Game of Thrones Season 8 Budget
Good news for Game of Thrones fans. Game of Thrones Season 8 budget is being discussed and according to a new report, the final six episodes will cost a whopping $15 million per episode. But wait, that’s not it. According to the buzz, the actual budget may be even bigger for each episode of Game of Thrones Season 8.
We saw amazing battle scenes in the Spoils of War and Beyond the Wall. Not to forget Jon Snow’s bonding scene with Drogon. All of these take special effects which are astronomically expensive. There were more dragon shots than ever seen before in Game of Thrones Season 6 so we can expect much more in the next season.
The final six episodes of Thrones will all reportedly be feature-length. The longest episode of the series to date, the Season 7 finale, clocked in at just shy of 80 minutes. The last season will feature more battle scenes than the last season so it’s only fair that David Benioff and D. B. Weiss demand more money per episode from HBO.
Game of Thrones Season 8 Directors Finalized
We now know that Miguel Sapochnik (of the Battle of Bastards and Hardhome fame) will be making a comeback for directing some episodes of Season 8. Miguel is not shy of putting special effects in the episodes (Talk about Giants in Hardhome and Battle of Bastards). He will have many resources at his disposal given the $15 million budget for each episode. Weiss and Benioff are going to direct the Game of Thrones finale so we may get lucky to see Nymeria and Ghost as well in the finale.
We may also see the deadly dragon battle, Drogon vs. undead Viserion in the next season. This was confirmed by Game of Thrones Sound Designer Paula Fairfield in an interview with Vanity Fair. Game of Thrones Season 8 budget may give us shots of the direwolves, dragon shots and undead giants shots. Can’t wait for Season 8 to begin.