It looks like the Battle of the Bastards is going to be put to shame in the forthcoming last season of Game of Thrones. The cast and crew spent 55 consecutive nights filming the epic scene that will be shown during the course of one of the last 6 episodes of the show when it airs next year. The hit HBO series is known for its production value and the final season looks like it's going to be upping the ante quite a bit.
Game of Thrones assistant director, Jonathan Quinlan, took to social media to celebrate the cast and crew for such hard and dedicated work to make the gigantic battle scene become a reality. Quinlan shared a thank you note that was given to everybody involved. However, he soon deleted his post. Thankfully, nothing ever really goes away on the internet and his post has been saved. The thank you note reads.
"This is for the Night Dragons. For enduring 55 straight nights. For enduring the cold, the snow, the rain, the mud, the sheep sh*t of Toome and the winds of Magheramorne. When tens of millions of people around the world watch this episode a year from now, they won't know how hard you worked. They won't care how tired you were or how tough it was to do your job in sub-freezing temperatures. They'll just understand that they're watching something that's never been done before. And that's because of you."
The epic battle scene was film at the Moneyglass set in Toome, Northern Ireland, and the Magheramorne green screen set. It isn't clear which episode (or episodes) that the scene will show up in Season 8 of Game of Thrones, but it sounds like it's going to be an event to look forward to and something that fans will never forget, much like the Battle of the Bastards from the sixth season. As for the specifics of the biggest battle in Game of Thrones history, they're a mystery as well, though there has been some speculation.
Many believe that the aforementioned battle scene will be when the Night King and the White Walkers fight in Westeros. That's not too big of a stretch, but apparently the top brass at HBO and the producers of Game of Thrones didn't want anything leaking out that the shoot had even taken place, hence Jonathan Quinlan deleting his post. It's not like he revealed who exactly will be fighting the White Walkers, which is the important part here.
As for the premiere date for Season 8 of Game of Thrones, that too, is a mystery at this time. The last season is bittersweet for many fans, but to see all of the hard work that is going into making it helps to know that it's not going to be just any season of Game of Thrones. Each of the six final episodes with be 90-minutes long, practically giving fans a new movie every week until the series is complete. You can check out Jonathan Quinlan's deleted post about the biggest battle scene in Game of Thrones history below, thanks to Watchers on the Wall.