British Army Joins Forces with The Night’s Watch to launch Game of Thrones Season 8 on Sky Atlantic
By Staff on Monday, April 8, 2019
To celebrate Sky Atlantic’s launch of the new and final season of Game of Thrones, members of the public visiting the Tower of London were treated to jaw dropping spectacle as the British Army’s Coldstream Guards came face to face with the hit TV show’s famous Night’s Watch.
Gathered crowds expecting a traditional changing of the sentry duty from the British Army’s Coldstream Guards were stunned to find ‘The Standard of St George March’ swiftly replaced by a rendition of the Game of Thrones theme song which welcomed the battle worn men of the Night’s Watch from the Bloody Tower.
The stunt saw Sky Atlantic partner with the British Army to carefully choreograph the military display that followed. Speaking about the role of the Coldstream Guards in the stunt, Sergeant Major Richard Maddocks said: “We play all over the world at all sorts of concerts and events, but this was genuinely a career highlight for all of us seasoned Members of the Coldstream Guards Band. Given it’s a favourite TV programme of many of ours made it an extra special experience. The Night’s Watch delighted and stunned their audience and challenged us into looking our sharpest and playing our military best!”
Commenting on the show’s imminent return, Zai Bennett, Director of Programmes, Sky Entertainment UK and Ireland, said: “We have partnered with the British Army to give fans an unforgettable experience ahead of the launch of the eighth and final series of Game of Thrones. It has been a ground-breaking seven years and the Sky Atlantic team are as excited about what’s in store as the millions of fans and Sky Atlantic viewers who will be tuning into discover the outcome of the final battle between the living and the dead.”
The final series of Game of Thrones will air on Monday 15th April at 2am and 9pm exclusively on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW TV in the UK and Ireland.