With the last season of the Game of Thrones series finally dropping the first episode on April 16, American television host Jimmy Kimmel made it easier for new fans by arranging a QnA session on his night show, where the GoT stars answered fans queries. In a mock commercial that was released, GoT stars Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, John Bradley, Joe Dempsie, Maisie Williams, Kristian Nairn, Iwan Rheon and Liam Cunningham were seen acting as telephone operators and answering fans questions.
With a lot going on in the eight seasons of the series, Jimmy provided help for fans old and new, considering it can be difficult to keep track of what’s what and who’s who. Calling the show ‘Game of Phones,’ each call was priced at $2.99, that is 207.50 Indian rupees. Taking to his show’s live Instagram handle, Jimmy revealed, “The cast of @GameOfThrones answers ALL of your questions for the low, low price of $2.99! @SophieT @IamLenaHeadey @JohnBradleyWest @JosephDempsie @Maisie_Williams @KristianNairn @_IwanRheon @LiamCunningham1 #ForTheThrone #GameOfPhones” (sic).
Right before the show aired, Jimmy took to his personal Instagram handle and shared a picture sitting on the Iron Throne. He captioned it as, “On my pointy couch, ready for tonight… #GameOfThrones #ForTheThrone #GoT #WinterIsHere” (sic).
One fan asked Sansa (Sophie Turner), “Who poisoned King Joffrey?” to which she replied, “No one did it. Turned out to be a bad clam. Remember you have to touch the shell to make sure they’re alive before you cook them.”
Offering advice to a caller who had fallen for her brother, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) said, “It’s illegal and demoral to act on those feelings. On the other hand, if he’s hot, go for it!”
After the much-awaited episode 1 of Game of Thrones Season 8 premiered early morning on April 16, in India, HBO dropped the teaser of the second episode of the season. After the first episode opened gates for more mystery, bloodshed and everyone eyeing the Battle of Winterfell, the trailer of the next episode gives glimpses of its characters witnessing the ongoing tensions at the Winterfell. The trailer of episode 2 hints at the panic-situation at the Winterfell as the characters also seem deeply engrossed in sorting out their rivalry while focussing on preparing to fight the Army of the Dead. The battle will be showcased in episode 3 of the season, which is also going to be the longest one with one hour 22 minutes of air-time.