HBO debuted new footage from three much-anticipated shows during Sunday night’s Golden Globes, providing all-too-brief previews of the eighth, first and second seasons of Game of Thrones, Watchmen and Big Little Lies, respectively, in the pay-cable channel’s 2019 preview TV spot.
First and foremost is Game of Thrones, which returns for its six-episode final season in April of this year. We see only a moment from the flagship HBO show’s new season, but it’s a consequential one: “Winterfell is yours, your grace,” Sansa (Sophie Turner) says to Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), who has at long last made her way to Westeros and is en route to a date with destiny (read: the Army of the Dead). That showdown is sure to make for one of 2019 TV’s most seismic events.
Watchmen’s time to shine is even shorter, and far more mysterious. We get quick glimpses of shotgun-toting cops in yellow masks, a creepy, metallic-masked figure, and a cowboy hat-clad individual we can only assume to be Tim Blake Nelson’s Looking Glass. Jeremy Irons, however, is impossible to miss: “It’s only just begun,” he says before giving way to yet another mask. Irons might as well be referring to the Watchmen hype cycle, soon to kick into a higher gear.
HBO’s Big Little Lies clip is perhaps the most ominous: “I want to know what happened that night,” demands Meryl Streep’s Mary Louise Wright, confronting Reese Witherspoon’s Madeline Martha Mackenzie about season one’s climactic event: the murder of her son, Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgard), which is no mystery at all to Madeline, nor to Nicole Kidman’s Celeste Wright, Shailene Woodley’s Jane Chapman, Zoë Kravitz’s Bonnie Carlson or Laura Dern’s Renata Klein, all of whom are set for quite a season two showdown.
Also included in the 2019 preview are teases of HBO’s third season of True Detective, new teen drama Euphoria, new seasons of Veep and Succession, and many more.
Watch the video below. Click each show title below to catch up on everything we know about HBO’s new seasons of Game of Thrones, Watchmen and Big Little Lies, and see everything HBO Now has in store for January here.