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What Do We Know So Far About Game of Thrones Season 8?

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Facts

Game of Thrones Season 8 is the most awaited penultimate final season of Game of Thrones. Here are all the Game of Thrones Season 8 facts. 

Game of Thrones Season 8 Facts – What Do We Know So Far About Game of Thrones Season 8?

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Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere date will most likely be in late 2018 or in early 2019. Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) just revealed the reason behind the delay in release date of the next season in his interview with Comic Con 2017. 

Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere Date

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Iain Glen revealed that production for Game of Thrones season 8 will use only one filming unit instead of two units. The past seasons have used two units with the exception of season 3 which used 3 units. 

We’re all starting to occupy the same territory, we’re all starting to be in the same storylines and so they can’t [have two filming units] anymore,” he explained. “I think this last season will take much longer to shoot because they can only use one unit because we’re all in the same sort of scenes.”

So that explains the delay in Game of Thrones Season 8 release date. 

Game of Thrones Season 8 Facts – Multiple Endings For Season 8 Finale, Extra Security To Avoid Leaks

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Casey Bloys, HBO Programming Director, spoke at Bethlehem revealing that HBO is gonna take strong measures to prevent the leaks. For this reason, Game of Thrones production will shoot multiple endings for season 8 finale. Apparently, even the Game of Thrones cast won’t know how Game of Thrones series will conclude. Game of Thrones Season 8

Speaking of security, recently Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) revealed that he has the Game of Thrones season 8 scripts but he can’t even read them. Why? Because of security concerns. “I got the scripts for the last season. Kind of. I got them all – I can’t open them because of all the security and I can’t walk them out. I went, ‘I’m not touching it I don’t care because it’s like pulling the pin out of a grenade.”

Game of Thrones Season 8 Episodes Will Be Monumental & Of Feature Length 

Another fact about Game of Thrones Season 8 is that each episode of the last season of Game of Thrones will be of feature length. Liam Cunningham recently spoke about this with TV Guide

[The episodes are] definitely going to be bigger and what I hear is longer,” says Cunningham. “We’re filming right up until the summer. When you think about it, up until last season we’d have six months to do ten episodes, so we’re [doing] way more than that for six episodes. So that obviously will translate into longer episodes.”

That also explains the delay in Game of Thrones season 8 premiere date. I hope that the wait is worth it. Seems like it will be as John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) revealed in an interview that each episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 will be monumental. Says John Bradley, “I think what we used to call Episode 9 in ‘Game of Thrones’ folklore — the episode when everything comes to a head and you get a lot of spectacular sequences — I think you’re gonna get six ‘Episode 9s’ this year.”

Game of Thrones Season 8 Budget Is Gonna Be Huge – $15 Million Or More Per Episode 

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The Night King on the Undead Viserion

Game of Thrones has announced the budget for Season 8. It is going to be $15 million or more per episode. Wow, that’s amazing. That means that perhaps the fans will get to see the direwolves, Ghost and Nymeria. Also, more epic battle scenes. In my opinion, we are going to see epic battle scenes at Winterfell and the King’s Landing. Remember, the Night King is headed towards Winterfell after the wall fell. 

Another Game of Thrones Season 8 Facts – Casting Calls For Seven New Roles


Game of Thrones rolled out a nationwide casting call for seven new roles for GoT Season 8. They are looking for a Northern farmeraged 25 – 35; a sassy and attractive girlaged 18 – 25; a mercenary, aged 35-50; a Northern sentryaged 18 – 25; two guards; and a sailor, aged 35- 50.

Most of these roles are based on the people in the north, except the mercenary and the sailor. The mercenary will most likely be part of the Golden Company. The sailor would most likely assist Theon Greyjoy in his quest to rescue Yara Greyjoy. 

Game of Thrones Season 8 Directors Confirmed

Game of Thrones has assembled an amazing crew of directors to film the last season. These directors have won Emmys for directing Game of Thrones episodes in the past. Add to that list the showrunners who have created this amazing show.

