Everyone is getting prepared for a fight in Game of Thrones season 8 – and that includes Sansa Stark. While several of the Stark clan have seen their fair share of bloody battles and brethren slain, the eldest Stark child has kept her hands clean. But an upcoming small, but important, costume change might be hinting at big things to come for Sophie Turner’s character.
During an interview with EW, Turner reveals that, yes, the upcoming six episodes, will be the “first time” that Sansa Stark has worn armour during the show’s run. The change of attire speaks volumes – Sansa has never seen fit to wear any plates or chainmail before, and she can count Joffrey, Cersei, and Littlefinger among her closest companions throughout the show’s run.
So, winter is coming – and everyone is taking precautions. While no pics of the new Sansa Stark armour have yet been revealed, EW describes the get-up as “not Jaime Lannister or Brienne of Tarth-style metal armour, but more like a jet-black ensemble made of thick leather or similar material.”
Maybe don’t expect Sansa to go out, sword in hand, swinging at the Night King, then. But it’s not going to be far off it as Turner hints that she’ll be fully prepared to defend her ancestral home, no matter what it takes.
Season 8 of Game of Thrones, the show’s final season, will premiere April 14, featuring six episodes with longer than usual runtimes. The HBO drama stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.
Game of Thrones synopsis:
Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.