‘Game of Thrones’: all the characters that are back in the first episode of season 8
It is famous an aribuida joke to George RR Martin that said that the sixth book of Song of Ice and Fire would consist of a thousand pages telling how the snow falls on the tombs of all the characters of the macrosaga started in ‘ Game of Thrones ‘. With the eighth season of the adaptation, HBO has wanted to be very reserved, keeping under secret and key names no longer the plot but with the actors … so it would not have cost us to imagine that it would be nine hours of snow.
Fortunately, the first images and the teaser trailer show us that this is not the case and, a little less than two months before the premiere, we have set out to make the definitive list of all the characters confirmed for the first episode of the final season of ‘ Game of Thrones’ .
In the tremendous report of Entertainment Weekly , its author, visiting last March to the filming set, said there were many more characters there than expected . We start, however, based on the fact that none of the characters that have “survived” the events of the seventh season have to be missing.
The first teaser of ‘Game of Thrones’, set in the crypt of Winterfell, was starring Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) , the “triarchy” of northerners willing to finish once and for all with the tragedy that has hovered in his family.
In fact, we know that the first scene of these new episodes will be Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) arriving at Winterfell , where we know that confirmed Sam Tarly (John Bradley) and Bran (Isaac Hamstead-Wright) are. According to David Nutter , the director of the episode, it will be a parallel sequence to the arrival of King Robert Baratheonat the beginning of the series.
On the other hand, in the first images of the season we see Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister , Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Peter Dinklage as TyrionLannister, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Colenth Hill as Varys and Gwendoline Christie as Brienne de Tarth .
In addition, we know that in the new episodes there will be Joe Dampsey (Gendry), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Rory McCann (Sandor “the dog” Clegane) and Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion) and Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) who has started the search for his sister Yara (Gemma Whelan).
In the classic “error” of someone who gives a button ahead of time, could be seen on the official website of ‘Game of Thrones’ on HBO data, still untitled, opening episode of the new season. In it, apart from those already mentioned, we confirm the presence ( confirmed by sightings in the area where it is rolled in many cases) of a score of characters .
So, in the list we see (take air) Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Jerome Flynn ( Bronn ), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund), Hannah Murray (Gilly / Eli), Jacob Handerson (Gray Worm), Daniel Portman ( Podrick ), Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (the Mountain), Anton Lesser (Qyburn), Pilou Asbæk ( Euron Greyjoy ), Rupert Vansitartt (Yohn Royce), Bella Ramsey ( Lyanna Mormont ), Richard Rycroft (Maester Wolkan), Megan Parkinson (Alys Karstark), Harry Grasby (Ned Umber), Staz Nair (Qhono), Ben Crompton (Eddi) and Lino Facioli (Robyn Arryn).
I have purposely left two names that I think are worth stopping in them. Since they are some of the most surprising to see in the list. I am talking about Carice Van Houten, the Red Woman / Melisandre , whom we saw for the last time marching towards Volantis in one of her “prophetic” missions.
On the other hand, we will see in the first episode Tobias Menzies, Edmure Tullyreturned to the cells of Los Gemelos at the end of season 6 and at the beginning of season 7 it was not clear whether or not he was released by Arya. We imagine that we will know in this first episode.
Omissions and signings for the rest of the season
Who does not appear on the list, and we know perfectly well that he will be the “definitive villain” of the series, is Vladimir Furdik, the King of the Night . The actor also talked about how in the middle of the season we will have a spectacular battle that took about 55 days to shoot , this is a month more than what they invested in ‘ The battle of the bastards ‘.
It does not seem that at this start of the season ( although in IMDb it appears ) of ‘Game of Thrones’ we see the new signing of the series: Marc Rissman will be incorporated, allegedly , as Harry Strickland, the leader of the famous Golden Company that we carry listening mentioned from almost the beginning of the series and that Euron Greyjoy will hire.
Finally commenting on the case of Wilf Scolding , who played Rhaegar Targaryen last season, was seen in Belfast during filming. Recall that Rhaegar we have seen in the visions that Bran had during season 7 and where the origin of Jon was revealed to us.
There is still time for us to see the eighth season of ‘Game of Thrones’ and, surely, we will know more. But I invite you to send us clues about characters that have passed us or that are not confirmed but their presence is more than likely .