Heartbreaking and mind-blowing are two words we would regularly associate with HBO's fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. And now, thanks to actress Nathalie Emmanuel, we happen to know that is EXACTLY what we should expect of the eighth season when it premieres in 2019.
Nathalie, who plays Missandei in the fantasy drama series, has revealed what's in store for fans when the show returns.
"I think what we can expect from the final season of GoT is just a real push," Nathalie tells The Hindustan Times.
"Like in the last couple of seasons, we have seen the pace of the show increase with the stakes getting higher and higher. There are so many storylines that have to come to conclusion. We have to play them out, so the pace of the show is continuing on that sense."
"There are so many characters and stories that haven't found their conclusion," she continues. "So, this season is going to be incredibly satisfying for people. It is going to be incredibly exciting and heartbreaking. I feel like people will have their mind blown when they watch the final one."
Nathalie's words echo those of her co-star, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), who says the new season will divide fans.
"People will scream and people will say, 'That's exactly what I wanted.' And some people will go, 'Huh?' — my mum, probably," she says.
Meanwhile, Joe Dempsie, who stars as Gendry, says his character will have a greater role this season.
"As the years go on, his potential significance [has become] more and more apparent, and potential is an important word," he continues.
"There's a lot of elements of his character and his parentage that make him potentially powerful or dangerous, and he's constantly learning more about himself. It's almost impossible to know where he's going to go now, based on both his 'political' clout, if he ever learns who he is, and his personality."
Filming for season eight of Game of Thrones began in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in October 2017 and it is due to premiere in the earlier half of 2019.