Miguel Sapochnik is returning to direct 3 episodes of Game of Thrones Season 8. He has directed the famous episodes of ‘Hardhome’, ‘Battle of Bastards’, and ‘The Winds of Winter’. David Nutter who directed ‘The Rains of Castamere (aka The Red Wedding)’, ‘The Dance of Dragons’, and ‘Mother’s Mercy’ will be directing two episodes. And the showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (“Walk of Punishment’, and ‘Two Swords’ will direct the penultimate Game of Thrones finale. 

Game of Thrones Cast Met In Belfast On October 9 – Game of Thrones Season 8 Filming To Commence Soon

Maise Williams was spotted a few days ago on a flight to Belfast. Iain Glen and Liam Cunningham also revealed that they will be going to Belfast soon for a read through of Game of Thrones script. Well, seems like they were telling the truth. 

Game of Thrones cast has been seen in Belfast. Maise Williams (Arya Stark) and Sophie Williams (Sansa Stark) were spotted on the streets of Belfast. 

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Sophie Turner and Maise Williams in Belfast For Game of Thrones Season 8 filming

Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) were spotted at the airport together. 

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Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington spotted at the Belfast airport

One fan managed to get an autograph of Emilia Clarke on a napkin. Emilia told the fans that Game of Thrones stars have been forbidden to take selfies with the fans.

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Emilia Clarke Gave An Autograph To A Girl In Belfast

Later on, the trio, John Bradley, Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke were seen taking a stroll in Belfast. 

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Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, and John Bradley Spotted While Taking A Stroll in Belfast

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm) was also spotted in Belfast. 

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm) in Belfast

Tormund Giantsbane Alive in Game of Thrones Season 8?

 

Among other actors seen in Belfast for Game of Thrones Season 8 filming were Kristofer Hivju (Tormund) and Ben Crompton (Dolorous Edd). 

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Kristofer Hivju (Tormund) and Ben Crompton (Dolorous Edd) in Belfast

Many fans fear that Tormund may be dead when Viserion broke the wall. But Kristofer’s presence in Belfast may bring a reprieve for those fans who want to see Tormund alive. 

These are all the Game of Thrones season 8 facts as we know them for now. 

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Game of Thrones Conquest: Mobile Game Launch Date Set

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Game of Thrones Conquest: Game Screens

Game of Thrones Conquest Mobile Game Launch

Great news Game of Thrones fans. Game of Thrones Conquest, the much awaited mobile game is set to be launched soon. It will be released on October 19 on Apple’s App Store and Google Play. Pretty soon you can play the war of Thrones on your smartphones. Isn’t that exciting?

The game has been developed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Turbine studio, under the license from HBO.

Watch Game of Thrones Conquest teaser to get a flavor of what to expect from the game.

There is a benefit in pre-registering for the game at the official website gotconquest.com. Those who pre-register will receive ‘Prepare the War’ bundle for the first week of launch. According to Warner Bros. Interactive Environment, the bundle carries a $50 value which includes the Night’s watch training gear, gold, and some other resources.
GAME OF THRONES CONQUEST

The game is free to download and will offer in-app purchases for gold, gear and other resources. In the game, you’re supposedly the head of a new House planning to take the Iron Throne. Players can forge alliances and raise armies to crush their enemies. Players can also play political mind games just like our Littlefinger and Cersei.  They can form their own small councils and sabotage their enemies. After all, in the Game of Thrones, you either win or die. 

This game can give some temporary relief to the fans who eagerly await the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 8. The filming of Game of Thrones apparently begins this month. We recently learned that the Game of Thrones Season 8 cast is set to meet on October in Northern Ireland for its first read-through. Season 8 will most likely premiere either in late 2018 or early 2019. 

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Every Episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 Will Be Monumental – Says John Bradley (Samwell Tarly)

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John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) just raised the bar for Game of Thrones Season 8 episodes. He recently gave an interview to HuffPost. According to him season 8 is gonna be pretty epic. 

What To Expect From Game of Thrones Season 8 Episodes?

We recently heard from Casey Bloys, HBO’s Programming Director, that the last season of Game of Thrones will have multiple endings to avoid the leaks. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau apparently doesn’t think that HBO would waste their money like that. 

