10 Facts You Need To Know Before Getting Into The "Game Of Thrones" Final Season

Priyansh Ha |Mar 08, 2019

It feels like a decade has gone since the last episode of Game of Thrones season 7. Indeed, we have never been more longing for the winter to come than now.

It feels like a decade has gone since the last episode of Game of Thrones season 7. Indeed, we have never been more longing for the winter to come than now. Fortunately, there are only few weeks ahead for the 8 season of the most awaited series to come.

Before the D-day April 14, let’s have a look at some interesting facts around the

1. It’s A Long Journey For The Season 8 To Come

It was more than a year ago when HBO confirmed the releasing date of the final season, saying that it would be in 2019. They later narrowed down the possibility as in “the first half” of 2019. No further information was revealed. All we’ve known is “it’s pretty great.”

2. There Will Be 6 Episodes In The Final Season

Fortunately, the Game of Thrones journey will be a bit farther as these 6 episodes will be longer than usual. Talking at Con of Thrones, the sound designer of the series Paula Fairfield reveals that these final episodes will be feature-length (while season 7 finale was 82 minutes length.)

3. The Production Has Been Started Since 2017

Exactly at June 2017 when they had done with the script. According to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), the cast got back on set since October that year while the shooting wrapped up 9 months later in July 2018.


4. Huge Scale Remains

While the season 7’s battles were crazier and bigger than ever before, season 8 will be on the same vein, or even bigger. They’ve been testing the limit, experimenting new things and of course, pouring more money than any other seasons.

5. Tyrion Might Not Fall For Daenerys

You probably remember the footage of Tyrion standing behind the door while Daenerys and Jon Snow was having sex. There are speculation that his action is resulted from the growing love to Daenerys. Jeremy Podeswa, the finale director, doesn’t think so. He supposes that it was something else but romantic jealousy, a very complicated matter.

6. There Will Be Multiple Endings In Case Of Spoilers?

At the earlier stage of shooting, Casey Bloys said that they would do multiple endings to avoid leaks. Maisie Williams, however, denied the news saying that they couldn’t afford to shooting different endings as every single episode was expensive.

7. The Dragonpit In Another Appearance

The Spanish fansite Los Siete Reinos confirmed that the film crew has got permission of shooting at the ruins of Itálica, the film set of the Dragonpit in the previous season.

8. The Unsullied And Their First Battle In Snow

Despite being fierce warriors, the Unsullied are weather-wise. As some of them have never seen snow before, the footage of Unsullied was shot with green screen and fake snows. It will be so excited to see them on screen.

9. Big Battle Will Take Place At Winterfell

Finally, the Army of the Dead and the Night King will battle your faves including Jon Snow, Arya Stark, Brienne of Tarth, Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen. Director David Nutter said that it is going to be a massive battle consequence which bring you a superhero feel. Brace yourself for the biggest ultimate battle ever in the Game of Thrones.


10. A Handful Of New Characters

Of course, they're minor but it's exciting to see new faces. A young mother and her kid was cast for few scenes last years while a guy will make his appearance in the role of “Northern Sentry”. There will be plenty of new roles from a "Northen Girl" to a boy who fight to make ways into the world. Marc Rissmann will feature in the movie with a more major role. He will be seen playing Golden Company commander Harry Strickland. And a character named Sara is played by Danielle Galligan.


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