Here’s all we know about Game of Thrones season 8
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is one of the biggest series of all time, spanning seven seasons at this moment in time. There have been many rumors, but it has recently been confirmed that the first episode of the last season will be airing in april 2019. This will contain only six episodes, but they will be a lot longer. Instead of the usual 60 minute episodes, season eight will give us 80-90 minutes of dragon fire, white walkers, death, betrayal and massive battles.
How much did it cost
Interesting to note, rumors have come up stating each episode cost around 15 million dollars to produce, with the main cast members like Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) all getting around $500 000 an episode. Speaking of actors *spoilers ahead*, actor Coster-Waldau (better known as Jaime Lannister) has been confirmed to appear in each of the six episodes of the final season. That means the fan-favourite isn’t dying any time soon.
Who we can expect to return
Heading deeper into spoiler territory, we have confirmation of some new characters being introduced in the last season. Other actors have been teasing their return on Twitter, like the Red Woman and Rhaegar Targaryen. The actors’ tweets were deleted very soon after they were posted, which means the info is probably correct.
Actor Peter Dinklage has also treated us with some new information. According to him: “It ends beautifully for my character – whether it be tragic or not.” Good new for fans of our favourite Lannister indeed. Many actors have also been known to quote how amazing the finale will be and that it will have a remaining impact on all television to come.
The final battle
There have reportedly been two castles that have been built for the last season, which were both burned down to the ground in the end. These were probably, looking at the layout, Winterfell and King’s Landing so prepare to see it all burn. There isn’t too much we know about the battles contained in season 8, but we know there will be one that will knock all of our hats right off our heads. The crew apparently spent a massive 55 days filming one major battle in at the Moneyglass Base in Northern Ireland. That’s far longer than has been spent on any other Game of Thrones battle. Dinklage said the scene makes the battle of the bastards look like a theme park.
Well that’s all we know for the time being. We hope you are all as hyped as we are for the final season of Game of Thrones and all that’s left to say is, is it april yet?