The 'Game Of Thrones' season 8 trailer is here, and our watch begins

Winter is here, and so is the “Game of Thrones” Season 8 trailer.

Since late last year, HBO gifted fans with multiple teasers that didn’t feature new footage and a number of Season 8 photos and posters that revealed as little as possible. Now, finally, the old gods and the new have answered our prayers. The final season trailer has arrived, and our watch begins.

When Season 7 ended almost two years ago, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) was riding north, a pregnant Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) was deceiving everyone in King’s Landing, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) were getting intimate on their journey to Winterfell and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) was looking very worried on a boat

The new trailer finally confirms Beric (Richard Dormer) and Tormund (Kristofer Hivju) survived after the Night King broke through the Wall, but things aren’t looking good for the rest of the living residents of Westeros as the White Walkers arrive at Winterfell. Other shots include Cersei and Qyburn (Anton Lesser) conspiring, Jon and Dany chilling with her dragons, our boy Gendry (Joe Dempsie) returning and Arya (Maisie Williams) apparently running for her life.

Like winter, more analysis is coming. This story is developing ...

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Medieval defence walls surrounding the historical city of Dubrovnik, one of the most Southern tourist destinations on Croatia's Adriatic coast, are seen on June 6, 2013. Dubrovnik city walls have become a scenographic set for one of best rated US TV series 'Game Of Thrones'. The series is shot, on three locations worldwide, including Dubrovnik, for second season in a row. Usually a tourist destination, Dubrovnik now became a hot spot for 'Game Of Thrones' fans, coming in groups and attending guided tours of locations that were actually used for the shoot. AFP PHOTO / ELVIS BARUKCIC (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Medieval defence walls surrounding the historical city of Dubrovnik, one of the most Southern tourist destinations on Croatia's Adriatic coast, are seen on June 6, 2013. Dubrovnik city walls have become a scenographic set for one of best rated US TV series 'Game Of Thrones'. The series is shot, on three locations worldwide, including Dubrovnik, for second season in a row. Usually a tourist destination, Dubrovnik now became a hot spot for 'Game Of Thrones' fans, coming in groups and attending guided tours of locations that were actually used for the shoot. AFP PHOTO / ELVIS BARUKCIC (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Medieval defence walls surrounding the historical city of Dubrovnik, one of the most Southern tourist destinations on Croatia's Adriatic coast, are seen on June 6, 2013. Dubrovnik city walls have become a scenographic set for one of best rated US TV series 'Game Of Thrones'. The series is shot, on three locations worldwide, including Dubrovnik, for second season in a row. Usually a tourist destination, Dubrovnik now became a hot spot for 'Game Of Thrones' fans, coming in groups and attending guided tours of locations that were actually used for the shoot. AFP PHOTO / ELVIS BARUKCIC (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Medieval defence walls surrounding the historical city of Dubrovnik, one of the most Southern tourist destinations on Croatia's Adriatic coast, are seen on June 6, 2013. Dubrovnik city walls have become a scenographic set for one of best rated US TV series 'Game Of Thrones'. The series is shot, on three locations worldwide, including Dubrovnik, for second season in a row. Usually a tourist destination, Dubrovnik now became a hot spot for 'Game Of Thrones' fans, coming in groups and attending guided tours of locations that were actually used for the shoot. AFP PHOTO / ELVIS BARUKCIC (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Medieval defence walls surrounding the historical city of Dubrovnik, one of the most Southern tourist destinations on Croatia's Adriatic coast, are seen on June 6, 2013. Dubrovnik city walls have become a scenographic set for one of best rated US TV series 'Game Of Thrones'. The series is shot, on three locations worldwide, including Dubrovnik, for second season in a row. Usually a tourist destination, Dubrovnik now became a hot spot for 'Game Of Thrones' fans, coming in groups and attending guided tours of locations that were actually used for the shoot. AFP PHOTO / ELVIS BARUKCIC (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images)
