May 01, 2018

Season 8 Overview

Season 8 basic information:
  • Number of episodes: 6
  • Air date: 2019
  • Writers: Dave Hill (E01), Bryan Cogman (E02), David Benioff & D. B. Weiss (E03-E06)
  • Directors: Miguel Sapochnik (E03 and E05 only), David Nutter (2-3 episodes), David Benioff & D. B. Weiss (E06, maybe another episode)
  • Directors of Photography: Fabian Wagner (with Sapochnik), David Franco (with Nutter), Jonathan Freeman (with Benioff & Weiss)
  • Budget: About $ 15 million per episode
  • Start of filming: October 2017
  • End of filming: July 2018
     


Shooting locations and dates:
  • Titanic Studios, Belfast: Unknown amount of filming, starting October 2017
  • Linen Mill Studios, Banbridge: Unknown amount of filming at studios and outdoor ships set, starting October 2017
  • Moneyglass: November 2017: Filming with Unsullied
    Jan 2018 - March 2018: 5-6 weeks of filming nocturnal battle scenes (~ 30 nights) [Sapochnik episode]
  • Ballintoy: Dec 5-6, 2017: One or two days of filming at the cliffs near Ballintoy Harbour
    April 19-26, 2018: More filming on the cliffs near Ballintoy harbour
  • Shane's castle: Jan 18, 2018: Filming [Sapochnik episode]
  • Iceland: Jan 28 - Feb 4, 2018: 1-3 days of filming at unknown locations (Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke), a week of drone shooting [Nutter episode]
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia: Feb 6-8, 2018: 2-3 days of filming (Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Hafþór Björnsson) [Nutter and/or Benioff/Weiss episode]
  • Saintfield: March 2018: Night shoots (~ 10 nights) [Sapochnik episode]
  • Magheramorne: March 15 - April 7, 2018: Giant green screen, night shoots (~15 nights) [Sapochnik episode]
  • Randalstown Forest: March 29, 2018: One day of filming
  • Italica, Spain: Filming planned for April / May 2018
  • Outdoor set at Titanic Studios, Belfast: Filming possibly started around April 20th

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