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First Look At Game Of Thrones Series Eight Hints At A Future For Jon Snow And Daenerys

Rachel Andrews

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First Look At Game Of Thrones Series Eight Hints At A Future For Jon Snow And Daenerys

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Game Of Thrones fans have their first official look at season eight, giving the first suggestion of what happens next after that shocking series seven finale.

The image from the highly-anticipated eighth series will appear on the front cover of the next issue of Entertainment Weekly, along with new information on the show from co-executive producer Bryan Cogman and the actors.

Filming has been shrouded in secrecy, but Emilia Clarke (Daenerys) and Kit Harington (Jon) embrace in the first look photo, suggesting that their union may continue despite the shocking twist that came at the end of series seven.

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The final episode of series seven saw Daenerys and Jon falling into each others arms and consummating their relationship, unaware that she is, in fact, his aunt.

But it's as yet unclear if the pair will recoil in disgust at their act of incest or continue their romance when they discover they are related.

And what their union means for the future of Westeros is yet to be seen.

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"It's about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death," said Bryan.

"It's an incredibly emotional haunting bittersweet final season and I think it honours very much what [author George R.R. Martin] set out to do - which is flipping this kind of story on its head."

The series has been a long time coming, although fans still don't have an exact date for when it will be back on screens.

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However, fans are expecting series eight to be released in April 2019.

By the sounds of things, filming may have taken much longer than anticipated this time around.

"It's relentless; scenes that would have been a one-day shoot five years ago are now a five-day shoot," Kit told the publication.

"They want to get it right, they want to shoot everything every single way so they have options."

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This view was echoed by Emilia, who said that everything down to hair and make-up is taking much longer as there's 'an air of this is it'. It's taken the cast 10 months to create just six GoT episodes.

Credit: PA Images
Credit: PA Images

In other Game Of Thrones news, HBO announced it had cast Naomi Watts in a spin-off series, which fans are calling The Long Night.

The prequel will be set 10,000 years before the events in Game Of Thrones, but Naomi's role remains to be seen.

Topics: GOT, TV Entertainment, Game of Thrones

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