We’re formally two months out from the beginning of Game of Thrones season 8, and we’re studying extra each day. For instance, fansite Watchers on the Wall discovered this system particulars for the premiere episode, which incorporates runtime and forged record. There are a couple of stunning names right here, so flip again now when you want to keep away from SPOILERS.
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The still-unnamed premiere episode is listed as working precisely one hour, which traces up with earlier studies. Still, we wouldn’t be stunned if that went up or down earlier than the premiere date.
What’s actually fascinating is the forged record. All our favorites are right here, together with Kristofer Hivju and Richard Dormer, which just about confirms that Tormund Giantsbane and Beric Dondarrion survived the autumn of the Wall within the season 7 finale.
Then we’ve acquired a bunch of minor characters, together with Megan Parkinson (Alys Karstark), Harry Grasby (Ned Umber), Rupert Vansittart (Yohn Royce), Bella Ramsey (Lyanna Mormont) and Richard Rycroft (Maester Wolkan) and Staz Nair (Daenerys’ Dothraki bloodrider Qhono). All of them must be at Winterfell, since we all know Dany’s entourage turns up there within the premiere episode.
Then there’s Ben Crompton (Eddison “Dolorous Edd” Tollet) at Castle Black. We don’t like his possibilities if the military of the lifeless is on the transfer. Meanwhile, we’ll examine in with Anton Lesser (Qyburn) and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (the Mountain) in King’s Landing, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) as he makes his approach north, and the members of the Greyjoy household wherever they’re. Not positive the place Jerome Flynn (Bronn) will slot in to this. Ditto Carice van Houten (Melisandre).
But the true surprises are the final two names on the record: Tobias Menzies (Edmure Tully) and Lino Facioli (Robin Arryn).
We haven’t seen Edmure since season 6, when Walder Frey presumably threw him again into the dungeons beneath the Twins. Maybe he acquired out when Arya massacred the Frey household within the season 7 premiere? Menzies beforehand mentioned he had “no idea” if he’d seem in season 8, however perhaps he was being coy.
Season 6 was additionally the final time we noticed Robin Arryn, when Littlefinger conned him into sending the Knights of the Vale to Sansa’s rescue. (All it took was a hen; child is definitely influenced.) He’s technically accountable for the Vale, however one thing tells us one other, extra forceful persona — say Sansa or Bronze Yohn Royce — might most likely sway him a method or one other. Will he present up at Winterfell too, or are we going to go to the Vale once more?
There are a few notable absences, together with Vladimir Furdik because the Night King and Marc Rissmann as Harry Strickland, the chief of the Golden Company. We know each will present up in season 8, however apparently they sit out the premiere. Ellie Kendrick (Meera Reed) can also be lacking. Like Menzies, Kendrick mentioned she didn’t know if she’d seem in season 8, but when Menzies can present up, there’s nonetheless hope.
We ought to word that, prior to now, forged lists typically record actors who don’t seem in that specific episode however do seem within the season, however the absence of individuals like Furdik and Rissmann makes us suppose this actually is for the season Eight premiere. But opinions can differ. Anything else right here caught your eye? Let us know!
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