The final season of one of the most successful series of all time was shot this summer. Audiences will know the ending in the first half of 2019 when Season 8 will appear on screens everywhere. Meanwhile, the actors and the writers of Game of Thrones leave a lot of hints about what’s going to happen in the final season.
Bright Side collected the most curious facts and theories in order to tide you over in the meantime. At the end of the article, you will find some information about movies and series your favorite actors are starring in now.
What do we know about season 8?
- Shooting started on September 23, 2017, and continued through July 6, 2018. There will be only 6 episodes. You may wonder why it took so long to shoot the season. The duration of each episode will be enlarged and instead of 1 hour, each episode will take up to an hour and a half. Some scenes demanded extraordinary efforts from the film crew — shooting the major battle took 55 nights. For example, it took 25 days to shoot the episode, Battle of the Bastards from season 6 which is 2 times less! Imagine what’s waiting for us now! It is alleged that the final battle will take place in Winterfell.
- HBO programming president, Casey Bloys told the press that the season finale will be definite and there won’t be any clues for a continuation. Bloys also said that the final part of the saga turned out to be fantastic, unbelievable, and all fans will be delighted. Well, we hope so too!
- In order to protect the script from leaking, the creators went to unprecedented measures. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) said that they were allowed to read the script only inside the studio and in electronic form. Additionally, the script was self-destroyed sometime after. Sometimes during a shoot, the actors got their cues directly into their earphones (it seems that this happened during the most important scenes).
- There’s one more curious thing to take note of: a few false endings were shot on purpose. It was made to mislead the pervasive paparazzi. It seems like only the creators of the series know about the finale.