Current and former cast members arrive in New York for the Season 8 premiere!

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie attend the premiere of HBO's "Game Of Thrones" season 7 at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 12: Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie attend the premiere of HBO’s “Game Of Thrones” season 7 at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Although us smallfolk will have to wait 12 more days for the Season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones, the U.S. premiere tomorrow night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City will be attended by celebrities, cast and crew members, and those lucky enough to obtain an invite (including Watchers’ own Petra Halbur!), just to name a few.

The stars have been arriving in New York for days now, and of special interest are the sheer number of former cast members who have made the trip for the last-ever season premiere. News of who’s attending and who’s been spotted has been popping up all over Twitter and Instagram today, which first came to attention this morning with this tweet from @lovelysophiet:

The thread continues, including Jonathan Pryce (the High Sparrow), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo), Pilou Asbaek (Euron Greyjoy), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), Joe Dempsie (Gendry), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow).

One lucky fan snagged photos with Pryce, Sibel Kekilli (Shae), Aiden Gillen (Petyr Baelish), Mark Addy (Robert Baratheon) and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm) on the streets of NYC and posted it to his Instagram, along with shots of Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon), Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister):

User @wolfoftheriver shared a photo of Sean Bean (Ned Stark):

@LadyTarth pointed out that Alfie Allen posted a story on his Instagram about visiting the HBO merchandise shop:

Everyone’s favorite wildling Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane) posted a photo of himself (apparently at Twitter’s NYC headquarters?):

And @yeahclarke posted photos of Emilia Clarke looking absolutely adorable as she arrived to film an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”:

Apparently, there’s also an ENORMOUS Iron Throne being set up in Rockefeller Center for the premiere, as user @MandiBierly noted:

Although there will likely be many more photos tomorrow and Thursday of celebrities in attendance, we know of at least one who’s on his way to the premiere: Scott Ian, guitarist and founding member of the legendary heavy metal band Anthrax, who let his feelings about the Night King be known in an Instagram post:

As of this publishing, there were no official sightings yet of Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Lena Heady (Cersei Lannister), Daniel Portman (Podrick), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) or Bella Ramsey (Lyanna Mormont), although with another 24 hours to go, we’re certain to see many more (especially the cast members still alive as of the start of Season 8!). Have you seen anything on Twitter or Instagram that we haven’t yet? Let us know in the comments!

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    1. Soo…… damn near everyone with a name is going to be there… and possibly more to get it to really damn near all. Cool!

      I was hoping HBO (or some channel) would be doing a live red carpet show for this last season, but I guess we’ll have to make do with a stream online. Maybe I should ask if there will be a link for even that.

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    2. Ten Bears:
      Jack Bauer 24,

      What about Ben Hawkey?
      No Hot Pie, no show. It’s as simple as that. He’s like the Forrest Gump of GoT: always in the middle of critical events.

      😀 I don’t follow Mr. Hawkey on social media, so that I don’t know yet.

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    3. Jack Bauer 24,

      Oh i never Saw Her Instagram, i love the picture of Her with Peter and i never Saw Peter with Black contacts for One of HIS eyes like the books. They should have keept the Black eye.

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    4. Scott Ian, lol. Where are the members of Mastodon? They are, after all, “special extras”- can we call them cast members?

      Cool to see Jack gleeson there. Wonder if he’s ready to get back into acting…

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    5. Jesus, seeing Gleeson is a big reminder how long ago Joffery was to me. It feels like 100s of years ago when that character was around now lol.

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    6. Clob:
      Soo…… damn near everyone with a name is going to be there… and possibly more to get it to really damn near all.Cool!

      I was hoping HBO (or some channel) would be doing a live red carpet show for this last season, but I guess we’ll have to make do with a stream online.Maybe I should ask if there will be a link for even that.

      I hope so especially considering this is the last GoT Red Carpet ever.

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    7. Pigeon,

      Jack Gleeson was excellent! He is about 26 now andso he was pretty young but putting in that level of performance.

      Charles Dance and Jack Gleeson are two of the main actors upon which the quality and popularity of GOT were built. Any mediocre performance in these two roles would have hampered GOT greatly.

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    8. So happy Jack will be attending. He deserved all the Emmys. Glad GRRM is attending. He ain’t got nothing better to do. Glad Charles will be gracing the carpet with his presence. Momoa is a must. Will be good to see Esme again. Sean looking fine as ever. Kristofer looking wild as ever.

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    9. Wondering if we’ll finally get the title of at least this first episode through tomorrow’s premiere… LOL.

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    10. Quinton O’Connor:
      Wondering if we’ll finally get the title of at least this first episode through tomorrow’s premiere… LOL.

