Game of Thrones. It seems like a nearly universal obsession among internet denizens, and any information about new episodes is sure to draw hype. So when a five second clip dropped during the Golden Globes, the colossal reaction from fans was no surprise.
The show is an international sensation, millions of fans enjoy the larger-than-life stories of the characters as well as the focus on political intrigue and stories within stories. Based on the series A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R. R. Martin, the show's complicated alliances and betrayals, both personal and political, have kept fans engrossed for the last eight years.
There isn't much that can be seen in the 5 second clip, but that wasn't enough to stop fans from geeking out and speculating about what is coming (besides winter).
Reactions were a combination of utter excitement and intense speculation, with anticipation seeming to be the universal feeling.
Watch Sansa Stark and Daenerys Targaryen meet in new #GameOfThrones footage that aired during the #GoldenGlobes:… https://t.co/773AWP5175— Entertainment Weekly (@Entertainment Weekly)1546827478.0
Even a notable HBO competitor is excited.
@GameOfThrones @HBO I NEEEEEEED THE TRAILER SO BAD. COME ON ALREADY!!!!— Netflix US (@Netflix US)1546827247.0
The five second scene depicts a brief but significant interaction between Sansa Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, and Jon Snow.
https://t.co/gZQLA4Rngt “Winterfell is yours, Your Grace” #GOT— Right After Thrones (@Right After Thrones)1546828250.0
Bird Box: one second of Game of Thrones season 8 footage Me: https://t.co/qwKvPPr93c— ᴊᴀᴍɪᴇ (@ᴊᴀᴍɪᴇ)1546827770.0
Whenever #GameofThrones gives me the bare minimum in new footage. https://t.co/4kG25bKdms— Quwn 💫✨ (@Quwn 💫✨)1546827445.0
@EW @guzmannunier I need them to become friends! I NEED THIS POWERFUL FRIENDSHIP TO BLOSSOM FROM ANGST TO UNDERSTAN… https://t.co/nJCUQ1fVoU— 𝐣𝐚𝐲 | 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐢 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐞𝐚𝐫 (@𝐣𝐚𝐲 | 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐢 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐞𝐚𝐫)1546828210.0
The small details that fans noticed were astounding.
@EW The look on Sansa's face 👇 https://t.co/NtVjse0fby— Rea (@Rea)1546827655.0
Did we just see Sansa, Jon and Daenerys at Winterfell? #GoldenGlobes #GameOfThrones #Preview— Mark Taylor (@Mark Taylor)1546827222.0
@EW Brienne is NOT feeling it. https://t.co/glJ3R0GT0e— Elizabeth (@Elizabeth)1546835288.0
Season 1 "Your grace, Winterfell is yours."" - Ned Stark Season 8 "Winterfell is yours, your grace." - Sansa Stark… https://t.co/KRemJj9VAv— Benj Ortiz (@Benj Ortiz)1546853534.0
There's just over three months until Game of Thrones Season 8's April 2019 release date, so we'll know what happens soon. Not soon enough for most fans, though.