This is guaranteed to make you hungry.
As part of its partnership with HBO’s Game of Thrones, Oreo worked with creative agency Elastic to recreate the show’s famous opening (above), which Elastic originated. See if you can identify which castle is which when everything is made out of black-and-white cookies.
Elastic used 2,750 of the famed sandwich cookies to recreate the sequence, and probably ate about another 2,500 during the making of the video.
If this makes you want a few Oreos, not to worry: the limited-edition cookies, embossed with the famous houses of Westeros, come out Monday, April 8, in advance of the show’s eighth and final season premiere.
READ MORE: Fast Company
Meanwhile, hyping another form of hunger, HBO in the past 24 hours dropped three more trailers that provide hints of what’s to come.
In “Together,” Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) finally takes center stage, exhorting: “We must fight together now ... or die.”
In “Survival,” Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) notes, “this goes beyond loyalty, this is about survival.”
And the final trailer, the Easter-egg packed “Aftermath,” seems to show the ruins of Winterfell after the big battle with the Night King’s army that everyone is expecting.
Lying amongst the ruins are several of the main characters’ most precious possessions: Arya’s (Maisie Williams) sword, Needle; Tyrion’s Hand of the Queen pin; Jaime Lannister’s golden hand; Bran Stark’s (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) destroyed wheelchair upon which a (three-eyed?) raven’s feather gently falls while the separated wheel reminds fans of Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke) promise to “break the wheel.” Finally, the spot closes by lingering on the bloodied hilt of Longclaw, the Valerian steel sword of Jon Snow (Kit Harrington).
The structure of the trailer is causing people to wonder how many of the show’s principal heroes will make it to the end of the series. It wouldn’t be the first time the show has prematurely killed off its main characters—heck, it wouldn’t even be the first time for Snow.
READ MORE: The Wrap, Entertainment Weekly
Season eight of Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, April 14, on HBO.
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