CILEUNGSI, INDONESIA - OCTOBER 21: An actress leaves the set after her scene during the production of Ciung Wanara, one of the many Indonesian soap operas based on traditional Indonesian legends on October 21, 2013 in Cileungsi, Indonesia. The stories often involving kings, dragons, evil ministers, witches, gods and heroes, which were traditionally performed as shadow puppet plays and by professional storytellers, have a huge audience who have embraced the complex stories, much as western audiences have taken to the fictional intrigue of Game of Thrones.(Photo by Ed Wray/Getty Images)
Medieval defence walls surrounding the historical city of Dubrovnik, one of the most Southern tourist destinations on Croatia's Adriatic coast, are seen on June 6, 2013. Dubrovnik city walls have become a scenographic set for one of best rated US TV series 'Game Of Thrones'. The series is shot, on three locations worldwide, including Dubrovnik, for second season in a row. Usually a tourist destination, Dubrovnik now became a hot spot for 'Game Of Thrones' fans, coming in groups and attending guided tours of locations that were actually used for the shoot. AFP PHOTO / ELVIS BARUKCIC (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists stroll near the ramparts at La Fuente de Mercurio in the Reales Alcazares (royal palace) in Sevilla on October 8, 2014 where part of the for the fifth season of the series Game of Thrones will shortly begin filming. AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)
General view of the Patio de las Doncellas to be used as one of the sets for the fifth season of the series Game of Thrones at La Fuente de Mercurio in the Reales Alcazares (royal palace) in Sevilla on October 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)
SEVILLE, SPAIN - OCTOBER 19: Actors are seen on the set filming 'Game of Thrones' at Real Alcazar on October 19, 2014 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
SEVILLE, SPAIN - OCTOBER 19: Indira Varma is seen on the set filming 'Game of Thrones' at Real Alcazar on October 19, 2014 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
SEVILLE, SPAIN - OCTOBER 19: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is seen on the set filming 'Game of Thrones' at Real Alcazar on October 19, 2014 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
A general view of Osuna shows the bullring where extras and technician of HBO TV serie 'Game of Thrones' take part in shootings of the fifth season's episodes on October 22, 2014. Film crews began shooting part of the fifth season of popular US fantasy television 'Game of Thrones' in the southern Spanish city of Seville, delighting local authorities who expect a tourism boost. AFP PHOTO/ CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)
Extras acting in the series of the Game of Thrones leave the bullring on October 22, 2014 as film crews began shooting part of the fifth season of the popular US fantasy television series in the southern Spanish city of Osuna, delighting local authorities who expect a tourism boost. The tourism information centre in the southern town has extended its hours since filming began on October 16 to deal with the influx and hotels are fully booked until the end of the month when filming ends. AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)
OSUNA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 24: Extras are seen during filming for Game of Thrones near the bullring on October 24, 2014 in Osuna, Spain. Film crew have begun shooting part of the fifth season of the popular US fantasy television series. (Photo by Sergio Camacho/Getty Images)
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron visits the television set of popular TV fantasy drama Game of Thrones in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Britain holds a general election on May 7 in which Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, senior partners in a coalition government since 2010, will seek enough support to govern alone. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kirsty Wigglesworth (Photo credit should read KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images)
