Notice for all extremely impatient Game of Thrones fans — if you want to get a small taste of the season 8 premiere early, here is your opportunity to do so!
CBS announced on Wednesday that during their upcoming episode of 60 Minutes on Sunday, you’re going to have a chance to get an exclusive clip from the epic premiere episode. It may not be much — it could just be two minutes of Jon Snow flossing and the entire internet would go berserk. That’s where we are right now when it comes to enthusiasm for this show and we get it. We’re talking about a legendary fantasy epic and the most-popular series in the history of HBO. They’re making enough money to sit on Iron Thrones reconverted into gold — it’s all going to end, but there are still six episodes to enjoy first.
Beyond this exclusive sneak peek, Sunday’s 60 Minutes segment will find Anderson Cooper interviewing a real who’s-who of well-known names from this franchise. Think along the lines here of Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington alongside showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff and then also the man who started it all in George R.R. Martin. You’ll get a look behind the scenes at the show which is always fun to see. We love a good peek behind the curtain to see how some of this all came together.
Of course, the funniest thing about this sneak preview is that it’s coming less than two hours before the Game of Thrones premiere airs on HBO, but we STILL feel like there are going to be a ton of people chomping at the bit to see it. We’re within this era where any and all content related to this show is scrutinized and then re-scrutinized and it’ll allow some out there to start forging and formulating their opinions on the opening salvo to an epic six episode final season. There is more of the franchise beyond that — think in terms of an already-announced prequel series — but that’s so far down the road right now it’s hard to really even think of it. (There’s a part of us that wishes that the lengthy segment of fake Game of Thrones spin-offs from this past episode of Saturday Night Live was 100% legit.)
Be sure to come back on Sunday for some continuous Game of Thrones content! We’re going to have a lot to discuss on these closing episodes, and we’re already at it with a full debate over how Daenerys is going to handle the truth about her relation to Jon Snow. Check out the article over at the link here. Meanwhile, we’ve also got a video discussion below where we go through some unlikely contenders for the Iron Throne! On the other side of watching that be sure to subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube — we don’t want you to miss any other updates.
Are you going to be so eager to check out any and all Game of Thrones footage that you’re going to watch 60 Minutes to see a sneak peek, less than two hours before the show returns? Sound off now in the comments! (Photo: HBO.)