We have been waiting more than a year for season eight and we still have to wait a tiny bit more… but how much more, exactly? I, for one, cannot take this excruciating limbo for any second longer than necessary. Though we do know the final season is coming back to our screens on April, a return to the classic Game of Thrones premiere month, beyond that we have no clue, and we won’t… until this Sunday, that is! What a twist!
HBO cheekily announced via a tweet that we’ll learn the season eight premiere date just before the third season of True Detective begins this Sunday, January 13th, at 9PM EST:
I’m asking the important questions. pic.twitter.com/dYDiI11d1c
— HBO (@HBO) January 11, 2019
Does this mean we are getting more than a date? Many fans have suggested the True Detective premiere would be just the place to surprise us with a Game of Thrones trailer, though others believe HBO will wait until the Super Bowl, as they did with the trailer for Westworld’s second season. In either of those cases, nothing is confirmed or even rumored; it’s just the best guesses of the fandom. Do you think we’ll get another teaser, or perhaps even a trailer, along with the premiere date, or will it be a more sober affair?
HBO Just Announced The Cast For Its “Game Of Thrones” Prequel
HBO on Tuesday announced the full cast for the Game of Thrones prequel, which begins shooting in early 2019.
The show will take place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, depicting the descent into the darkest hour of the golden Age of Heroes. The show’s description also teases the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East, and the Starks of legend, adding that “it’s not the story we think we know.”
Jamie Campbell Bower and Toby Regbo, known for playing opposite each other as young Grindelwald and young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, will join the cast. Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse were previously announced as cast members.
The 8 young actors are mostly big names from theatre or specialised in period drama.
Jamie Campbell Bower, young Grindelwald and shadowhunter.
Toby Regbo, portrayed young Dumbledore, is always in period drama like Francis II of France, Queen of Scots, Reign and The Last Kingdom.
Georgie Henley, little Lucy from Narnia
Naomi Ackie, best known for her role in Lady Macbeth
Denise Gough, notable for her work in theatre. Gough is a two time Olivier Award winner.
Sheila Atim, best known for her musical performance.
Ivanno Jeremiah, actor of “Humans” and “Shut Up and Dance” in Black Mirror
Alex Sharp, the original Christopher Boone in the Broadway Production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
S.J. Clarkson will direct its pilot episode.