We also heard that the budget for season 8 episodes is gonna be about or more than $15 million. Season 8 filming is starting this month. Add that to the list of amazing directors that game of thrones season 8 episodes are going to have. Miguel Sapochnik who directed ‘Hardhome’, ‘Battle of Bastards’, and ‘The Winds of Winter’ is going to direct 3 episodes. David Nutter who directed ‘The Rains of Castamere’, ‘The Dance of Dragons’, and ‘Mother’s Mercy’ will be directing two episodes. And the showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (“Walk of Punishment’, and ‘Two Swords’ will direct the penultimate Game of Thrones finale. 

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Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) has raised the expectations even further. Jon Bradley told HuffPost, “We assembled a team of directors this year who have been in charge of some of our big episodes in the past. Miguel and David have done some of the standout episodes of previous seasons. Clearly, every single episode of the six you’ve got left in Season 8 is gonna be monumental and needs somebody at the helm who’s done that kind of high-stakes, high-octane direction before for us.”

According to Bradley, the viewers should expect six Episode 9s next season. “I think what we used to call Episode 9 in ‘Game of Thrones’ folklore — the episode when everything comes to a head and you get a lot of spectacular sequences — I think you’re gonna get six ‘Episode 9s’ this year.”

About David Benioff and D. B. Weiss Directing The Series Finale?

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Bradley thinks that David Benioff and D. B. Weiss directing the Game of Thrones finale is a poetic decision. “They know everything about the show. They’ve been in charge of everything ― every key decision in all seven seasons so far has been made by David and Dan. I think they’ve done an incredible job with this series. They deserve everything they get, and they deserve the right to finish this show off in the way they see fit. I don’t think there’s anybody better qualified, so I can’t wait.

Well, each day is gonna be harder for fans to wait for the last season of Game of Thrones. John Bradley’s full interview can be found here
 
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Game of Thrones Revealed: Zombie Polar Bear

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Zombie Polar Bear Game of Thrones 

We all saw the suicide squad fighting the zombie polar bear in Beyond The Wall. That zombie polar bear took the life of Thoros the Myr. Game of Thrones cast and crew talk about this beast created with special effects.

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Zombie Polar Bear: Cast and Crew Reaction

Says Joe Bauer, VFX Supervisor, “You’re in a blizzard, your visibility is 10 feet. You’ve got something that’s out there that you don’t know where it’s gonna come from. It’s very much like a sharp knife.

Alan Taylor took this episode of Game of Thrones Season 7 as a challenge. This episode featured two special features, a zombie polar bear, and resurrection of Viserion

We felt like a real collaboration in building this sequence. It was the script, it was the effect and then it was my ideas. And also I’ve worked with a wonderful storyboard artist Richard who made the scene.”

 
Kit Harington (Jon Snow) shared his thoughts as well, “We did it in a big CGI box and they said to us at the start this is gonna be quite confusing because you won’t have any sense of direction and it was a bit weird.”
 
Indeed it must have been weird as there was no polar bear but a big guy wearing a green suit. Rory McCann (Sandor Clegane aka The Hound) says jokingly, “I’ve had people going off when I will come towards you I’m a bear, no you’re not. His name is Tofy. It was pretty weird, to be honest“.
 
This zombie polar bear was quite a beast. Hopefully, with the big whopping budget of Game of Thrones season 8, we will get to see our favorite direwolves, Ghost and Nymeria again. Got 8 filming is supposed to begin this month. 
 
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How The Night King Resurrected Viserion: Game of Thrones Revealed

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Game of Thrones Revealed: Night King Resurrects Viserion 

Night King Resurrects Viserion: Behind The Scenes

Game of Thrones Revealed, a 7 part series of behind the scenes action on Game of Thrones released a video on how the Night King resurrected Viserion towards the end of the episode “Beyond The Wall“. 

The fun part is watching Night King (Vladimir Furdik) giving a signal that he is ready to resurrect Viserion. Also, it is interesting to know that David Benioff and Dan Weiss didn’t have a script for Beyond The Wall when they approached Alan Taylor to direct this episode. 

Viserion Resurrection: Special Effects

The special effects are quite phenomenal for this particular part of the frozen lake battle

Says Dan Weiss, “We knew that the Night King would see and seize this opportunity and like to think that. When the dragon dies that it’s kind of a nice one-two punch. On the one hand, you’re just seeing that the horror of one of these three only unique amazing beings like this in the world going under the water and not coming up again.

