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"This is strange…It's like looking around and seeing your family."

The trailer for Game of Thrones: The Last Watch sees the HBO's co-creator D.B. Weiss describe the emotional impact of seeing the cast together for the read-through of the final season.

The final series of the groundbreaking show, season eight, has been filmed for the sake of a new documentary by British filmmaker, Jeanie Finlay.

In the trailer, you can't help but notice the blood, sweat and tears as well as careful planning went into the last six episodes of the show.

The cast and crew have been forced to be secretive over the years to avoid letting any spoilers slip, so witnessing behind-the-scenes action seems like a huge treat to us.

The two-hour documentary is coming to HBO on May 26, and emotions are DEFINITELY running high. Check out the trailer below, and get yourself ready for the finale this Sunday night:

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THIS POST IS DARK AND FULL OF SPOILERS.

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On the latest episode of Game of Thrones, the fourth offering from HBO's hit show has made a LOT of people furious, and we can understand why.

Missandei, the darling of Narth, AKA Nathalie Emmanuel, AKA that poor woman who has to plait all of Danaerys' hair on the daily, was brutally murdered by Cersei Lannister.

The actress has responded to her character's final scene, when the evil queen took her head in front of her right-hand-woman and boyfriend Greyworm. Her last word gave us chills; 'Dracarys'. She basically told Dany to burn King's Landing to the ground…and we don't blame her.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The internet was submerged in grief at the character loss, having watched her grow from an enslaved woman to the Dragon Queen's advisor and personal friend over the last few seasons. A white woman ended the life of only woman of colour on the show, which has seen criticism for it's lack of diversity in the past.

Nathalie herself presumably wasn't best pleased when she read the script, as her character was already way too underdeveloped as it is. The potential which the writers had to work with was monumental, yet she was captured and brutally beheaded instead of being granted a deserved hero moment.

Let's not forget that the word 'Dracarys' was uttered by Dany when she freed Missandei and acquired the army of the Unsullied. The word set her free, and was perfect as her last uttering. We adore symmetry. 

One critic of Missandei's death was none other than Ava DuVernay, one of the most successful and influential black female directors of all time.

“So…the one and only sister on the whole epic, years-long series? That’s what you wanna do? Okay. #GOT” she wrote on Twitter. Nathalie retweeted it, with a string of love heart emojis to boot. It's clear she is grateful that the online community took notice of her undignified ending.

She may have just retweeted it as a show of admiration for the iconic movie producer and filmmaker, but we feel a subtle 'YAS' from those love hearts.

The actress also wrote a gorgeous tribute to her character on Instagram, cherishing Missandei for the gentle woman she was; "It’s been one of my greatest joys playing Missandei of Naath… The quiet and kind translator. A brilliant woman who overcame so much suffering and found herself, her voice… and her one and only love."

"She represented so much for me, personally, that I have no choice but to carry the things she has taught me into my life going forward. Thank you to everyone who made it possible for me to play this part."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She gave Emilia Clark a shout out for acting alongside her for so many years, and being the perfectgalpal: "I’ve loved playing your BFF for the past 7 years. Thank you for being such a wonderful person in my life and a source of light and laughter. The Bad Ass Boss Lady Warrior Goddess club will live on forever."

She referenced Greyworm/Baeworm, played by Raleigh Ritchie, and our hearts exploded:

"I literally cannot tell you what sharing the screen with you has meant to me. I found performances I didn’t know I had inside me, simply because you gave me so much to work against. Playing Missandei and Grey Worm’s journey has been so special. I couldn’t have asked for a more generous and supportive co-star."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"We’ve been out in these streets together negotiating so much but always having each other’s back. Thank you for all of it… you have been a dear friend at every point," she added. Baeworm and Missandei were destined to return to the beaches and live out a happy life together as a couple, and we are FUMING this was taken away.

Raleigh played the other person of colour on the show, and certain scenes set in the North showed the discomfort which Missandei and Greyworm felt surrounded by Caucasian people.

She made sure to thank the fans for their continued support, and the entire crew; "You will always hold a special place in my heart. The love and energy we shared will be hard to match. I feel like I hit the jackpot meeting and working with you all. I love you. To the fans of the show, and of Missandei… It’s been a pleasure playing her for you."

