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February 01, 2019

'Game of Thrones' Season 8: Counting Down to the Premiere with Xfinity

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For Game of Thrones fans, season eight can’t come soon enough. Learn more about the upcoming final season of Thrones here, and we’ll keep you updated on the latest reveals, trailers, and more.

Not caught up on the Game of Thrones saga? No worries. During the entire month of February, Xfinity customers can stream the first season for free on the Xfinity Stream app. Whether you’ve been tuned in from the start or you just started watching, Xfinity has the scoop on HBO’s biggest hit.

Season eight: what we know so far

There are a few things that are certain about Game of Thrones’ final season. For example, we know that it premieres April 14th, 2019, and that there will only be six (albeit longer) episodes. We also know that HBO® has promised fans that this season won’t disappoint.

So far, there has been very little official information regarding the eighth and final season of the hit series. In the first season eight trailer that featured new Thrones content, very little was revealed, with most of the trailer being a recap of all the previous seasons. Although this doesn’t give us much insight into what’s to come in season eight, this does remind fans of the long, winding road and the many twists and turns that have led each character to their fate in the final season.

That being said, another Game of Thrones season eight clip was released during the 2019 Golden Globe Awards. HBO showed the star-studded crowd a preview of their 2019 lineup during the awards ceremony, and in it a new piece of Thrones footage was featured. It’s what’s in the footage, however, that has us speculating on multiple theories and potential plot lines for season eight.

In the short clip, Sansa Stark and Jon Snow are seen reuniting in Winterfell, their beloved homeland. However, Sansa appears a bit miffed in the clip when she is introduced by Jon to the aspiring queen Daenerys Targaryen. Sansa remarks (coldly) “Winterfell is yours, your grace”, and the clip ends there.

Perhaps most enticing, though, is the over a minute-long trailer full of unique Thrones content that premiered during the all-new season of True Detective. In this trailer Jon Snow is seen walking down the long hallway in the tombs beneath Winterfell, toward his ancestors’ graves. He is joined by Sansa and eventually Arya, as the three facedown their own gravesites—a statue commemorating each of them, as is tradition.

Being still alive, this clearly unsettles the trio as they turn to see what lies behind them in the tomb. As soon as they turn, though, the tomb is slowly filled with crackling ice, slowly encroaching upon them before the screen goes dark. This is, of course, hinting at the oncoming horror of “the long night” and the infamous White Walkers, which season 8 will primarily be focused on. The final battle for Westeros against the army of the undead will determine what’s to come for generations beyond Snow and company, including Daenerys Targaryen and the sinister Cersei Lannister.

The mystery continues

While fans have been reeling over what this clip and the latest trailer might mean, no one is entirely certain what’s to come in Games of Thrones’ long-awaited final season. Will Daenerys become the rightful Queen of Westeros? Will Jon become King? And, more importantly, what’s going to happen to fan-favorites such as Tyrion Lannister and Arya Stark?

All this and more will (hopefully) be answered in Game of Thrones’ fiery final season. While you wait for the first episode of season eight to premiere on HBO, why not catch up on, or re-watch, some of the show’s best moments with Xfinity? During the entire month of February, Xfinity customers can re-watch all of Game of Thrones season one for free, with or without an HBO® subscription, using X1 or the Xfinity Stream app.

Stay tuned and remain up-to-date with Xfinity as we uncover more Game of Thrones goodness leading up to the new season premiere.

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