Season eight of Game of Thrones, the last of its name, is building up to be one of the most highly-anticipated seasons of any show ever. It’s got to tie up all its loose ends, keep us on our toes until the very end and satisfy die-hard fans… all without a book from George R.R. Martin to base it on.
No pressure then guys!
But now we at least have a firmer grasp of when we’ll be able to watch the final season. At a Television Critics Association event recently, HBO president Casey Bloys said: “I’m not going to say what to expect (in the final season) through it’s pretty great” and that the premiere date is “Sometime in 2019… first half,” according to Deadline.
That’s encouraging news. Let’s just hope by ‘first half’ he means like 1 January. We can dream.
Meanwhile, we’ve got a bit more news about the Game of Thrones spin-offs with Bloys providing an update on the Jane Goldman-George R.R. Martin scripted prequel.
“That’s the one we’re excited about,” he said, while suggesting the four other projects have been put on the back-burner.
Earlier it was reported that season 8 of our favourite show is going to contain the biggest battle, ever.
According to assistant director, Jonathan Quinlan, this latest fight will be unlike anything we’ve seen before. In a now-deleted Instagram post he shared a pic of a producers’ note to the cast, thanking them for all their hard work filming the scene. A scene which took an unfathomably long time - 55 whole nights in total. What a slog.
The full text reads:
This is for the Night Dragons.
For enduring 55 straight nights. For enduring the cold, the snow, the rain, the mud, the sheep shit of Toome, and the winds of Magheramorne. When tens of millions of people around the world watch this episode a year from now, they won’t know how hard you worked.
They won’t care how tired you were or how tough it was to do your job in sub-freezing temperatures. They’ll just understand they’re watching something that’s never been done before. And that’s because of you.
Come on 2019! We losing our dragon-obsessed minds over here!
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