The end is fast approaching and HBO is promising that Game of Thrones Season 8 will deliver the biggest battle scenes ever shot on film. That’s a bold statement, especially when you consider the scale of films like Lord Of The Rings and Avengers: Infinity War. That said, it’s totally believable. The Golden Globe and Emmy-winning show, based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song Of Fire and Ice medieval fantasies, has managed to surpass fans expectations by delivering some of the most epic moments in television history.
Kicking off on 14th April 2019 in the U.S., audiences from around the globe will find out who from the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros will win the throne and survive the Night King’s assault. Both Showmax and M-Net are dedicated to bringing the final moments to South African audiences on the same day, 15th April 2019 at 22:00.
There has been a lot of mystery around the final season, but here’s what we do know so far:
- 1. There will be only 6 episodes, each with an average running time of around 80-90 minutes.
- 2. David Nutter (the director that brought us the “The Red Wedding” episode) is directing 3 episodes of Game of Thrones Season 8.
- 3. Miguel Sapochnik (the director that brought us the “Battle of the Bastards” episode) is directing 2 episodes.
- 4. There will be an epic 90-minute battle scene.
- 5. Everything started at Winterfell, and that’s where the fight will most likely end.
- 6. There will be a few big surprises.
- 7. The final episode will be very emotional and might not necessarily be happy.
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While there were some requests from fans to see the show at Ster-Kinekor’s IMAX, it seems like that won’t happen. Instead, you’re able to catch Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen’s awkward but special adventure in the comfort of your own home.
And if that isn’t enough, you can binge all the previous episodes in anticipation for the great finale beforehand. It will take you just 2 days, 15 hours and 30 minutes to binge-watch all seven seasons of the hit show.