This 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Teaser Is Super Dramatic

"There is only one war that matters."

On Sunday night, HBO unexpectedly revealed a teaser trailer for its entire 2019 lineup—we're talking Big Little Lies and True Detective, along with a handful of others—which included some brand-new footage of Game of Thrones season eight. As Entertainment Weekly points out, the teaser trailer isn't entirely comprised of new footage—shots of the last season are interspersed with moments from season eight—but it's the first hint of what we can expect from the new season, which will be released sometime in the new year, most likely in April.

The trailer prominently features Jon Snow, played by Kit Harrington, and his sister Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner). According to EW, fans were initially confused as to whether footage of the two embracing was from this coming season or the last one—but EW confirms that it's actually from season eight, and shows a reunion between the two at Winterfell.

The clips show Jon Snow and Sansa Stark prepared to go into battle together, with the support of Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister, which is no huge surprise: Season seven's finale hinted that the White Walkers were coming for the ancient wall in King's Landing, and that a showdown with the Night King was imminent. This will be the last season of the hit show, so it's set to be the most dramatic (and bloody) yet.

Here's the full HBO footage:

Also snuck into this teaser: The first look at a stern-looking Meryl Streep in Big Little Lies season two, and Mahershala Ali in True Detective season three. There's also a preview of the new Jane Fonda documentary, Jane Fonda in Five Acts, a Pod Saves America special, and new series' Camping (starring Jennifer Garner) and My Brilliant Friend.

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