Kit Harington kept his crypt-teaser statue, and EW promises a trailer is coming!

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What better way to remember your time on Game of Thrones than a life-sized statue of yourself?

We know from previous news stories that actors from Game of Thrones have taken home various mementos from the show — Maisie Williams took home the Ned Stark-esque brown leather jacket from Season 7, for example. Kit Harington has expressed a desire to keep Longclaw once the series ends, although the showrunners have become less than willing to part with it. So maybe a life-sized statue will fill the void instead?

Insider reported that Harington revealed in a recent BBC Music interview that he kept the Jon Snow statue from the recently released, much talked-about Season 8 teaser and that it’s now part of his home decor (sort of).

“They sent it to my house so I’ve got it in my shed,” Harington said, laughing. “How sad is that?”

He went on to say that Williams and Sophie Turner did not keep their respective Arya and Sansa statues

“I was the only one who kept their statue, that’s how narcissistic I am,” he said. “I’m gonna turn it into a water feature.” That’s something we’d like to see.

Speaking of Season 8, the unexpected teaser has us desperate for a full trailer, especially with the five seconds of new footage included in a 2019 lineup spot from HBO that premiered during the Golden Globes last week. So it made my heart stop for a second to read that showrunners Dan Weiss and Dave Benioff were once considering not even releasing a Season 8 trailer at all.

“[David Lynch] was saying he wished there were no trailers,” Benioff recently told Entertainment Weekly when asked about the trailer timing for the final season of the world’s most popular TV series. “And it’s true, you could just go into a movie and see something completely fresh.”

“I wish there were no trailers,” Weiss added. “I just want somebody to say, ‘Trust me, go see this.’ ”

Fortunately, the pair decided against a no-trailer-approach, noting that when they saw Ready Player One in theaters with their kids, “they played the Westworld trailer and it looked great. And we’re like, ‘Ah, we should do that.’ ”

Thank the gods we’ll still get a trailer, and with the premiere date of April 14th announced with Sunday’s teaser, speculation is rampant as to when that will be. It likely won’t be too soon — there’s still three months to go and they have to keep the hype sustained, as if that would be a problem — but when it does, we’ll be here to break it down scene by scene!

 

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    1. I expect a an Big Official Trailer no#1 toward the end of February and a second small official trailer no #in 1st April ..as just they do with S7 where the first Official trailer[25 May] was released 7 weeks before the premiere [16 July]and the second 2 weeks before [1st July]

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    2. Hmmm…do you think that they’ll do a big-screen trailer like the Westworld one? Any good sci-fi/fantasy films coming up that would make a good attachment?

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    3. Medusa:
      I expect a an Big Official Trailer no#1 toward the end of February and a second small official trailer no #in 1st April ..as just they do with S7 where the first Officialtrailer[25 May] was released7 weeks before the premiere [16 July]and the second 2 weeks before [1st July]

      Second trailer for Season 7 dropped June 21st.

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    4. GoT has some of the best trailers so I would have been very sad if they didn’t continue that with this final season. Sometimes I’ll go back and watch the season recap trailer for seasons one through six and STILL get chills.

      Even though I’m itching for a trailer, I will appease my anticipation by keeping the teaser on loop. I personally predict it dropping mid-February. I mean, before that we still need an official poster. That should come out even sooner. Probably in two weeks?

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    5. seems like many of guessing trailer dates aren’t American…

      The first trailer will drop during the Super Bowl…

      Extended trailer will drop during the Oscars…

      not that hard people..you know ATT will milk this every chance it gets…

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    6. I’m going with March 10th for the full trailer drop. It’s two months from now — we’ll probably get a poster next month (I’m gonna go with February 10 for that as well), and it’s about a month before the premiere. So that gives us:

      January 13 – Teaser/Premiere date reveal —> 4 weeks later
      February 10 – Poster(s), possibly multiple —> 4 weeks later
      March 10 – Full trailer —> 5 weeks later
      April 14 – Premiere

      Yeah, so I’m thinking we’re going to get one big promotional thing every month until the premiere.

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    7. Eventhough i’m desperately looking forward to a full trailer with new footages, i think not releasing a trailer would be a better idea. Each footage from last season will fuel speculations and spoilers which will be annoying. But i hope they release 1 or 2 other teasers to keep people eager for premiere.

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    8. I’d like some photos just about as badly as a trailer and certainly more than a poster. We can spend a lot of time on a single scene picture, whether it’s cropped or not.

      Kit with that mustache makes me think of Pedro. 😜

      I just watched the first two episodes of Project Blue Book starring Aiden. I really like it so far. He still delivers some lines oddly that bring out the thoughts of Littlefinger.