The actor who plays the Mountain also posted a hilarious photo of himself with Nathalie to Instagram;

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"So sorry. Cersei made me do it. Hope we’re cool!" he wrote. Bless his wee soul, but we're still raging at him for taking our girl Missandei's head.

We are 100 percent committing to the fantasy that the lovely lady is "sipping a rum on a beach somewhere in sky."

Next time you hire one woman of colour for the show, Game of Thrones, maybe give her a better death? Not by a woman who clearly embodies white feminism? Problematic much?

We'd like to end this rant by showing you Jared Leto attending the 2019 Met Gala as Missandei, head in hand:

At least GOT fans haven't lost their sense of humour yet.

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Stop the cosmetic lights: We have some incredible news for Urban Decay fans out there.

Frankly, it's the best beauty news we've heard in a long time, maybe since HBO announced the Game of Thrones final season air date…A PALETTE is borne.

That's right: Urban Decay are releasing a Game of Thrones eyeshadow palette for us ravenous fans, and the excitement just can't be contained.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The brand behind the cult Naked palettes announced that the makeup collection is set to launch in April, times to the premiere of the fantasy franchise's final season.

Urban Decay shared images on their social media accounts of a model wearing some FRESH teal and metallic cobalt eyeshadow, with the writing "For the Throne" splashed across.

Heaven help us: we ADORE the colours already. Fire and Ice? Yes please.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Kiss your favourite show of all time goodbye with some incredible makeup; fiery reds, oranges, copper shades with teal and icy blues.

Naturally, fans have gone wild on Twitter over the news;

"SIGN ME THE F*CK UP," said one happy gal. We have to concur; Bend the knee for the throne and for Urban Decay.

The first episode of GOT season eight is airing on April 14, 2019 on HBO and Sky Atlantic; prepare yourselves through your beauty routine.

We're googling 'dragon lewks' already…You can be your own damn Khaleesi. We'll let you gals know immediately when the exact release date for the collection will be, don't worry.

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It's time to bid farewell to one of TV's most beloved families: The Dunphys.

ABC is confirming their goodbye to Phil, Claire, Jay, Gloria, Alex, Haley, Luke, Mitchell, Cameron and Manny forever, and we're devastated.

Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment, said in a statement at the 2019 Television Critics Association press tour that season 11 will be Modern Family's last hurrah.

"Co-creators Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan have created one of the most seminal and iconic comedies in television history", Burke announced.

"In its final season, there will be more milestone events that anyone who has been a fan of the series won't want to miss." The show has always been a strong ratings player for the network, but have decreased slowly over the years.

Modern Family contracts were apparently only up until season 10, which lead many to believe that the show would finish after that outing.

Deadline has reported that all cast members would be happy to continue with the show, as were Modern Family's producers and ABC.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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However, co-creator Christopher Lloyd recently told E! News that working on season 10 and changing things up by including a death and surprise pregnancy inspired the writers to keep going.

"The way this season was developed, there's a little bit more in the way of kind of real-life events than what you've seen in the past," Lloyd said, following Haley's pregnancy announcement.

"But you know, in life, that happens where nothing at all particularly tumultuous happens, and then four things happen in the span of a couple of months."

A deal for another season of Modern Family was made easier due to the impending Disney acquisition of the series' studio, 20th Century Fox TV. Maybe spin-offs will be in the works?

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HBO has finally announced the exact release date for the final season of Game of Thrones.

Following more than a YEAR of speculation (they just love to keep us waiting, don't they?), the company revealed that the Emmy-award winning fantasy show will air on April 14 2019.

A trailer named Crypts of Winterfell was released, featuring Jon Snow, Sansa Stark and Arya Stark, and we're GASPING.

The trailer was aired just before the third season of True Detective

It was estimated that the eighth and final season would make it to the screen after Big Little Lies season two, on April 28.

Sky Atlantic is expected to simulcast and broadcast the premiere the evening after, but luckily for us, the show is returning sooner than anticipated.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The countdown to the final six episodes of the cable network's biggest show EVER begins now.

Teasing the last few episodes of the hit show, co-executive producer Bryan Cogman said: “It’s about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death.”

The most incredible battle in the show's history will feature in the dramatic season, and we're SHOOKETH with anticipation.

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Let's not lie to ourselves here, every single one of us will bawl our eyes out during the last season of HBO's iconic fantasy show, Game of Thrones.

How could we not? Any character who has survived up until now gets a medal, to be fair, and our favourites could die at any second.

