As per reports coming in, within 24 hours of the premiere of Season 8, the first episode was pirated whooping 55 million times. Besides, Jon informed about white walkers that they could reach before the sunrise of the next day.
Sunday's numbers topped the show's previous viewership record of 16.9 million for the Season 7 finale and the viewership for the Season 7 premiere, which was watched by 16.1 million viewers. Here he finds out from Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke, that his father and brother both refused to bend the knee and ended up burned to death. Because they cared about not letting people down.
Bran spends the majority of the season eight opener - titled Winterfell - waiting for "an old friend" in the courtyard.
The fact that Ned lied to him his whole life certainly seems to be the biggest shock to Jon, and Bradley revealed that there was one minor (but perhaps enlightening) change between the script and the finished scene, which involved Ned's true position as Jon's uncle.
Game Of Thrones has always been a target for pirates, but the scale of the problem just keeps accelerating, despite the best efforts of the TV industry to control illegal streams, downloads and torrents. But more than three times that number stole the show.
Benioff pointed out that Sam was the most logical choice of character to relay this information to Jon. I know how much pressure people put on themselves and I know how many sleepless nights working or otherwise people had on this show.
The last one I'm going to draw your attention to is this shot of Jon looking over something with Arya beside him. "Sam needs to be as calm as possible to throw a cold blanket on that, to make Jon listen to what he has got to say".
After nearly two years of anticipation, the final season of Game of Thrones finally began this week. Let us know in the comment section below!
The premiere was packed with so much drama and sass that the internet didn't even wait for the 54-minute episode to conclude before pumping out hilarious memes for us all to enjoy. Spoiler alert: Bran was creepy AF; Cersi pinned all her hopes on elephants; Sam met Dany in the most awkward way; Jon went all dragonrider and it was incredible.
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