Production on the final season of HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones is set to begin very soon.
Yesterday, series star Liam Cunningham who plays Ser Davos Seaworth revealed the final season would be filming right up until the summer, making the chance that the eighth season won’t premiere until 2019 ever more likely. Speaking at New York Comic-Con today, Cunningham revealed rehearsals are set to begin this week and will be followed by the beginning of principal photography shortly:
“We’re doing the first table read on Sunday for the first three episodes, second table reading on Monday, then we start rehearsals, then we start shooting.”
Plot details for the final season are still under wraps but Cunningham has also said the final six episodes are the longest episodes of the series yet. Game of Thrones directors David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will return to helm episodes next season with showrunners David Benioff and D.B Weiss directing the series finale. The production cost will reach an estimated $15 million per episode.
Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the final season of Game of Thrones as we learn it.
7 Epic Things Likely To Happen In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8
Game of Thrones season seven is done, so now audiences have to wait for about a year or so to find out what the epic ending will be. While that may seem like a lot of time, just remember book readers have been waiting six years to find out things that were given away in scenes filled with poorly written exposition.
Regardless, season eight is set to be quite explosive! Not only will audiences be treated to watching the fall of the Night King, but Cersei Lannister is likely to finally learn how cruel karma can be. There are gonna be small, emotional moments like the reunion between Bran and Jon and massive fight scenes like the confrontation between Theon and Euron Greyjoy. No matter what happens, fans will have to accept that this is the end of the Game of Thrones story. Hopefully, the team behind the biggest TV phenomenon in decades will bring everything to an exciting, well written conclusion!
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