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Kit Harington Says Filming For Game Of Thrones’ Final Season Left The Cast “Broken”

This is going to be VERY heavy.

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It seems extremely surreal that Game of Thrones will come to an end this year, eight years after it first exploded onto our screens.

The whole thing is really bittersweet. We’re going to get this incredible blockbuster ending, one that we have no doubt will be insanely good but then, that’s it. Done. Gone forever. Finito.

We’ve heard a lot about the filming process for this final season. The huge amounts of work that has gone into doing the big finale justice and the amount of money that’s being pumped in to make it all possible.

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Kit Harrington’s latest comments will probably come as no surprise to fans then, as he explained the toll that filming had taken on the cast.


“The last season of Thrones seemed to be designed to break us,” he told GQ.

“Everyone was broken at the end,” he continued. “I don’t know if we were crying because we were sad it was ending or if we were crying because it was so f**king tiring.

“We were sleep deprived. It was like it was designed to make you think, ‘Right, I’m f**king sick of this’. I remember everyone walking around towards the end going, ‘I’ve had enough now. I love this, it’s been the best thing in my life, I’ll miss it one day – but I’m done.'”

His comments make even more sense when you consider that the six episodes that make up the final series are said to be over one hour long each.

Speaking to Variety HBO CEO Richard Plepler bigged up the final season. “It’s a spectacle,” he said. “The guys have done six movies. The reaction I had while watching them was, ‘I’m watching a movie.'”

HBO recently teased us with some brand new footage from season eight, capturing a partnership forming between Sansa Stark and Daenerys Targaryen.


In the clip, Sansa gifts the Stark homestead to the Mother of Dragons and proudly declares, “Winterfell is yours, your grace”. It’s only a snippet of what’s to come, but at least it teases a swell in the ranks of Team Dany after Season 7’s casting cull.

Game of Thrones season eight will premiere in April 2019.



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