For Game of Thrones, time is at rest. 55 nights of filming, the longest battle scene of the series, all seasons combined, is finally completed. Touring Northern Ireland, this battle scene promises to be epic.
55 nights dragging in the mud and fighting against the cold, to deliver a scene as the series had never delivered. And yet, scenes of spectacular battles, the aficionados of the series have known. Remember, in The Battle of the Bastards, or the BOB for Connoisseurs, in Season 6, Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton then pledged a titanic tussle with thousands of soldiers at the foot of the Winterfell Fortress. This scene had resulted in 25 days of shooting, requisitioning 500 extras, 65 stuntmen, 70 riders and 600 people to the technical team. So far, this scene was the most important in the history of the series. But that was before.
Before season 8 hits even more by turning a single scene for 55 days. Between choreographies to learn and horses to train, the whole team of the film was not idle. In 55 nights of filming, 3 changes of place were made. So, according to GOT’s huge fan community, Watcher on the Wall, the team put their cameras in Toom and Magheramorne, Ireland.
The fan community had released a note from the assistant director of 20 episodes of Season 8 to express appreciation to the entire team. Now deleted, the note had a very nice message of thanks, very touching:
” This is for the Night Dragons.
For enduring 55 straight nights. For enduring the cold, the show, the rain, the mud, the sheep sh*t 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. The won’t care how tired you were or how tough it was to do your job in sub-freezing temperatures.
They’ll just understand that they’re watching something that’s never been done before.
And that’s because of you. “
” Everything is said. 55 consecutive nights. 11 weeks, 3 locations. You will never see anything like it again. While waiting for the season 8, planned for 2019, go in front of your TV for a GOT marathon?