With the end of season seven now just under a week away, or sooner if those hackers have their way, the long wait for the final season of Game of thrones will begin. While the exact number of episodes hasn’t been confirmed, although six is the number that comes up the most, some fans are concerned that the show will take a Westworld sized long break. Regardless, one actor has confirmed when filming for season eight starts, though the news does suggest that they make it out of the season alive. If you want to know then who it is then scroll past the dragon.
Still here, ok. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jamie Lannister recently spoke with Collider and confirmed that the show will start filming again in the fall.
“I knew what was going to happen for the first three seasons,” he told them. “After that, it’s been a season at a time. You get the scripts a month before we start shooting, or six weeks, and then you know what’s going to happen that season. But, I don’t know what’s going to happen next season. We go back in October, so maybe in the next few weeks, we’ll get the scripts and I’ll find out. I’m very curious.”
While the exact air date of season eight is uncertain, HBO President Carter Bloys did confirm at the Television Critics Association that the scripts were complete.
“It’s a big season,” Bloys admitted. “They’re trying to get a sense of how long it’s going to take them to shoot this.”
“The number one priority in all of this is the final season of Game Of Thrones,” he said. “I don’t want any spinoff or anything that detracts or distracts from that. That season will happen, my guess is it would be at least a year before you saw anything else. What I don’t want is the attention to be drawn from the final season, which I think is going to be epic and amazing, and somehow have the distraction of a new Game Of Thrones airing right after it. I think it’s best to separate it, and that’s what we’ll do.”
Game of Thrones season seven comes to an end on Sunday, with allies and enemies coming together to talk about whether they should keep fighting each other, or join forces. What could go wrong?