As reported by Inquisitr, the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones has completed filming and that footage is currently being massaged into its final form for the quickly approaching April, 2019, premiere date. With that premiere will come an avalanche of press featuring the stars of the show, and we're starting to see a trickle of comments and interviews from the cast on various elements of the show's final season.
Westeros already has to deal with the Night King and his army of the undead, who wrapped up Season 7 by knocking down the wall with the help of an ice breathing zombie dragon. But in addition to what Inquisitr reports will be some of the biggest battles ever filmed, there's still going to be a ton of political machinations afoot as the living jockey to win control of the Iron Throne. Executive producer D.B. Weiss highlighted that element of the new season in an interview with TV Insider, specifically the relationship between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, played by Kit Harington and Emilia Clark respectively.
The two characters went from allies to lovers at the end of Season 7, blissfully unaware that Jon Snow isn't the bastard child of Ned Stark, but rather the child of Dany's older brother, Rhaegar Targaryen, and Ned's sister, Lyanna. That doesn't just make their relationship more complicated on account of the incest, but due to matters of succession as well.
"From a dramatic standpoint, it makes things interesting, because the story is no longer about who Jon's parents are," Weiss told TV Insider. "It's about what happens when Jon finds out."
"Jon is someone who plays by the book. He cannot lie," said Harington. "Finding out about Dany would be very hard for him."
"Daenerys's lifelong dream has been to avenge her family and claim her rightful seat on the Iron Throne," Clarke said. "She truly loves Jon. Were she to find out about his title, it would cut deep."