Winter may still be coming, but the first picture from the last season of Game of Thrones is finally here!
With the premiere date for season 8 drawing every closer, HBO has now revealed the first still from the upcoming series, featuring Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke as Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.
The pair is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly and reveals that shooting season 8 was far more intense than the previous seven.
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The first official photo from #GameOfThrones’ final season is here! 😱 How do you end the biggest show on TV? Blood, sweat, and lots of tears. Get behind-the-scenes details in our exclusive report from the set. Click the link in our bio for a preview, and pick up an issue on newsstands starting 11/2. #GoT 📷: Helen Sloan/HBO
“It’s relentless; scenes that would have been a one-day shoot five years ago are now a five-day shoot,” Kit told EW during filming. “They want to get it right, they want to shoot everything every single way so they have options.”
Emilia agreed, saying, “[Camera] checks take longer, costumes are a bit better, hair and makeup a bit sharper — every choice, every conversation, every attitude, has this air of ‘this is it.’ Everything feels more intense.”
Kit revealed that he refused to read the season’s scripts, instead choosing to find out his character’s fate during the cast table read.
At which point he cried.
Looks like tears are definitely coming…