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Sophie Turner has revealed some details about the final season of “Game of Thrones.” Helen Sloan/HBO

Winter is coming, and key details about the final season of “Game of Thrones” are still yet to be revealed. However, thanks to small snippets from the cast, as well as other in-depth looks, a few new pieces of information about the final six episodes of the HBO juggernaut have been leaked.

Fans will still need to keep waiting for information about an all too important premiere date (though they know it won’t be until sometime in 2019), as well as a trailer which finally drops a few small clues of what to expect. But here’s what we do know so far.

Winterfell Is Bigger Than Ever Before

The show is known for its impressive sets, but in order to make things bigger and better than before, a major expansion unfolded for the Stark home of Winterfell. According to an in-depth report from Entertainment Weekly, the new elements included a towering castle exterior, a larger courtyard and more interconnected rooms and ramparts.

The Ending Won’t Satisfy Everyone

The cast has often hinted that the ending won’t be something every fan of the show will like and has only doubled-down on those thoughts. Since they wrapped filming over the summer, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington and others have all insisted in interviews that there will be mixed feelings.

“It was really satisfying for us. Who knows if it will be satisfying for the fans. I think a lot of fans will be disappointed and a lot of fans will be over the moon,” Turner told IGN.

The Season Premiere Reflects A Similar Scene To The Show’s Opener

According to EW’s report, Season 8 will open in a way that has plenty of callbacks to the pilot episode, though instead of King Robert’s (Mark Addy) procession arriving in Winterfell, it’s not Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and her army. The influx of all these characters who will now all be in one place will be one of the biggest groups ever assembled on the show, and it’s going to be a thrilling and tense intermingling” as characters who have either never met before, or who have messy histories, are all forced to put their animosity aside in order to properly fight against the Army of the Dead.

Daenerys Could Do Something Unexpected

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Daenerys may do something unexpected on the final season of “Game of Thrones.” HBO

In an interview with Vanity Fair back in May, Emilia Clarke revealed that Daenerys’ final scene was something that wrecked her, and she’s not sure how fans will react to it.

“Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys is...” she said at the time.

The Massive Battle Took Longer Than 55 Days To Shoot

It was previously revealed that the show’s most epic battle sequence to date—the aforementioned battle between the living and the dead—took at least 55 days to shoot after that was leaked online. However, according to EW, it actually took longer than that. The 55 nights referred only to outdoor scenes at the Winterfell set. As it turned out, filming then moved inside the studio for an additional undisclosed number of weeks.

Of this battle, Peter Dinklage, who portrays Tyrion Lannister, revealed that nothing else has come close to what this one entails.

“It’s brutal,” he said. “It makes the Battle of the Bastards look like a theme park.”

Tyrion Might Actually Die

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Tyrion’s fate on the final season of “Game of Thrones” has been teased. Macall B. Polay/HBO

Dinklage hinted at his character’s fate in a recent interview, making many believed the Lannister they actually loved would meet his end before the show concluded.

“I feel very, very—I'm trying to find the right word. I think he was given a very good conclusion,” he told Vulture. “No matter what that is—death can be a great way out.”

The Final Episode Features Some Surprising Characters

James Hibberd, the EW writer who revealed this new info in his article, also visited the show’s set while the finale was filming. There wasn’t much he could share about what he saw, but he did reveal that the set was one he’d never seen on the show before, and there are characters in the finale that he never expected would make it that far.