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‘Game of Thrones’: New photos give a glimpse of the final season’s key players

  • Published at 09:32 pm February 7th, 2019
The big three of Game of Thrones Season 8-HBO
From left, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Daenerys Targeryen (Emilia Clarke), and Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) could very well be the top three contenders, for the Iron Throne| HBO

The final season of the adaptation of George RR Martin’s fantasy novels will be premiered on April 14 on Star World and Hotstar in India. The previous seven seasons are being streamed on Hotstar

HBO released photographs of key characters from the upcoming eighth and final season of its blockbuster series “Game of Thrones” on Wednesday. Featured in the photographs are the characters Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), among others.

The final season of the adaptation of George RR Martin’s fantasy novels will be premiered on April 14 on Star World and Hotstar in India. The previous seven seasons are being streamed on Hotstar.

Since the first season, the fans of direwolves have been wondering the final fate of Sansa (Sophie Turner), Arya (Maisie Williams) and Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) | HBO

The photos provide the first glimpses of the upcoming season, for which, the plot details and footage have been kept under wraps (barring a brief glimpse in a promotional clip). The fantasy drama is set in a sprawling medieval-eque universe created by Martin, covering the continents of Essos and Westeros. The show follows the rivalries between groups of dynasties vying for the Iron Throne, the seat of power of the Seven Kingdoms in Westeros.

By the end of the seventh season, the wall has been breached and the Night King’s army of White Walkers, who have one of Daenerys’s dragons, are dangerously close. Daenerys and Jon Snow have fallen in love; unaware that they are related (he is actually a Targaryen and her nephew). Sansa Stark is getting a taste of power at Winterfell. Jamie has left his sister Cersei after he learns that she plans to betray Jon Snow and Daenerys, after promising them help in their battle against the Night King. If anybody has a sense of how it will end, it is Bran Stark, who is now the Three-Eyed Raven, and has the power to look back in time and “warg” himself.

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