The Long Night of wait is over and we are just one day away from quenching our thirst for Game of Thrones’ last chapter. The eighth and final season is all set to go air on 14th April, 2019, as confirmed by the official channel for the broadcast, HBO. The show will be aired on 9 p.m. EST on HBO in the US and at 2 a.m. in the UK on Sky Atlantic as a result of the Transatlantic simulcast happening in 2019.
With the roll-out of the 2-minute trailer, fans have been more like a cat on hot bricks and conjectures have started to begin as to how will Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, and the Westerosi be fated? The seventh season ended with a remarkable final episode depicting the true parentage of Jon Snow and also showcased the Night King and the Ice Dragon demolish The Wall and head to Westeros.
While there is still one day to go, fans over social media are having a whale’s time sharing and talking about the GOT brouhaha for a long time. According to Twitter, there have been more than 15 million tweets about the fantasy series in 2019. So far, the tweets about the hit HBO series have surged to 200 million since its very beginning in 2011.
The stats are only showing the veracity of the GOT fandom. Twitter claims that busiest days on the social media site have been 5th March, when the last season’s trailer was launched, 14th January, when the premiere date was called out, and 3rd April, when the red carpet for the show began in the New York City.
What Game Of Thrones Season 8 Trailer Has In Store For Us
The two-minute trailer of Game of Thrones has built the fervour leading to the final confrontation between the living and the dead. This will very likely turn the Battle of Bastards out of the water.
Injured Arya Stark is shown running away and in another flash, she is shown as uninjured carrying a dragon-glass dagger in her hand. The best part was Daenerys and Jon Snow visiting the Dragon and Rhaegal which could portend that Jon might ride the dragon named after his father.
ACCESS Dubrovnik GOT Costume Special Tour
Indubitably, having been aired in 170 countries, Game of Thrones is one of the most popular shows in the world. And since it is the final season clocked for Sunday night, the gust of emotions is very high among the fans.
Fans have started brushing up the stories of the previous seasons, watched the trailers and teaser over and over again, and surmised all sorts of theories to conclude the end of the epic TV show.
As eagerly as everybody wants, will Jon Snow be enthroned as King? Or Will the Night King vanquish his rivals and kill everything? We are too excited as to what answers will unfold for our queries!
The bitter pill to swallow is that as the last season hits the television, the show will hit the sack! We know that as an archetypal GOT fan, you will be watching and re-watching this show even after it ends. At this juncture, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that you can take fans away from GOT, but you cannot take GOT out of the fans.
But what if we tell you that you can relive the memories of this popular TV series? What if you could enjoy the resplendent sceneries and attractive costumes of the show in reality? Yes. You heard it right!
Locations of Europe and Africa have served as the backdrop for Game of Thrones and gave a new impetus to the tourism of these places. Out of the 7 countries in which GOT was shot, Dubrovnik in Croatia is the place where the popular shots of King’s Landing were filmed.
Tour Operators are organizing GOT-themed tours for people who want to holiday in places where their favorite TV show was shot. There is much more to GOT-themed tours than just visiting the place.
One such tour operator, ACCESS Dubrovnik is offering Dubrovnik GOT Costume Special tour for the Game of Thrones fans starting from 1st of April this year.Those orange roofs and streets of twists and turns were actually shot in Dubrovnik.
As a part of the tour you will visit:
- Dubrovnik which was used as the setting for King’s Landing, the capital city of Westeros.
- Pile Gate where dung was thrown at King Joffrey during citizen’s riot.
- Lovrijenac Fortress where the attack on King’s Landing was oiled in the Battle of Blackwater
- At the Lovrijenac Fortress, you can witness fortified walls where Tyrion Lannister and Varys strolled. It is that place where Tyrion said the immortal words, “Where is the God of Tits and Wine?”
What Else Can You Expect On The Tour
- Learn all about the Targaryens, Baratheons, Starks from your expert local guide.
- As you go to the filming locations, you will be shown screenshots from the corresponding episodes that were shot at the place you are visiting.
- You will also hear some behind-the-scenes stories from the guide who could be an extra in Game of Thrones.
- Sail the same ship on which Daenerys Targaryen sailed in the TV show.
- Learn about the shooting of Game of Thrones from your tour guide.
- Wear the GOT costumes on the ship and click pictures of the Iron Throne.
- Talk a walk down the Old town.
- Relive the memories of your favorite episodes.
How many episodes are there in season 8 of Game of Thrones
The final 13 episodes of Game of Thrones have been divided into two shorter seasons. Season eight will have six episodes having a duration longer than the average episode length of Game of Thrones seasons so far. HBO has confirmed the running time for the six episodes.
First episode – 54minutes
Second episode – 58 minutes
Third Episode – 60 minutes
Fourth episode – 78 minutes
Fifth episode and Sixth episode – 80 minutes