As fans eagerly await the final season of the popular Fantasy series adapted from the works of George R. R. Martin; it has been revealed by Watchers on the Wall, a fan site that covers in detail the production of the series, that filming has officially ended. Meaning the end of an over eight year journey, by the time season 8 airs, from the beginnings of season one back in 2011.
Details of the final shoot reveal that it took place on Friday 6th July, and occurred at the now iconic set for King’s Landing. Speculation as to how the plot will unfold and how The White Walkers will wreak havoc upon the characters we’ve come to love are still up in the air, but it’s fair to say that there probably won’t be a lot of people left by the time the last credits roll.
This season will only have six episodes but will compensate by having each one be over an hour long, which hopefully will keep up the pace as it all comes to an end.
While Game of Thrones will soon be gone for good, a prequel series is in the works. HBO has described the sequel as, “Taking place thousands of years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’s history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East, to the Starks of legend … it’s not the story we think we know.” Little else except a possible filming date in October and location, in Belfast, is known.
Game of Thrones season 8 will air some time next year, while the prequel has no real time frame for release as of yet.
By HW Reynolds and Jimmy Ioannou
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