Winter Is Coming Came: Game of Thrones Shares a Bleak Look at Its ‘Aftermath’

Holy day of darkness. I don’t know about you, but I can’t get Avengers Endgame tickets at my local AMC theater, and in the middle of a couple of hours of frustration with that, Game of Thrones dropped this Season 8 “Aftermath” trailer. It’s chills-worthy.

There are no people, no signs of life, and there’s nothing but cold winter darkness … or is there? Check it out, and then we’ll take a closer look.

Following the Stark banner waving (triumphantly?) over Winterfell, there are a series of images with little clues to winter’s destruction.

Maybe I’m crazy, but that looks like a wight hand holding (or having been pierced by) an arrow.

I want to believe this hooded figure is Sansa.

Tyrion’s Hand of the Queen pin in the snow …


Jaime’s golden hand and Dany’s chain.

Lyanna’s feather, and wheels from Bran’s chair.

Longclaw, and in the archway, a shadow that everyone is assuming is the Night King.

I’m starting to buy into the theories about Bran warging into the Nigh King and thus, I think that will be the reveal when we actually see the (related) full footage.

Does this mean the owners of the items all are dead?

Twelve days … twelve days until death and winter come for them.

Game of Thrones returns to HBO April 14th.

I really want to know who that is in between Dany and Jon. With a bit of cropping and enlarging, then flipping that image on its side, it looks like an upside-down body, with a banner over one foot.


Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over ten years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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