

A new theory has emerged suggesting that Daenerys will win the throne after a hint about the ending.

There have been suggestions that it could be Bran Stark – now the Three-Eyed Raven – who will end up on the Iron Throne rather than either Jon or Daenerys. 

Both the former Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch and the Mother of Dragons are the favourites to rule the Seven Kingdoms but Bran is not far behind them.

Jon Snow could destroy the Iron Throne if a new theory is to be believed.

A fresh theory has emerged which suggests that Gendry will be the one to defeat the Night King.

While many think that it will be a victory for Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, some have been speculating at a shock win for Cersei Lannister.

In perhaps one of the biggest twists to date, fans have suggested one particular family could snatch the Iron Throne from Daenerys.

Iain Glen, who plays Jorah Mormont, has suggested that Danerys could be denied the Iron Throne in a new twist.

Joe Dempsie, who plays blacksmith and one of Robert Baratheon’s bastards, recently revealed that he’d been filming quite a lot on Game of Thrones season eight which could either signal his ascent to the throne or death while fighting the White Walkers.

Now fans are wondering if the lesser known Alllana Tyrell will be returning to claim the Iron Throne.

A new theory has emerged suggesting that there’s a loophole that means Jon Snow will never sit on the Iron Throne due pledging his allegiance to the Night’s Watch.

There’s been a brand new theory that Daenerys won’t claim the Iron Throne, while others have suggested that she will lose her kingdom to another character.

A new theory suggests that Cersei Lannister will be keeping the Iron Throne after all, which may come as a shock to some fans.

Game of Thrones season 8 will see the return of Rhaegar Targaryen

Game of Thrones season 8 will see the return of Rhaegar Targaryen (Image: SKY)

Will Rhaegar Targaryen appear in Game of Thrones season 8?

The answer to this one is a simple yes. Rhaegar Targaryen star Wilf Scolding recently revealed during an online Q&A session that he would be making a comeback with fans speculating why he would be returning.

Previously fans were speculating about whether former child star Dylan Sprouse could be playing Rhaegar Targaryen.

The character was portrayed by Scolding in season seven but reports emerged in mid-2018 that Sprouse – the twin brother of Riverdale actor Cole Sprouse – would be taking up the part. 

However, as Scolding has confirmed he’s coming back, it seems unlikely that Sprouse is in the picture.

Game of Thrones season 8 could see Jon Snow revealing his true identity

Game of Thrones season 8 could see Jon Snow revealing his true identity (Image: SKY)

Will Jon Snow reveal his true identity in Game of Thrones season 8?

A new theory has emerged about how Jon Snow will reveal his identity in the final series, which is likely to shock fans.

Most recently, fans noticed that Jon Snow’s lineage was alluded to way back in season one of Game of Thrones, which means there may have been other hints along the way.

There’s been a huge theory that Jon Snow’s real heritage was already alluded to back in season six in a subtle hint that many fans seem to have just picked up on.

The latest theory suggests that Jon Snow could have a secret twin, which could be a huge game-changer if it is true.

The most recent theory for Game of Thrones has seen fans suggest that Bran Stark has secretly been orchestrating the rise of Jon Snow since the beginning.

Now that he has become the Three-Eyed Raven, some have theorised that he will be the only pulling all the strings and helping him to his rightful place.

Jon Snow is set to be returning to Winterfell in what could be a huge moment for Bran, according to Entertainment Weekly who gave fans a first look at the final season. 

Bran Stark and the Night King come face-to-face in Game of Thrones

Bran Stark and the Night King come face-to-face in Game of Thrones (Image: SKY)

Will the Azor Ahai prophecy be fulfilled in Game of Thrones season 8?

This is a big part of Game of Thrones mythology and many fans have speculated that this is how the Night King will be brought down. If you’re unsure about the Azor Ahai theory, here is our explainer.

A fresh theory has emerged that the in order to end the Long Night, Jon will have to kill his lover and aunt Daenerys.

The fan theory suggests that if the stoic former Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch is Azor Ahai reborn, then he will have to stab his beloved in the chest and make the ultimate sacrifice. 

Others have suggested that Azor Ahai could have been transformed into the Night King. 

As always. the body count is high on Game of Thrones and the final season is set to have some devastating losses.

Another theory hints that Jaime Lannister could actually be the saviour of the world: Azor Ahai.

