The Looooong Night will be dark and full of terrors.
"Game of Thrones" Season 8 has been filming for ages (OK, since October 2017) and will continue into summer. There are only six episodes, and at least one will be captured in an epic battle.
GoT always has "epic" battles, but this one is "something that's never been done before." It was so special, the producers shared a special thank you for the cast and crew. That was shared online (then deleted) by assistant director Jonathan Quinlan.
Here it is:
Quinlan had shared this caption with his post:
"Says it all. 55 consecutive nights. 11 weeks. 3 locations. You'll never again see anything like it."
There's a social media blackout for Season 8 (or Season VIII, as they put it, "Star Wars" style). So it's surprising to have seen that producer note at all.
Maisie Williams had previewed 12 weeks of night shoots, suggesting Arya Stark has a role in what's ahead. Everyone we know probably has some kind of role, since the White Walkers will be heading south.
After 55 nights, #GameOfThrones is finally done filming the longest battle in the show's history— Game of Thrones Facts (@thronesfacts) April 7, 2018
The previous record was for 'Battle of the Bastards' which took 25 days to film pic.twitter.com/HJCVpRCR10
Watchers on the Wall has ***MINOR SPOILERS*** about this battle, and what else is ahead:
These two and a half months of shooting more than double the previous record for a Game of Thrones battle shoot—which likely already was a TV record, as well. Unless the upcoming King's Landing shoot dethrones it, which seems unlikely, this battle of Winterfell will be the biggest, most expensive action scene we've ever seen on TV. Of course, shooting time doesn't necessarily translate to screen time, so this may or may not be the longest battle in the show, but it will certainly be the most elaborate.
Cannot wait to see the first photos and video clips from this episode. But, really, we'll settle for any clips at all.
Head to WotW for more spoilery details on the locations of this battle.
"Game of Thrones" Season 8 will premiere on HBO in 2019.
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