If you haven’t started watching Game Of Thrones yet, you might want to stop reading now.
With the much-anticipated final season of the smash hit HBO drama series, Game of Thrones, set to premiere on Sunday, April 14, many casual and hardcore fans alike can’t wait to sink their teeth into the culminating six episodes that will answer all the questions they’ve been yearning to know.
What will happen with the Night King? What will become of Winterfell and House Stark? Who will sit on the iron throne? All of these questions and others will presumably be answered before long to all the show’s viewers’ delight.
The final season is set to have significantly fewer episodes than previous seasons, but these episodes are being said to be longer and juicier in terms of content.
Season 7 ended off with the Night King and the army of the dead walking on Westeros and finally crossing the wall after thousands of years. What the White Walkers’ intentions are are still unknown, but many believe they will be marching on Winterfell to wage war with the living.
Earlier this year, multiple news outlets reported that the final battle scene at Winterfell took 55 days to shoot. In comparison, the Emmy-award winning Battle of the Bastards battle scene only took 25 days. But in a recent article by Entertainment Weekly, it was revealed that the 55 days were used only to shoot the outdoor scenes for the battle and the entire battle took even longer. This just goes to show the magnitude of how huge this battle scene will be.
Episode 1 of the final season will air this Sunday, April 14, at 9 p.m. on HBO. The show will also surely break records for worldwide viewership.
Locally, many are excited and have been waiting patiently for the final episodes for quite some time now.
“Man, I feel like it’s been like years since we last got a taste,” Salman Motala of Cambridge said. “I’m constantly looking up theories and predictions online and I’m excited to see how the story actually ends.”
Game Of Thrones is already being heralded by many as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, television drama series of all time and, while that may seem like comparing apples to oranges (with other great dramas like The Sopranos and Breaking Bad), Game of Thrones has set itself apart from other television events over the last few years and will certainly go down in history as one of the greats.