With the announcement that the eighth season of Game of Thrones would be the last for the hit HBO series, many fans have undoubtedly been waiting for the release of the season's trailer. While it has taken some time to arrive, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have teased that the trailer, much like winter in the series, is on its' way.
"[David Lynch] was saying he wished there were no trailers," Benioff explained in an interview with Entertainment Weekly when asked about the timing for the trailer. "And it's true, you could just go to a movie, and see something completely fresh."
"I wish there were no trailers," Weiss added. "I just want somebody to say, 'Trust me, go see this.'" When James Hibberd-- the person conducting the interview--noted that the series was big enough for Weiss and Benioff to get away with not having a trailer for the season, Weiss commented, "We won't, though. Because then we went and saw Ready Player One with our kids and they played the Westworld trailer and it looked great. And we're like, "Ah, we should do that.'"
Despite production for the season starting in 2017 and ending last August, it's possible the hype surrounding the series is what has been keeping HBO from releasing a trailer, just to build up anticipation. Luckily for the fans, the channel has released a teaser for Season 8, so the plan to create awareness for the season may be working after all, and readying people for the show's final chapter.
Game of Thrones will return for its eighth and final season on April 14. The HBO drama stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.