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?
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
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
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.
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
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 farmer, aged 25 – 35; a sassy and attractive girl, aged 18 – 25; a mercenary, aged 35-50; a Northern sentry, aged 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.
Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) were spotted at the airport together.
One fan managed to get an autograph of Emilia Clarke on a napkin. Emilia told the fans that Game of Thrones stars has been forbidden to take selfies with the fans.
Later on, the trio, John Bradley, Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke were seen 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.
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).
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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