'Game of Thrones' is filming again way sooner than we thought

'Game of Thrones' Season 8 to Start Filming Soon, But Probably Won't Air Until 2019

'Game of Thrones' Season 8 to Start Filming Soon, But Probably Won't Air Until 2019

Though there's been no official word yet, Game of Thrones Season 8 is slated to release either in late 2018 or early 2019.

On top of that, overly excited fans shared alleged Game of Thrones Season 8 script leaks over social media, as previously reported by the Inquisitr.

Now, it seems winter won't be coming without prior authorization, as the Game of Thrones cast have not been able to open their scripts for season 8, so they won't spoil the ending.

Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham has revealed that filming on the final season of the show will continue until next summer, adding to speculation that it will not air until 2019. According to Liam Cunningham, who plays Ser Davos Seaworth on the show, the first table read happened Sunday, Oct. 8. "We're filming right up until the summer", the actor told TV Guide. But, of course, there's no word on how long it will take to film the final season; while it only consists of six episodes, each one is said to cost around $US15 million ($19 million) and could be up to 80 minutes in length.

The cast members are not allowed to read the scripts until they are inside the studio in Belfast starting on Monday, October 9 for a read-through of the first three episodes of the final season.

Quizzed on whether he had read what happens in the highly-anticipated finale, he said: 'I can't open them!' Even when there were full episodes of the show that leaked in advance we still saw Game of Thrones set ratings records for HBO. That means, if Cunningham's earlier statement about shooting going into the summer is accurate, that the final season could take nine or 10 months to complete production.

And just how long will that be?

Game of Thrones season seven suffered a number of leaks, following HBO being hacked and mix-ups with worldwide broadcasters. In fact, that may also be a factor in the longer production time, since there won't be multiple units shooting at the same time.

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