In season seven, Jon told Daenerys: “The Children of the Forest made these a very long time ago.” He was referring to early cave images of the Children of the Forest teaming up with three of the First Men to fight the White Walkers during the first Long Night. 

In the scene, the two gaze at a photo of three men – one of whom has a cuff on one hand which has led fans to speculate that Jon, Dany and Jaime represent the First Men.

The fan theory posted on Reddit suggests that Jaime and his golden hand are key to saving the world of man.

According to Reddit user byrd82: “So, the basic gist is that there is a seriously problematic translation error that, once cleared up, will shed light on the identity of the hero.”  

The user goes on to say: “According to the Valyrian dictionary, Valyrian words for lord and light are aeksio and onos. However, Valyrian words for gold and hand are aeksion and ondos… the Lord of light is a farce. 

“Jaime Lannister – Gold Hand – is the hero and legend of the prophecy.”

The biggest battle will be between ice and fire with suggestions that Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) could be the one to defeat the Night King.

Fans have theorised that Bran could be the “Last Hero” from Game of Thrones folklore.

There’s been a new theory suggesting that it will be Daenerys that kills Jon Snow and not the other way around, therefore fulfilling the Azor Ahai prophecy.

A new theory has emerged that Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) could in fact be Azor Ahai and have to kill his beloved Gilley (Hannah Murray) in order to save the world.

Actress Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Missandei, has suggested that Jon Snow could be dealt a cruel death blow in season eight by his beloved Daenerys.

Game of Thrones season 8 could see Sansa Stark die

Game of Thrones season 8 could see Sansa Stark die (Image: SKY)

Will Winterfell get attacked in Game of Thrones season 8?

Plot details are under wraps but there have been more suggestions that Winterfell will fall to the Night King.

Fans previously reported a lot of activity around the Winterfell set with photos purporting to show cranes and rigging holding up lights as filming is underway.

While there was no word on the scenes being filmed, Winterfell is going to be having a big role in the final seasonTimesand it seems fairly likely it’s going to come under fire.

According to Game of Thrones fan site Winter Is Coming, there’s been a lot of activity on the Winterfell set with a night shoot involving a battle scene. 

Pictures captured by Oakleaf Photography revealed much about the shoot and the company tweeted: “Big night of filming for #GOT8 tonight 26/1 at the Winterfell Set Moneyglass N.Ireland 200+ extras in a big battle scene This was awesome to see tonight.”

What’s more, a video has also emerged from filming and sounds on the audio suggest that the castle is getting attacked by the living rather than the dead, which quashes theories that the White Walkers will try to take Winterfell.

Other images appear to show a new King’s Landing set being built at the Titanic Studios in Belfast, bizarrely though there appears to be a dummy of a construction worker which may have been put there to thrown fans off the scent. 

Nevertheless, the new set appears to have a hole in it which could suggest that it will also be attacked. Could this be the White Walkers finally making it to the capital of Westeros and the Red Keep?

Filming resumed on Game of Thrones in January with Jon Snow actor Kit Harington returning to Belfast as work continued on the final run.

According to fan site Watchers On The Wall, there’s been filming at Shane Castle on a significant scene from early on in the season as two major characters talk about Ned Stark’s death as they stand in the crypt at Winterfell.

Sources told the site that the scene wrapped up with a horn being blown, which could potentially signal the arrival of the White Walkers. Then again, it could be too early in the season for that but fans will have to wait and see if there will be a siege at Winterfell when the army of the undead come.

Game of Thrones cinematographer Fabian Wagner also shared a shot from the location on Instagram as the season eight shoot continues. 

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Game of Thrones season 8 could see the return of Khal Drogo

Game of Thrones season 8 could see the return of Khal Drogo (Image: SKY)

Will Khal Drogo return in Game of Throne season 8?

Despite being dead, there’s been lots of speculation that Khal Drogo could be back for the final run. He did make an appearance in a dream sequence after all when Daenerys was trapping in the House of the Undying Qarth.

According to one theory, Khal Drogo could be back from the dead but again this is a theory that has been doing the rounds for a while now.

There have been suggestions that Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) could be making a comeback in the final run as Daenerys faces one last tragedy.

Jason Momoa has also been fuelling speculation that his character could be back by posting on social media previously and being pictured with cast members.

There have been more theories that Khal Drogo will be returning from the dead in the final season with Jason Momoa being seen previously in Belfast.