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    9. Clob:
      I’d like some photos just about as badly as a trailer and certainly more than a poster.We can spend a lot of time on a single scene picture, whether it’s cropped or not.

      Kit with that mustache makes me think of Pedro. 😜

      I just watched the first two episodes of Project Blue Book starring Aiden.I really like it so far.He still delivers some lines oddly that bring out the thoughts of Littlefinger.

      I’m really digging Project Blue Book as well!

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    10. I am with those who believe we’ll get the trailer in March. Currently, I’m of the mindset that we’ll only get one, with a truncated version to fill shorter time slots, but I’m not absolutely convinced on this. I feel they are obviously going to try to use as little footage from S8 as possible and like previous trailers, will use footage heavily from the opening episode with events we already know are (inevitably) going to happen. Then some snippets of battles we know are coming, maybe an epic shot of an elephant in the snow, but all very brief and not giving too much away. I am getting goosebumps thinking about it.

      I wonder how Rose feels about a Kit statue in their garden. It would creep me out, especially at night, looking into the garden and seeing a silhouette of a man. Did you guys see that video of the prank he pulled on Rose with the prop-head in the fridge? I wonder what pranks he can pull off with a life-size stone replica of himself. I guess it’s harder to manoeuvre 😂

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    11. I actually would’ve been fine with no trailer. In fact, I was kind of hoping for that, though I wasn’t expecting it.

      Pretty sure it’ll just be one actual trailer this time. Honestly I don’t think we need more than that.

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    12. Damn, Jon, what a pic. Did you just come from a Freddy-Mercury/Burt-Reynolds Cheap-Ass Fusion Amateur Look-Alike Contest?

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    13. Honestly I really want to watch a trailer for Season 8, but if I am also being completely honest, I also wish D&D stuck with their original idea of not releasing one at all. Trailers often reveal too much, or just enough for us to create a lot of speculation about a lot of things. On that latter note, I wish they’d have kept us all in the dark and continued to release teasers, bloopers from past seasons, a behind the scenes feature for a scene from episode 1 of season 8. Things like that, until Season 8 came out.

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    14. Che,

      I’m with you just one trailer in march. I think everything will be a spoiler in season 8, because I think even episode 1 will have some game change parts.

      Funny I read David Lynch name here, I just finished Twin Peaks 3 days ago. And I have to say, what a mind fuck show is that. Just a master piece.

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    15. I love how honest Kit is in interviews about his ego. Not in a bad way of course. There was another interview I read with him not that long ago where he said that (paraphrasing here) he would feel a bit bummed if people didn’t recognize him in public.

      Regarding the trailer, I could probably live without one as well as long as they released at least some photos of scenes leading up to the premiere. I imagine that it’s not D&D’s call though. That would be up to the HBO marketing department, though I’m sure D&D are at least consulted with in making the trailer so that they can weigh in on what scenes to use or not to use because everyone knows the fandom is going to pick this thing apart with a nano-byte comb.

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    16. Anon:
      Trailer, or no trailer, I careth not. I just need to get on with my life.

      😀 yeah now that we have a premiere date within our grasp these 88 days are going to feel longer then the 16 1/2 months it’s been since the Season 7 finale.

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    17. Ten Bears: Yeah, I’d rather they spend the $5 million on DIREWOLF CGI
      🐺🐺🐺🐺

      and wight chickens
      🐓🐓🐓🐓

      Superbowl should pay GoT for having the GoT trailer pumping up their viewership.

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    18. TormundsWoman:
      flintstonewielder,

      Lol same-sies!!! (I was just thinking Smokey and the Bandit all along for the duration of the clip)

      I wish I could see this. Never seen a Western genre play before.

      Just picture him sitting on an ice dragon breaking into a high-pitched “Scaramouche, Scaramouche, can you do the fangdango?!!”…

      Great…now how do I undo this image….?

      Aaaarghh…………

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    19. Season 6 premiered April 24th 2016 and we got the first trailer March 8th. Season 7 premiered July 16th 2017 and we got the first trailer May 24th. So average of 50 days before premiere. So 50 days from Season 8 would be end of February right around the 24th which is TD finale.

      I definitely don’t expect a trailer until TD S3 wraps up. I’m still wondering what drama HBO has planned for in between TD and GoT.

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    20. flintstonewielder,

      Ice dragons are flying, very very frightening!

      I don’t care when the trailer hits, but I will say that I don’t think it’s a given that it will be during the Super Bowl. That’s pretty early, they don’t need to spend that kindof money for a few seconds of airtime, most people are preoccupied during the game anyway, and it’s not necessarily the most effective spot as I would imagine it doesn’t represent HBo’s target market.