***EXCLUSIVE*** LOS ANGELES, USA - 2013: Bart 2 in a bear pit alongside Brienne Tarth, played by actress Gwendoline Christie, on the set of hit HBO series Game of Thrones, in Los Angeles, USA. BEAR trainer Doug Seus is a man who thinks nothing of play wrestling a grizzly bear - or posing with his head in its mouth. For the last four decades, Doug and wife Lynne have shared their ranch in the the Heber Valley, Utah, with their four bears: Bart the Bear 1, who died of cancer in 2000, brother and sister team Bart 2 and Honey Bump, and Tank. The bears' ease in human company has helped them carve out an impressive showreel working alongside Hollywood stars including Brad Pitt, Jennifer Anniston and Eddie Murphy, while Bart 2 recently starred in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. The bears are also ambassadors for Doug and Lynne's charity, Vital Ground, which helps to protect key landscapes used by grizzly bears and other wide-ranging wildlife. PHOTOGRAPH BY UK Office, London. T +44 845 370 2233 W www.barcroftmedia.com USA Office, New York City. T +1 212 796 2458 W www.barcroftusa.com Indian Office, Delhi. T +91 11 4053 2429 W www.barcroftindia.com
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - AUGUST 13: The large Game of Thrones Magheramorne quarry film set which doubles as 'Castle Black' and 'Hardhome' on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. According to recent audited figures from Northern Ireland Screen, the HBO produced fantasy adventure television series Game of Thrones has contributed an estimated �110m to the Northern Ireland economy. Many local companies have profited from providing services during production creating more than 900 full-time and 5,700 part-time jobs in the process. Due to the popularity of the series various locations highlighted on screen have become tourist attractions around the province. Northern Ireland county legislators have suggested turning the former quarry site at Magheramorne in to a tourist attraction once filming has finished. The 'Hardhome' set at the bottom of the quarry featured in a climatic scene towards the end of season five. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - AUGUST 13: A Game of Thrones film set used as a stand in for Winterfell at Moneyglass on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. According to recent audited figures from Northern Ireland Screen, the HBO produced fantasy adventure television series Game of Thrones has contributed an estimated �110m to the Northern Ireland economy. Many local companies have profited from providing services during production creating more than 900 full-time and 5,700 part-time jobs in the process. Due to the popularity of the series various locations highlighted on screen have become tourist attractions around the province. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
ZUMAIA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 25: Game of Thrones Set Filming on October 25, 2016 in Zumaia, Spain. (Photo by Iconic/GC Images)
BANBRIDGE, NORTHERN IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 28: A film set is constructed for the Game of Thrones fantasy television series as filming for season six continues on September 28, 2015 in Banbridge, Northern Ireland. The set is believed to represent House Tully of Riverrun, a fictional castle which belongs to the Tully family. The Emmy award winning show is largely filmed in the province and has added over �120 million pounds to the local economy through tourisim and investment in the local film industry according to financial experts. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Prop items, such as dragon eggs, are pictured on September 7, 2015 during the opening of an exhibition dedicated to HBO's television medieval fantasy series 'Game of Thrones' at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
ZUMAIA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 25: Game of Thrones Set Filming on October 25, 2016 in Zumaia, Spain. (Photo by Iconic/GC Images)
ZUMAIA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 26: Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke film on the set of 'Game of Thrones' on October 26, 2016 in Zumaia, Spain. (Photo by Iconic/GC Images)
ZUMAIA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: Actress Emilia Clarke seen on the 'Game of Thrones' set filming on October 27, 2016 in Zumaia, Spain. (Photo by Iconic/GC Images)
ZUMAIA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: Actors Kit Harrington and Peter Dinklage seen on the 'Game of Thrones' set filming on October 27, 2016 in Zumaia, Spain. (Photo by Iconic/GC Images)
ZUMAIA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: Actress Emilia Clarke seen on the 'Game of Thrones' set filming on October 27, 2016 in Zumaia, Spain. (Photo by Iconic/GC Images)
ZUMAIA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: Emilia Clarke is seen at Game of Thrones Set Filming on October 27, 2016 in Zumaia, Spain. (Photo by Iconic/GC Images)
ZUMAIA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington are seen at Game of Thrones Set Filming on October 27, 2016 in Zumaia, Spain. (Photo by Iconic/GC Images)
ZUMAIA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 28: (SPAIN OUT) Emilia Clarke is seen at Game of Thrones Set Filming on October 28, 2016 in Zumaia, Spain. (Photo by Iconic/GC Images)
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