Medieval fantasy, drama and adventure, created by author George R. R. Martin, brought to life the highly acclaimed Game of Thrones series. Since the release of the first season in 2011, the story has been an undeniable success and has been strengthened by millions of fans around the world. In 2014, it became the most watched series on the HBO channel and the most award-winning in Emmy history. The last and most eagerly awaited season will hit the screen on April 14 of this year and we look forward to it. This last season will be made up of 6 chapters.
1. The episodes
This last season will be made up of 6 chapters. One of the directors of the series, David Nutter, responded in an activity within his Reddit profile, where the dynamic was to ask anything. To the question of a user who questioned the length of the episodes. He said each of the episodes will last not less than 60 minutes.
2. The wait will be worth it
Director David Nutter made it clear in a reply from Reddit that the two-year wait for this last season was due to visual effects, as things take time and the Game of Thrones series is the last one where they would find a half-job and the most important thing was to fill the frame with as much capacity as possible and as real and fair as possible. He assured that the wait was a small price to pay in exchange for the quality we will be able to enjoy in each of the episodes.
3. Fire against ice
One of the two official trailers in the series anticipates what will be the most awaited battle in history. The ice and fire will meet and the end cannot be predicted, however, in the last seconds of the video, you can watch the fire invade a lion, emblem of the Lannister house, so you would expect the character of Khaleesi to defeat Cersei and see her burn in flames.
4. The army of white walkers won’t be the only problem
Nutter mentioned that the army of white walkers will not be the only problem that this season’s characters will have to face, but they will also have to face each other to fight for the throne. Some theories suggest that the leader could be Bran Stark, but this cannot be confirmed. It is said that one of the main characters will become a member of this army, added to the force he already has with the possession of one of the dragons, it would be a lethal result for the living.
5. The 4 directors of the season
The directors in charge of this season were Miguel Sapochnik, who directed “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Winds of Winter” from season 6, for which he won an Emmy for best direction. On the other hand, David Nutter, who directed the chapter of “The Red Wedding” and the end of season 5 “Mother’s Mercy”, in addition to four other episodes over three seasons, was also part of this great project. The last episode was by show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. It is not known how many episodes each director had, but season 8 promises a very high quality to all its fans.
6. The possible presence of Jon Snow’s wolf
His name is Ghost (Fanstasma) and the last time he was seen in the series was in episode 3 of the sixth season and although it was expected to see him in the seventh, it was not so. It was only mentioned once by Sansa Stark and was not mentioned anymore. Visual effects chief Joe Bauer shared in a conversation with HuffPost that the wolf would have a good amount of time to be present in season 8 and would do interesting things.
7. Jamie Lannister switches sides
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the actor who gives life to the character of Jamie Lannister, gave an interview to HuffPost in which he revealed that indeed, in season 8, he would head north, but he didn’t think it was possible to assume that Jamie would recover, as he could be eaten by dragons, you never know. He might simply stumble, things happen, he might well find the love of his life. His look will change and he will be seen with the beard in this last installment. He mentioned that he will spend a lot of time on the road to reach his destination and the hair eventually grows. He assured that this season would be a game change for his character and for all the others, and declared to be satisfied with the magnificent work that the writers of the series did.