The final season of Game Of Thrones starts tomorrow (see all you need to know)


It’s been 2 years since the last season of Game Of Thrones and the producers have decided to grace the screens of fans with the final Season in 2019.

The season 8 of the successful epic series has been heavily promoted with exciting trailers, teasers and pictures, and is set to start airing tomorrow, 14th April.

Fans are very much ecstatic about what this season holds for them and here is a few established knowledge you can pick from the last shot of this franchise.

When does Games of Thrones season 8 start?

HBO confirmed that Game of Thrones will return for its final season on April 14, 2019 in the US. The UK release date is April 15.

How many episodes will there be in season 8?

The eighth season will be the shortest yet; only six episodes, making it shorter than the previous season (seven episodes) and much shorter than the first six seasons of the show (which had 10 episodes each).

How long will each episode be?

While the eighth season will only have six episodes, some of them will be much longer than the one-hour slot they’ve filled in previous seasons. The first couple of episodes, however, are disappointingly short:

  • Episode 1: 54 minutes
  • Episode 2: 58 minutes
  • Episode 3: 60 minutes
  • Episode 4: 78 minutes
  • Episode 5: 80 minutes
  • Episode 6: 80 minutes

The first episode is also the only one without an ‘Adult Content’ warning.

What was the budget for season 8?

Reports suggest season 8 of Game of Thrones cost HBO over $90 million (£69 million) –  making the show the most expensive TV series of all time, even though season 8 has the fewest number of episodes since its inception. With roughly $15 million (£11 million) to spend on each episode, it’s fair to expect dragons, direwolves and Night king-induced death unlike ever before.

Who is in the cast of the final series?

All the main cast members will return for the final series. As this is Game of Thrones, however, we can’t be sure who will survive until the very end.

Although it is an ensemble show, the cast’s salaries could indicate which characters will be given the most prominence in the final season: in 2017, five cast members —  Peter Dinklage (Tyrion), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime), Lena Headey (Cersei), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) — were all being paid $500,000 (roughly £380,000) per episode.

Alright folks, that’s the basics about the show. It airs tomorrow and we would love to know what you expect from this season in the comment section below. Dont forget to share.

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