Read EW’s complete coverage of Game of Thrones‘ final season

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Winter has come; are you prepared?
The final season of Game of Thrones is upon us, and EW has comprehensive coverage of everything you need to know about the conclusion of HBO’s sweeping fantasy. From the lead-up to the season 8 premiere through the May 19 series finale and beyond, we’re offering exclusive details about what’s to come, how the cast and crew pulled it off, and what it all means — while also looking back at how we got here, and pulling back the curtain on some of the series’ most memorable moments.
Find our complete Game of Thrones final season coverage below, and keep checking back for updates. You can also subscribe to our GoT podcast and sign up for our GoT newsletter.

This article was originally published March 4, 2019, and most recently updated May 20.
Season 8, episode 6: ‘The Iron Throne’

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Season 8, episode 5: ‘The Bells’

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The Hound actor Rory McCann breaks down the Cleganebowl
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Game of Thrones actor on his surprise death: ‘Nothing could console me’
EW’s Game of Thrones Weekly podcast weighs in on ‘The Bells’
In defense of Euron Greyjoy
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A case for every surviving Game of Thrones character to sit on the Iron Throne
Game of Thrones fans petition HBO to remake season 8 ‘with competent writers’

Season 8, episode 4: ‘The Last of the Starks’

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Gwendoline Christie on Brienne’s Game of Thrones heartbreak: ‘I was so upset’
Ser Jorah actor on what Daenerys whispered to him during that funeral scene
Game of Thrones trailer for season 8, episode 5 teases a King’s Landing battle
Game of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel discusses that shocking Missandei scene
EW’s Game of Thrones Weekly podcast breaks down ‘The Last of the Starks’
Game of Thrones releases photos from penultimate episode

Season 8, episode 3: ‘The Long Night’

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Maisie Williams, Kit Harington discuss the Winterfell battle’s big Night King twist
Melisandre actress Carice van Houten on the Red Woman’s final sacrifice
Lyanna Mormont actress Bella Ramsey discusses her Winterfell battle fate
Game of Thrones showrunners: Why Winterfell battle didn’t have ice spiders (as big as hounds!)
Game of Thrones releases trailer for season 8’s mysterious episode 4
EW’s Game of Thrones Weekly podcast debates the darkness of ‘The Long Night’

Season 8, episode 2: ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’

Game of Thrones recap: Daenerys finds out
Game of Thrones: Emilia Clarke defends Dany’s reaction to Jon’s parentage
Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman breaks down season 8, episode 2’s big scenes
Maisie Williams discusses her surprise Gendry scene: ‘At first, I thought it was a prank’
Game of Thrones releases ‘Jenny of Oldstones’ performed by Florence + the Machine
EW’s Game of Thrones Weekly disagrees about ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’

Season 8, episode 1: ‘Winterfell’

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Kit Harington reveals Jon’s thoughts in that major Game of Thrones premiere scene
Game of Thrones season 8 premiere writer breaks down those big moments
Game of Thrones season 8, episode 2 trailer released by HBO
Game of Thrones premiere: Lena Headey had misgivings about Cersei’s Euron decision
Game of Thrones: Here’s what Jaime Lannister thought when he saw Bran
Game of Thrones season 8 premiere shatters ratings record
EW’s Game of Thrones podcast discusses the NYC premiere

EW’s epic season 8 cover story

Game of Thrones first look: Inside the brutal battle to make season 8
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And now your watch begins

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Behind the scenes

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss tease the final episode: ‘We want people to love it’
More from the two D.B.s: Game of Thrones showrunners contemplate the end
Game of Thrones season 8 showrunners interview: ‘This is where the story ends’
George R.R. Martin on his ‘mixed feelings’ about Game of Thrones ending
George R.R. Martin turned down a Game of Thrones season 8 cameo
Game of Thrones writers break silence on season 7 pacing criticisms
Thrones writer Bryan Cogman reveals his favorite episodes to rewatch before season 8
When they were pups: See the young Game of Thrones cast at a 2009 book signing
George Lucas secretly visited the Game of Thrones season 8 set
Kit Harington reveals his favorite Game of Thrones scenes
Game of Thrones documentary trailer reveals first footage of season 8 table read
George R.R. Martin slams ‘absurd’ rumor about the final Game of Thrones books

Season 8 intel

Gorgeous Game of Thrones cast portraits tease season 8 storylines
Game of Thrones critics won’t get to review season 8 episodes in advance
HBO reveals how long each Game of Thrones season 8 episode will be
Thrones season 8 trailer viewed a record 81 million times
A dragon eyes the throne: Game of Thrones reveals official season 8 poster
Maisie Williams says Arya teams up with Sansa in GoT season 8
Sophie Turner clarifies reports she spoiled GoT finale for friends
20 new Game of Thrones final season character photos released
Game of Thrones actor John Bradley: ‘This is a big spoiler for Jon Snow’
60 Minutes to profile Game of Thrones before Sunday night premiere
Peter Dinklage correctly guessed Tyrion’s Game of Thrones season 8 fate
Game of Thrones season 8 premiere ratings: How high will they go?
What George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood can tell us about the final season of Game of Thrones

Bringing Game of Thrones to life

Fire made flesh: How to create a Game of Thrones dragon
The secrets behind the Game of Thrones title sequence
Bruises and bananas: How Game of Thrones stages its ferocious combat scenes
Dressed to kill: Game of Thrones costume designer on clothing the Seven Kingdoms
Game of Thrones weapons master shares secrets to arming the world of ice and fire
Drawn of the dead: GoT storyboard artist breaks down Hodor’s tragic ‘hold the door’ scene
A hero falls: GoT storyboard artist looks back on the death of Jon Snow
Background check: Inside the hard secret life of Game of Thrones extras
Game of Thrones composer reflects on the journey to the final season
How’d they do that? Inside some of the most unbelievable Game of Thrones scenes

Character studies

Valar morghulis: 18 Game of Thrones stars look back on their character deaths
The Night King Speaks: Game of Thrones actor gives rare interview
Tormund lives: Kristofer Hivju discusses his GoT season 8 return
Thrones star Gwendoline Christie says, ‘Every couple pages I thought I was dead’
An ode to Diana Rigg, the Queen of Shade on Game of Thrones
Lord of the friend zone? Thrones actor Iain Glen on whether Ser Jorah is jealous of Jon Snow
The last Baratheon: Joe Dempsie talks Gendry’s hammer time and endless rowing
Welcome to my Ned Talk: Sean Bean reflects on his Game of Thrones legacy
Game of Thrones actress Bella Ramsey on playing ‘badass’ Lyanna Mormont
Game of Thrones: Harry Lloyd on Viserys’ golden crown
Fire-walk with me: Kerry Ingram on Shireen’s Game of Thrones funeral march
Game of Thrones: Iain Glen looks back on Jorah and Tyrion’s trip through Valyria
You know nothing… about Rose Leslie’s Game of Thrones cave scene with Kit Harington

Oral histories

A nice day for a Red Wedding: An oral history of the ‘The Rains of Castamere’
‘Goodbye, face’: An oral history of the Mountain vs. the Viper

The more you know

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Flesh and blood: The ultimate Game of Thrones family tree
Where’s Walder: EW’s epic Game of Thrones illustration challenge
Who let the direwolves out? A guide to the Stark family pets on Game of Thrones
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A guide to the two biggest prophecies on Game of Thrones
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