The production of Game Of Thrones season 8 has included the filming of the show’s longest ever battle scene. The record for longest battle is currently held by Game Of Thrones season 6, thanks to the unforgettable Battle Of The Bastards.
The Battle Of The Bastards took 25 days to film, but this new battle, the one being filmed for Game Of Thrones season 8, was apparently shot over a whopping 55 nights. Filming took place in Toome and Magheramorne, in Northern Ireland, which usually doubles for the northern regions of Westeros (such as the Stark family’s Winterfell base).
An ever-reliable fan site called The Watchers On The Wall shared this revelation. They spotted this thank you card on the Instagram profile of Jonathan Quinlan, an assistant director who has worked on numerous Thrones episodes:
This Instagram post has since been removed, which leads us to assume that Quinlan was given a rap on the knuckles for sharing it in the first place. Quinlan’s caption for the post apparently read thusly: “Says it all. 55 consecutive nights. 11 weeks. 3 locations. You’ll never again see anything like it.”
Quinlan may have earned some disapproval from the Thrones bosses for posting this, but really he’s done them a favour: while we all wait impatiently for Game Of Thrones season 8 to arrive in 2019, this tidbit of information has intensified our hype levels considerably.
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