      I would be happy if the trailer didn’t show much new footage. Maybe just a sequence of some new shots of all the characters still alive, but omitting much of the context. I don’t want any spoilers called out because they let something get through the trailer

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    21. Sister Kisser,
      I wouldn’t be worried that (or hope that) a trailer will give anything away. They’ve certainly learned how to prevent spoilers, evident during the past year and a half, so anything in a trailer will be as generic as possible. I’m sure they’ll make it as exciting and enticing as possible with individual shots of characters, dragons, the NK and wights though.

      We’ll still get plenty to break down and discuss but we have so little context for this season. For past seasons we had a bunch of paparazzi pictures, book material and/or leaked information to work with. The best we had from this filming season was distant shots of greenscreens, sets and a bunch of actors in Spain that we don’t really know which filmed anything and what exactly was filmed.

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    22. Clob,

      Yeah, you’re probably right. It’s in their interest to not give much away. However, if they show much context in the shots they include in the trailer, you know the crew here, on Reddit, and everywhere else will peel it back and ineveitably unearth some ideas that prove true. I just want this season to be a complete surprise. As you said, no filming spoilers, no books, nothing. Of course- that probably won’t keep me from watching the trailer. I wouldn’t mind seeing a narrow shot, or close up, of each character, just to remind us of who’s still alive. That would immediately remind everybody why they’re invested, without giving much context away.
      But yeah. I’m sure you’re right that they will be very cautious.

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    23. Jack Bauer 24,

      Clicked the link, and half the comments are whingy-moany-angry “where’s TWOW?” and others angry and offended defending GRRM/encouraging him to take his time, hahaha. Poor guy can’t say or do anything without this standard reaction.

      As to the trailer and its possible date, I don’t really care. Of course I’ll watch and analyse it when it drops but the only important thing is the actual S8, and we now have a definite date for it, which is nice.

      PS. Like your avatar pic, only now noticed it’s Jaime on the black horse in the S7 finale.

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    24. They should do a trailer with the Seven Devils song (used for season 2), and show parts of season 1 till 7. And last minute new content.

      Parts like:
      And no rivers and no lakes can put the fire out
      I’m gonna raise the stakes, I’m gonna smoke you out

      Could be about Cercei or Dany

      See they were there when I woke up this morning
      I’ll be dead before the day is done

      Could show a scene where Robb talks with Catelyn at the beginning of Rains of Castamere.

      They can keep me high
      ‘Til I tear the walls
      ‘Til I save your heart
      And I take your soul
      And what have we done?
      Can I be undone?
      In the evil heart
      In the evil soul

      Parts about the Night King.

      Personally I would like a trailer that shows parts of the past that changes into parts of the next season.

      Jack Bauer 24,
      I Don’t think they will put on a show between TD and GoT.

      It’s all about costs of another show and income of abbonees, HBO doesn’t need to put high ratings every day because of commercials because they get their income from subscriptions.

      Having a show between TT and GoT only increase costs.

      Having none have a little bit of decrease of income because a small part of people will end their subscription for a month, but I think 80+% of the people will just wait that month instead of canceling and reentering the subscription.

      Having a show in between only increase costs. The small lose of people not having a subscription for a month is much lower.

      What I think they will do is reruns, of TD and GoT. Before season 7 they rerun every GoT episode 2 times a day, 1 time of HBO1 and 1 time of HBO2. No extra costs, and people keep their subscription.

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    25. kevin1989:
      Jack Bauer 24,
      What I think they will do is reruns, of TD and GoT. Before season 7 they rerun every GoT episode 2 times a day, 1 time of HBO1 and 1 time of HBO2. No extra costs, and people keep their subscription.

      Why would reruns maintain subscriptions when you can stream and watch every episode whenever you want with a subscription anyway?

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    26. talvikorppi,

      Well I understand a little bit why people are whining, even when I just wait because I rather have a perfect ending instead of a rushed one.

      But just look at it of a consumer point of view, you pay per book that is part of a bigger product (the whole Saga) in the end you pay a total of around 200/300 bucks for that product. The writer gets his money because you buy his product, he gets rich. And in the end he didn’t finish his product. So you already spend 150/200 bucks on that product. At the same time we see him writing other products (books) instead of finishing the product you started first with him. Somehow we excuse this behavior because he is a writer.

      Now I come to the point why I use the word product, because we can use that in other professions.

