The Rotten Tomatoes score for Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season has been unveiled following Sunday night’s premiere.
Summer might be around the corner, but winter has finally come to HBO. On Sunday night, Game of Thrones made its highly anticipated return by launching its eighth season for a final stretch of six episodes.
Now, following the premiere, the series’ Season 8 already has a fiery Rotten Tomatoes score of 97%.
While Rotten Tomatoes score for movies is absolute, it’s actually different for television shows: the percentage will fluctuate as more episodes are released, and a final rating will be given only when the season comes to a close.
Therefore, after one episode, Season 8 of Game of Thrones has an incredibly impressive score of 97% — but that number will change in the coming weeks.
For comparison’s sake, 2017’s Season 7 ended up with a 93% score. Season 4 stands as the highest rated season ever of the series with a score of 97%, while Season 1 is the lowest at a still formidable 91%.
Season 8 of Game of Thrones airs Sundays on HBO. The 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.