Game Of Thrones Season 8: The Winter came and finally, the Iron Throne got a deserving king. It has been a year since the season finale of Game Of Thrones aired. The fans have said their goodbyes to their favorite characters. But, there is always some or the other news related to the series that keeps the fans of the show engrossed.
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones (1996). The show was both produced and filmed in Belfast and elsewhere in the United Kingdom.
Filming locations also included Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, and Spain. The series premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, and concluded on May 19, 2019, with 73 episodes broadcast over eight seasons.
Set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, Game of Thrones has a large ensemble cast and follows several story arcs.
One arc is about the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and follows a web of alliances and conflicts among the noble dynasties, either vying to claim the throne or fighting for independence from it. Another focuses on the last descendant of the realm’s deposed ruling dynasty, who has been exiled to Essos and is plotting a return to the throne. A third story arc follows the Night’s Watch, a brotherhood defending the realm against the fierce peoples and legendary creatures of the North.
Game of Thrones attracted record viewership on HBO and has a broad, active, and international fan base. Critics praised the series for its acting, complex characters, story, scope, and production values, although its frequent use of nudity and violence (including sexual violence) was criticized; the final season received further criticism for its condensed story and creative decisions, with many considering it a disappointing conclusion.
The series received 58 Primetime Emmy Awards, the most by a drama series, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019. Its other awards and nominations include three Hugo Awards for Best Dramatic Presentation, a Peabody Award, and five nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama. Despite the negative reception of the final season and finale, many critics and publications have named the show as one of the best television series of all time.
Game of Thrones Season 8:
The eighth and final season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones, produced by HBO, premiered on April 14, 2019, and concluded on May 19, 2019. Unlike the first six seasons, which consisted of ten episodes each, and the seventh season, which consisted of seven episodes, the eighth season consists of only six episodes.
The final season depicts the culmination of the series’ two primary conflicts: the Great War against the Army of the Dead, and the Last War for control of the Iron Throne. In the first half of the season, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, and many of the main characters converge at Winterfell to face the Dead. During the long, bloody battle, which includes aerial combat by dragons, Bran lures the Night King into the open, where Arya destroys him; the army of White Walkers and wights crumble. Meanwhile, Cersei Lannister remains in King’s Landing and strengthens her forces to set traps for a weakened Daenerys.
The second half of the season resumes the war for the throne as Daenerys suffers losses until she finally assaults King’s Landing on Drogon, her last dragon. She defeats Cersei’s forces, burns the city and kills Cersei and her brother Jaime. Daenerys vows to “liberate” the whole world as she has liberated the capital of Westeros. Unable to sway her from her destructive path, an agonized Jon kills her. Drogon flies away with her body. The leaders of Westeros choose Bran Stark as King, who grants the North independence and appoints Tyrion his Hand. Sansa Stark is crowned Queen in the North. Arya sails west, and Jon leads the Wildlings north of the Wall.
The season was filmed from October 2017 to July 2018 and largely consists of original content not found in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, while also incorporating material that Martin has revealed to showrunners about the upcoming novels in the series, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. The season was adapted for television by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.
The season was met with mixed reviews from critics, in contrast to the widespread acclaim of previous seasons, and is the lowest-rated of the series on the website Rotten Tomatoes. While the performances, production values, cinematography, and music score were praised, criticism was mainly directed at the writing and shorter runtime of the season, as well as numerous creative decisions made by the showrunners.
The season received 32 nominations at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, the most for a single season of television in history. It won twelve, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Peter Dinklage.
Salaries Of The Cast Revealed:
The cast of Game Of Thrones became stars overnight. The show got them both fame and popularity. It also paid the cast of the show a big paycheque. The salary of the cast of Game Of Thrones was revealed recently.
Salary Of The Leading Cast:
Game Of Thrones has 5 leading characters. Kit Harington who played the role of Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke who played the role of Daenerys Targaryen or the mother of the dragons, Peter Dinklage who portrayed the role of Tyrion Lannister, Lena Headey who played Cersei Lannister, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was Jaime Lannister are the leasing cast of the show.
It has been reported that each of these stars is believed to have earned $1.2 million per episode for Season 8. In season 7 alone each of these stars was earning $500,000 to $600,000 per episode.
Salary Of Other Supporting Cast Members:
Game Of Thrones had a huge star cast. The supporting cast of the series includes Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, and Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark or the Three-Eyed Raven.
The supporting actors were not earning as much as the lead cast. The Stark siblings were earning $175,000 per episode for the final season.