Published: Fri, November 02, 2018

First glimpse at Game of Thrones' final season

First glimpse at Game of Thrones' final season

That, of course, is just the start of a story-which leads to a moment teased since, literally, Game of Thrones' very first episode: a battle between life and death.

The report implies that Benioff and his fellow showrunner, DB Weiss, had to work to convince HBO to end the show with Season 8.

"This was the first time ever that I didn't skip to the end".

But how will the Starks take to Jon's new girlfriend and ally? I think not everyone's going to be happy, you know, and you can't please everyone.

Meanwhile, Benioff and Weiss return to executive produce the final season alongside Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield, with Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin serving as co-executive producers. "It's an incredibly emotional haunting bittersweet final season and I think it honours very much what [author George R.R. Martin] set out to do - which is flipping this kind of story on its head". Turner shares that Sansa isn't exactly pleased that Jon bent a knee to Daenerys, and that the battle against the White Walkers will be much more grandiose than previous battles we've seen on the show.


"The 55 nights were only for the battle's outdoor scenes at the Winterfell set", EW writes.

Studio work went on for weeks after that as director Miguel Sapochnik packed that particular episode with non-stop action. Fans will remember that the scene explained above is similar to the first season.

Winter is coming. And so is what sounds like one of the most ambitious, unforgettable moments in recent TV history, once episode one of the final season premieres and we begin our slow, six-episode goodbye to a fantastic series.

But there are just a few more tiny hints about where Game of Thrones Season 8 will end. This also makes Jon the nephew of Daenerys - but since he doesn't yet know the truth behind his birth, Jon ended up taking the Mother of Dragons to bed with him in the final moments of Thrones' season 7 finale.

Battle of the Bastards, which aired in June 2016, involved 600 crew members, 500 extras and 70 horses for its spectacular showdown, which cost over $US10 million to produce and took 25 shooting days.

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