Gary Ogden10 Apr 2018 AT 08:50 AM

‘Game Of Thrones’ season eight, has a battle so brutal it took 55 nights to shoot

Assistant director, Jonathan Quinlan says you're going to see something that has "never been done before"
Gary Ogden10 Apr 2018 AT 08:50 AM
‘Game Of Thrones’ season eight, has a battle so brutal it took 55 nights to shoot
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Season 8 of Game Of Thrones, yeah? Season 8 of it? Yep, season 8, mate, coming down the mountain when it comes. What an exciting prospect! A prospect made even more exciting by the fact that it’ll contain the biggest battle, ever. That’s right, a show known for big old battles, will be making an even bigger battle for us, the big battle fans.

According to assistant director, Jonathan Quinlan, this latest fight will be unlike anything we’ve seen before. In a now-deleted Instagram post he shared a pic of a producers’ note to the cast, thanking them for all their hard work filming the scene. A scene which took an unfathomably long time - 55 whole nights in total. 

The full text reads:

This is for the Night Dragons.

For enduring 55 straight nights. For enduring the cold, the snow, the rain, the mud and the winds of Magheramorne. When tens of millions of people around the world watch this episode a year from now, they won’t know how hard you worked.

They won’t care how tired you were or how tough it was to do your job in sub-freezing temperatures. They’ll just understand they’re watching something that’s never been done before. And that’s because of you.

Upsetting, that, isn’t it? Because it’s true: we don’t care about how hard they worked, we just sit there watching in our jimmy jams, eating lasagne, and then we turn off the TV and normal service resumes. We don’t really have any insight or appreciation into how much hard work goes into delivering us an hour of entertainment on a Sunday night (or Monday morning).

Oh well, the world is full of underappreciated masters tirelessly doing quality work day after day, and seeing none of the respect they deserve; nurses, doctors, scientists, me. ME. DID I MENTION MYSELF?

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‘Game Of Thrones’ season eight, has a battle so brutal it took 55 nights to shoot
Assistant director, Jonathan Quinlan says you're going to see something that has "never been done before"