The Great and most anticipated Battle of Winterfell is Over. The Night King is dead. So now what? Well, if the trailer for next week’s Game of Thrones is anything to go by: CERSEI LANNISTER.
The trailer opens with Cersei smugly surveying what is presumably the Golden Company.
She’s changed out of her black mourning garb and is back in Lannister red. She seems to be feeling happier and more confident than before.
At Winterfell, Sansa surveys the rebuilding progress and watches the Unsullied filing out.
Ugh are we gonna have to endure more Sansa vs Dany tension?
The survivors of the battle (Sansa, Arya, Gendry and what looks like Sam in this shot) watch something – probably all the bodies being burned.
Jon watches too with a patented Sad Boi expression.
Meanwhile, Dany gets everyone ready to fight Cersei, saying “We have won the Great War. Now we will win the last war.”
She raises a glass to toast…
And for the first time since she arrived in Westeros, people are actually happy to be in the same room as her.
Also peep Tormund’s red head in this crowd! He survived!
Meanwhile, Dany looks ready to go on another dragon ride.
There’s a shot of everyone lighting up the bodies of the dead.
And GHOST IS THERE!!! HE MADE IT OUT ALIVE SOMEHOW!
We see Dany in Targaryen red looking worried.
I guess the whole Jon is secretly a Targaryen thing is gonna rear its ugly head again.
Euron seems ready to marry Cersei again.
And she isn’t unhappy about it.
Sansa watches as both dragons (THEY ALSO MADE IT OMG!!!) fly off.
Presumably it’s Jon and Dany going for another joyride, because Sansa looks very unhappy.
We later see Jon riding out of Winterfell with Ser Davos. It seems likely Jon’s honouring his pledge to fight for Dany now the Great War is over.
Gilly is also in the background, so that’s confirmation she survived the crypts.
The Targaryen fleet is headed to what is surely King’s Landing.
There’s a shot of Dany and Drogon looking up at something – I’m guessing Jon on Rhaegal again.
The Targaryens are on the rise! Maybe they resolve the Aegon conflict pretty quickly?
And the last shot of the trailer is Cersei watching something – maybe Dany’s fleet arriving?
It seems like the rest of Season 8 really will be about who sits on the Iron Throne. The White Walkers were the big fake-out, rather than the other way around. What a twist.
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Bryan Cogman Confirms His Game of Thrones Spinoff Isn’t Happening
Veteran “Game of Thrones” writer Bryan Cogman has confirmed that his potential spinoff series from the HBO epic will not be going ahead.
“This is it for me in terms of Westeros,” Cogman told Variety. “It’s been a beautifully cathartic thing re-watching the series recently, it’s been ten years of my life.”
The most recent episode of the show, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” was Cogman’s last as a writer, and he says he “couldn’t think of a more beautiful episode to go out on.”
In the episode, Daenerys and Jon are interrupted in the middle of a rather important conversation. Jon had just told her that his real name is in fact Aegon Targaryen, and that therefore he is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne and, seemingly less important to Dany, her nephew.
However, just as she is getting to grips with the consequences of this enormous revelation, Jon is saved by the horn.
“If you’re Jon and Dany, you’re probably the only two in that castle who are glad that the White Walkers just showed up. He would be saying to her, ‘OK, good talk let’s go, the end of the world is here, phew,’” jokes Cogman
Cogman reveals that when he submitted his first draft of the episode it came back from showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss covered in red pen, which is when he realized the magnitude of the episode and how much work there was to do.
“It was a sea of red like blood dripping from my soul because it was a mess and they were right,” he says. “It was a lot of talking about stuff that had happened and asking questions the audience already knows.”
Eventually Cogman managed to wrangle the complicated script together, and he also adds that he and the showrunners had been “working towards” the heart-melting scene in which Jaime Lannister knights Brienne of Tarth “for quite some time.”
“David and Dan were pretty adamant, kicking ideas around in the writer’s room, that it not be on a hill at sunrise with their capes billowing in the wind,” Cogman says. “We wanted it to be the antithesis of that and subvert that trope.”
Cogman signed an overall deal with Amazon last year, where he will now focus his attention. He was one of one of five writers, along with Max Borenstein, Jane Goldman, Brian Helgeland and Carly Wray, chosen to develop a new show in the “Game of Thrones” universe. HBO ordered the show being developed by Goldman to pilot in June, 2018.