As news of Game of Thrones season 8 being delayed has already upset fans, HBO has come out with the first ever official glimpse of the highly anticipated final season of Game of Thrones to cheer them up.
The video in question is a compilation of the premium network’s upcoming offerings including the new seasons of Veep, True Detective, Big Little Lies and of course, Game of Thrones. Most of the GOT footage used in this compilation was from the penultimate season.
But, thankfully, a 3-second long tiny snippet of Game of Thrones season 8 features the fan-favorite characters Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner). The scene shows Jon back in Winterfell and gives a big warm hug to his sister, Sansa, though her longing eyes suggest she has other thoughts running in her mind. You can check out the video clip below.
Talking more about Game of Thrones final season, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys had confirmed back in July that the hit series would make a return in the first half of 2019, most probably in April. But now, new reports suggest the series won’t return until late May or June 2019 at the earliest.
Notably, for a show to qualify for the Emmy Awards in 2019, it must air between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019. This means HBO will have to debut the series before the end of May to make it eligible for the 2019 Emmy Awards.
But, during an interview with Huffington Post, Game of Thrones visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer hinted that the show will debut sometime after May 31, 2019, which will make it eligible to be considered for the 2020 Emmys.
“In two years we’ll be eligible for the Season 8 work, which we’re just beginning now,” Bauer said. “We’re going to be toiling away on Season 8 until May of 2019, so it’s eight or nine months away. But the prequel is starting to shoot in February, at least the pilot. So we’ll still have quite a lot to do on Season 8 when they’re beginning.”
HBO is yet to officially announce Game of Thrones season 8 release date.
Let the countdown begin. pic.twitter.com/kW4mesXStQ
— HBO (@HBO) August 27, 2018
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