Game of Thrones is currently filming the final season of the hit HBO show, and it sounds like the last episodes will be truly epic.
Jonathan Quinlan, an assistant director on Game of Thrones, shared an image on Instagram of a note from the show’s producers thanking the cast and crew for enduring the 55 days it took them to film one of the final season’s battle scenes. To put that in comparison, the show’s Battle of the Bastards and the Loot Train ambush, the two biggest battles on the show up to now, each took about one month to film. So whatever this battle is going to be took about twice as long to film.
In the note, you’ll see the producers mention the “sheep s*** of Toome and the winds of Magheramorne.” Those are both locations in Ireland, and Toome in particular is noted for being one of the areas where the show films scenes surrounding Winterfell. So whatever this major battle may be, it could involve Winterfell in some way.
It’s also interesting to note that they specifically say “55 nights” not “55 days,” meaning this could be a battle that takes place in the dark.
In his original caption for the photo, Quinlan stated, “You’ll never again see anything like it,” meaning this is perhaps the biggest production for the final season of the show. So it should be smooth sailing from here on out, right?
Too bad we won’t see the final results for at least another year.