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The fate of King’s Landing appears to be sealed in “Game of Thrones” season 8. After a lot of foreshadowing over the years, there is new evidence suggesting that its people will face some tough times in the coming war. The following article contains spoilers from episodes that have already aired, and possible scenarios on the show next year.

A report by Winter is Coming points out a clue on what’s in store for King’s Landing in the season 7 Blu-ray. In the commentary by the producers, there’s a discussion about the Map Room that Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) had built. Visual Effects Producer Steve Kullback revealed that they were asked to make the room have an open top, with the sky clearly visible. Why did the producers want an open sky room in the city? Kullback wasn’t allowed to share this information because that would be a season 8 spoiler.

The obvious reason for the open top, according to the report, is that through it, viewers will get to see a dragon fly overhead. There have been two visions confirming that the city will burn down, and it may be a dragon that will do the job.

In her vision, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) had seen the throne room in ashes, and Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) had seen a dragon fly over the city in his own vision. King’s Landing burning to the ground by dragon fire is almost certain. But what is not clear is the dragon that will be responsible for it.

Apart from the two dragons that belong to Daenerys, there is now one that belongs to the Night King. No matter which dragon is involved, what seems certain is that millions of people in King’s Landing will face death and annihilation in “Game of Thrones” season 8.