Spring is in the air, but winter is here.
On Wednesday night the cast and crew from hit TV show Game of Thrones gathered in New York for the premiere of the show’s eighth and final series. The red carpet event saw stars from the fantasy epic stun onlookers in their fabulous outfits as they celebrated the finale of one of the most popular shows in TV history.
Over its eight years on our airwaves, the show has won 47 Emmy’s and has amassed over 30 million US viewers to become the most successful HBO television show. While also winning awards, Game of Thrones has created some of the biggest and most recognized names in the Hollywood. Stars such as Sophie Turner, Emilia Clarke and Kit Harrington were all out in force last night at Radio City Music Hall. And didn’t they look amazing!
Despite the celebrations, this also marked the end of an era for many of the actors who grew up while working on the show. And none more so that Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, and was just 13 when the show started. Now 21, Williams, like many of her other co-stars, has gone on to have other successes as an actor, as she is about to star in a new X-Men movie The New Mutants, which is out later this year.
Strangely enough, Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, has also played the role of a mutant/superhero in X-Men: First Class, so maybe we will see the two real life best friends reunite at some point in the Marvel universe?
So, what can we expect from the final season? Well, as you would imagine, the plot has been safely under wraps since filming began last year and fans of the book, written by George R. R. Martin, are also in the dark, as they have been waiting on the fantasy and science fiction author to finish the final instalment since the TV show began in 2011.
There are obviously hundreds (maybe thousands?!) of fan theories that guess at who is finally going sit on the Iron Throne, but, given the shocks and surprises of previous seasons, the only thing we can be sure of is that important characters are likely to get killed off like lemmings.
You can check out some of the best fan theories here.
The only way we will be able to find out who finally wins the battle of Westeros and defeats the Night King and his army of White Walkers is to watch the final series when it launches on HBO on April 14th.