Arya Stark Finally Sees Dragons In New Game Of Thrones Footage

With just a few weeks to go until the final series of Game of Thrones hits our screens the latest clip has seen excitement reach fever pitch, with fans claiming they have been waiting years for this moment.

In lieu of a trailer - HBO just refuse to release one, they're such a tease - the production giant has released a short clip which shows Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) finally coming face to face with Daenerys Targaryen's (Emilia Clarke) dragons for the first time ever.

She seems pretty impressed, I mean, it is a dragon after all.

But whereas the casual viewer - do they exist? - might not see the importance, hardcore fans have been sent into meltdown.

One fan even shared a clip from series two where the young Stark shows off her in-depth knowledge of dragons to the villainous Lord Tywin Lannister, to prove how patient they have been.

They posted the video on Twitter with the two scenes merged together.

The caption said: "I've been waiting for Targaryen loyalist Arya Stark to see a dragon for the first time for seven years and here it is."

And it would seem she's not alone, there are plenty of other GOT fanatics who have been waiting years for this moment.

"Arya Stark finally sees a dragon. Is that setting in WINTERTOWN? Omg new footage!!!! #Gameofthrones," wrote one fan.

Another said: "Arya Stark gets to see Drogon for the first time. (goosebumps) #ForTheThrone can we skip March already?"

A third person commented: "Live for Arya Stark's amazement upon seeing Drogon in that 5-second teaser."

Referencing her love of the winged beasts, another added: "Arya Stark is bowled over when Drogon arrives at Winterfell. She has a long history of being fascinated with dragons. How will this play out in season 8?"

The brief clip was part of a montage released by HBO showcasing the catalogue of shows coming up, including His Dark Materials, Watchmen and the Deadwood film.

And that's about all we know so far - there were rumours earlier this month that a full trailer for the final season would be dropped during the Superbowl but sadly that never happened.

What we got instead was a bizarre crossover between the world of GOT and the 'Dilly Dilly' Bud Light advertising campaign.

Basically, they all got burned to a crisp by a dragon at a jousting match, and one of the guys - the 'Bud Knight' - gets his head squashed in by The Mountain.

It might not be the trailer we all hoped for, but it's more than we had this time last week, so count yourself lucky, I guess.

Game of Thrones will be released on 14 April.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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