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Game of Thrones season 8 completes filming on game-changing battle: 'This has never been done before'

The shoot doubled the record for the duration of any past battle sequence in the series

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 22 April 2019 03:42
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Game of Thrones is known for its big battles, however, it seems fans have seen nothing yet.

Filming of what is being described as the HBO series' biggest ever battle sequence has been completed after two and a half month's worth of night shoots in Toome, the location used for Winterfell.

The trusty folk at Watchers on the Wall have shared assistant director Jonathan Quinlan's now-deleted Instagram post which showed off a thank you note written by producers to the hundreds of crew members who braved the elements to bring what they're touting as one of the biggest - and most expensive - battles to ever be filmed for television.

You can check out the photo below.

Watchers on the Wall (from the Instagram of Jonathan Quinlan) 

The shoot doubles the record for the duration of any past battle sequence featured in the series.

Quinlan captured the photo: “Says it all. 55 consecutive nights. 11 weeks. 3 locations. You’ll never again see anything like it.”

HBO executives recently revealed that several main characters will die in the final few episodes of the series which will draw to a close with the eighth season.

They also added that the entire room gave creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss a 15-minute standing ovation as the final words of the final script were read out.

Game of Thrones season 8 will air on HBO and Sky Atlantic in 2019.

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