Battle of Winterfell: Epic Details from Game of Thrones Season 8

If you - like many others - are sitting there whiling away the hours until the new season of Game of Thrones kicks off in April, you can at least sit there safe in the knowledge that the latest and final series of the world's biggest TV show won't be a disappointment. This season of the fantasy drama, which is based on George R.R. Martin's book A Song of Fire and Ice, is one of the most loved series on television and unfortunately for ardent fans of the show, it is the last season of the series.

Meanwhile back in Winterfell, aunt-nephew / lovers Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow AKA Aegon Targaryen ride side by side amid their army of marching Unsullied; while Sansa stark stares in wonder as Dany's remaining two dragons Drogon and Rhaegal soar above the ramparts.

The trailer closes out with what looks like the beginning of the fated battle between our heroes and the White Walkers, and by the time it's all over, you'll be on the edge of your seat.

Nutter is directing three episodes this season - episodes 1, 2, and 4. So buckle up, Thrones fans: you're gonna get something bloody, bloody long, and bloody awesome when Game of Thrones final season begins April 14.

Yep, that's likely the horse belonging to The Night King, bringing his army of the very cold and undead to Winterfell.

Co-executive producer Bryan Cogman spoke about the epic battle scene, calling it unprecedented for TV or film.

This article contains spoilers only of what was released in the new trailer for Season 8, but those who want to enter the final season with no knowledge of what's ahead should read on at their own risk.

And if you were expecting epic for the end of the HBO blockbuster, this almost two-minute peek certainly hits the target like a kingslayer.

As for the Game of Thrones finale, Headey was naturally mum on details, but did say that she was "absolutely satisfied" with how the show ends. Originally, the creators and the director had broken it down into smaller shots, as is the usual process for action in Hollywood, but they realised it wouldn't work for Game of Thrones, as it wouldn't "feel real".

"It's brutal", said Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister. It was like it was created to make you think, Right, I'm f-king sick of this. This trailer of GoT 8 only gave us glimpses of how all the parties are joining hands and warming up for the much dreaded fight with the Army of the Dead. "I promised to fight for the living", Jaime Lannister says at one point. Let us hear your theories in the comments section below!

  • Jacqueline Ellis