We’re t-minus a few months out from the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. As the sun sets on HBO’s most successful series, fans will have a chance to see all of the characters—past and present—reunited once more on the small screen.
According to Entertainment Weekly, HBO has confirmed the reunion special that was rumored to have been shot in Belfast earlier this year. One of GoTs first sacrifices, Ned Stark played by Sean Bean, is going to return in the special, but there’s little word on who else will be included. Rumor has it Jason Momoa, who played Dothraki leader Khal Drogo. Bean actually spilled the tea about the reunion during an interview last month.
Unfortunately, the special is not going to air on HBO’s network. Instead it will be included in a special box set of the series with seasons 1-8. The reunion special, being hosted by Conan O’Brien, is a “DVD initiative.” The box set will be released after the final season airs in 2019, so true GoT fans have another waiting period to look forward to.
The new season includes a battle scene that took months to shoot. Other than that, most details about Season 8 are still unknown, as HBO went to extreme methods to keep everything under wraps. Cast and crew were given scripts, production documents, and schedules with code names for characters (Emilia Clarke’s was “Eldiss”), and there was a drone killer. The show is currently in post production.
The final season of Game of Thrones premieres in April 2019 on HBO.