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All That We Know About Game of Thrones Season 8 – News and Leaks From Reddit

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All That We Know About Game of Thrones Season 8 – News and Leaks From Reddit

Season 8 basic information:

  • Number of episodes: 6
  • Writers: Dave Hill (E01), Bryan Cogman (E02), David Benioff & D. B. Weiss (E03-E06)
  • Directors: Miguel Sapochnik (E03 and E05), David Nutter (E01, E02 and E04), David Benioff & D. B. Weiss (E06)
  • Directors of Photography: Fabian Wagner (with Sapochnik), David Franco (with Nutter), Jonathan Freeman (with Benioff & Weiss)
  • Budget: About $ 15 million per episode
  • Start of filming: October 2017
  • End of filming: July 2018
  • Premiere date: April 14, 2019

Shooting locations and dates:

  • Titanic Studios, Belfast: Unknown amount of filming, starting October 2017
  • Linen Mill Studios, Banbridge: Unknown amount of filming at studios and outdoor ships set, starting October 2017
  • Moneyglass: November 2017: Filming with Unsullied
    Jan 2018 – March 2018: 5-6 weeks of filming nocturnal battle scenes (~ 30 nights) [Sapochnik episode]
  • Ballintoy: Dec 5-6, 2017: One or two days of filming at the cliffs near Ballintoy Harbour
    April 19-26, 2018: More filming on the cliffs near Ballintoy harbour
  • Shane’s castle: Jan 18, 2018: Filming [Sapochnik episode]
  • Iceland: Jan 28 – Feb 4, 2018: 1-3 days of filming at unknown locations (Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke), a week of drone shooting [Nutter episode]
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia: Feb 6-8, 2018: 2-3 days of filming (Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Hafþór Björnsson) [Nutter and/or Benioff/Weiss episode]
  • Saintfield: March 2018: Night shoots (~ 10 nights) [Sapochnik episode]
    June: Possible filming with Dothraki riders at Lessans Riding Stables near Saintfield the first week of June
  • Magheramorne: March 15 – April 7, 2018: Giant green screen, night shoots (~15 nights) [Sapochnik episode]
    June: Possible filming with horses during the last week of June
  • Randalstown Forest: March 29, 2018: One day of filming
  • Outdoor set at Titanic Studios, Belfast: Filming started around April 20th
  • Italica, Spain: Filming during May 2018
  • Tollymore Forest Park. GoT signs spotted at May 3 and May 13, filming dates unknown.
  • Cushendun Caves: Filming June 7th/8th.
  • Alberta, Canada: Filming at an unknown date, probably wolves like in season 7

Latest news and leaks:

