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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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Game of Thrones Season 8: Casting Call For Seven New Roles

There has been a casting call for seven new roles for Game of Thrones Season 8. The fan site Watchers on the Wall has information on several new roles being cast for the occasion. Let’s take a look at what new characters we may see in the most awaited new Game of Thrones season. 

Casting Call For Seven New Roles For Game of Thrones Season 8 

 

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Game of Thrones cast is huge. We will see the whole got cast coming together in the epic final season as the Great War and the long night commences. But we will also see seven new characters in the next season.

Details About The Casting Call For Seven New Roles For Game of Thrones Season 8

The casting call sounds like the following for these new characters:

Northern farmer, aged 25 – 35. This guy is a “straightforward honest man of simple tastes.” He’ll shoot the week of November 17th.

Sassy and attractive girl, aged 18 – 25. This is another small Northern role; this character will film the week of November 6 and play opposite leading cast members in a “memorable” scene. This is the only female role on the list but there has been another casting call for a younger Northern girl out there, too.


Mercenary, aged 35-50. This guy is “an authoritative, fit, cool and charismatic military type.” He needs to to be able to ride a horse and will appear in two episodes of season 8. This character may be one of the men of the Golden company. 

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Daario Naharis of the Golden Company

Cersei tasked Euron Greyjoy to hire the Golden Company in Essos to fight Daenerys in the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale. So we may see Daario Naharis and/or a mercenary along with him in the next season. 

Seven New Roles For Game of Thrones Season 8

Northern sentry, aged 18 – 25. This is another role with scenes opposite leading cast members. HBO wants “a characterful young Northern actor with great timing.” He’ll shoot in the first week December. We saw 2 sentries in the Spoils of War who stopped Arya at the gates of the Winterfell castle.

Two Guards: Guard #1 is a physically fit 20-something who’s good in a fight. He’ll be shooting the first week of December. Guard #2 is a tall, athletic 30-something. He’s professional, dependable and has one line opposite leading cast members. He’ll be shooting on November 1 and 2 in Spain. So we now know that the production for Game of Thrones Season 8 will return to Spain.

There isn’t much description available about the guards’ other Guard #2 being white. The guards can turn up in the King’s Landing, Riverrun, The Eyrie, Winterfell, Army of the Dead or the Golden Company. Only time will tell.

Sailor, aged 35- 50. “He’s a rough-and-ready sea-faring type with a weathered face and strong presence.” With Euron going to the Iron Islands to rescue Yara, this sailor seems like the one who is gonna help Euron in his quest to save his sister. This character will film scenes the week of December 11.

This is the description of all seven new roles for Game of Thrones Season 8. Can’t wait to see these new characters on-screen. 

When Can We Expect The Premiere Date for Game of Thrones Season 8?

The shooting schedules of these seven new characters for Game of Thrones Season 8 shed quite a bit of information on when to expect the premiere date of Game of Thrones Season 8. For example, the mercenary will be filming the week of December 11, and then again in May and June of 2018. So that means HBO will be filming season 8 through June at least, meaning that the shoot will last, at a minimum, for eight months, which is longer than usual.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, it’ll run all the way through August, which is much longer than usual. So we can expect the premiere date for Game of Thrones Season 8 to be anywhere near November 2018 to early 2019. With the big whopping budget of Game of Thrones Season 8, the expectations of the fans have skyrocketed. 

We will bring you more news as it becomes available.

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Spoilers: Dothraki To Play A Major Role?

Incoming – Game of Thrones Season 8 spoilers –  A photo purporting to be from the set of Game of Thrones season eight at the Titanic Studios in Belfast appears to show a huge Dothraki hut, suggesting that the Dothraki screamers will have a big part to play in the final series.

Sources of the newspaper, Los Sieto Reinos, say that they got a rather curious photo of a mysterious Dothraki hut as well as information about it. The hut in the image was on set with two other similar structures – one of which was reportedly “much larger” than the other two. So three Dothraki huts – interesting.

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Set of Dothraki Hut in Game of Thrones Titanic Studios in Belfast



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Dothraki Hut in Vaes Dothrak. Similar hut spotted on Game of Thrones Season 8 set in Titanic Studios in Belfast.

We all know that Daenerys is sailing towards Winterfell With Jon Snow.

In Game of Thrones Season 7 finale, Jon Snow says, “If we have the Dothraki ride hard on the kingsroad, they’ll arrive at Winterfell within the fortnight. And the Unsullied? We can sail with them to White Harbor, meet the Dothraki here on the kingsroad, then ride together to Winterfell.”

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Dothraki Fighting At The Loot Train Battle



So may be those huts are for the scenes to show Dothraki camped on the kingsroad or near the white harbor. Or somewhere outside the Winterfell castle as the castle can’t hold 40,000 Dothraki screamers. It will interesting to see Dothraki in action. We have all seen how they can stand on their horses and shoot arrows in the loot train battle.

Stay tuned for more Game of Thrones Season 8 spoilers. The show’s producers are reportedly considering a plan to begin filming Game Of Thrones season 8 in October 2017, with production set to carry through all the way until August 2018. This could delay the episodes’ air date until 2019.

