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Game of Thrones: HBO teases first official footage from final season. Watch here

HBO on Monday released the first official footage from the hotly anticipated final season of Game of Thrones. Watch and dissect here.

tv Updated: Aug 27, 2018 16:27 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in a still from Game of Thrones.

HBO has released the first official footage from the hotly anticipated final season of Game of Thrones in a special sizzle reel meant to promote its upcoming slate of programming. While most of the GoT footage in the video comes from previous episodes, there is one shot from the show’s upcoming final season.

Official word on Game of Thrones has been light since HBO teased that the final season would be released in the first half of 2019. This quick glimpse - an embrace between Jon Snow and Sansa - is enough to fuel fans of George RR Martin’s series while they wait for an official trailer.

Other shows teased in the sizzle reel include the second seasons of Barry, Big Little Lies, The Deuce and Room 104. We also see quick moments from brand new shows such as the Jennifer Garner-led comedy Camping, the third season of True Detective and other shows such as Jane Fonda in Five Acts, The Shop, Pod Save America, Camping, My Brilliant Friend, and My Dinner with Herve.

So far we’ve only seen leaked set images from the eighth and final season of HBO’s hit fantasy series. Shooting for the season recently wrapped, with several cast members posting emotional farewell messages on social media.

Cast member Nikolaj Coster-Waldau said in a recent interview that HBO had spared no expense for the abridged final season of the show - instead of the usual 10, season eight will have only seven episodes. “It’s crossing out of a television schedule into more of a mid-range movie schedule,” co-creator DB Weiss had told Variety about why HBO opted for a shorter season.

“From the beginning we’ve wanted to tell a 70-hour movie. It will turn out to be a 73-hour movie, but it’s stayed relatively the same of having the beginning, middle and now we’re coming to the end. It would have been really tough if we lost any core cast members along the way, I’m very happy we’ve kept everyone and we get to finish it the way we want to,” Weiss and his partner David Benioff told Entertainment Weekly.

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First Published: Aug 27, 2018 14:25 IST