No Games until 2019, but this new Thrones post-show will tide you over

2017-08-29 13:22

Cape Town – Winter has finally arrived in Game of Thrones, but while there won't be any new episodes of the fantasy drama series on TV until 2019, there's at least some Game of Thrones television to tide you over with a new behind-the-scenes, post-season, YouTube series.

While the long wait has now started after the conclusion of the uneven 7th season of Game of Thrones seen in South Africa on M-Net (DStv 101), fans of the show can now start to watch the Game Revealed series on YouTube with one episode dedicated to the "making of" behind each one of the 7th season's 7 episodes.

According to The Hollywood Reporter production on the 8th and final season is set to begin in October and could likely run as late as August 2018 with filming that will be taking place in colder climates around the world.

With the huge amount of post-production work and special effects needed (realistic-looking ice dragon rendering takes time, people), it's likely that Game of Thrones will only be back on TV in 2019. 

"Our production people are trying to figure out a timeline for the shoot and how much time the special effects take," Casey Bloys, HBO programming president told The Hollywood Reporter.

"The shooting is complicated enough - on different continents, with all the technical aspects - and the special effects are a whole other production period that we're trying to figure out. That is a big factor in all of this."

HBO has refrained from giving any official return date for the final season's shortened 6 episodes.

The new Game Revealed post-season show reveals how some of the things in the 7th season came to life, from creating White Walkers to a singing guest star to crafting Dragonstone.

Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke and other cast and crew debrief on the making of the just concluded season of Game of Thrones. New episodes of Game Revealed will become available on YouTube on Mondays.

Watch episode one here:

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