Game of Thrones season 8 trailer breakdown: How will final series end? Trailer explained

Game of Thrones season 8 trailer breakdown: How will final series end? Trailer explained

The Game of Thrones season eight trailer is finally here featuring the likes of Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). HBO released the trailer on Tuesday, March 5, and quickly got Game of Thrones fans around the world predicting what spoilers were in store for the upcoming series. Here is all you need to know about season eight from the new promo as we explain the latest Game of Thrones trailer.

Game of Thrones season 8 trailer explained

The trailer for Game of Thrones season eight kicks off in typical GOT fashion, with a tense score and panic etched upon the face of Arya Stark (Maisie Williams).

Game of Thrones fans witness a worried Arya with a bloody cut on her head sprinting through the chambers of Winterfell.

Arya’s voice can be heard over the action with the character saying: “I know death, he’s got many faces, I look forward to seeing this one.”

The shots of Arya running through her home are interspersed with those of Ser Davos (Liam Cunningham) patrolling the walls of Winterfell and Lord Varys (Conleth Hill).

What happened to Arya and who she’s running from remains unclear.

The trailer then shows the Greyjoy ships heading back to King’s Landing – Euron (Pilou Asbaek) had fled to gather his naval army to help Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) betray Jon Snow and Daenerys.


Words of wisdom from Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) can then be heard over the trailer: “Everything you did brought you here now.”

The action cuts to the youngest Stark sibling in conversation with Samwell Tarly (John Bradley).

The Game of Thrones trailer then shows Cersei assembling her army in King’s Landing and Jon Snow and Daenerys riding among the army of the Unsullied with a battle imminent.

At this point the dragons come into play, with both Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Arya gobsmacked at the sight of them.


The mythical creatures fly over Winterfell after Daenerys headed north in the season seven finale to help Jon Snow in the fight against the White Walkers.

Fans then hear Jon Snow for the first time in season eight as he says: “They’re coming – our enemy doesn’t tire, doesn’t stop, doesn’t feel.”

With Jon’s words ringing in fans’ ears, the trailer then shows Gendry (Joe Dempsie), Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen), and Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) as they prepare for battle.

The Game of Thrones promo then takes a violent turn in a split-second shot of Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in a fiery and bloody battle – who against is unclear but his allegiance no longer lies with Cersei and House Lannister as he’s heard saying at the end of the trailer: “I promised to fight for the living. I intend to keep that promise.”

With the trailer then descending into silence, a teary-eyed Cersei appears in a dimly-lit King’s Landing, clearly emotional at a new course of events.

The action restarts with high-flying shots of Daenerys’ dragons as they soar around the hills and mountains of the North.


Jon Snow is then shown next to the Heart Tree where Bran would normally go to and enter his visions as the Three-Eyed Raven.

Shots of Grey Worm in battle, Jon Snow and Daenerys with the dragons, Arya in a sword fight with an unknown assailant, and the first shot of Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) are then shown before one final monumental scene closes the trailer.

The trailer ends with the Unsullied, Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), Podrick (Daniel Portman), and Jorah in formation.

With a few seconds of the promo remaining, the hooves of one of the horses of the White Walkers come into shot, teasing the imminent, epic battle between the living and the dead.

The Game of Thrones season eight trailer descends to blackness and the premiere date of April 14 is etched on the screen.

Game of Thrones season 8 premieres on HBO in the USA on Sunday, April 14, and on Sky Atlantic in the UK on Monday, April 15.

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