Kit Harington in ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6’s monumental ‘Battle of the Bastards.’ Season 8 seeks to surpass it.
“We can always count on Game of Thronesto push the boundaries of television, but a Season 8 battle sequence sounds like it may have pushed the show’s cast and crew to their limits and beyond.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Thrones team broke down their literal breakdown from the three-month shoot that will become the battle of Winterfell – the show’s most ambitious yet, known internally as “The Long Night.”
“Nothing can prepare you for how physically draining it is,” said Maisie Williams, who plays a highly-trained fighter but will make her battlefield debut this season. “It’s night after night, and again and again, and it just doesn’t stop. You can’t get sick, and you have to look out for yourself because there’s so much to do that nobody else can do…there are moments you’re just broken as a human and just want to cry.”
The episode, directed by Thrones vet Miguel Sapochnik, took 11 weeks of night shoots in freezing temperatures with only skeletal trailers and space heaters as respite (showrunner David Benioff said that seeing a night shoot crew member on a day shoot in a different episode was “like seeing Nosferatu coming in”).
“It was the most unpleasant experience I’ve had on Thrones. A real test, really miserable,” said Ser Jorah Mormont actor Iain Glen. “You have an absolute fucked bunch of actors.”
But Glen was reassuring that the misery translates well on-screen.
On one day, while shooting a non-battle scene, an actress (unnamed by EW, but a “series regular”) fainted and had to leave early. A crew member suffered an asthma attack while filming indoors because of the oils burned to create synthetic set smoke.
“If Miguel lives through this it will be the hardest thing he’s ever done,” said executive producer Bernadette Caulfield. “the hardest thing all of us have ever done.”
“Everybody prays they never have to do this again,” said Rory McCann, who plays the Hound.
“The hard work pays off on this show,” Williams added. “After one of those really tough days, you know it’s going to be part of something so iconic and it will look amazing.”
On that, the team agrees; the end product will be worth it.
“It’s been exhausting but I think it will blow everybody away,” said co-executive producer Bryan Cogman.
We can’t wait.
Game of Thrones returns April 14.”
Vikings: Season 6 – Official Trailer
HISTORY’s hit drama series “Vikings” returns for its sixth and final season with a highly anticipated and powerful two-hour premiere kicking off Wednesday, December 4 at 9 PM ET/PT. After years of turmoil and tragedy, the series reaches its biggest climax yet with the Vikings traveling to never-before-seen locations thousands of miles from Kattegat, meeting vicious rivals worthy of their strategic combat and finally facing the consequences of Ragnar’s death. The Seer’s visions come to fruition as the final season answers important life-altering questions while making it clear, the war is far from over.
The 20-episode sixth season will air in two parts, beginning with a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, December 4 at 9PM ET/PT followed by eight episodes airing every Wednesday at 9PM ET/PT on HISTORY. The remaining ten episodes of season six are slated to air in 2020. Additionally, series regular Katheryn Winnick is set to helm one episode in season six, marking her directorial debut.
Manifest Season 2 NY Comic-Con Trailer
When Michaela, Ben and Cal find themselves back on Flight 828, they discover that everything has changed. Manifest Season 2 is coming Spring 2020 to NBC. Subscribe to tvpromosdb on Youtube for more Manifest season 2 promos in HD!
Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in August 2019
“Summer may be coming to an end, but Prime Video is doing its best to keep the season of adventure going.
From gigantic journeys like Godzilla (2014) to smaller sagas like A Simple Favor, the streaming service is offering up a number of choice movies this August. Of course, they’re saving the most sought-after flicks for rent or purchase.
Throughout the month, Avengers: Endgame, The Souvenir, and Pokémon Detective Pikachu – two of which made our mid-year best of 2019 films list, and the third of which is freakin’ Pikachu in a hat – all become available through Prime Video. If you missed them in theaters or need to enjoy them just one more time, now’s your chance!”