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Viserion Sinks Into The Lake

And you’re processing something that’s even worse which is when it comes back out from under the water again what happens then.

The eyes of the white walkers and the wights are a prominent feature of the show. A lot of work has gone into the specifics of the eyes of the wights and the white walkers. The Game of Thrones crew put a lot of effort into the iconic image of Viserion’s eye turning blue. It was the oh shit moment where everyone realized that the Night King has resurrected Viserion. 

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Night King Resurrects Viserion 

It will be fun to see behind the scenes footage of Viserion emitting blue fire to destroy the wall in the next video of Game of Thrones Revealed series.

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Filming Beginning Soon: Maise Williams Arrives in Belfast

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Maise Williams Arrives in Belfast For Game of Thrones Season 8 Filming


Game of Thrones Season 8 Filming Begins in October

Fantastic news for those awaiting the next season of Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones Season 8 filming is about to begin this month. Our favorite Maise Williams (Arya Stark) has arrived in Belfast for the GOT8 filming. 
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Game of Thrones Season 8 Filming To Begin Soon

A few days earlier Nikolaj Coster-Waldau dropped a hint for the filming to start in October. Thanks to Ray Jorden, a twitterati we now know that Maise Williams has been stopped in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which houses a production center of Game of Thrones. 

 



Maise Williams may have been called in earlier because of all the fighting sequences she needs to be trained for in the upcoming battles of the long night and the great war. 

We will see other actors dropping by soon. This production center houses the famous set of Winterfell castle.

The Importance of the Belfast Game of Thrones Set in Game of Thrones Season 8

The Game of Thrones production crew has been working on the set quite hard. 




Winterfell is going to be a central place of a rendezvous for all of the remaining Game of Thrones cast to fight the long night and the great war. There are going to be several reunions there between the surviving GOT characters. I am pretty sure that there is going to be a battle scene at Winterfell between the Night King and his army of the dead (not to forget the undead Viserion) and Daenerys, Jon Snow and their allies. So we will see a lot of Game of Thrones characters pouring into Belfast over the next few days. 

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Download Game of Thrones Season 7 Digitally Now

Download Game of Thrones Season 7

Download Game of Thrones Season 7 

Great Game of Thrones news!! You can download Game of Thrones Season 7 digitally now. Fans can buy it from iTunes, Fandango Now, Vudu, Google Play and also available for a pre-order at a cheaper price at Walmart.com,Target, and some other retailers. Fandango Now is running a promotion on the digital download until October 30. 

So now you can digitally download Game of Thrones Season 7. On this Game of Thrones download fans will get all the seven episodes. And some extras including a collection of special features, short documentaries on the costumes, music, and some special effects. This digital download of season 7 also comes with a special edition called Creating the North and Beyond, which shows behind-the-scenes efforts to create the frozen lake battle sequence in Beyond the Wall. 

Game of Thrones Blu-Ray release date for season 7 is December 12, 2017. Along with it fans will also get a limited edition of “Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms” which will be a really cool addition.  

This short video is just a teaser to the whole version of the conquest of Westeros by Aegon Targaryen. Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen) has narrated the story. With the doom of Valyria, some Targaryens moved to Dragonstone. Aegon Targaryen had his eyes on Westeros and saw an opportunity. Westeros at that time was fractured with squabbling lords of the so-called Seven Kingdoms. Westeros had no true leader at that time. Aegon decided to conquer Westeros along with his two sisters who were also his wives, Visenya Targaryen and Rhaenys Targaryen.

The full version of this amazing story of the conquest by Aegon Targaryen is going to be mind-blowing. The full version will be available in December along with the Game of Thrones Season 7 DVD/Blu-Ray release.

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Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Confirm Their Engagement In A Classic British Way

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Engaged

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie engaged – Their engagement ad in the Times


The Game of Thrones stars, Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte) made the news of their engagement official with a classified advert in The Times.

It is kind of cute. The advert reads, “The engagement is announced between Kit, younger son of David and Deborah Harington of Worcestershire, and Rose, middle daughter of Sebastian and Candy Leslie of Aberdeenshire”. 