Clarke recently suggested that Khal Drogo could be making a return in a “freaky finale”.

Game of Thrones season 8 could see Cersei Lannister die

Game of Thrones season 8 could see Cersei Lannister die (Image: SKY)

Will Cersei Lannister die in Game of Thrones season 8?

Here are all the biggest theories about the fate of Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones season 8

A brand new theory suggests that Cersei Lannister will die in an ironic blow with many Reddit users speculating about her fate.

There have been theories from fans suggesting that Cersei Lannister could in fact be the Night Queen with suggestions that she would be killed by her enemies and then brought back to life by the Night King to reign by his side.

Along with Cersei becoming the Night Queen, there have been theories about who will kill her with many suggesting that Jaime will be one to do it.

Some fans seem to think there’s a plot hole involving Cersei Lannister, which could spell danger.

Maisie William recently dropped a hint about a sinister plan from the Night King and Cersei, which could see things change drastically.

There have been suggestions that the Iron Bank could betray Cersei Lannister and end up supporting Daenerys instead when she rides to them on a dragon.

One new theory suggests that Cersei Lannister is going to be murdered by a surprising character. 

However, others have said that Ironborn leader Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk) could murder Cersei in his bid to take her throne. 

One eagle-eyed fan also realised that season one foreshadowed Cersei Lannister’s walk of shame in season five, which many viewers may have missed.

There have been suggestions that Jon could kill Cersei Lannister (played by Lena Headey) in the final battle in season eight.

One theory has emerged that the Night King will destroy King’s Landing and Cersei Lannister while the fight goes on in the North.

Game of Thrones season 8 is set to come full circle

Game of Thrones season 8 is set to come full circle (Image: SKY)

Is Tyrion Lannister a secret Targaryen?

Here are all the latest theories about Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones including deaths, romances and being the third dragon rider

The theory that Tyrion is the third Targaryen has resurfaced after Peter Dinklage spoke about it during the Emmys back in September 2018.

A new theory seems to have been revealed, suggesting that there could be a romance between Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen.

A brand new theory suggests that Tyrion could be the one to take down the Night King.

Cersei Lannister star Lena Headey appeared to drop a hint about a big Game of Thrones season eight theory recently about Tyrion.

According to some fans, a new theory reveals that Tyrion will die in a huge plot twist.

Game of Thrones season 8 could see a huge role for Jaime Lannister

Game of Thrones season 8 could see a huge role for Jaime Lannister (Image: SKY)

Has Game of Thrones season 8 been leaked?

Script leaks have plagued most seasons of Game of Thrones ahead of their official release, with many accurate storylines revealed online.

The final season is no different with many pages of scripts, which are unverified but appear to be real based on previous leaks, circulating on the internet.

Some of the supposed plot lines already leaked include Cersei and her brother Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) locked in a fierce argument while the Night King (Vladimir Furdik) and the White Walkers attempt to invade King’s Landing.

There was a purported leaked storyline in 2018 which shows Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) and the Hound (Rory McCann) are racing through a camp that’s being attacked by wights.

Regardless of what has been leaked, fans know some of what to expect from season eight, such as the revelation of Jon Snow’s (Kit Harington) parentage and indeed royal status and the Night King and his army breaching the Wall and invading Westeros. 

One actor from Game of Thrones spoke about having to keep deadly secrets after he was involved in a major moment in season six.  

Several cast members have spoken about the security surrounding the set and the scripts on season eight.

Sophie Turner has opened up about the “crazy” secrecy around the show and revealed one of the code names for Game of Thrones.

It sounds like the programme-makers are going to great lengths to ensure that Game of Thrones season eight is not leaked after Nikolaj Coster-Waldau revealed a secret about how leaks were prevented on set.

Sophie Turner also revealed the shocking levels of security on set in a recent interview, saying that season eight was even given a code name.

Game of Thrones season 8 could see the return of Edmure Tully

Game of Thrones season 8 could see the return of Edmure Tully (Image: SKY)

Game of Thrones season 8 will see some huge battle sequences

Game of Thrones season 8 will see some huge battle sequences (Image: SKY)

Finn Jones, who plays Ser Loras Tyrell, has hinted at a dark ending for Jon Snow, who could meet his demise in season eight.

A brand new theory has suggested that Littlefinger could actually be alive in a shocking twist that no one saw coming.

Game of Thrones fans think they’ve uncovered a link between Sansa Stark and Daenerys Targaryen, which could change everything.

Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Missandei, teased in a recent interview that the finale to Game of Thrones would be “heartbreaking”

There have been theories that Jon Snow and Daenerys could actually split as they’re left divided.

Game of Thrones season 8 will air in April 2019

Game of Thrones season 8 will air in April 2019 (Image: SKY)

Fans have been speculating about who really brought Jon Snow back to life and whether Melisandre really saved him.

There is much speculation over who will die in season eight with some fans coming up with a time jump theory that suggests Jon Snow will be saved.

While fans have been speculating about a big Robb Stark clue concerning the fate of Jon Snow.

Meanwhile, Game of Thrones makers have been leaving breadcrumbs right from the start of the show for fans to pick up on with a clue about Jon Snow’s fate revealed back in season one.

Fans are stiil wildly speculating with one theory looking at Daenerys and the significance of the number three.

There’s been a new theory that Bran Stark is the third dragon rider in the three-headed dragon prophecy.

One Game of Thrones director recently spoke about the chemistry between Harington and Clarke, suggesting that fans could see some incestuous liaisons taking place.

A Reddit theory has emerged suggesting that Daenerys will be hit with a major betrayal from her formerly loyal follower Jorah Mormont.

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones (Image: SKY)

A new theory has emerged suggesting that Jaime Lannister may sacrifice himself to save Jon Snow, who is the last of Rhaegar Targaryen’s children.

There have been suggestions that the final scene could see Jon Snow – or Aegon Targaryen – buried in the crypts of Winterfell as Reddit users speculated about the last-ever scene.

Game of Thrones season eight is set to see some major deaths and there were recent reports that members of the cast were moved to tears by the deaths.

Meanwhile, a brand new set has been built in Belfast, which is the largest ever in the history of Game of Thrones.

The set, which features two towers with a gaping hole in the middle, could play a major part in the new season. 

GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8 CAST 

A drawing of the First Men joining with the Children of the Forest to fight the White Walkers in Game of Thrones

A drawing of the First Men joining with the Children of the Forest to fight the White Walkers in Gam (Image: SKY)

However, one fan has suggested that Arya Stark will actually save her sister Sansa from the White Walkers using her Valerian sword Needle.

While it’s just speculation, the two sisters have formed a strong bond after they managed to kill Lord Baelish when he tried to pit the siblings against each other.

While the leader of the White Walkers may be attacking Winterfell, there have been suggestions that his undead dragon will fly to the Westeros capital and burn it to the ground. 

Daenerys Targaryen has already seen visions of the throne room in King’s Landing covered in ashes, which foreshadows a dragon attack.

Kit Harington was previously spotted filming in Dubrovnik, Croatia which has served as King’s Landing.

Some fans have hinted that this could suggest that Jon Snow survives the great battle with the White Walkers to take his place on the Iron Throne.

Could the scenes be for the first big battle of season eight? Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen were travelling up to the North, after all, to take on the army of the undead.

GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8 LOCATIONS 

Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones

Jon and Daenerys will have to face the truth about Jon’s royal standing in season 8 (Image: Sky)

Who will be in Game of Thrones season 8?

The main cast will be back for Game of Thrones season eight but there have also been theories about past characters making a comeback.

Game of Thrones actors have been spotted in Iceland including Gwendoline Christie, Harington and Emilia Clarke, which suggests that they will be filming some epic battle scenes with the White Walkers.

Fans posted on social media about meeting the actors, who they bumped into at the airport. 

One former character is confirmed to be returning to Game of Thrones for the last season.

In terms of loose ends, fans have been questioning whether Edmure Tully’s storyline would be wrapped up. He hasn’t been seen for a while and was last being held prisoner by the Lannisters.

Actor Tobias Menzies recently spoke about the possibility of returning to Game of Thrones as Edmure.

There have been new reports that EastEnders actress Alice Nokes will be playing a character called Willa in season eight after her casting was announced in November last year.

Fans have predicted that Robin Arryn (Lino Facioli) will be making a comeback and could drive apart Arya and Sansa Stark.

A new rumour has emerged suggesting that Ned Stark is going to be coming back in the last season.

One star has recently confirmed that they won’t be in the finale of season eight, however, they’ve confirmed that the Iron Bank will play a major role.

Game of Thrones will return to Sky Atlantic in April 2019.

source: express.co.uk


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