The highly-anticipated conclusion to the award-winning fantasy drama series, Game of Thrones, will hit the screens on April 2019 as confirmed by the television network, HBO.
While the plot details have yet to be confirmed, multiple reports claimed that the final season will go down in the television history as the TV series to have spent the most money per episode, showing the amount of work its creators and producers are putting on to give its legion of fans an absolute treat.
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Highest Level of Quality
Earlier this month, Sky Atlantic shared a video clip of the phenomenal HBO series, which includes snippets from its previous seven seasons in the past eight years. It then announced that the finale will be aired on April next year, just like what fans have speculated.
HBO President Casey Bloys stressed that the Game of Thrones season finale will be released later than usual because of the massive preparation for an epic finale, assuring that fans are in for bigger battle scenes and special effects. He told the Entertainment Weekly:
“Here’s what I’ll tell you: they take the time they need to do the show at its highest level of quality. As the show has gone on, it’s gotten bigger – big battle scenes, big special effects.”
“These things take time. Here’s the one thing I can assure you: Dan and Dave were not sitting around on a beach waiting to go back to work. They’re perfectionists and this is the soonest it can come back at a level of quality that they are comfortable with.”
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According to reports, the show spent an unreal amount of money for every episode of the final season. Variety initially reported that each episode cost the HBO a whopping $15 million, the most expensive budget per episode of any TV show in the history.
This figure surpassed Netflix’s $10 million budget for every episode of its historical drama series, The Crown. Interestingly, it was the same amount the HBO splashed out for the seventh season of Game of Thrones. The final season director, David Nutter, assured that the ending will give satisfaction to viewers.
“All I know is that David and Dan spent a lot of time to tell the story in a proper fashion. And the audience will be completely satisfied. Not everybody will be satisfied, but I feel the audience will be satisfied with the direction the series goes. It lives up to all the building it’s coming to, I promise you that.”
Winter is coming next April and we can’t wait to find out who sits on the Iron Throne. WARNING: “The things we love destroy us every time. Remember that.”
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