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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. 

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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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Iain Glen Video: Cast of Game of Thrones Season 8 To Meet On October 9 For A Read-Through

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Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) talked about the date for the first read-through meet up of Game of Thrones season 8 cast in his interview with Stockholm Comic Con. The footage was discovered by Watchers on the Wall. We now know when the entire Game of Thrones cast is gonna meet for the first read-through of Game of Thrones season 8.   

Game of Thrones Season 8 Cast Meet Up On October 9

Iain Glen is seen telling his audience at Stockholm Comic Con (at 20:43 in the video) that the Game of Thrones Season 8 cast will meet for a read-through on October 9th. Until then, he has no idea what season 8 holds, though he “would just be happy to be alive and in what I imagine is going to be a massive battle [in which] I then survive or die nobly” (21:38).

Why This Two Year Gap in Game of Thrones Season 8 Release Date?

He also told (at 6:40) that production for 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.”

What Else Does Iain Glen Say In The Stockholm Comic Con Video?

    • Iain Glen is fond of the last scene of Game of Thrones Season 1 Finale. Daenerys gives birth to the three dragons in that scene.
    • Another scene Glen is fond of is the gladitorial sequence in Game of Thrones Season 5 when he had to fight in an old bullring with six different fighters in front of Daenerys
    • According to Iain Glen, Jorah Mormont has moved past the desire of having a physical relationship with Daenerys Targaryen. 
    • Iain would be happy to die in Game of Thrones Season 8 while trying to save Daenerys from a sword
    • Iain reveals that actors are always the last ones to know what is gonna happen in a season. He went in for a greyscale prosthetic fitting before he even knew that he will be having greyscale 
    • About his fate in Game of Thrones Season 8 while fighting the long night: Iain Glen said that he will be happy to survive this massive battle or die while fighting nobly
    • Iain Glen revealed that he was once played as a country singer in a movie called Small Country Repair



 

The entire cast will be congregating in Northern Ireland for a read-through soon. The filming of Game of Thrones season 8 is supposed to begin this month. The use of only 1 unit explains why Game of Thrones filming and production may end up taking 10 months. We recently learned that Game of Thrones Season 8 may end up filming multiple endings. That can also cause further delay in the Game of Thrones season 8 release date. The expectations from the last season are already high. 
 

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Brotherhood Without Banjos – Featuring Tormund, Jorah, Beric and The Hound

The wait for Game of Thrones Season 8 is going to be excruciating for fans. But Game of Thrones stars are our hope until we know more about its premiere date and other details. Our famous Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) posted this video on his instagram a day ago. Let’s give a round of applause for Brotherhood Without Banjos – Featuring Tormund, Jorah, Beric, and The Hound. So get ready for some entertainment!!!



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The Suicide Squad as Brotherhood Without Banjos



Brotherhood Without Banjos – Featuring Tormund, The Hound, Jorah, And Beric

The Suicide Squad made this video while shooting for the episode Beyond The Wall which had the famous Frozen Lake battle. They are singing  “I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love with You” by Tom Waits.



Well I hope that I don’t fall in love with you. Cause falling in love just makes me blue. Well the music plays and you display your heart for me to see. I had a beer and now I hear you calling out for me. And I hope that I don’t fall in love with you.”

May be Tormund and Jorah are singing this for Brienne and Daenerys. Well, they are already in love with them. What other songs should this group sing? Leave your comments below.