      Now we have another person, instead of selling books he sells another product: He is a plumber that is specialized in renovating bathrooms. Now you pay that product (your new bathroom) in parts, per month. Now your plumber comes every day and gets your money every week until the point he is done 80% (like the books) and then he says, sorry I’m done for the time with this I’m going to work on another product on another house. (where he probably uses that same trick again not finishing it just cashing out). Are you mad at the plumber for not finishing the product he started first or do you think he needs to finish the first product (your house) before starting the next?

      Yes the common fellow needs to finish something first before starting something new else he has a problem (getting later on that). You gave him money for a product that takes too long, with to many breaks. That same should apply for GRRM, he shouldn’t earn money from new sagas, books (even when in same universe) before he finishes his first product, yes it’s not as important as an open bathroom but still it was your money he got.

      And at the same time (I know because my partner is a plumber) when a common profession like a plumber not finish his product in time, guess what will happen: He needs to give all of it back until he finish the job.

      As far as I understand and have respect for GRRM and he gets every year he needs, I want the best version not the fastest. I can understand people being pissed, especially if they are people that work that kind of jobs where they can’t get away with finishing their product later.

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    27. Jack Bauer 24: Why would reruns maintain subscriptions when you can stream and watch every episode whenever you want with a subscription anyway?

      Not really maintain, but more as in, 80+% of the people will not stop their subscription for a month, too much work. instead of looking how can we get those 20% to stay with a show that costs more than it’s worth, they can use that time for reruns, having something on the schedule. That’s how they did in the past. HBO never get from one show into another, it was always a month in between for that reason. (BLL is probably coming 4/6 weeks after GoT).

      Netflix works the same way, Netflix originals aren’t being put to screen every month, sometimes 2 a month sometimes 2 months no show. It’s not needed to give something every week, only enough to keep the customers from leaving.

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    28. kevin1989: HBO never get from one show into another, it was always a month in between

      They used to, or did often jump directly to their next premiere, when they had a more normalized or regular program schedule. The last couple of years their drama shows haven’t been as routine and things are kind of all over the place, like the GoT schedule.

      Examples of previous program transitions without ANY Sunday gaps:
      2011: GoT S1 into True Blood S4 into Boardwalk Empire S2.
      (True Blood finales into BE premieres typically played around Labor Day weekend after that)
      2012: Luck into GoT S2 into TB S5
      2013: GoT S3 into TB S6
      2014: GoT S4 into TB S7
      2015: GoT S5 into True Detective S2
      2016: Vinyl into GoT S6

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    29. Clob,

      Maybe a new show. I see that a lot of huge shows return in 2020 not this year.

      But I think they could get away with reruns, and else we need to wait a month.

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    30. kevin1989,
      Yeah, no, I don’t think they’re going to stuff a series in between TD and GoT this year. At least it doesn’t look that way. Like I wrote, most of their dramas now don’t seem to be held to any set time and go well over a year between seasons. I guess the current HBO execs are fine with their shows being on a willy-nilly schedule. *shrug*

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    31. I’m still thinking their going to sneak the Deadwood movie in there just before the GoT premiere. Everything I’m seeing still says it’s airing Spring 2019. I’d think they’d want to air it on a Sunday night and once GoT starts it’s going to take up the remainder of the Sundays until almost June. They have a couple miniseries that could possibly fill the time too.

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    32. Clob,

      HBO usually airs new movies on Saturdays, but I suppose this one could air on Sunday since it used to be a show on HBO.If I was a betting man, I’d say it would air on a Saturday though.

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    33. Clob:
      I’m still thinking their going to sneak the Deadwood movie in there just before the GoT premiere.Everything I’m seeing still says it’s airing Spring 2019.I’d think they’d want to air it on a Sunday night and once GoT starts it’s going to take up the remainder of the Sundays until almost June.They have a couple miniseries that could possibly fill the time too.

      That would be marvelous as I’m looking forward to that one as well. We still don’t know much about Euphoria so I guess that could air in between, or maybe Barry Season 2? Catherine The Great?

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    34. Mr Derp:
      Also have the Watchmen series coming sometime this year, though it probably won’t air until after GoT.

      Yeah I’m thinking we’ll see Watchmen in the Fall and then Westworld S3 next year.

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    35. Regarding when we’ll get a “big” trailer, I would point all of you to November 2004. That is when we got the first and only trailer for Return of the King. Tolkien fans wailed “Nobody will know that the movie is coming out!!!!” to justify their anger at not getting pieces of the movie early. However, at that point, everybody (else) knew that the film needed zero advertising.

      Thrones is in exactly the same position. Why should HBO spend much $$$ at all on promotion when: 1) its had 8 years of promotion that no trailer could equal; and, 2) people just need to know “when.”

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    36. Oh, and I have not really had time to catch up on threads, but…..

