No, we still haven’t got a trailer. Still, HBO has seen fit to drop a few new Game of Thrones season 8 images into our laps. Not only do they highlight all of the key players we need to keep a beady eye on during the final six episodes, but one in particular reveals a chin-scratching change of sides for a certain Jaime Lannister…
We’ll get to the rest of the photos from the Game of Thrones Twitter account in a minute – of which there are LOADS – but, first: Jaime Lannister. Here he is, having ridden away from King’s Landing (and Cersei) during the final episode of Game of Thrones season 7:
Kingslayer. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/vDZ1LtOo7w6 February 2019
Notice anything? His armour is looking a little shabby, sure, but it also might hint at something even more than a man who doesn’t know how to wash his chainmail. The get-up looks suspiciously like a Northern, or even a Stark, set of armour. Take a look for yourself, and note the studded area around the collar bone.
Is it just me or is Jaime's armour very reminiscent of Robb Starks, particularly the breastplate & pauldrons. And I like how he's no longer in lavish Lannister armour, he's dressed for a real, gritty battle and I'm loving it! #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/hdfBWlj0mT6 February 2019
Whether the Kingslayer has found himself in the embrace of Winterfell fighting against the Lannisters in a final battle for the Iron Throne or – more than likely – recruited against the White Walker cause up North remains to be seen, but it’s an interesting development nonetheless, and one we’ll probably be talking about until the premiere on April 14.
Unfortunately, those sorts of clues are very much MIA for the rest of the ensemble, but it’s nice to see some faces back after nearly two years (!) away from our screens. In order, we’ve got Dany and Jon Snow together (ick), Jon on his lonesome, Arya, Dany, and Cersei, all of whom will be the major players this year, almost certainly.
The Final Season.New Season 8 photos are here: https://t.co/8AfmeoVzdj #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/QFsHap8UPY6 February 2019
The Final Season. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/QauKuEaWUc6 February 2019
Arya Stark of Winterfell. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/WwfpylaWkC6 February 2019
The Final Season. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/ICGuQvQDvp6 February 2019
The Mother of Dragons. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/R2FrEBnSV56 February 2019
Then there’s Tyrion, Varys, Sam Tarly, the Three-Eyed Raven, Sansa, and Brienne, all staring off into the distance, plotting who-knows-what. Except Sam. He’s as cuddly and loveable as ever. This world wasn’t meant for you, Tarly.
Hand of the Queen. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/a3JHjcQm3V6 February 2019
The Final Season. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/rsFPWcZFwf6 February 2019
The Final Season. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/WAgDaFheaQ6 February 2019
The Three-Eyed Raven. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/LipdyXFXW76 February 2019
Lady of Winterfell. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/9ERk4i8J5U6 February 2019
The Final Season. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/rUmB7ivr0T6 February 2019
All of the players are in place, primed and waiting to backstab, betray, or be buried six feet under. Now, HBO: where’s that trailer?
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