The last season of HBO’s massive fantasy TV show Game of Thrones is going to air in just about three months and for a long time, the online community has had countless rumors, speculations, and theories. Producers and actors alike have remained tight-lipped, though, so nothing is confirmed just yet. Recently, however, we finally received at least a little bit of concrete information, and from the Night King himself no less.

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A popular theory is that the Night King is actually Brandon Stark

Vladimír Furdík, the actor who portrays the ghastly, terrifying blue-skinned creature known as The Night King, has disclosed that we might get to witness a legendary battle a lot sooner than expected.

As any fan of the series know, Game of Thrones tends to leave the best part towards the end. Right from season 1, shocking events such as the execution of Eddard Stark, the battle of Blackwater, or the Red Wedding have always taken place in episode 9, the next-to-last episode of the season.

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An illustration of the Battle of Blackwater, which happened in season 2 episode 9 of the TV show

However, according to Furdík, we will not have to wait that long in season 8. During a fan convention in Hungary, the Slovakian actor revealed that there will be a “historic” battle happening in the third episode of the upcoming season. Apparently he was referring to the battle that famously took the crew almost two months (55 days to be exact) to film.

It is known that season 8 of Game of Thrones will only have 6 episodes, meaning this event will happen at the midway point. This begs the question: What would we see in the second half of the season? If the battle indeed resolves the fate of the Night King and the White Walkers, would we see the big houses of Westeros turn against each other? How many lead characters will survive?

 
Game of Thrones Season 8 Official Teaser

So many questions, but there is no answer yet. Still, Maisie Williams, the actress who portrays Arya Stark, has stated on social media that the script of the final season is “mind-blowing”. Other actors also say that the ending will be “controversial”. Let’s just wait and see. After all, the anticipation only makes us enjoy the show all the more when it airs.