While early in its run HBO’s Game of Thrones used inventive ways to cut around the large battle scenes depicted in George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, now however with the show having the same budget an episode that it used to have a season, they can realize these events in all their glory.
The currently in-production eighth and final season of the television phenomenon is a perfect example of this, as it's been revealed that the crew has just wrapped filming a battle sequence that took them 55 consecutive nights!
To celebrate the endeavor and commemorate the crew's hard work, assistant director Jonathan Quinlan posted a note from Game of Thrones' 'producer types' thanking everyone for enduring the adverse conditions before adding himself; “Says it all. 55 consecutive nights. 11 weeks. 3 locations. You’ll never again see anything like it."
The 55-night shoot more than doubles the shows previous record for a battle sequence and is sure to be a sight to behold when the series returns for its 6 episode final run, sometime in that latter half of 2019. Let's just hope that none of our favorite characters meet their end in the massive conflict.
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