The couple started dating back in 2012 but they didn’t make their relationship official until 2016. 

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Kit Harington and Rose Leslie

Both fell for each other on the sets of Game of Thrones while shooting for Game of Thrones Season 2. All the best to this couple. Wedding bells are gonna ring soon. 

Kit Harington Engaged To Rose Leslie

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Kit Harington Rose Leslie


Some sources have claimed that Kit Harington And Rose Leslie are now engaged.

The Game Of Thrones actor who plays Jon Snow, 30, has reportedly popped the question to his girlfriend of five years Rose Leslie, also 30.

The gorgeous couple is rumored to have told friends and family last week that they’re set to wed. Kit and Leslie started dating when Rose Leslie was cast for the role of Ygritte in Game of Thrones Season 2.

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Kit Harington Rose Leslie as Jon Snow and Ygritte

They’re yet to set a date, but told friends and family last week that they’ve got engaged,’ a source told The Sun.



A few months ago Kit and Rose moved into a £1.75million mansion in East Anglia. ‘I’ve moved in with my other best friend Rose, so I’m very happy,’ Kit Harington told chat show host James Corden in June. ‘It’s going well, so she’s got all sorts of ideas for the house.’

I said to her, cause she’s moved into my house, ‘Look, darling, it’s important that this is our space. That it feels like our space. That you haven’t just moved into mine. Move anything you want around, change anything, chuck anything out.”

According to the sources, Kit believed the next step was to ask Rose to marry him. Kit and Rose love each other deeply.


At the season seven premiere of Game Of Thrones in Los Angeles, Kit spoke about his relationship with his former co-star.

I think that’s the really special thing about it is that we met on this show and here we are seven years down the line back here promoting season seven,’ he said on the red carpet.

I mean it’s mad. It’s such a special thing. I’m so privileged,’ he added.

This is such an amazing news. I am sure Game of Thrones fans will be delighted for both Harington and Leslie. Congrats to both of them.

 

Tom Hopper (Dickon Tarly) Speculates Game of Thrones Ending

Dickon Tarly Speculates Game of Thrones Ending

Dickon Tarly (Tom Hopper)


Tom Hopper who played Dickon Tarly has his own speculations on how Game of Thrones will end. He talked about two major theories about Game of Thrones Season 8.

Dickon Tarly (Tom Hopper) On How Game of Thrones Will End

We have talked about how Sam Tarly can be a central character in defeating the Night King and ending the Great War. There has been a discussion about how Sam can end up writing the history of Westeros, A Song of Ice and Fire‘. Tom Hopper supports this idea.

Dickon Tarly Speculates Game of Thrones Ending

Samwell Tarly With Archmaester Ebrose at The Citadel



I like the Sam fan theory,” Tom Hopper said. “It’s that Samwell Tarly is narrating the whole thing like it’s his story.”

Ahhh..That’s interesting and quite fitting to Sam’s character played by John Bradley. I wonder if George RR Martin likes this idea.

John Bradley also offered his thoughts on this speculation after Game of Thrones Season 6. He said, “One theory is that what we’re seeing now and how we’re experiencing Game of Thrones is Sam telling the story of Game of Thrones. If you take the logic of the story now, the story of Westeros and the story of the battle for the Iron Throne, it would be a book in [the Citadel] library,” he told The Hollywood Reporter last year.

So Sam Tarly ending up writing Westeros’ history is very much likely.

Tom Hopper didn’t just stop there. He weighed in on the Valonqar prophecy of Maggy the Frog, that Cersei Lannister will be strangled to death by someone known as “the Valonqar”. In Valyrian, it translates as “little brother” or “younger sibling”. In Tom Hopper’s words, “I think Jamie is probably going to end up killing Cersei.”

We saw Jaime breaking all bonds with Cersei when he comes to know that Cersei lied to Daenerys and Tyrion about contributing Lannister bannermen to fight the Night King. We saw Jaime leaving the King’s Landing after Cersei almost killed Jaime.



Jaime Lannister Dickon Tarly Speculates Game of Thrones Ending

Cersei Orders Mountain to Kill Jaime

Let’s see what happens in Game of Thrones Season 8. The filming of the next season begins in October.

Tom Hopper’s interview with the Be can be found here.