|* Contains season 7 spoilers *
It’s the most eagerly anticipated final season of any television show in history. Two long years have passed since Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen were seen canoodling in bed, at the same moment we were discovering that they are actually nephew and aunt, and the Night King and his army of the dead were destroying The Wall.
But finally, the beginning of the end is here. On Sunday night, episode 1 of season 8 of Game of Thrones will air on our TVs. It promises drama the likes of which have never been seen on the small screen, including the longest battle sequence ever filmed.
Throughout the series The Telegraph will publish the very best analysis of the mayhem that is about to descend upon Westeros, going behind the scenes and the storylines to provide the clearest insight of what it all means. Our team of writers, including Michael Deacon, better known as our Parliamentary Sketchwriter, TV historian Dan Jones, and science expert Tom Chivers, will cover every twist, turn and knife in the back.
Below is some essential reading ahead of the season debut, and a sample of the outstanding coverage our subscribers will have access to throughout the next couple of months and beyond. Join us now, start your 30-day free trial here. It’s then just £2 a week.