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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.

What To Expect From Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 ‘The Spoils of War’

Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 is going to show Daenerys Targaryen in action on her dragons. We will see more of Arya, Sansa, Jon Snow, Cersei, Theon.



Now, let’s breakdown what story the pictures released by HBO tells us. HBO released the official pictures of ‘The Spoils of War’ BUT the picture that says it all is in the episode 4 preview.

Daenerys Targaryen Riding Her Dragon in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Daenerys is seen on top of her dragon, Drogon. We are definitely going to see some action from Daenerys in the coming episode. In the preview, Daenerys seems to be fed up with all the clever plans. She seems to have received news about the Battle of Casterly Rock and now wants to take matters into her own hands.

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Dany on a dragon in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 ‘The Spoils of War’

Theon Greyjoy Arrives At Dragonstone in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

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Theon Greyjoy Arrives At Dragonstone

We will see Theon arriving at Dragonstone but he won’t receive a warm welcome by the party at Dragonstone which includes Jon Snow. Jon Snow will be pissed at Theon and Daenerys is going to be upset too after how Theon betrayed Yara at the naval battle with Euron Greyjoy.

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Theon Greyjoy At The Beach In Dragonstone

The Action Happening In Winterfell In Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Arya in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Arya Looking at Winterfell



Arya is headed back to Winterfell and most likely we will witness another Stark reunion this week.

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Brienne and Podrick in Winterfell

 

This is a shot of Brienne and Podrick at Winterfell. They are keeping each other good company.

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Sansa Stark Near the Weirwood Tree in Winterfell

Sansa Stark is standing next to the weirwood tree in Winterfell. Perhaps she is having more deep conversations with Brandon Stark.

Littlefinger in Winterfell in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Littlefinger in Winterfell

Littlefinger is thinking or plotting something again in the coming episode.

The Action at Dragonstone in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Jon Snow, Dany and Missandei in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Jon Snow Looking At Daenerys and Missandei

Daenerys and Missandei talking in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Daenerys and Missandei talking

Daenerys and Missandei are talking about Grey Worm most likely. Missandei is blushing at Grey Worm’s mention perhaps.

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Daenerys Waiting For Theon to Arrive With Tyrion, Varys, Jon, Der Davos and Missandei

Daenerys is looking at Theon while he is bringing his ship to the dock. The rest of the party is not happy to see Theon.

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Cersei and Tycho in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Cersei showing her map of Westeros to Tycho of Iron Bank

Cersei charms Tycho of Iron Bank with the new map of Westeros that she has gotten painted. We will see if she manages to get money from Iron Bank or not in the next episode.

Jaime and Ser Bronne in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Jaime and Ser Bronne in Highgarden

Jaime and Ser Bronne look quite thunderstruck in this picture. What can it possibly be? Daenerys’s Dragon? We will see that on Sunday, August 6 at 9 pm EST.

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 3 Top Moments

There were some key moments that can be called as Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 3 top moments. I couldn’t take my eyes off from my TV for even a single second. It was simply fantastic.



Meeting of Ice & Fire – Jon Snow Meets Daenerys Stormborn – The Most Awaited Moment on Game of Thrones

According to David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the spine of the episode is about the first meeting of Ice and Fire – Jon Snow and Daenerys Stormborn.

Jon Snow doesn’t have much idea about what Daenerys has gone through. Jon refuses to bend his knee to the Mother of Dragons as he probably he sees a rich girl with a fancy name sitting in a big chair with a fancy dress on proclaiming herself as the queen of the world. He doesn’t have much respect for her perhaps at this moment. He didn’t come to Dragonstone to join her in her fight against Cersei. None of that matters for him at this point. All that matters is fighting the dead.

According to Weiss, she looks at him and she thinks that he is some unwashed barbarian from the north, and he is a bastard and yet he’s calling himself king. If she perhaps knew what he’d seen she’d be looking very very differently at what he’s telling her. But at this point in time, she only sees Jon as someone who’s trying to carve up her piece of her kingdom for himself. And Dany is thinking that if what this guy is saying is true, then it really is an issue.  But Dany has her own very serious issues to deal with in the shape of the woman who’s now sitting on the throne. Cersei is a murderous vicious woman, capable of insane amounts of brutality without a second thought if she feels like it’s what needs to be done.

After Tyrion’s advice, Dany agrees to have Jon mine the dragonglass. That is the first step from her side to make Jon an ally and to show good faith.



The Battle of Casterly Rock – One of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 3 Top Moments

According to David Benioff and Weiss, everyone realizes the two pulls of power for Cersei and Jaime at this point are Kings Landing and Casterly Rock. But Jaime also knows that he doesn’t have the forces to defend both. So he makes the strategic decision to give up Casterly Rock, to use it as a decoy, to lure the Unsullied over there to take it and to get them on the exact wrong side of the continent. The siege of Casterly Rock is so much about what doesn’t happen, how it goes contrary to expectations, so in order for us to understand that it doesn’t play out the way Tyrion expects it to, you really need to hear Tyrion’s expectations.

Jaime goes after the Highgarden, which is for him much more valuable because of Highgarden’s Tyrell’s stronghold, which commands almost all the fertile regions of Westeros. They are the wealthiest house but fighting isn’t really their forte.

Death Scene of Olenna Tyrell – One of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 3 Top Moments

Jaime thinks that he finally got to turn the tables on someone. But Olena still wins the scene. The one thing that she does have left to live for is the thing she saves for the very end of the scene. The piece of information that she’s been sitting on since season four. She beats him in the middle of her own death scene, and there’s nothing he can do about it. He knows that its true the moment she says it, “Tell Cersei I wanted to her to know that it was me”. She admits to Jaime that he killed his and Cersei’s son, King Joffrey, on his wedding day with Margaery Tyrell.

Brandon Stark Comes Back to Winterfell And Unites With Sansa Stark

Brandon Stark is finally at his home in Winterfell. But at this point, he is more worried about fighting the Night King. He wants to tell Jon Snow about the truth behind him being half Targaryen and half Stark. This is really important because it’s highly likely that Jon Snow will be riding one of the dragons, possibly Rhaegal in season 8 in the battle against the army of the dead.

Jorah Mormont’s Greyscale Gets Cured – Another One of The Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 3 Top Moments

Jorah’s greyscale is cured at the moment by Samwell Tarly and he is off to fight alongside Daenerys. This is a defining moment as Samwell Tarly has discovered a way to provide treatment for greyscale to patients who are not young and whose disease is advanced. Archmaester Marwyn is pleased with Sam and has tasked Sam with organizing manuscripts which will ultimately become the book called ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’.

For more updates, stay tuned. Excited what’s coming next? Watch the preview of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 here. It airs on August 6 at 9 pm EST.