Winter Has Come
Season 8, the conclusion of Game of Thrones, is fast approaching, and at this point nothing seems predictable. The show is best known for brutally killing off characters, even the ones fans love, and its final chapter is likely to elevate the feeling that nobody is safe to all-new levels. It’s also a time of war, with the rivalries that have marked all seven seasons finally coming to a head. Oh, and the White Walkers have shown up with their army of the dead, and they’re trying to wipe out all life in Westeros. So there’s a lot going on.
HBO is notorious for its attempts to stop secrets from leaking out onto the internet, although it’s not always successful (remember when one whole episode got out early in Season 7?). Things have been buttoned up pretty tight during production of Game of Thrones’ final season, but we do know a few details about what to expect. And there are plenty of theories from fans who’ve poured over every frame of the show and every word of A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series by George R. R. Martin on which the show is based.
Here’s everything we know for sure about Game of Thrones Season 8, including when it’ll hit HBO, and what dangling plot threads remain to be resolved.