Game Of Thrones Season 8's Scripts Made This Cast Member Cry
Tears in the Snow.
We don't exactly know when in 2019 Game of Thrones Season 8 will arrive, but we do know it will be the final batch of episodes for the hugely popular fantasy show. It's set to be an emotional ride for fans of the show, and it seems it was just as moving for the cast when they first read the script together.
In a new feature in Entertainment Weekly, some details of the full cast read of Season 8's scripts have been revealed. The article states that showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss started the session by asking the cast members to avoid doing anything that might give away any of the new season's secrets, no matter how small. One unnamed actor is quoted as saying they were told: "Don't even take a photo of your boots on the ground of the set."
The article goes on to state that it was a particularly emotional experience for Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow. Unlike most of his fellow cast members, Harington didn't read the scripts prior to the table read, so he was experiencing the show's ending for the first time. He reportedly cried twice during the table read, and although we don't know the reason for the first time because of potential spoilers, EW reports that the second time was when they reached the end of the final episode. "The second time was the very end,” he said. "Every season, you read at the end of the last script 'End of Season 1,' or 'End of Season 2.' This read End of Game of Thrones."
EW have also revealed that at one stage Benioff and Weiss were considering finishing the show with three theatrical movies rather than six episodes. Season 8 will contain the biggest battle of the show's history and the pair were concerned that HBO's budget might not allow them to do what they wanted.
In related news, details have started the emerge about the Game of Thrones spin-off show, which starts production next year. According to Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin, the series will be titled The Long Night. It will star Naomi Watts and Joshua Whitehouse, and the pilot is written by Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, the Kingsmen movies), who has created the series with Martin and will serve as its showrunner. It's set to take place thousands of years before the current series, during the Age of Heroes.
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