Meaghan Kirby
November 26, 2018 11:55 am

Start preparing for battle, because the final season of Game of Thrones officially has an air date. After months of speculation,  HBO confirmed that the juggernaut series will return in April 2019 with its final six episodes. As if the news didn’t already have us back in our naturally GoT-obsessed state, Lena Headey’s latest Instagram posts have us counting down the minutes and hours until April. The cast has always been generous with sharing behind-the-scenes moments from the series (ahem, Emilia Clarke) but we’re savoring them more than ever now that the series is officially coming to a close.

Headey kicked things off with an adorable shot of herself with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, her onscreen brother—and former lover. Jaime and Cersei Lannister may be on the outs going into Season 8, but her caption is a call back to, erm, happier times.

Her follow-up post shows things taking a glorious turn.

While Season 7 contained one of the most tense diplomatic negotiations of the series (aka the Dragonpit), it seems things weren’t all serious behind the scenes. Headey posted a series of videos of herself goofing off with Coster-Waldau and Pilou Asbæk, who plays Euron Greyjoy. The videos each feature the actors blowing raspberries at the camera—in slow motion, of course.

Between Emilia Clarke’s hilarious behind-the-scenes shot of Jon Snow’s first encounter with Drogon to each of Jason Momoa’s reunions in Belfast, the Game of Thrones stars give us the ultimate FOMO. While we still have months to go before the series returns, we’re fully counting on the cast to grace our feeds with throwbacks–and maybe a hint or two of what’s to come.

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