It has been almost a year since the seventh season of Game of Thrones hit the small screen. Like the previous six seasons, the most recent release has been received very well by both fans and critics. With the eighth season being its last, longtime followers of the franchise are already itching to learn more about the upcoming premiere.
The show is notorious for being secretive and stingy with spoilers. Nevertheless, the cast of the series have recently been fast and loose about what fans can expect from Game of Thrones season 8.
Sophie Turner aka Sansa Stark recently sat down with Digital Spy. During the interview, Turner revealed that she is very satisfied with how the series would end. The young actress explains that she has read her fair share of fan theories and based on what they have already shot and produced, these fans would enjoy the eighth season:
“For me – without giving anything away, I guess – I was satisfied with how unpredictable the show’s ending really is. People have come up with so many fan theories about how it’s going to end, and who will end up where, and who will end up with who. It really is so unpredictable the way that it ends up. I’m very satisfied with that, and I think that the fans will be satisfied with that, too.”
The actress also hinted that the eighth season would be explosive. Fans should expect an epic battle right at the very end:
“From reading the books thus far, it was their interpretation of where they thought the show would go. They’re still doing justice to the story, and serving the characters in the way they feel like they should be. I mean, they definitely upped the ante [in the final episodes]. They’ve got nice, big battle scenes, that’s for sure” explains Turner.
Aside from Turner, actress Maisie Williams has also updated fans about the upcoming Game of Thrones season 8. On Instagram as reported by Express UK, the actress confirmed that she is done shooting season 8. She bids the serie goodbye and thanks her castmate for the experience:
“Goodbye Belfast. Goodbye Arya. Goodbye Game of Thrones. What a joy I’ve had. Here’s to the adventures to come! #lastwomanstanding #barely #immasleepforthenextfouryears #justkiddingidontsleep” read the tweet.
At this point, there has yet to be a specific date as to when Game of Thrones would return to primetime. David Benioff, the series’ showrunner, laments about the leaks and spoilers that seem to plague the show. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he explains that at this point it is hard to confirm a date. As the showrunner, he doesn’t even know himself:
“We honestly don’t know yet [when the final episodes will air]. There’s been a lot of back and forth about air dates. That’s a long way off from being settled.”
At present, HBO has only confirmed that Game of Thrones would be back for its final season on 2019.