Game of Thrones promises death, deception & dragons in Season 8 trailer

Melisandre *did* insist on the power of Gendry's king's blood

At least for Game of Thrones fans, with the coutdown officially on for the final season of the HBO epic. There is plenty to speculate on, but what we do know for certain is that Season 8 will consist of a mere 6 episodes.

And yet here we are, with around 90 seconds of new footage to obsess over.

Directed by Miguel Sapochnik, David Nutter and creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the final season is comprised of only six, longer episodes instead of the traditional eight.

The final season of Game of Thrones likely won't be our last trip to Westeros, however, as HBO has greenlit a pilot set 1,000 years before the events of the wildly popular sword and sorcery epic. The Night King and co. are on their way, and Winterfell might be running out of time.

The trailer disappointed us in a way that there was not much "new" content that we expected to see.

While Lena remained tight-lipped on how the show ends, she confessed that she is "absolutely satisfied" with the conclusion planned for the fantasy series.

Yes, that's right: after months and months and months of teasing, it's finally here.

The final season of Game of Thrones is almost upon us and fans are both excited to see who will win the Iron Throne and anxious over which fan-favorite characters will meet their demise before the story concludes. "And I intend to keep that promise".

With the almighty HBO show coming to an end this year, fans have gotten their first proper glimpse at what they can expect as the fight for the Iron Throne comes to a head. "I promised to fight for the living", Jaime Lannister says at one point.

But this is Game of Thrones, and when you mix a enormous bloody battle with zombies and a large number of beloved characters, you can guarantee that not all of them make it out of the battle alive (EW even teases a moment from filming with "beloved" characters laying dead at Winterfell's gates). Will the Night King succeed in adding every last denizen of the Seven Kingdoms to his army of the dead, or will Jon Snow reduce him to nothing but blood and ice cubes?

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