'Game of Thrones' season 8 premiere plot details revealed

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A poster of "Game of Thrones" season 7 of HBO starring Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. GameofThrones/ Facebook

There just six episodes in “Game of Thrones” season 8, but in a recent interview the producers have explained how each episode has been made with a lot of care and love, and with a mammoth budget. Details about the premiere episode also have been teased, with a promise of a lot of moments that will remind the fans of the past.

According to a report by EntertainmentWeekly, the next season will open at Winterfell. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and her army will enter the Stark stronghold, and the scene will apparently remind the fans of King Robert’s (Mark Addy) entry in the very first episode of the TV series.

The premiere episode will also be about reunions. Some of the characters who have never previously met will do so in the premiere episode, which means there may be a lot of tense and awkward moments, especially since the report notes that many of these characters have “messy histories.”

There will also be a sense of gloom and desperation among the characters, as they all prepare to face the seemingly undefeatable Night King and his army.

“It’s an incredibly emotional, haunting, bittersweet final season, and I think it honors very much what George set out to do — which is flipping this kind of story on its head,” Producer Bryan Cogman said.

One particularly tense meeting will be between Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Sansa (Sophie Turner). Lady Stark will not be happy about the fact that her brother, the King in the North, has bent the knee to the Dragon Queen. The report notes that she may come to accept it later on in the show, but there will be some uncomfortable conversations in the beginning.

There will also be some exiting battles to look forward to in the final season, which should be good with over $15 million (about AU$20 million) per episode budget. One particular battle scene is a wall-to-wall action that Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) said will make the Battle of Bas-ards look like a “theme park.”

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