"I look forward to seeing this one," Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) says in a new trailer for HBO's Game of Thrones released Tuesday. She's speaking of the many faces of death, but she might as well be speaking of the final season of the blockbuster hit.
The trailer is a tease more than anything, showing the main characters (and their dragons) setting up for the giant Battle of Winterfell that viewers have already heard so much about. Flaming swords! Swooping dragons! Marching armies! We look forward to seeing it too.
HBO has been stingy with the teasers ahead of season 8's April 14 premiere date. We know favorites like Jon Snow, Sansa Stark and Arya Stark are all bundled up against winter, which had most definitely arrived. We also know to expect six supersized episodes with a massive battle on the action menu.
An Entertainment Weekly article published Monday did reveal more gritty details about the big fight, calling the Battle of Winterfell "arguably the most difficult-to-produce episode in television history." We don't know who, but the magazine cautions that at the end of the fight, "beloved heroes lay dead."
Director Miguel Sapochnik reportedly tried to find a longer cinema battle and couldn't, but says the closest was "the nearly 40-minute Helm's Deep siege in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers."
It's been a long wait since August 2017, when season 7 ended, and fans are ready to discover the end game for the epic adaptation of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books. This trailer just adds fuel to the wildfire.