Game of Thrones season 8 opening credits hint at events to come

CNET | 4/15/2019 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
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The credits have always been complex and rewarded repeat and close viewings. The elaborate opening spins through the map of Westeros and changes from week to week. But they're even fresher this season, as the creative team that designed the credits wanted a whole new chance to remake them.

"We wanted to explore the idea that there was more under the surface than previous seasons," creative director Angus Wall told BuzzFeed in an interview published Sunday. "And that there was an interior and a depth in terms of the layers beneath the surface that we had only hinted at before."

Credits - Instrument - Astrolabe - Pause - Button

The credits begin inside of an elaborate astronomical instrument called an astrolabe. If you're quick on the pause button, you can see it's covered with murals depicting past plotlines that shaped the story, from the Red Wedding to the birth of Daenerys' dragons to the fall of the Wall. Look for the Red Comet, an omen of major events, such as the dragons' return.

Speaking of the Wall...

Credits - Map - Wall - Chunk - Thanks

Once the credits move to the gigantic map, they begin at the Wall, which now has a huge chunk missing, thanks to you-know-who.

The credits now move on to a new location. Last Hearth is the ancestral home of House Umber, and if you watched the premiere, you know what happens there. Note the icy tiles representing the White Walkers reaching out to it, showing the path of the dead as they march. Also note the spiral pattern that plays out in a gruesome scene from the episode.

Camera - Shoots

Next, the camera shoots...
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