HBO looks beyond 'Game of Thrones,' maybe back to a prequel

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark and Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton in the infamous wedding night scene from Game of Thrones

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark and Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton in the infamous wedding night scene from Game of Thrones

After nearly two years of painfully waiting for our beloved HBO show to return, the titan "Game Of Thrones" finally debuted its final season last night, and despite it being a relatively lighthearted episode (much to the dismay of its bloodcurdling, raw-hungry fans), there was one defining moment that stood out...and naturally became the premise of countless memes on social media soon after. Based on the premiere's viewership numbers, it looks likely that the final season of "Game of Thrones" will continue that streak as well.

Barry, a tense dramedy starring Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader, followed Thrones and saw its best night ever with 2.2 million viewers.

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Entertainment Tonight's Leanne Aguilera and I discussed this theory and much more in this week's episode of our series Theories and Thrones (watch here). Season 8 is sure to burn that record right up. That's a series high audience for "Game of Thrones", beating the 16.9 million viewers that its season 7 finale scored on its premiere night. I personally didn't look at my Twitter feed once during the premiere. Then, of course, she had to tell him about his brother, which was not happy news for Sam at all. Tweeters beware! Spoilers are coming!

Monday mornings are going to be all things Game of Thrones for the next few weeks. Stay tuned to Bollywoodlife for more updates on the final season of GoT. How do you think you would fair if the Mother of Dragons ordered you to glide through the air atop one of her toothy children? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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