Have you been an avid Game of Thrones (GoT) fan? Have you binged watched the previous seven seasons multiple times per season? Have you enjoyed all the gore, violence, incest, and family drama? Have you waited months each time for a new season, after thrilling cliffhangers to end each season? If yes, this article is one for you.
Chances are almost everyone who reads this has been or is a GoT fan, as it happens to be the most widely watched television series across the world. The HBO series drew in over 10 million viewers per episode consistently in Season 7 and the much anticipated Game of Thrones Season 8 is all set to premier for the first time in a few hours from now. Fans will be watching from all across the world today.
In 2016, GoT won 12 Primetime Emmy Awards, making it Emmy’s second-most successful series of all time, and in case you don’t know what all the hype is about, you’re at the right place. Season 8 of the adaptation of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by George RR Martin’s series of fantasy novels begins today, 14th April (USA). The decision to launch this series finale in April 2019 came over a year back in January 2018.
In India, the show will start streaming on 15th April at 6:30am IST only on Hotstar Premium. Each Monday, a new episode will release at the same time and will eventually come to an end on 20th May. Hotstar Premium can be subscribed to at either INR 300 a month or INR 999 a year, but remember, you can also get a 7-day trial if you wish.
Game of Thrones Recap/Characters
So we began with quite a few families in Westeros, all fighting to claim the Iron Throne. However, there have been quite a few killings over the last seven seasons, putting quite a few houses out of the race. In Season 7, House Greyjoy was eliminated and you can check out some of the worst killings through this series so far HERE.
The families that remain are the Starks, Targaryens and Lannisters, each having brilliant characters and even better actors portraying these characters. However, Daenerys happens to be the only surviving member of the Targaryens at the moment. Who gets your vote to claim all glory and power, winning the Iron Throne in GoT Season 8?