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Game of Thrones: Fire and Ice Clash in First Teaser for Final Season

Now that winter has finally come to Westeros, HBO has revealed a new teaser for Season 8 of Game of Thrones, indicating that fire has arrived to met it.

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The network revealed the video for the highly-anticipated final season at the São Paulo Expo in Brazil. It shows the Painted Table at Dragonstone, which is basically a large, carved wooden map of Westeros that Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) has been using to map her war campaign since returning home. However, it's not just iconic house symbols being used as pawns on a chessboard; we see the entire map being consumed by ice and fire.

The video itself has no new footage from the show, the details of which remain tightly under wraps for fear of leaks. But it does hint at the war to come and what’s expected to be an epic and bloody final season as the forces of the living -- commanded by Daenerys, Jon Snow and boasting her dragons -- are pitted against the army of ice zombies, led by the Night King.

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Of course, with sinister humans like the Lannisters involved, fans are expecting twists, turns and betrayals galore, as we finally see who takes the Iron Throne and rule all of Westeros. It was previously confirmed the show would return in April next year.

Game of Thrones will return for its eighth and final season in April 2019. The HBO drama stars Vladimír Furdík as the Night King, as well as Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.

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