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.
HBO CEO Richard Plepler has seen a rough cut of the final six episodes of Game of Thrones and he is “in awe” of them, even without any CGI. Plepler spoke to Variety during HBO’s post-Golden Globes party on Sunday night and said, in regards to Game of Thrones, that “everybody’s in for an extraordinary treat of storytelling and of magical, magical production.”
“It’s a spectacle. The guys have done six movies. The reaction I had while watching them was, ‘I’m watching a movie,’“ Plepler said.
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.
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.
Game Of Thrones returns for its final season in April. No premiere date has been announced yet.