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Entertainment Game of Thrones releases new trailer for eighth and final season

04:50  08 april  2021
04:50  08 april  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Just after HBO announced a month-long celebration of Game of Thrones ahead of the show's 10th Anniversary, the network released a new trailer for the show's eighth and final season, and fans are not terribly happy.

The show, on the whole, is widely considered a massive success, earning 59 Emmy Awards, the most of any show, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019, though the final season was quite divisive among fans.

The new trailer (via Game of Thrones YouTube) revealed a number of the final season's most iconic moments, filled with SPOILERS for those who aren't caught up with the show, and many fans chimed in to express their distaste.

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a person looking at the camera: Not happy: Just after HBO announced a month-long celebration of Game of Thrones ahead of the show's 10th Anniversary, the network released a new trailer for the show's eighth and final season, and fans are not terribly happy © Provided by Daily Mail Not happy: Just after HBO announced a month-long celebration of Game of Thrones ahead of the show's 10th Anniversary, the network released a new trailer for the show's eighth and final season, and fans are not terribly happy a man and a woman looking at the camera: Distaste: The new trailer (via Game of Thrones YouTube ) revealed a number of the final season's most iconic moments, filled with SPOILERS for those who aren't caught up with the show, and many fans chimed in to express their distaste © Provided by Daily Mail Distaste: The new trailer (via Game of Thrones YouTube ) revealed a number of the final season's most iconic moments, filled with SPOILERS for those who aren't caught up with the show, and many fans chimed in to express their distaste

The trailer was released on Tuesday, amassing just under 30K views, but the discrepancy between love and hate is clear in the likes and dislikes alone.

The video - which recaps several of the key moments from the final season - received over 1K likes... but over 2.7K dislikes.

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While many fans praised the show within the extensive comments section, many others expressed their displeasure with the final season, many of whom had loved the show before the final six episodes.

a close up of a man: Dislikes: The trailer was released on Tuesday, amassing just under 30K views, but the discrepancy between love and hate is clear in the likes and dislikes alone © Provided by Daily Mail Dislikes: The trailer was released on Tuesday, amassing just under 30K views, but the discrepancy between love and hate is clear in the likes and dislikes alone Emilia Clarke posing for the camera: Key moments: The video - which recaps several of the key moments from the final season - received over 1K likes... but over 2.7K dislikes © Provided by Daily Mail Key moments: The video - which recaps several of the key moments from the final season - received over 1K likes... but over 2.7K dislikes

'HBO embarrassing themselves by even posting this,' said commenter Jes Checo on the YouTube page.

MikeDug84 added, 'I can't even bring myself to re-watch the entire show because of how badly it ended. Which is a shame because the first four seasons are absolutely ace.'

Most fans didn't mention any specifics in why they didn't like the show's ending, though the comments section was more negative than positive.

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graphical user interface, text, application: Embarassing: 'HBO embarrassing themselves by even posting this,' said commenter Jes Checo on the YouTube page © Provided by Daily Mail Embarassing: 'HBO embarrassing themselves by even posting this,' said commenter Jes Checo on the YouTube page a person standing in front of a brick wall: Negative: Most fans didn't mention any specifics in why they didn't like the show's ending, though the comments section was more negative than positive © Provided by Daily Mail Negative: Most fans didn't mention any specifics in why they didn't like the show's ending, though the comments section was more negative than positive

Another commenter, FUHRER, added the show is like, 'the toxic ex who reminds you about themselves once a year and you start to catch feelings again, forgetting how bad your relationship ended.'

CineVore added, 'It's crazy how popular this show was back then, and how quickly everyone has forget it. Probably the most disappointing thing in entertainment history.'

GodOfVamps wondered if the trailer was a signal the network was 'remaking' the final season, a movement that has picked up steam since HBO's parent company WarnerMedia released Zack Snyder's Justice League due to fan demand.

graphical user interface, text: Disappointing: CineVore added, 'It's crazy how popular this show was back then, and how quickly everyone has forget it. Probably the most disappointing thing in entertainment history' © Provided by Daily Mail Disappointing: CineVore added, 'It's crazy how popular this show was back then, and how quickly everyone has forget it. Probably the most disappointing thing in entertainment history'

While there is no indication HBO would ever actually remake the final season of Game of Thrones, The Hollywood Reporter lays out one possibility.

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Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has still not finished the final two books in his novel series, which are said to have much different endings for many of the characters.

It's possible that HBO could be tempted to do something with the books, since they do own the rights to the entire book series, though there is no indication the network has any plans of doing so.

a man in a dark room: Remake: While there is no indication HBO would ever actually remake the final season of Game of Thrones, The Hollywood Reporter lays out one possibility © Provided by Daily Mail Remake: While there is no indication HBO would ever actually remake the final season of Game of Thrones, The Hollywood Reporter lays out one possibility Kit Harington looking at the camera: Tempted: It's possible that HBO could be tempted to do something with the books, since they do own the rights to the entire book series, though there is no indication the network has any plans of doing so © Provided by Daily Mail Tempted: It's possible that HBO could be tempted to do something with the books, since they do own the rights to the entire book series, though there is no indication the network has any plans of doing so

Given how strong the negative reactions are for the final season, and how WarnerMedia already set a precedent in bowing to fan demand for Zack Snyder's Justice League, anything is possible.

Another fan, WayNotTruth, added, 'The pure arrogance of HBO + Dan +  Dave that they could end the show like this and there wouldn't be a massive backlash. This is on par with the worst business decisions ever made.

Anna Gump added, 'I'll never forget anxiously awaiting the final season, being absolutely disappointed, and then watching the vid of the final table reading and realizing that all of the actors were just as disappointed as we were, if not moreso.'

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a person in a dark room: Possible: Given how strong the negative reactions are for the final season, and how WarnerMedia already set a precedent in bowing to fan demand for Zack Snyder's Justice League, anything is possible © Provided by Daily Mail Possible: Given how strong the negative reactions are for the final season, and how WarnerMedia already set a precedent in bowing to fan demand for Zack Snyder's Justice League, anything is possible

DylValentine added, 'I’m very confident Bran will finally do something epic this season that isn’t just sitting in his chair while the end of the world ensues around him.'

La Profe de Quimica said, 'Season 8 is directly responsible for people not rewatching the show. Me included. I used to rewatch the whole show once or twice a year, not anymore.'

The show's 10th anniversary celebration, dubbed The Iron Anniversary, kicked off this week with a Game of Thrones Spotlight Page on HBO Max includes something for everyone, from the Westeros beginner to the seasoned expert, with a 73-hour 'MaraThrone' starting on Saturday, April 10 at 10 AM on HBO 2.

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