  • PINNED: List of past and upcoming TV interviews and promotions for S8, maintained by u/Winniepg 
  • April 8, 2019: “The Cast Remembers” – a series of videos released by HBO
  • April 4, 2019: Spoilers from the first episode by u/Mr_Freeload 
  • April 4, 2019: Short pieces of the S08E01 opening sequence from the premiere
  • April 3, 2019: Season 8 premiere in New York City
  • April 2, 2019: Official season 8 poster released: “The Great War was here”
  • April 2, 2019: New season 8 teaser released: “Aftermath”
  • April 3, 2019: New promotion pictures published by the Daily Express
  • March 31, 2019: Two new season 8 teasers: “Die” and “Forward”
  • March 28, 2019: 16 new promotion pictures published by Sky Atlantic UK
  • March 27, 2019: Two new “Behind the scenes” stills in an article by “XLSemanal”
  • March 26, 2019: Two new S8 stills published by Movistar+
  • March 26, 2019: New S8 “Behind the Scenes” picture of Arya (via Rolling Stone)
  • March 25, 2019: HBO releases third “Behind the scenes” video for S8: “Inside GoT: A Story in Camera Work”
  • March 21, 2019: FrikiDoctor video about his predictions for S08E01
  • WORKING LINKS TO THE VIDEO: Google Drive | Download
  • @HBO & David el Arreglador: You can’t win this game, links multiply faster than you can censor them 🙂 [Note- We don’t endorse the piracy in any way]
    • Dead links: YouTube | Instagram | Vimeo | Google Drive | Streamable (5 parts): 1 2 3 4 5
    • Discussion
    • Jon and Daenerys arrive in Winterfell: many discussions with the Northern lords and Sansa about the threat from the North, Jon bending the knee, and the expected help from the Lannisters
    • Reunions between Jon and Arya, Arya and Gendry, Arya and the Hound
    • Euron brings the Golden Company to King’s Landing (NO elephants) and gets his reward from Cersei: sex scene
    • Theon rescues Yara and asks for her permission to help the Starks at Winterfell
    • Jon rides Rhaegal for the very first time, passionate scenes with Daenerys
    • Daenerys meets Sam and reveals the fate of his father and brother
    • Sam tells Jon the truth about his parents and his true name
    • Tormund and Beric arrive at Castle Black, Edd shows them strange symbols and pictures that appeared at Castle Black after the fall of the Wall: a message from the Night King
    • The Night King on Vyserion arrives with his army at Castle Black, ready to attack
  • March 21, 2019: Official Season 8 poster revealed
  • March 18, 2019: HBO releases second “Behind the scenes” video for S8: “Inside GoT: A Story in Stunts”
  • March 15, 2019: HBO schedule updates runtime for episode 3 to 82 minutes
  • March 11, 2019: HBO releases first “Behind the scenes” video for S8: “Inside GoT: A Story in Prosthetics”
  • March 9, 2019: HBO schedule shows updated runtimes for episodes 1, 2 and 4 (via u/alcasinoroyale )
  • March 5, 2019: HBO releases first season 8 trailer
  • March 4, 2019: EW publishes 16 different GoT covers, 20 portraits, and a “first look” story including a group picture and 2 exclusive S8 stills
  • February 28, 2019: HBO releases 20 character posters for season 8
  • February 24, 2019: New season 8 scenes in HBO’s 2019 preview video: “HBO ’19: It All Starts Here | Coming Soon”
  • February 19, 2019: Game of Thrones Season 8 press junket held at the Corinthia Hotel, London
  • February 6, 2019: HBO releases first 14 promotion pictures for season 8
  • February 3, 2019: Bud Light x Game of Thrones 60sec commercial shown at Super Bowl
  • January 22, 2019: French TV provider OCS claims that, according to HBO, season 8 episodes will be 60 (eps 1-2) and 80 minutes (eps 3-6) long
  • January 13, 2019: HBO releases “Crypts of Winterfell” teaser and reveals premiere date: April 14th, 2019
  • January 11, 2019: HBO teases premiere date disclosure before “True Detective” on January, 13
  • January 7, 2019: New season 8 scenes in HBO’s 2019 preview video: “Here’s Your First Look at Game of Thrones, Euphoria, Watchmen & Big Little Lies”
  • December 27, 2018: Article from “TV Guide”: “Game of Thrones – The most anticipated TV event of the year”
  • December 10, 2018: “The Story of…” videos from HBO GO posted by u/deathpr0fess0r  (Updated links)
  • December 8, 2018: Dozens of season 6 and 7 script pages posted by u/housemonty 
  • December 6, 2018: Season 8 Official Tease: “Dragonstone”
  • December 3, 2018: Vladimir Furdik says episode 3 will be almost exclusively about a monumental battle
  • November 30, 2018: Another season 8 teaser from HBO Upfront 2019 (again, no s8 scenes included)
  • November 28, 2018: New season 8 teaser from HBO Upfront 2019 (no s8 scenes included)
  • November 21, 2018: Iceland revisited: New information on locations, crew, and production
  • November 13, 2018: In an AMA with r/gameofthrones, David Nutter says that
    • “Season 8 episodes will all I think to be longer than 60 minutes. They’ll be dancing around the bigger numbers, I know that for sure”,
    • we “will see a direwolf in season 8”, and
    • there is “no time travel in my episodes”.
    • Source | Discussion
  • November 13, 2018: HBO announces season 8 premiere date: April 2019. Additionally, 12 clips with old scenes are released under the hashtag #ForTheThrone
