Game of Thrones season 8 will start filming this year!


Game of Thrones season 7 isn’t yet over, but thanks to actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) we know when season 8 starts filming.

Sunday night will mark the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones season 7, and despite the episode being leaked by HBO Spain on Tuesday night, there is a high probability that it will once again set a new record for viewership, much like the other leaked episode of this season.

When the screen fades to black on season 7, fans will be anxiously awaiting news about season 8, and thanks to an interview Collider held with actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who portrays Jaime Lannister, we’ve got our first piece of season 8 news.

Coster-Waldau was asked when he can expect the season 8 script:

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"You get the scripts a month before we start shooting, or six weeks, and then you know what’s going to happen that season. But, I don’t know what’s going to happen next season. We go back in October, so maybe in the next few weeks, we’ll get the scripts and I’ll find out. I’m very curious."

There you have it, Game of Thrones season 8 starts filming in October.

What does that mean for the eventual premiere date of season 8? Well, HBO made the wait for season 7 a very painful one by forgoing the usual spring premiere, choosing a late summer date instead. That could very well be the case for season 8 as well.

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we know that HBO hasn’t decided on a premiere date for the final season of Game of Thrones, with 2019 being on the table. Don’t worry though, 2019 is far from confirmed.

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Game of Thrones season 7 continues on Sunday night at 8 PM CT across all HBO platforms.