Williams was 'broken' by filming Game of Thrones scenes

"The last season of Thrones seemed to be created to break us", Jon Snow actor Kit Harington told GQ Australia, describing the intensive filming for the new season.

And yet here we are, with around 90 seconds of new footage to obsess over.

So far, we saw Sansa (Sophie Turner) ceding Winterfell to Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Arya (Maisie Williams) beholding one of Dany's dragons with abject wonder. There is a lot of curiosity about Cersei's fate in the final season and during an interaction recently, Lena revealed that she was "devastated" post the final filming of the season.

Having teased the show's final series with several brief clips, HBO and Sky Atlantic have now unveiled its biggest look yet at the final six episodes, which will begin airing on Sunday, 14th April. The Night King's (Vladimir Furdik in Season 6) army is heading south, and a battle appears to be imminent.

The ending scene is a jarring one, as key characters line up for battle, facing off against an ominous force that the viewer can only see as a pair of horse hooves.

Of course, what's now the thumbnail for the trailer is perhaps most interesting of all the shots we get in the trailer. But nothing can prepare you for how physically draining it is. We also see warriors like Lord Beric inside the castle at one point, so we can glean that at some point, the heroes guarding Winterfell have to fall back inside...and that wights and White Walkers make it in.

Game of Thrones Season 8 is set to premiere on April 14th. "You can't get sick, and you have to look out for yourself because there's so much to do that nobody else can do".

Game of Thrones has become renowned for its ambitious, sprawling battle sequences, but the HBO fantasy show's final battle may just take the cake. So, the Night King's army likely gets that close.

The wait has been long, but the first official trailer for Game Of Thrones has arrived.

"They're coming. Our enemy doesn't tire", Snow says in the trailer.

  • Kyle Peterson