  • November 5, 2018: 16 behind-the-scenes photos from previous seasons published by EW
  • November 2, 2018: Interview with EW’s James Hibberd about season 8
  • November 1, 2018: EW cover story: “The end of Game of Thrones: An exclusive report on the epic final season”
  • November 1, 2018: EW cover shows first “official” season 8 picture
  • October 25, 2018: New details about Tyrion’s treason/trial by Javi Marcos and Frikidoctor
    • Tyrion is responsible for the fire that kills thousands of King Landing’s inhabitants
    • The last scene Peter Dinklage filmed was Tyrion walking through the destroyed streets filled with burned corpses, accompanied by Jon and Davos
    • Source | Discussion
  • October 7, 2018: Aerial pictures of Belfast outdoor set from a helicopter flight (via u/GoTlikeLocations )
  • October 7, 2018: Older video of drone flight around the Belfast outdoor set, filmed around mid-March 2018 (via u/NightKingArmy )
  • October 6, 2018: In an interview with Vulture, Sophie Turner talks about “fake scenes” in Croatia, “drone killers”, and (wrong) season code names
  • September 30, 2018: According to VFX supervisor Joe Bauer Ghost will be back and have “a fair amount of screen time in season 8” (via Huffington Post)
  • September 21, 2018: New details about the Dragonpit scenes by Frikidoctor
    • Correction of the last post: Gemma Whelan / Yara Greyjoy was also filming at Sevilla / Itálica
    • More information about the two new characters at the Dragonpit: The man in golden armour/clothing is played by actor Toby Osborne, the second is an older man with a short beard
    • There were no other people at the Dragonpit – no audience, no witnesses, only the 10 named characters, the two new ones and some Unsullied guards
    • Source | Discussion 1 | Discussion 2
  • September 15, 2018: New details about Tyrion’s treason by Frikidoctor
    • Tyrion’s trial was the only scene filmed in Sevilla / Itálica – no action scenes, green screens or CGI
    • ONLY characters filming there: Tyrion, Davos, Sansa, Arya, Bran, Sam, Brienne, Robin, Grey Worm with Unsullied guards, and 2 new characters (one with golden armour, one with a beard)
    • NOT filming were: Jaime, Cersei, Gendry, Jaqen, the Waif, Yara, Yohn Royce, Jon (and his body double)
    • Source 1 / English video | Source 2 / Spanish live Q&A | Discussion
  • September 07, 2018: Information about season 8 by Frikidoctor: Tyrion will be executed after a trial for treason at the Dragonpit
    • The reveal of his treason will be a long scene with 5 characters: Jon, Arya, Sansa, Daenerys and Tyrion
    • His trial will be held at the Dragonpit
    • Tyrion will be executed for treason, in which way is still unknown
    • Kit Harington did not film in Sevilla at all
    • Emilia Clarke was never in Sevilla at all
    • Source | Discussion
  • September 06, 2018: An interview with Peter Dinklage by EW about Tyrion’s cryptic look during boatsex
  • September 06, 2018: Watchers On The Wall claims that NCW will only appear in 4 episodes in season 8 – A wrong interpretation of an article by The Hollywood Reporter that quickly gets debunked by u/juligen 
  • August 29, 2018: Frikidoctor tweets some tidbits of information about the Sevilla filming
    • Kit Harington and Vladimir Furdik did not film together in Italica – they were not there at the same time |Source
    • Kit Harington and Lena Headey did not film together in Italica – Kit arrived in Sevilla after Lena left |Source
    • Rupert Vansittart and Gemma Whelan were in Sevilla; at least Rupert was indeed filming | Source
    • Discussion
  • August 27, 2018: EW confirms that “HBO expects the show will air all its episodes in time for the 2019 Emmy eligibility cut off”, debunking Joe Bauer’s prior comments
  • August 27, 2018: First short season 8 scene released in HBO’s new “Coming in 2019” promo video
  • August 25, 2018: According to VFX supervisor Joe Bauer, season 8 release date might be later than we thought (via HuffPost)
  • August 8, 2018: Polish actor Pavel Sakowski filmed 12 days for GoT season 8 (via u/jorywea78 )
  • August 2, 2018: Mark Gatiss claims his character Tycho Nestoris will not appear in season 8
  • July 25, 2018: According to HBO programming chief Casey Bloys we will not have “a season of two-hour episodes” and he “guesses” the first trailer will come out in 2018 (via EW)
  • July 25, 2018: Season 8 will premiere in the ‘first half’ of 2019 (according to HBO programming president Casey Bloys)
  • July 22, 2018: Speculation that Grey Worm may still be alive in episode 6 (via u/gravemaster7 )
  • July 20, 2018: New video by Frikidoctor and Javi Marcos claims the following information is confirmed:
    • Daenerys sends some Unsullied to Castle Black (because Bran saw the NK advancing)
    • People are shouting to open the gates when the big fire in KL starts
    • Kit Harington did not film at Itálica at all
    • Source
  • July 19, 2018: Post claiming to provide information on some of the plot points for season 8 by u/BoatsexBaby 
  • July 18, 2018: Actress Laura Elphinstone will play a character named ‘Nora’ in season 8
  • July 13, 2018: Some possible post-production info on two scenes (via u/gravemaster7 )

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