‘Game of Thrones’🐺 Director and Actors Break Silence on Filming That Massive Season 8 Battle🐉 Episode

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“Game of Thrones” cast members and director Miguel Sapochnik are finally pulling back the curtain on the final season’s massive battle episode during a new interview with Entertainment Weekly. The upcoming episode has been making headlines since April 2018 when news broke that production spent 55 days filming the battle. To put things into perspective, Sapochnik spent 26 days filming the large-scale battle episode “Battle of the Bastards.” Cast member Peter Dinklage has even admitted the Season 8 battle is “brutal” and makes “Bastards” look like “a theme park.”

Now more cast members are opening up about filming the episode that Entertainment Weekly says will be “the longest consecutive battle sequence ever committed to film.” The battle takes place at Winterfell and depicts the climactic war against the Night King and his Army of the Dead. Characters taking part in the battle include Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen), Samwell Tarly (John Bradley), and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie).

“This final face-off between the Army of the Dead and the army of the living is completely unprecedented and relentless and a mixture of genres even within the battle,” co-executive producer Bryan Cogman told EW. “There are sequences built within sequences built within sequences. David and Dan [wrote] an amazing puzzle and Miguel came in and took it apart and put it together again. It’s been exhausting but I think it will blow everybody away.”

Entertainment Weekly confirms the Season 8 battle episode took 11 weeks of night shoots, which proved burdensome for many of the actors. “It was the most unpleasant experience I’ve had on ‘Thrones,’” Glen said. “A real test, really miserable. You get to sleep at seven in the morning and when you wake in the midday you’re still so spent you can’t really do anything, and then you’re back. You have no life outside it. You have an absolute fucked bunch of actors. But without getting too method [acting] about it, on screen it bleeds through to the reality of the ‘Thrones’ world.”

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