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‘Game of Thrones’ Explained: The Long Night

6,000 to 8,000 years before the events of ‘A Game of Thrones,’ a seemingly endless winter descended on Westeros. Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin explain the events of the Long Night.

Roughly 6,000 to 8,000 years before the events of A Game of Thrones, a seemingly endless winter descended that came to define the past, present, and future of Westeros. In the first of five animated explainer videos leading up to the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere, Binge Mode’s Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin explain the events of the Long Night, an essential chapter in the lore of A Song of Ice and Fire.