Television: ‘Game of Thrones’ final season already creating buzz – The Delaware County Daily Times

Television: ‘Game of Thrones’ final season already creating buzz – The Delaware County Daily Times

Game of Thrones
The eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” isn’t set to air until April 14, but already there’s speculation about what the last scheduled episodes might hold and a lot of anticipation about this popular series. HBO has released photos and trailers, though no substantial footage, from Season 8, and producers have been leaving hints. A couple of things strike me as I see characters walking together – Sansa Stark and Jon Snow, with Daenerys ominously in the background – or embracing in those trailers. Some of my impressions have less to do with “Game of Thrones, ” a show I followed more professionally than as a fan, than with some trends in television, especially as regards major shows that go out of production. In talking with Dom Giordano on his 9-to-noon WPHT (1210 AM) talk show Friday, I figured one family or faction might finally unite the kingdoms depicted on “Thrones” but not so absolutely as to preclude sequels, prequels, and other offshoots. George R.R. Martin is a prolific fantasist who have all of fiction and a favored genre at his command. The public likes the “Game of Thrones” characters and Martin has others, unseen on the current series ....

Harry is already a major figure on Broadway and on London’s West End where a two-part play about him is winning awards and attracting audiences. Martin has the same momentum at disposal. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are shrewd producers. They don’t seem the type to let a franchise fade. Just as London offers a slew of “Potter” tours, starting usually at King’s Cross Station, where the phantom platform to Hogwarts is situated, there are already tours of “Games of Thrones” locations in Ireland. .

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