A Game Of Thrones Season 8 Battle Took 55 Nights To Shoot

It took two and a half months of filming every night to complete the epic shoot.


Game of Thrones Season 8 sounds like it will feature an incredibly epic battle. In a since-deleted blog post, producer Jonathan Quinlan thanked the Game of Thrones production crew for their work on a shoot that took an incredible 55 consecutive nights to complete.

Watchers on the Wall grabbed a screenshot of the Instagram post before it was deleted, and the full text can be seen below.

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"This is for the Night Dragons," reads the note. "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 they're watching something that's never been done before. And that's because of you."

Some of Game of Thrones' previous big battles included The "Battle of the Bastards" and the "Loot Train" attack; Watchers on the Wall said those took around a month to produce. The two and a half months it took to film the Season 8 battle is more than double the other big battles from previous seasons.

Game of Thrones Season 8 premieres sometime in 2019. There are six episodes in all, which doesn't sound like many, but remember that they might all be as long as movies.

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