Winter has arrived and the end is finally coming. Just last week, HBO released a teaser signalling the arrival of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, consequently waking up all waiting GOT fans. What’s about to go down? We’ll find out when Game of Thrones returns on April 15, airing on Foxtel at the same time as the US.
While the teaser — featuring compiled scenes from the previous seasons — did not really show much about the upcoming new season, it did send out a rather ominous message about what fans and viewers can expect:
What is known is that the season will feature only six episodes, compared to the usual ten. While this may mean a shorter season, it could spell out longer episodes — making it feel more like six full-length movies than TV show episodes. The new season should also begin at Winterfell, where we’ll most likely witness the arrival of Daenerys’ army with Jon Snow in tow.
Other expected plotlines would also involve Sansa Stark, who is in charge of the capital of the north, and how well — or how badly — she would deal with Daenerys’ arrival. There’s also the possibility that Jon Snow will finally know the truth about his parentage — that he is Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen’s son. There’s also much blood to be shed with six names left on Arya Stark’s kill list, including Melisandre, the Mountain, and the Hound.
Even without sharing concrete plotlines (or spoilers!), we’ll surely see more of these teasers from HBO — but to sum it all up, we do believe that Jon Snow said it best when he said, “There is only one war that matters. And it is here”. The great and final war is arriving at last, so be sure to be the first ones who are there to witness it all when Game of Thrones season 8 premieres on Foxtel on April 15, 2019!
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How to watch the first 7 seasons of Game of Thrones
Want to watch the first seven seasons of Game of Thrones?
It’s been a very eventful seven seasons of Game of Thrones. So in preparation for the final season, you may want to brush up on your knowledge and familiarity with the the storylines and characters from the previous seasons.
The good news is you can watch all episodes from seasons 1 to 7 on Foxtel On Demand on internet-connected iQ set-top boxes, as well as streaming Game of Thrones season 8 on Foxtel Now. You can also access Game of Thrones for a better price through Foxtel from Telstra, with whom you can get a free 24-month subscription to Foxtel Now for only $99 per month as part of one of their bundles.
Watch or Stream Game of Thrones Live!
Each episode will be shown live on FOX SHOWCASE starting April, and if you’re out and about you don’t have to miss a minute because you can stream Game of Thrones free to the Foxtel Go app instantly upon joining. Game of Thrones is also available to new members using the free Foxtel Now live TV trial or via your free subscription through Telstra.
Per Broadcasting and licensing rights, Game of Thrones is not available on free-to-air in Australia.
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Three Shows to Watch While Waiting For Game of Thrones
If you feel like April is still a long wait to get your Game of Thrones fix, you’re definitely not alone. With your favourite characters about to come together for this final season, you’re bound to have a massive emotional hangover from the season that was — and have even greater anticipation for what awaits them in the last six episodes.
This is exactly why we’ve come up with alternative shows to satisfy your need for Game of Thrones. If you’re a big fan of stories of power play, dystopian settings, and new world explorations, you’ll certainly love binge-watching these similarly themed shows that can be found either on free to air or pay TV.
Another fan-favourite epic drama, Outlander Season 4 is streaming live as we speak with its highly anticipated fourth season. This time around, everyone’s favourite star-crossed lovers Jamie and Claire are reunited and facing a whole new world as they settle in America, knee-deep in the pits of slavery and the brewing revolution. While this isn’t exactly a happily ever after for this time-torn couple, season 4 is bound to deliver on the adventure, romance, and action that Outlander is known for. Catch new episodes from the fourth season every Monday on FOX SHOWCASE, airing at the same time as in the US on Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra.
House of Card (Netflix)
Hail to the new chief, President Claire Underwood, as the hit Netflix original series House of Cards returns for its sixth and final season. It’s Claire’s time to shine — and rule — as she finds herself in power at the White House after succeeding in the ultimate power play against her very own husband, Frank Underwood. If you’re a big fan of all the deception and power struggles that have been so prominent in Game of Thrones, then you’ll certainly like this rather modern take on conquering and winning it all. All six episodes of House of Cards season 6 are already available to mobile stream on Netflix.
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The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Prime)
Based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle explores a dystopian alternate history in which the Axis Powers have won World War II and divided the United States into two — with New York City as the capital of the Greater Nazi Reich and San Francisco as the capital of the Japanese Pacific States. It’s a perfect combination of sci-fi thriller, drama, and (alternate) history, with a pilot episode that has been dubbed as Amazon’s “most-watched since the original series development program began”. Don’t miss this gripping and critically acclaimed series on Amazon Prime, with season 3 already available for streaming.