The seventh season of ‘Game of Thrones’ ended a few months ago, and since then we have been counting the days for the premiere of the next. For that reason, today we are going to tell you everything we know about the eighth season of ‘Game of Thrones’, from the shooting start dates until when it is scheduled to premiere.
We’re going to talk only about specific data related to the shoot, but we’re not going to say anything about the plot. Come on, you can rest assured that we will not include any “spoilers” in our text, although it is advisable that you be careful when 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 in 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.
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.
The filming of the season began last October, but details such as the length of the episodes or the official premiere date are still in the air. These two unknowns will be resolved as the shootings are finalized and going into the post-production process of the series, which, taking into account the magnitude of the series, can be long.
Benioff and Weiss
Regarding that, ‘Game of Thrones’ has usually taken around six months to shoot each of the seasons, although its creators already warned that the last season could take almost double the roll, about 300 days just for filming and without counting all the post-production. This will affect the release date.
As for the plot, we only have a few 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.
About the plot is not known, although the creators of the series will try to avoid spoilers rolling several different endings with which to avoid leaks. This means that if any of the actors or members of the technical team of the series miss something in the coming months, there will always be the possibility that it is a false end that we do not end up seeing.
When does the eighth season of Game of Thrones start?
The eighth and final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ will arrive in 2019. This was officially announced by its creators in January, after saying that filming began in October and will last until the summer of 2018. Therefore, there are still long months ahead for see how the series ends As soon as we know a specific date we will update the post with the information.
And when it’s over do not worry, because the universe of ‘Game of Trones’ will continue on HBO. In fact, the channel is already working on several spin-offs of which we still do not have too much data. At the moment, of these four or five projects we only know one: a prequel set thousands of years before the current series. This is what we know about her:
“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 that appeared in novels such as Bran the Constructor – founder of the Stark House – or Lann the Foxy – founder of the Lannister House.
In any case, HBO has also confirmed that no prequel will arrive before 2020 as soon, so we still have many months left until we have more data of the confirmed and the others in which they are working.