It’s been a long and boring year without Game of Thrones gracing our screens every Monday. After a monumental 466 days without those wacky White Walkers to take our minds off the impending demise of the real world, it’s no wonder we’re desperately latching on to any morsel the showrunners might mete out.
So prepare your latching appendages, folks, ‘cos HBO has just released their first morsel in yonks: a proper teaser trailer for the show’s eighth and final season.
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) December 6, 2018
Okay, so to me, a casual GoT enthusiast, this looks like a whole lot of filler. But to the series’ die-hard fans, apparently this is basically a Season 8 viewers’ guide written in nerd-specific code. People got theories, man.
Me forming theories from the teaser… pic.twitter.com/9Ccm96O7A8
— Ghostwalker (@Ghostwalker_019) December 6, 2018
● It looks like there is a dragon glass wall being made at the Neck
● Cersei is going Mad
● Wildfire involved
● There will be a fight at the Neck.
● Wolf and Dragon froze but the Lion burned.. what does this mean?
— ً (@PO5IT1VE) December 6, 2018
OOOOOH A NEW WALL WILL BE CREATED?!?! OOOOHH NIGHT KING'S ICE AND DROGON'S DRAGONFIRE WILL CREATE A DRAGONGLASS WALL??!? IF THAT'S THE CASE… WAS DRAGONSTONE A BATTLE GROUND OF ICE AND FIRE BEFOREEE?!?!
DRACARYS MATHAFAKKAAAZZ https://t.co/Srti2owOhg
— Δ (@alexbenesisto) December 6, 2018
The wolf and the lion will be at each other’s throats. We will be at war soon, my friend ????????GOT S8 https://t.co/FVnQyvZObz
— CareBear ???????? (Ana) (@shootflowers_) December 6, 2018
— John Husa (@HusaJohn) December 6, 2018
THE WOLF AND THE DRAGON FREEZE AND THE LION IS ON FIRE.
— Valeria (@valeriasworld23) December 6, 2018
If we’ve learned anything from every other piece of promo the show has ever done, there’s definitely some subtext to be examined in this 30-second teaser. Fire and ice, sure, but what’s the significance of the wolf and the dragon freezing while the lion burns? Are we really gonna see another wall built, possibly of dragon glass? More importantly, exactly how crazy is Cersei gonna be? ‘Cos she better be pretty fucken crazy. I want to see Lena Headey out-Cersei herself. That lady is a thrill and a half to watch.
We already know that every episode in the final season is going to be ‘feature-length’, and we’ve heard as well that the biggest battle – not just for the show, but like, in the history of film and television – is slated for episode 3, which is wild considering the show has traditionally saved its big battles (e.g. Hardhome, the Battle of the Bastards) for late in the season.
I’m sure others have wild theories about what might be going on in this season to require a massive battle in episode three, but I am simply too dumb and lazy to have a hard opinion beyond BRING IT THE FUCK ON. Start prepping for April, kids! All men must die!!!