Remember the jaw-dropping epic war scenes we got in season six’s ‘Battle of the Bastards’? That standout piece of television took 25 days to film, so can you imagine what we’ll be getting with a shoot that lasted almost 2 months?
Jonathan Quinlan, assistant director on 25 GoT episodes, took to Instagram with a snap of a thank you card the producers handed the cast and crew following the completion of what sounds like one the biggest shoots the series, and perhaps television overall, has ever seen for a battle sequence.
“55 consecutive nights. 11 weeks. 3 locations. You’ll never see anything like it,” Quinlan captioned in his post, which has since been taken down.
Twitter account @thronesfacts subsequently shared the image:
— Game of Thrones Facts (@thronesfacts) April 7, 2018
“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 that they’re watching something that’s never been done before. And that’s because of you.”
Alas, we still have around a year before Game of Thrones season 8 is expected to hit our screens. Although the final season will only have six episodes, take solace in the fact that each is expected to be almost movie-length in duration.
And so we wait…