First Game of Thrones season 8 footage debuts in HBO 2019 teaser trailer

Whisper it softly, Westeros addicts, but the first Game of Thrones season 8 trailer has been revealed ahead of the show’s eagerly anticipated 2019 release date – sort of.

Premium US TV network HBO has given us a tiny sneak peek at the final season of Game of Thrones, unveiling the first teaser for its 2019 line-up of returning shows.

Somewhat predictably, the fleeting look at Game of Thrones season 8 has caused the biggest stir on the internet, even though the new footage runs to under five seconds. It shows Kit Harrington’s Jon Snow embracing sister Sansa Stark (played by Sophie Turned) at Winterfell, though the pair’s latest reunion looks far from happy.

A number of GoT fans have highlighted the distant gaze in Sansa’s eyes, which some are interpreting as a sign of discord between the two.

All in all, the footage of HBO’s 2019 shows runs to just one minute and 40 seconds, with hits like Big Little Lies (entering season 2), True Detective (season 3), and Veep (season 7) also featuring.

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Game of Thrones season 8 is scheduled to land in April 2019 in the form of six feature-length episodes, after which it’s farewell to Westeros as we know it – but not for good, as no less than five GoT spin-off shows are planned.

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The first Game of Thrones prequel is provisionally called  ‘Age of Heroes’ and will kick-off some 10,000 years before the likes of Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, and Cersei Lannister vied for control of the Iron Throne.

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