      Well it’s gotta be revealed within the next 11 days lol. It would be pretty bizarre for the Red Carpet to come and go without the episodes title.

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    11. Mango:
      Pigeon,

      Jack Gleeson was excellent! He is about 26 now andsohe was pretty youngbut putting in that level of performance.

      Charles Dance and Jack Gleeson are two of the main actors upon which the quality and popularity of GOT were built. Any mediocre performance in these two roles would have hampered GOT greatly.

      I agree. Sean Bean and Rory McCann were the draws for me, but I admit I have loved Charles Dance ever since a made for TV Phantom of the Opera (lol) I saw as a kid. Jack Gleeson was the amazing newbie for me.

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    12. Sean Bean hmmm …. well then what about Art Parkinson, James Cosmo , Kate Dickie, Finn Jones, Joseph Mawle, Natalia Tena ,Charles Dance, Michiel Huisman , Paul Kaye, … and especially Ian Mcelhinney , lots of others, not everybody could be available depending on work …. sort of not expecting to see Stephen Dillane ….. what about Michelle Fairley?

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    13. I’m loving the fact that so many former cast members are in on the game. Mark and Sean are nearly unrecognizable in these photos! Wow!

      Ooooo! La Clarke is really tipping in that fabulous get up. Love this look on her.

      Excitement, excitement, excitement!!!

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    14. Pigeon: I agree. Sean Bean and Rory McCann were the draws for me, but I admit I have loved Charles Dance ever since a made for TV Phantom of the Opera (lol) I saw as a kid. Jack Gleeson was the amazing newbie for me.

      1. Where is the Hound? No Rory McCann sightings?

      2. “Jack Gleeson was the amazing newbie for me.”
      Excuse me?
      👸🏻🔪👟👟🍕🥄🍮🗡👸🏻 ❓❓

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    15. Ten Bears: 1. Where is the Hound? No Rory McCann sightings?

      2. “Jack Gleeson was the amazing newbie for me.”Excuse me? 👸🏻🔪👟👟🍕🥄🍮🗡👸🏻 ❓❓

      Yes, but Jack ‘was’ on the show, Maisie still ‘is’. 😉
      Rory will be around if he gets off his boat in time. He has the interesting ability to be both a complete recluse and at the same time seemingly comfortable at any event type of guy.

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    16. Too bad Lena won’t be at the premiere (unless it’s just an error). Same with Peter. Or Richard, or Michelle. Awesome to see a lot of the other alumni making an appearance though. Just think of the club all of these people are in. And you just know that 20.. 30 years down the road there will be a massive GoT reunion type of thing where they will all look back on this time they had together making this incredible show.

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    17. Enharmony1625:
      Too bad Lena won’t be at the premiere (unless it’s just an error). Same with Peter. Or Richard, or Michelle. Awesome to see a lot of the other alumni making an appearance though. Just think of the club all of these people are in. And you just know that 20.. 30 years down the road there will be a massive GoT reunion type of thing where they will all look back on this time they had together making this incredible show.

      Surprised Lena and Dink aren’t going. Two of the biggest parts of the show and it’s the finale premiere.

      Haven’t seen Pascal, Varma, Henwick, Castle-Hughes, Sellers, Sebastian, Siddig, Oparei yet. No Dorne.

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    18. Ten Bears: 1. Where is the Hound?

      Strumming his banjo on his boat, I assume.

      Old joke: what is the range of a banjo?

      40 feet if you throw hard enough.

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    19. Lena WILL BE at the premiere. My friend showed me a list of who’s coming. Jason Momoa, Charles Dance, Natalie Dormer & Aidan Gillan are among the past cast members coming tomorrow.

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    20. Enharmony1625:
      Too bad Lena won’t be at the premiere (unless it’s just an error). Same with Peter. …

      Did I miss something saying that Lena wouldn’t be at the premiere? Just because she hasn’t been spotted in NY doesn’t mean that she won’t be there. And Peter lives in NY, doesn’t he? Odds are that they will be there.

      If anyone knows of a live stream of the red carpet for the premiere, please post it! Thanks!

      Watching Emilia on Colbert…

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    21. Ashara D: Did I miss something saying that Lena wouldn’t be at the premiere? Just because she hasn’t been spotted in NY doesn’t mean that she won’t be there. And Peter lives in NY, doesn’t he? Odds are that they will be there.

      If anyone knows of a live stream of the red carpet for the premiere, please post it! Thanks!

      Watching Emilia on Colbert…

      Jerome will be there, so doesn’t that mean Lena won’t?