      ….. how many people were convinced that those statues were not of Jon, Sansa & Arya, and thus spinning “that must mean ______” stories from that? 😉

      (Seriously, I saw a very small version and thought that they were looking at statues of Ned, Catelyn & Rickon at first….)

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    37. Wimsey,

      …….And each trailer will risk more of the storyline being guessed by the massive hive mind working on finding the plot of this series.

      LOTR did not have to deal with such a widely used internet.

      HBO will use teasers/trailers to launch other shows and to remind a few casual viewers when to sign back up for HBO.

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    38. Sister Kisser,

      Well, my actual first reaction was Stewart Copeland, Sting & Andy Summers, but Summers wasn’t that tall & Sting was not as masculine looking…..

      (Seriously, smart phones are great for a lot of things; watching trailers is not one of them.)

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    39. Mango: LOTR did not have to deal with such a widely used internet.

      The Internet was already huge by 2003. (It was already huge by the late 1990’s.) Rings was one of the first film/tv franchises to actively take advantage of this: they released to first teaser-trailer for the films in 2000 and got a lot of attention for how many views they got on the first day. (And, of course, a lot of quotes from rival studios about how the millions of hits would probably be all of the tickets that the films would sell; only to see each film sell nearly 5X as many tickets in the US alone!)

      As for the trailers allowing the story to be guessed, the odds of that are low. One need only look at this site to see how spectacularly wrong the conclusions drawn from trailers are! Moreover, the people who put together the “real” trailers do not know what the story is, and the people who give them the footage know better than to provide anything too important.

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    40. Wimsey,

      Between 2003 and 2019 is 16 years! Think of how many more people have broadband access during that period.

      Not only do many more countries have internet access, particularly developing countries. It is also deeper and cheaper in developed countries. (Be mindful that there are still many homes in the USA without access!)

      We also have more mobile machines to get into the internet. The first iphone was introduced in 2007. (There were smartphones before but this is the first mass-market mobile product with full and fast internet access.) I think the first ipad was 2010.

      Just think of the hits LOTR would get today. GOT and LOTR have very different technological realities.

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    41. Wimsey,

      Nutter did the most recent “teaser” or “trailer” of whatever the crypt scene with Jon, Sansa and Arya was – he knows the story as he is directing several of the final episodes.

      And yes, trailers can be informative. There was one with Arya sitting on a horse and looking in the distance. Everyone guessed she looking at Winterfell and was going home.

      Trailers are perhaps most informative between weekly episodes. Are they still called trailers then?

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    42. Wimsey,

      A quick internet search says that in March 2003 only 9.7% of the world’s population was using the Internet. By June 2018, the percentage was 55%.

      (I do not think it worth it to check the numbers against more valid sources)

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    43. I’ve been reading all the 400+ comments from the teaser article so it took some time to reach here however surely we will get the trailer in Feb? According to Jack Bauer the latest we’ve ever waited in the past is two months before the premiere so that should mean mid-Feb latest which ties in with the Super Bowl speculation.

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    44. Jack Bauer 24:
      Also, Hibberd doesn’t think we’ll get a trailer during SB because GoT doesn’t need to build awareness like Westworld did. Why spend 5 million for a 30 second ad he said.

      https://twitter.com/JamesHibberd/status/1085213445342089221

      I didn’t realise the cost implications but that makes sense, why pay to put it into a sporting event when you don’t need the hype. I think they’ll just drop it completely unannounced at some point in February now but I don’t rule out them only realising a single trailer given the D&D comments and making us wait until March for it.

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    45. Jon Snowed:
      I’ve been reading all the 400+ comments from the teaser article so it took some time to reach here however surely we will get the trailer in Feb? According to Jack Bauer the latest we’ve ever waited in the past is two months before the premiere so that should mean mid-Feb latest which ties in with the Super Bowl speculation.

      The SB is February 3rd, so first week of the month. Even if they wanted to do a SB trailer that’s still too early. The longest they’ve waited to drop the first trailer is 46 days before the Season 6 premiere. So a month and a half before premiere. That was also the last time they premiered in April since Season 7 was in July. So March 8th trailer with a April 24th premiere for Season 6. 46 days from premiere for Season 8 will be very end of February around the 26th. So hopefully we get a trailer in about a month. Of course this is just based on the past couple seasons. Season 7 trailer was 51 days from premiere (trailer May 24th and premiere July 16th), so that would put us at February 21st this time around. So still late February.

      Anyway, hopefully we get a poster or something soon. I did just read your last post btw and see you’re going with the possibility of a March trailer.

      Always fun talking trailer dates with you 😁

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