Game of Thrones is arguably the biggest show of the past decade taking television programmes to a whole new level.
With incredible production value, the hit show was like nothing ever seen before on television and so it is no wonder millions and millions of pounds are being poured into the upcoming final season.
Wanting to go out with a bang, HBO are planning on making season eight bigger and better than before which is a tough ask but one we are sure they will meet.
If you need a reminder of what happened in season seven, you can check out the trailer here:
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Although Game of Thrones is already known for having epic battle scenes, with season eight even these are being cranked up.
The show’s crew have just wrapped filming a monumental battle which took an astonishing 55 consecutive nights to shoot, an astounding feat.
Assistant director Jonathan Quinlan, who has worked on 20 episodes of the popular show so far, shared a photo on Instagram of a thank you card sent out to cast and crew following the wrap on the scene which we think is, maybe, the battle of Winterfell.
Although he deleted the photo soon after posting it, eagle-eyed fans were quick to take a screenshot.
This is for the Night Dragons. For enduring 55 straight nights. For enduring the cold, the snow, the rain, the mud, the sheep s**t 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 that they’re watching something that’s never been done before. And that’s because of you.
The card was signed by ‘The Producer Types’.
Although this shoot took twice the length of time of filming season six’s Battle of the Bastards, it has been suggested it may not even be the biggest battle of the final season.
There is still an all-out war sequence which is due to be shot which may take even longer to film!
However, fan site Watchers on the Wall thinks differently writing:
These two and a half months of shooting is more than double the previous record for a Game of Thrones battle shoot — which likely already was a TV record, as well.
Unless the upcoming King’s Landing shoot dethrones it, which seems unlikely, this battle of Winterfell will be the biggest, most expensive action scene we’ve ever seen on television.
Of course, shooting time doesn’t necessarily translate to screen time, so this may or may not be the longest battle in the show, but it will certainly be the most elaborate.
It is such a shame we have to wait a whole year to see it. We know it will be totally worth the wait though!
Game of Thrones is set to return early next year.
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Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.