Game of Thrones 8 sets start date

Kit HaringtonFilming on the eighth and final series of HBO’s juggernaut drama Game of Thrones will begin on 19 October and will comprise six episodes. 

The show is based at its usual home of Titanic Studios Belfast and has been credited with raising Northern Ireland’s profile as an international production hub.

It famously films in a range of locations, which in the past have included Dubrovnik, Malta, Iceland and many parts of Spain. 

Reports have suggested that filming on the final season will go on right up until summer 2018, which would translate into longer episodes – as with Series 7 - than the usual 60 minutes of the earlier runs. 

Production Intelligence subscribers who have been following Game of Thrones on our site have been receiving alerts over the last few months as production personnel boarded the project and can log in for names of the DoPs, UPM, line producer, production designer and production co-ordinator. 

HBO recently announced the directors of Series 8 will be David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik, and series creators David Benioff and D B Weiss. 


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