Game of Thrones Season 7 is over, and now our waiting for the next season has begun. Earlier, it was speculated that Game of Thrones’ next and the final season would be coming out sometime around 2019.
That may very well be the case, after all. I’m not saying that it is certain, however, the more we hear about the new season, the more it looks likely. Game of Thrones Season 8 could very well air in 2019.
This year the production will begin in around October. This is because the next season will be set almost completely in Winter. So, they need to push the production back a little. Last year, the production for Season 7 was also pushed back in a similarity manner, and that’s because they needed to shoot the stuff beyond the wall, and the Night King’s invasion.
Those things caused the previous season a big delay of around two months. It will be similar this year, and there will be even more of a delay this time, since most of the season is going to be shot in the North. If the production begins in October, there’s gonna be a usual 5-6 months of filming, which will last upto March 2018.
That’s usually the case. However, this time, we’re being told that Game of Thrones Season 8 will go through an extended filming schedule. So instead of just 6 months, the filming is going to take longer to finish.
In an interview with HBO programming president Casey Bloys and executives from other networks, The Hollywood Reporter cites unnamed sources who claim “the fantasy drama’s eighth season is slated to begin in October and run as late as August 2018.”
Further, they even provided a little more information on when the show will air. According to THR, “HBO would neither confirm nor deny the rumors,” but it is pretty clear by this point that the filming schedule for the 8th Season of Game of Thrones is going to be almost double, and can possibly go on for about 10 months!
If the source is trustworthy, and that indeed turns out to be the case, then, Game of Thrones could very well air in 2019. The post-production is also going to be longer this time, and considering the fact that the next Season will be the last, it is going to be explosive.
“Our production people are trying to figure out a timeline for the shoot and how much time the special effects take,” Bloys tells THR. “The shooting is complicated enough — on different continents, with all the technical aspects — and the special effects are a whole other production period that we’re trying to figure out. That is a big factor in all of this.”
So that’s pretty much it. The rumours that Game of Thrones won’t be back for atleast a year and a half from now may be true after all. Again, it is not 100%. But, if the details about the extra filming, and extra post-production are true, then it’s pretty clear that Game of Thrones will be back early 2019.
A SHOCKING Thing You Didn’t Notice in Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale!
Game of Thrones Season 7 finale came with more than one things to be shocked about. Where to begin, Jon and Dany, The Night King, Cersei’s backstabbing. There was a lot of content in there, and it honestly felt like a long episode that satisfied most people, and left us wanting more.
But, that’ll have to wait until late 2018 atleast, or worse, 2019. But, that will, in no way, stop the theorists from doing their job. And this time, we have a shocking reveal from Game of Thrones Season 7 finale, from the redditor Sannybob.
This theory is is related to the invasion of Westeros from the Night King. We saw how the Night King, and Undead Viserion tore down a huge chunk of the wall, and then finally entered Westeros. It was a huge shock, to everyone except those who read the spoilers and knew it was gonna happen all along. As the wall was torn down, the Night King flew in on Viserion, and the Army of the Dead entered Westeros as well.
But, redditor Sannybob points out that the Army of the Dead seemed to form the Stark Sigil as the entered Westeros.
So what does this mean? Wellz for starters, it could mean that the Night King is somehow related to the Starks, and his invasion has something to do with the Origin of the Stark family way back in time.
It could also add fuel to fire to the theory that Bran Stark is the Night King, but we won’t actually know until we watch season 8.