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08th Apr 2018

Game Of Thrones just broke another record filming an epic Season 8 battle

Rory Cashin

This. Is. HUGE.

Remember the Battle Of The Bastards?

Pretty much the biggest battle scene in Game Of Thrones to date, the Season 6 sequence was one of those unforgettably epic moments in a show pretty much drowning in them.

Not unlike that bit where Jon is almost drowning in a sea of dead bodies, actually…

If you need a quick reminder, here is the behind the scenes look at how the scene was put together:

With that scene, Game Of Thrones broke TV records for the longest filmed scene ever produced.

Pretty epic, right?

Well, you can forget all about that now, because with an upcoming battle for the eighth and final season, it took 55 days to film, more than doubling the amount of time it took to film the Battle Of The Bastards, to become a new record setter.

When we say 55 days, we actually mean 55 nights, as an image posted on Jonathan Quinlan’s Instagram account showed a thank you note to the cast and crew for the arduous shoot.

Quinlan, who has been an assistant director on over 20 episodes of the show, has since taken the image down, but GOT fan site Watchers On The Wall grabbed it before then, and the message read as follows:

“This is for the Night Dragons. For enduring 55 straight nights. For enduring the cold, the snow, the rain, the mud, the sheep s**t of Toome and the winds of Magheramorne. When tens of millions of people around the world watch this episode a year from now, they won’t know how hard you worked.”

“They won’t care how tired you were or how tough it was to do your job in sub-freezing temperatures. They’ll just understand that they’re watching something that’s never been done before. And that’s because of you.”

There is, apparently, still another epic battle to shoot – The Battle For King’s Landing – and it is unclear if that will take even longer to film than whatever this battle is, which is definitely giving us Battle For Helm’s Deep vibes, and we are absolutely 100% here for that potential comparison.

Game of Thrones is stranger to breaking records, and the season 7 finale smashed a few.

Anyone else finding it difficult to wait for 2019 already??