The first official photo from the final season of Game of Thrones has been released in the form of the cover for this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly. In the photo, actors Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington embrace in the snow as their characters Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow.
The Game of Thrones cast have endured an intense 10-month shoot for the series' final season, season eight, which will premiere in 2019. This will be the shortest season of the show, with a mere six episodes, compared to the ten episodes of the first six seasons and the seven episodes of the seventh.
"It’s relentless; scenes that would have been a one-day shoot five years ago are now a five-day shoot,” Harington told Entertainment Weekly. "They want to get it right, they want to shoot everything every single way so they have options."