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Game of Thrones' first official photo from season 8 appears on EW's cover

Whenever there is a piece of information on the final season of Game of Thrones, the world looks on eagerly. Everything around the last season has been protected with fierce intensity. Now after more than a year since season 7 concluded on screen, we have the first official picture from the lands of season 8.

The cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly features the first official photo from the set of Game of Thrones season 8. It shows Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) clad in winter-wear, standing in a protective and loving embrace in the snow. The EW’s issue carries the first look at the end game that leads to a conclusion of A Song of Ice and Fire.

The executive producer on the show, Bryan Cogman provided exclusive insights on the final season. “It’s about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death,” Cogman says.

Game of Thrones' first official photo from season 8 appears on EW's coverHe continued, “It’s an incredibly emotional haunting bittersweet final season and I think it honors very much what [author George R.R. Martin] set out to do- which is flipping this kind of story on its head.”

It was a long shoot, one that has lasted almost 10 months. And the production will still go on before the show returns somewhere in the first half of 2019. The cast and crew, in this period, has been on a grind to make everything as climactic and on-point as possible.

Kit Harington elaborated, “It’s relentless; scenes that would have been a one-day shoot five years ago are now a five-day shoot.” He furthered, “They want to get it right, they want to shoot everything every single way so they have options.”

Emilia Clarke echoed Kit’s thoughts, “[Camera] checks take longer, costumes are a bit better, hair and makeup a bit sharper- every choice, every conversation, every attitude, has this air of ‘this is it.’ Everything feels more intense.”

Game of Thrones' first official photo from season 8 appears on EW's cover

As the winds around the latest Game of Thrones spinoff, The Long Night gather momentum, the great battle to avoid it in present-day Westeros is gathering warmup too. Let’s hope it’s going to be a chilling marathon. What are your thoughts on this first look? Tell us in the comments.






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Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with “unofficial” submissions

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Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with "unofficial" submissions

Game of Thrones was the world’s biggest television show for nearly a decade, so it’s no surprise that the show had way too much talent. We recently talked about the whopping 32 nominations it scored at the Emmy Awards 2019. One notable thing is, three of these nominations weren’t even filed by HBO, but by the actors themselves. Read on!

Season 8 might have had a bad storyline according to a large section of the fanbase, but everybody can agree on one thing — the actors all gave their best, and the acting was brilliant as usual. Needless to say, the headliners made it to the Emmy nominations again, but HBO didn’t nominate the few actors that really stepped up this season. We had reported about how five actors submitted their own nominations directly.

Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with "unofficial" submissions

Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy) and Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion) had entered in the supporting actor category, while Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) had entered in the supporting actress category, with Carice Van Houten (Melisandre), going for the guest actress category. The great thing is, three of the five made the cut — Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie and Carice Van Houten are officially in the race now.

All three had terrific performances, and it is very much possible that they bring in at least one win within the three of them. No doubt they deserve it, especially because they have been voted in despite the submissions being unofficial.

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George R. R. Martin praises HBO’s Chernobyl, says it’s worthy of Emmys

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George R. R. Martin praises HBO's Chernobyl, says it's worthy of Emmys

Game of Thrones is over, but HBO has no plans of slowing down. Immediately after Game of Thrones ended, HBO aired a limited series called Chernobyl, which became an instant hit. Now, the creator of the Game of Thrones universe, George R. R. Martin has praised Chernobyl and expressed his approval for the show to win at the Emmy awards. Read on!

Chernobyl is a mini-series about the nuclear plant disaster in the Ukrainian city of the same name, in 1986, and has been named the best ever miniseries by TV enthusiasts worldwide, except maybe in Russia. George took to Twitter to express his love for the series:

Not only did he praise the show, but also Jared Harris, whose performance in the show has been loved by the fans as much as the series itself. Needless to say, the show is expected to shine in the awards season, as Martin expects.

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See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

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See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

Game of Thrones had the ultimate face-off in Season 8 when the Army of the Dead faced the living folks in Winterfell. The Battle of Winterfell saw a lot of people uniting to take down the Night King, and among them were Tormund Giantsbane, and Gendry (now Baratheon). A new behind the scenes photo from the sets shows the two enjoying a nice game on a Nintendo Switch. Read on!

The picture, posted on the Game of Thrones subreddit, shows Joe Dempsie, who played Gendry, and Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane, still in their costume and the bloody makeup, just sitting down to play. Take a look:

[NO SPOILERS] Gendry and Tormund playing games in Winterfell after The Battle of Winterfell from gameofthrones

As we all know, the Battle of Winterfell sequences took a gruesome 55 nights to film, and have been described by the stars as some of the roughest times they have had filming for the show. So it’s no surprise that they would have at least some way to relax on the sets in between takes or appearances.

Nintendo consoles are also famous for being the best for the local multiplayer experience, so that’s probably why these two seem so engrossed in the game. If only we knew which game they were playing!

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