The visual effects, the romance, the betrayals, the wars, THE DRAMA. *swoons* Kit Harington, Jon Snow himself, recently spoke to GQ Australia, where he revealed how difficult the final season was to film.

It made Harington cry more than once, but according to the protagonist and infamous member of the Night's Watch, the show "seemed to be designed to break us." Same here, Kit, same here.

"Everyone was broken at the end. I don't know if we were crying because we were sad it was ending or if we were crying because it was so f–king tiring," he divulged to GQ Australia.

"We were sleep deprived. It was like it was designed to make you think, ‘Right, I'm f–king sick of this'," he added. We'd crave our beds too.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"I remember everyone walking around towards the end going, ‘I've had enough now. I love this, it's been the best thing in my life, I'll miss it one day—but I'm done.'"

Co-creator of the show David Benioff explained that the lengthy delay between seasons is because of how monstrous a job it is to get the episodes made, especially with the immense visual effects.

"The final season's taking a long time because it's the biggest thing we've ever done," Benioff said backstage at this years Emmys.

"It was nearly a full year in Belfast either prepping it or actually shooting it. I think when people see it, they're going to understand why it took so long. The last season is far beyond what we've ever attempted before."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Richard Pepler, head of HBO, commented he's seen rough cuts of every episode of the final season. Lucky b*astard.

"It's a spectacle. The guys have done six movies. The reaction I had while watching them was, ‘I'm watching a movie,'" Plepler told Variety at a Golden Globes party.

"Benioff and D.B. Weiss knew the bar was high. They've exceeded the bar. I've watched them twice without any CGI and I'm in awe. Everybody's in for an extraordinary treat of storytelling and of magical, magical production."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Details are still pretty (Ned) Stark, however we do know that the BIGGEST Game of Thrones battle ever will take place, and allegiances are shaky AF as the White Walkers march onwards. 

The final season is set to debut in April 2019, and Harington can't wait to release it;

"And that weight is off my shoulders. It's done now. I can be proud of it. We've got eight seasons, and they can sit on a bookshelf at home 'til the end of time," he said.

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Let the countdown begin, megafans.

Game of Thrones will OFFICIALLY air its eight and final season in April 2019. The HBO phenomenon aired its seventh season in August 2017, so there will have been an almost two-year gap.

For the feverous fanbase, that's 20 months too long…

Season eight will also run for six episodes, which is one episode fewer season seven, but never fear because each episode will run for as long as ninety minutes.

Imagine the tension… we can barely handle 60 minutes of such high-paced tension and pure visual spectacle. 90 minutes could have us fainting multiple times from sheer SHOOKETH-ness.

By premiering the April date, this allows Game of Thrones to remain eligible for the 2019 Emmys. The last season swept up nine awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, a major deal in the realm of television.

The HBO announcement came in the form of a new video broadcasting the launch of a final season campaign entitled  #ForTheThrone.

The video is as powerful as you might imagine considering the show is famed for its gruesome battles, dramatic deaths and revenge in every form.

(*SPOILERS INCOMING*)

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Some of the most violent highlights from across the seven seasons are included in the clip, including the infamous Red Wedding (we STILL AREN'T OVER THIS) and the King's Landing wildfire attack.

The end of the seventh season left Westeros on the brink of its deadliest war yet, in case you have miraculously forgotten. The finale was one of the most watched TV episodes in history, and we can still hear the gasps.

Fan favourites such as Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and other prominent characters within the fantasy canon must learn to throw aside their differences in order to fight a common enemy: the Army of the Dead, led by the vicious Night King. 

The Army of the Dead have already begun marching after destroying the wall and taking control of a dragon, turning it to ice. WE WERE WAILING.

So you know, casual saving the world from massive bloodshed and death kinda vibe. The usual.

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"Every battle. Every betrayal. Every risk. Every fight. Every sacrifice. Every death. All for the Throne."

Save the date, people. It's gonna be emotional.

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Here in Shemazing HQ we all fell in love with The Fall.

Jamie Dornan (we adore him here) played a blinder in this role, stepping away from the chains of 50 Shades and entering into a dark and destructive world.

The first two seasons were thrilling – and we were all hooked, but looking at the trailer of the third and FINAL season, it looks like we're going to go down a much more sinister path.

The trailer might be short, but it's giving us a taste for what's to come:

We can't wait.

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