The eighth and final season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones, produced by HBO, premiered on 14 April 2019 and concluded on 19 May 2019.
Unlike the first six seasons, which consisted of ten episodes each, and the seventh season, which consisted of seven episodes, the eighth season consists of only six episodes.
Jaime reveals Cersei’s deception to the Targaryen-Stark alliance and joins them after Brienne vouches for his honour. Jaime apologises to Bran for crippling him; Bran replies he harbours no anger and says they are no longer the same people.
Daenerys no longer trusts Tyrion’s judgement for his having believed Cersei, but Jorah asks that she forgive Tyrion’s mistakes.
Citing their mutual love for Jon, Daenerys tries to gain Sansa’s trust, but Sansa says the North vowed never to bow to anyone again.
Theon, Edd, Tormund, and Beric arrive at Winterfell, with the latter three reporting the undead army’s impending arrival. Bran proposes he lure out the Night King, who intends to destroy the Three-Eyed Raven. Theon and the Ironborn will protect Bran.
Arya seduces Gendry, wanting to experience it before they die.
Jaime formally anoints Brienne as a knight.
Jorah fails to dissuade Lyanna Mormont from fighting, and Sam presents Jorah with House Tarly’s ancestral sword.
As the Army of the Dead approaches, Jon reveals his true lineage to Daenerys, who realises that he has a claim to the Iron Throne.
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): David Nutter.
- Writer(s): Bryan Cogman.
- Release Date: 21 April 2019.
- Running time: 54-82 minutes (approximate, per episode).
- Rating: 15/18 (depends on season).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.