Season 7 of Game of Thrones only just ended, but that means it’s the perfect time to start speculating about Season 8. While we await word from our little birds in Belfast that the cast has started to arrive (which probably won’t be until October anyway), it’s time to analyze what might be the first production photo from the next (and last) season.
Captured by Game of Thrones fansite Los Siete Reinos at Titanic Studios in Belfast (where GoT shoots), the photo depicts a Dothraki hut, which means we’ll probably be getting a little more face time with Qhono, Dany’s head Dothraki general.
Check out the photo below:
Sure, the photo may not feature Kit Harington and Maisie Williams in full Stark regalia (can they please reunite in the opening seconds of Season 8?) but we have a feeling it means Dany and Jon aren’t messing around when it comes to the War to the North (you know, with the army of the dead).
According to Los Seite Reinos, Titanic Studios built three huts, two the size of the hut in the photo and one significantly larger. We feel pretty confident that we won’t be finding ourselves back in Vaes Dothrak during the final season of the fantasy epic, so we have to ask: How will the Dothraki huts look on the Winterfell grounds? Also, won’t the Dothraki be a little cold?
We know they’re gods among men (as seen during the Loot Train Battle), but everyone has their limits and Winter is here and we’ve yet to see the Dothraki face weather worse than a brisk fall afternoon. We guess we’ll have to see if the little birds of GoT fansites spot Staz Nair (Qhono) in a jacket or any insulation for the huts.
While we likely won’t know what the Dothraki huts mean for a long time (if ever), it definitely means that speculation season has begun!