Game of Thrones season 8: Ian Glenn reveals script read-through date

The actor also spoke about why production is taking so long

Jack Shepherd
Thursday 05 October 2017 11:18

While there’s still some question over when Game of Thrones eighth season will finally touch down — either late 2018 or early 2019 — the show’s certainly moving forward.

According to Ian Glenn, who plays Ser Jorah Mormont on the acclaimed HBO show, the full cast will read-through the new episodes within the week.

As picked up by RadioTimes, the actor told a Stockholm comic-con audience the cast would be going through the pages on the 9 October.

Glenn added that he has no idea what happens come the final six episodes but he “would just be happy to be alive and in what I imagine is going to be a massive battle [in which] I then survive or die nobly.”

Speaking about why the final season is taking longer than normal, Glenn explained: “We’re all starting to occupy the same territory, we’re all starting to be in the same storylines and so they can’t [have two filming units] anymore.

“I think this last season will take much longer to shoot because they can only use one unit because we’re all in the same sort of scenes.”

Rumours have been abound that each episode will cost $15 million per episode. Meanwhile, the first casting call for season eight was made, HBO searching for a ‘Northern Girl’ and ‘Boy’. Game of Thrones returns either next year or early 2019.

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