Season 8 Of 'Game Of Thrones' Promises A Scene Even Bigger Than The Battle Of The Bastards

As if we weren't already impatient enough to discover the final season, the information now being leaked is going to tip us over the edge... 

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This week, Entertainment Weekly revealed its scoops on Season 8 of Game of Thrones in an issue dedicated to the series. On the cover, we see Daenerys and Jon Snow embracing in the snow, while the inside of the magazine contains juicy details about what awaits our two heroes, and the characters who gravitate around them. And as this eighth season will also be the last, there are a few nods to the very first episode, released on April 27 2011 (that makes us feel old!). It's time to close the cycle. 

Thanks to the Entertainment Weekly journalists who were invited onto the film set (that really is a privilege given how secretive the paranoid production team usually is about its work), we learn that Season 8 of Game of Thrones will open in Winterfell "with an episode that contains plenty of callbacks to the show’s pilot". Daenerys finally arrives on Stark territory, where, we're told, there'll be "a thrilling and tense intermingling of characters". We'll leave it up to you to interpret that…

With the conflict ongoing and the arrival of the White Walkers imminent, we're told that "Sansa isn’t thrilled that Jon bent the knee to his fancy new Targaryen girlfriend, at least not at first".

But what's really pushed our impatience to its limits is anticipation of the impending war. The magazine explains that "the drama builds to a confrontation with the Army of the Dead that’s expected to be the most sustained action sequence ever made for television or film". Wow! Peter Dinklage confirms: "It's brutal. It makes the Battle of the Bastards look like a theme park.". Okayyyyy, we can't wait any longer…

The final season of Game of Thrones should arrive on HBO around April 2019.