While the first two thirds of this sketch simply involves Fallon and friends dressed up in Game of Thrones garb discussing how long they've had to wait for Season 8 to begin, the cameos start at around 3:20 in the video below. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, George opened up about the ongoing book series, and his desires to remain active in the world of Thrones.
Fans have spent years trying to figure out the ending of Game of Thrones, whether via alleged clues in A Song of Ice and Fire, extremely cryptic interviews from the cast and crew, or the very little we've seen of season 8. "It matters a lot to us", said Weiss.
HBO is setting a dark and dismal tone for the final battle between the people of Westeros and the White Walkers.
You can also find references to dragons (Danzig's "Her Black Wings"), Arya's Faceless assassin abilities (Slayers' "Dead Skin Mask" and Queens of the Stone Age's "No One Knows"), the crown, fate, sisters and monsters, and even the end of the series, courtesy of the Doors' cheesy "The End". It has been suggested that the Night King's army will be too big to be defeated by the living, and so the only option will be to kill the Night King himself. "We were looking for songs that made us feel the way the show made us feel", he explained. After the NY premiere of GOT Season 8, Kit got busy with rehearsing for Saturday Night Live and the episode has finally aired. "So we're entering the most risky time".
According to estimates, over one billion people will tune in for the final six episodes of the epic series.
"Bend the knee and give reverence to this playlist envisioned by Game of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss", the description for the playlist reads.
"We'll be in an undisclosed location, turning off our phones and opening various bottles", said Weiss.