Great news! It’s 2019, and that means it’s officially the year when Game of Thrones is returning to our lives.
It also means that for the next four months, the hype is just going to build and build and build until the premiere of the final season of the show in April.
The CEO of HBO himself just shed some light on what we can expect from the final series.
Speaking to Variety, HBO’s CEO Richard Plepler described his experience of watching the six episodes as a “spectacle.”
Per Variety, Plepler had only seen rough cuts of the episodes, but was blown away nonetheless.
“The guys have done six movies,” Plepler said. “The reaction I had while watching them was, I’m watching a movie.”
“They knew the bar was high. They’ve exceeded the bar.”
According to Plepler, the Game of Thrones showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have outdone themselves with the six feature-length episodes.
“They knew the bar was high. They’ve exceeded the bar,” Plepler said, adding that he was “in awe” after having seen each of the episodes twice.
Plepler added that “Everybody’s in for an extraordinary treat of storytelling and of magical, magical production.”
In a trailer for its upcoming season, HBO shared a first look at Game of Thrones Season 8: a clip from a snowy Winterfell showing Jon Snow introducing Daenerys Targaryen to a visibly strained Sansa Stark. Exciting!
Can we skip the four agonising months of teasing and just go straight to the premiere, please?