Why is Game of Thrones season 8 taking so long to be released?

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has spoken about the finale, explaining why it’s taken so long to make the final run.

He said: “I was excited and I thought that Dan Weiss and [David] Benioff the creators, they couldn’t have done a better job on ending our story.”

The actor continued to Variety: “Everyone on the show, we’ve worked harder than ever before, spent twice as much time shooting these six episodes than we did on two full seasons before.

“No expenses has been spared, I mean we’ve gone all in so, we really hope that people will like it. We’ve done our best.”

One reason why it might be taking Game of Thrones so long to make is that multiple endings are being filmed.

But this theory is up for debate after actress Hannah Murray suggested that this wasn’t the case after all.

Actress Emilia Clarke admitted in a recent interview that several different conclusions were being shot, possibly in a bid to throw off fans.

Production on season eight is in full flow with multiple crews working on the show across various locations with the programme-makers taking their time to ensure the final run is the best it can be.

Game of Thrones recently returned to the Dragonpit and there have now been hints that this is where Cersei Lannister is going to be meeting her death and ending up in the seven hells.

A set near the site of Castle Black was recently seen getting erected, suggesting that there is still quite a bit of work to be done on the new series.

It’s thought that the huge Game of Thrones set will be where an upcoming big battle from season eight is yet to be filmed.

There was previous speculation about whether there would be multiple endings shot for Game of Thrones, however, Williams recently poured cold water on this theory.

She told Jimmy Kimmel: “I heard this and I thought, ‘I don’t think we got the budget to shoot multiple endings.’”Her words seem to contradict HBO executive Casey Bloys, who said that to prevent any leaks there would be a number of endings filmed.Depending on which of the conflicting reports fans believe, filming several finales would be one of the reasons that the show is taking longer than usual to be released.
Liam Cunningham has said that fans can expect a “bittersweet” ending to the story.

The actor, who is better known as Ser Davos Seaworth, said that he knew exactly how the epic saga would be coming to a close.

“George R.R. Martin, the writer of the original books, described the end as ‘bittersweet’ and it is,” Cunningham teased to RTE Entertainment.

HBO programmer Casey Bloys said last year that a 2019 release date is plausible due to the writing process involved in the show’s final season.

“They have to write the episodes and figure out the production schedule. We’ll have a better sense of that once they get further into the writing,” he told Entertainment Weekly.

The HBO boss also explained that the production of season eight will be “extremely cinematic” so the production schedule will differ somewhat from previous seasons.

Season seven was released in July last year, having started filming in August the previous year, 2016.

Filming for season eight officially started in October 2017.

In another interview with the publication, Bloys explained: “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: [showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff] 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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