The 8th and final season of the television fantasy drama series “Game of Thrones” was announced by HBO in July 2016, but the official trailer dropped on March 7, 2019. Unlike the first 6 seasons that each had 10 episodes and the 7th that had only 7 episodes. Although the “Game of Thrones” 8th season will have only 6 episodes, the show is likely to break records with viewers who are anxiously waiting for the show to premier again. Like the previous season, it will largely consist of original content not found currently in George R.’s novels in the series. The 7th season of the fantasy drama television series “Game of Thrones” premiered on HBO on July 16, 2017, and concluded on August 27, 2017.
The second-to-last season of the popular show focuses primarily on the coming-together of the show’s main plotlines. The major events include; Daenerys Targaryen arriving in Westeros with her army and three dragons and waging war against the Lannisters, Jon Snow forging an alliance with Daenerys in an attempt to unite their forces against the White Walker army, Arya and Bran returning to Winterfell and reuniting with their sister Sansa, and the army of the dead breaching the Wall (with the help of a reanimated wight dragon) and entering the Seven Kingdoms. HBO ordered the 7th season on April 21, 2016, 3 days before the premiere of the show’s 6th season, and began filming on August 31, 2016. The season was filmed primarily in Northern Ireland, Spain, Croatia and Iceland. Game of Thrones features a large ensemble cast, including Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, and Kit Harington. The season introduces several new cast members, including Jim Broadbent and Tom Hopper.