 HBO programming boss Casey Bloys said: “Our production people are trying to figure out a timeline for the shoot and how much time the special effects take. The shooting is complicated enough — on different continents, with all the technical aspects — and the special effects are a whole other production period that we’re trying to figure out. That is a big factor in all of this.”
More Game of Thrones Season 8 spoilers: Read here about possible plan of the Night King in Game of Thrones Season 8.

Littlefinger Dies in the Finale – Game of Thrones Theories

Littlefinger has done a lot of damage to the Stark family. He betrayed Ned Stark which ultimately led to his execution and misused Catelyn Stark’s trust in him. Littlefinger sided with the Lannisters in the war of five kingdoms. He sold off Sansa Stark to the Boltons knowing the sadistic nature of Ramsay Bolton. And now he is playing off Sansa Stark and Arya Stark against each other. But he is probably in a surprise. What if Littlefinger dies in the Season Finale? Let’s analyze how that can be a possibility.



What is Littlefinger Up To?

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Littlefinger in Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale

Littlefinger sees Arya Stark and Sansa Stark’s relationship as a threat. He sees an opening to plant the seeds of mistrust when Arya duels with Brienne in Spoils of War. Littlefinger senses that he can exploit Sansa’s willingness to rule the north as a sign of betrayal towards Jon Snow for Arya. Arya watches as Sansa politely declined House Stark’s bannermen calls for her to supplant Jon Snow as leader of the North. Arya, later on, says to Sansa that she knows Sansa wants to be the queen, “You’re thinking it right now. You don’t want to be. But the thought just won’t go away.”

Later on, Littlefinger leads Arya to a letter written by Sansa in Season 1 to Robb asking him to express fealty to Joffrey. Arya confronts Sansa with that letter saying that she betrayed her family for her beloved Joffrey. Sansa tries to defend herself but Arya isn’t satisfied. Then, Sansa goes to Littlefinger expressing concerns about that letter coming out in public and how Arya can be dangerous. Littlefinger suggests that Brienne of Tarth can intervene if Arya poses any threat to Sansa. But Sansa ships Brienne and Podrick to King’s Landing to represent her at a G8 type summit being hosted by Cersei.

Sansa also finds Arya’s bag of faces and asks Arya about them. Arya scares Sansa by pointing the catspaw dagger at her and says to her that she can become Sansa Stark if she wishes to be. She also misrepresents some facts there especially of wearing pretty dresses if she wears Sansa’s face and also Sansa being all lady like when Ned Stark was being executed.



Littlefinger Dies in the Finale – A Possible Scenario

I think Arya and Sansa are playing a game the way Littlefinger plays other people. They are making Littlefinger believe that his plan of tearing the two sisters apart is working but in reality, there are plenty of clues now from Arya’s and Sansa’s conversation that indicate that this is all a ruse to turn the tables on Littlefinger in his style.

We also have a greenseer Brandon Stark who knows everything. I think Brandon Stark most likely has told Sansa already about Littlefinger’s betrayal towards Stark’s family. Sansa is just plotting a revenge by making Littlefinger think that his plan is working.

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Isaac Hempstead Wright as Brandon Stark in Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale

Also, we still have to hear the famous dialogue yet from Sansa, “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”

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Sansa Stark at Winterfell

Maybe she is gonna say this to Littlefinger when he is all caught up in his lies in front of all Stark House Bannermen. We will most likely say goodbye to Littlefinger in the season’s finale. Hence, why I think Littlefinger dies.

 

Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale in Pictures and GIFS

The official pics of Game of Thrones Season 7 finale are out. The pics detail a couple of things although they are pretty much the same as the preview. Let’s see what story the pics and GIFS tell about the finale titled ‘The Dragon and The Wolf’ so far.

Edit: The post has been edited with the main finale episode GIFS

Jon Snow and Daenerys Sex Scene



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Jon Snow Daenerys Sex Scene

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Viserion Emits Blue Fire

Viserion and Night King

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Night King Riding Viserion

Viserion Breaks The Wall – Long Night is Coming



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Viserion Breaking The Wall With Dragon Magic

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The Wall at Eastwatch Breaking



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Viserion Breaks The Wall. Long Night is Coming.

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Arya Stark Kills Littlefinger

GIFS and Shots of Kings Landing in Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale

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Dragonpit in King’s Landing

 

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Jerome Flynn as Bronn and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister in King’s Landing

They are probably amazed at seeing the Unsullied and Dothraki outside the gates of King’s Landing.

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The Dothraki Joining The Unsullied Outside King’s Landing

We see shots of Cersei Lannister at King’s Landing along with Jaime Lannister.

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Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister at Red Keep



 

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Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister at Dragonpit

We also see some shots and GIFS of Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, and company at King’s Landing.

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Jon Snow Talks About The Great War That is Upon Westeros

 

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The Epic Face Off – Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister, Cersei Lannister and Jaime Lannister

Shots and GIFS of Winterfell

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Isaac Hempstead Wright as Brandon Stark in Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale



 

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Sansa Stark at Winterfell

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