After a 2018 without annual ration of ‘Game of Thrones’, this 2019 is the year in which the popular series returns to say goodbye with its eighth and final season. And for those who are already counting the days for the premiere of this season, today we’re going to tell you everything we know about the eighth season of ‘Game of Thrones’, including promotional images and release dates.
We are going to talk only about specific data related to the shooting, but about the plot we will not say anything, so it will be a free article of “spoilers”. However, we are going to put a trailer, and in the comments it is always possible for someone to leave a spoiler, so if you have not finished the previous seasons I recommend you to be careful with playing the videos or reading the comments just in case .
What we know about the eighth season
The eighth season of ‘Game of Thrones’ will also be the last, and therefore it is the one that will close all the frames and answer all the questions of the series. Like the previous season, it will be based on the books “Winds of Winter” and “Dream of Spring” by George R.R. Martin, which have not yet been published.
Eight seasons may seem enough for a television series, but the author of the books himself has assured that if he wanted, it could have been even 13. In fact, he has assured that if in the end there have been fewer seasons it has been basically at the desire of the two creators of the series, because he wanted more.
The season will consist of only six episodes. The first and the second will be written by Dave Hill and Bryan Cogman, who have already written the scripts for some episodes of the series. The scripts of the four last ones will be in charge of the own Benioff and Weiss, the creators of the series and scriptwriters also of multiple chapters.
As for the length of the episodes, director David Nutter has confirmed that the episodes of the last season will last more than an hour. It refers to all episodes of the season, although it has not ventured to say concrete durations or which will be longer.
The filming of the last six episodes lasted for ten months, the result of a megaproduction worthy of Hollywood blockbusters. The level of detail has been such that, according to the actors themselves, scenes that used to take a day before filming now took five times longer to make them to have more options in the final message.
On the plot, we only have some small clues about what may be to come. We know there will be a battle like never before seen on television, and it has taken 55 nights to shoot. We also know what directors will be in
This eighth season, and there is good news because Miguel Sapochnik, responsible for the fabulous chapter ‘The battle of the bastards’, is among them.
When does the eighth season of Game of Thrones start?
The eighth and final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ will arrive in 2019, specifically on April 15, 2019. Its creators announced at the beginning of last year that it would be in 2019 when we would see it, and last November the official month of the return was officially announced with a first teaser trailer.
The longed for unpublished scenes arrived at the beginning of March with the launching of its first official trailer, in which we can already see footage and the staging of its characters. Winter is approaching, now it remains to see who survives.
HBO has wanted to show us all together in this promotional image that anticipates several interesting meetings.
What will happen when it ends?
When it’s over, do not worry, because the universe of ‘Trones Game’ will continue on HBO. In fact, the channel is already working on a prequel that will star Naomi Watts. This project still has no title, but for now we know that it will be set thousands of years before the original series:
“Taking place thousands of years before the ‘Game of Thrones’ events, the series is a chronicle of the decline of the world from the Golden Age of Heroes to its darkest age, and there is only one sure thing: from the terrible secrets from the history of Poniente to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East, the legend of the Starks … none is the history we think we know.”
According to Martin’s books, the Age of Heroes began some ten thousand years before the events narrated in ‘Game of Thrones’; nevertheless, this prequel could count on some relevant names appeared in the novels like Bran the Constructor – founder of the House Stark – or Lann the Foxy – founder of the House Lannister-.
For now, the only thing that is known about Watts’ role is that she will be a “charismatic high society woman who hides a dark secret”. Of course, to see it you will have to wait still a lot, because the most optimistic forecasts do not wait until 2020, although it could arrive even later. Anyway, they will hardly give more data at least until the original series is finally finished.
A few days ago we have also known the name of eight young actors join this prequel. These are Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp and Toby Regbo.
Ackie arrives at ‘Game of Thrones’ after getting one of the new characters from ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’; Gough acted in ‘Colette’ or ‘Juliet, naked’; Bower in ‘Camelot’ or the saga ‘Twilight’; Atim in ‘Halcyon Heights’ or the series ‘Harlots’; Jeremiah in ‘Black Mirror’ or ‘Humans’; Henley was little Lucy Pevensie in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’; Sharp starred in ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’; and Regbo we have seen in ‘The Last Kingdom’ or as a young Dumbledore in ‘Fantastic Animals: The Grindewald Crimes’.