‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Actor Spills Details On Night King Battle
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The much-anticipated fight between the living and the dead in Game of Thrones Season 8 takes place early on in the season. Actor Vladimír Furdík, who plays the Night King, pretty much confirmed this.
The final installment of Game of Thrones is taking a different approach this time when it comes to showcasing battle scenes. The past seasons had audience tuning in to the penultimate episode to see the carnage. Take for instance "The Rains of Castamare," "Beyond The Wall," and "The Battle of the Bastards."
However, this is not the case in the six-episode Game of Thrones Season 8. The climactic battle of the Night King and his band of White Walkers against Jon Snow and Daenerys' army takes place earlier. Furdik let slip this tiny yet important detail in the HBO series in an interview.
"In the third episode of the last season, there is a battle that the creators intended to be a historic moment in television."
The actor continued that this battle sequence takes up most of the episode. It lasts for about an hour.
Understandably, he is talking about the biggest battle ever in the history of the Game of Thrones series: the battle with the Night King. It is so huge that it took 55 days to film the outdoor scenes and then continued for weeks in the studio.
Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister, once compared "The Battle of the Bastards" to this anticipated epic battle in Game of Thrones Season 8. He said the former looks "like a theme park."
One would think that the battle happens in Season 8 Episode 1. After all, it seemed that was where the story was headed where Season 7 ended. To recap, the White Walkers managed to tear down the North Wall thanks to the resurrected wight dragon Viserion. They then marched onward, clearly bound for Winterfell, which is the first line of defense among the Seven Kingdoms. Daenerys Targaryen and her loyal army, which includes Jon Snow, were also bound for Winterfell when Season 7 ended.
However, since the Night King battle takes place in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3, then a whole lot of story could still unfold that lead up to the fight. This also goes to say that there is a lot more plot to deal with after the battle, regardless of who wins the fight: the wights or the humans.