Winter Is Coming
The world is eagerly anticipating the release of the final season of Game of Thrones. Fans are thirsty for details about what's in store for them, but info is scarce. However, it was recently made known that Ghost, Jon Snow's direwolf, will be playing a significant role in season 8.
The direwolves played a more significant role in the show's plot during early seasons, but faded into the background a bit. He was not seen in season 7 at all. Joe Bauer, the GOT visual effects supervisor, recently revealed to the Huffington Post that Ghost will be returning to the spotlight.
"Oh, you'll see him again. He has a fair amount of screen time in season eight," he said.
"He's very present and does some pretty cool things in season eight."
The upcoming season is slated to be the most impressive, most high-budget, and most visually stunning season yet. A tall order, considering how many records previous seasons have shattered along those lines. David Benioff, co-creator of the series, had something to say about it at the Emmys:
"The final season's taking a long time because it's the biggest thing we've ever done. It was nearly a full year in Belfast either prepping it or actually shooting it. I think when people see it they're going to understand why it took so long. The last season is far beyond what we've ever attempted before."
Such a huge series demands a satisfying ending. Kit Harrington thinks that satisfaction may elude fans.
"I think a TV series that's spanned eight, nine years is an incredibly difficult thing to end. I think not everyone's going to be happy, you know, and you can't please everyone. My favorite TV shows are Sopranos, Breaking Bad, and The Wire, and they all ended in a way that... It's never going to satisfy you."
Fingers crossed that he's wrong.