'Game of Thrones' wraps season 8 with 55-day battle scene shoot

As fans chomp at the bit for any crumble of "Game of Thrones" season 8 news, assistant director Jonathan Quinlan posted a note containing an exciting tidbit of what to expect.

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HBO just wrapped filming a massive battle sequence for Game of Thrones' final season and saying it will be intense doesn't even begin to cover it.  


Taking to social media, the hit HBO show's assistant director Jonathan Quinlan shared a note with fans which contained updates on season 8. 

The update came in the form of a photo of a card that was handed out onset to the cast and crew, thanking them for enduring a grueling 55-day battle scene shoot. 


"This is for the Night Dragons. For enduring 55 straight nights. For enduring the cold, the snow, the rain, the mud, the sheep shit of Toome and the winds of Magheramorne. When tens of millions of people around the world watch this episode a year from now, they wont know how hard you worked," it read. "They wont care how tired you were or how tough it was to do your job in sub-freezing temperatures. Theyll just understand that theyre watching something thats never been done before. And thats because of you."


Quinlan has since deleted the picture. As of now, season 8 is tentatively slated for a premiere in April of 2019. 

It was a really powerful moment in our lives and our careers. None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one-by-one they started falling down to their deaths.

Francesca Orsi:
HBO SVP of drama