Only a weekend stands between us and the premiere of Season 8 of Game of Thrones, and we can’t quite believe it’s almost here. We have so many questions for the final season to answer, and while The Night’s Cast, the official podcast of Watchers on the Wall, can’t answer them all, we can give you some food for thought as you head into premiere weekend!
HBO just released a short —I can’t emphasize enough just how short it is— featurette about the first day on set of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, with the cast arriving early in the morning and getting ready to shoot. Take a look!
The countdown is on, and with three [long, dark] nights [assuredly full of terrors] until the final season of Game of Thrones debuts, the news continues to pour in like crazy. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Ser Jaime Lannister) is flying from coast to coast to catch in a last-ditch effort to catch every last talk show host before the final season debuts, while the rest of the cast is fielding press junkets left and right. Meanwhile, a CNN personality flies to Belfast, all while slowly turning into a white walker. Only on Game of Thrones, right? Let’s get to it.
In the two days since Spotify released Dave Benioff and Dan Weiss’ “The End is Coming” playlist, a list of 50 songs that supposedly contain hints as to how the series will end, speculation has been running wild here in the Watchers newsroom. “The answer to the ending is one hundred percent hidden in the playlist choices,” Benioff and Weiss told For the Record in an email. “No one will believe us, but it’s true.”
Catching up on a few interviews, Peter Dinklage discusses Tyrion’s role in the final season of Game of Thrones, admits he guessed his character’s fate correctly, and teases a reunion with Sansa; also, Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi talks about new themes, and claims to have watched season eight “hundreds and hundreds of times.”
Rumors have been floating around the internet the past couple whispering about tasty alliance between HBO and a certain restaurant, and today, the rumors were confirmed! HBO confirmed that starting tomorrow April 12th, there will be a special Game of Thrones menu available nationwide for a limited time at Shake Shack! The menu consists of the Dragonglass Shake (starting at $6.49 – prices vary slightly by market) and the Dracarys Burger ($10.99).
Looking for something to do during the Game of Thrones premiere besides beholding its splendor, furiously livetweeting or playing a drinking game? How about a nice (or not so nice) game of bingo? Courtesy of Watchers on the Wall, custom bingo cards for the premiere episode can be downloaded straight from this post.
This past Monday, Tower of London visitors were treated to a jaw-dropping spectacle as the British Army’s Coldstream Guards performed a rendition of the Game of Thrones theme tune as the show’s own Night’s Watch performed a unique military display.
With the final season premiere a few days away, it’s Game of Thrones week on American TV talk shows, where much of the cast are making regular appearances. Among many others, Kit Harington teases a final season that will be “terrible” for our hearts, John Bradley gives a heartfelt speech on what playing Samwell Tarly has meant to him, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau claims he “can’t imagine a better way of ending the show.”