SPOILERS for Game of Thrones Seasons 1-7
Brand new character posters for Game of Thrones - as well as custom Twitter emojis - have been released for the show's eighth and final season. Everyone from Jon Snow and Arya Stark to Daenerys Targaryen and Theon Greyjoy take a seat on the Iron Throne as the series comes to an end after eight years.
The end of season 7 paved the way for an epic finale; Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) made official steps to unite their houses, Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) finally met his match, and the Night King destroyed the Wall with the help of his brand new ice dragon. And that's just scratching the surface. Season 8 of Game of Thrones has plenty of drama to confront once it premieres, with the biggest question hanging over the entire series being: who will take the throne? While it's impossible to tell how satisfying the end of the series will end up being - especially since Sophie Turner (who plays Sansa Stark) believes the ending will be divisive for fans - there's no denying the anticipation.
Now, with Game of Thrones edging its way closer and closer to its final season, HBO unveiled 20 new character posters for the series on the show's official Twitter. Each poster is identical in that it features different characters sitting atop the Iron Throne, as well as the hashtag #ForTheThrone. Also, according to The Wrap, HBO also released 20 brand new emojis for Twitter - all of which are accessible by using the hashtag for various characters from the show. Check out the posters below:
Included in the posters are Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark, Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright), Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham), Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk), Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson), Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen), Melisandre (Carice van Houten), Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel), Samwell Tarly (John Bradley), Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen), Varys (Conleth Hill), The Hound (Rory McCann), and the Night King (Vladimir Furdik).
As excited as fans may be for the final season of Game of Thrones, they know better than anyone that events are unlikely to unfold in a predictable fashion. George R. R. Martin's series has essentially been one misdirect after another, so it's only right that the finale should follow suit. And, seeing as the new posters put equal focus on 20 different characters, it proves that literally anyone might end up taking the Iron Throne when all is said and done - assuming the throne itself is even still standing.
Season 8 of Game of Thrones premieres on April 14, 2019 on HBO.