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    22. Jack Bauer 24,

      “Haven’t seen Pascal, Varma, Henwick, Castle-Hughes, Sellers, Sebastian, Siddig, Oparei yet. No Dorne.”

      _______
      I guess the producers could take a hint and didn’t invite the Martell contingent, though it would’ve been nice to see Tyene with Bronn, and Oberyn with anyone. Also, I would think Siddig’s whinging about his premature departure from the show got his name on the “Do Not Invite” list.

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    23. Jack Bauer 24:
      Haven’t seen Pascal, Varma, Henwick, Castle-Hughes, Sellers, Sebastian, Siddig, Oparei yet. No Dorne.

      If I remember right, Siddig gave a pretty scathing exit interview after the season 6 premiere, so I wouldn’t expect him to attend. He was a bit bitter at being killed off in the way he was because I believe he expected to be in more episodes.

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    24. I would assume that at least a few people just aren’t able to go due to schedule or unforeseen circumstances as opposed to not wanting to.

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    25. Jack Bauer 24: Jerome will be there, so doesn’t that mean Lena won’t?

      Seriously, unless one of them murdered the other’s family, they need to get over their shit. I can’t think of too many shows of this size that for a decade would actually work around 2 actors because they don’t like each other.

      Well, not that there are many/any shows of this size.

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    26. Pigeon: Seriously, unless one of them murdered the other’s family, they need to get over their shit. I can’t think of too many shows of this size that for a decade would actually work around 2 actors because they don’t like each other.

      Well, not that there are many/any shows of this size.

      Honestly. Wish I could know what went down between those two, that they can’t act professionally and get over it long enough to be anywhere near one another for work’s sake. 8-/

      Totally loved Carice’s interview!! (And they used my question, yay!) Thought it might be cool to get something bts of S8, but left it open in case even that might get spoilery. And we get a two-hour documentary on the making of it, so there’s plenty of time for that. xD Hannah Murray, John Bradley, Richard Dormer, & Joe Dempsie are also doing those BUILD interviews this week.

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    27. Indira Varma is in NY right now, but she seems to have been there for a few weeks going by her Instagram posts, so she may be there for other work and not necessarily going to the premiere. D and D spoke well of her in interviews though, so I think she has probably been invited at least.

      Roger Michael Thorpe,

      Thanks for this information. Which other past cast members are also listed as attending? Any signs that Gethin Anthony, Oona Chaplin, Eugene Simon or Finn Jones will be going?

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    28. Clob,

      No Peter Dinklage, Natalie Dormer, Missandei, Yara Greyjoy, Meera, Alfie Allen. Or maybe I just missed seeing the names listed.

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    29. Clob,

      I watched Emilia on Colbert. She was very forthcoming about her brain aneurisms. She thought she was facing her own death, and remembers thinking….

      Not today.”

      That got a laugh/applause from the audience.

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    30. ygritte:
      Clob,

      No Peter Dinklage, Natalie Dormer, Missandei, Yara Greyjoy, Meera, Alfie Allen. Or maybe I just missed seeing the names listed.

      Alfie is there. He’s posted a bunch of Instagram stories of him in NYC. Dinklage was also spotted at the hotel they are staying at last night.

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    31. Expect spoilers coming in 24 hours then…? Doubt all those visitors will keep their mouth shut.

      And where is Kristian Nairn?

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    32. I do wonder how HBO manages to keep all of the guests to the red carpet premiere from spoiling everything after they watch the episode. Especially when any twit can tweet pretty much anything before it gets deleted. I would imagine they all have to sign some type of waiver or something that guarantees silence?

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    33. Clob,

      I’m not one to usually comment on fashion. That baggy outfit though…

      It’s almost like she found the one thing that would not compliment how gorgeous she really is.

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    34. WHERE THE HELL IS LENA. SHE BETTER NOT DO THIS AGAIN TO ME. THIS IS THE LAST PREMEIRE EVEN PETER IS THERE. I’M GOING TO BE MOST UPSET IF LENA DOESN’T SHOW UP. HER ABSENCE IS GOING TO STAND OUT LIKE A SORE THUMB.

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    35. So is Brienne there? Gwendolyn Christie? Rory McCann? No Richard Madden?

      Huismann-Daario??? J’aqen H’gar? (Tom Wlaschiha)

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    36. Lena just posted on Instagram that she hasn’t been able to travel to NYC for the premiere because she is sick at the moment.

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    37. Oh the hype is building now! Any news on the premiere title or will Petra be able to share some brief insights into it without giving away spoilers?

      Also I wonder is Bella Ramsay allowed to watch the premiere given it’s rated 18 and she’s younger than that?

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