The VFX, the CGI dragons and the epic battle scenes from 'Game of Thrones' do not come easy. The show that aired the much awaited first episode of the final season has the most expensive cost out of the production list as per reports.
Reportedly, the six episodes of the final season are estimated to cost $15 million each. The final season also has the longest episode of the series with a run time of 80 minutes each.
While the earlier episodes cost around $ 6million each, the cost has risen about $4 million by the time of the sixth season with each episode costing around $10 million. The 'Blackwater' episode that saw the use of life-sized props and elaborate sets was the most expensive and the episode costed around $8 million, that made the producers of the show push for the last $2 million.
Meanwhile, The first episode of the much-anticipated show, 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 saw a reunion of the Starks. From Jon Snow meeting Bran Stark and Arya Stark to Tyrion Lannister meeting Sansa Stark, who used to be his wife, the first episode of the final season brought many broken pieces together.
The makers also recently released the preview of the second episode of 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 and it is not that pleasant. It shows Jamie Lannister arriving in Winterfell, and the first one to meet him is interestingly Bran Stark, the young boy who actually lost his legs because Jaime had pushed him down the building in the first season.
To recap, the previous season of the gritty, no holds barred show ended on a really terrifying and nail-biting note. The Night King, the leader of the white walkers, resurrects Viserion after he kills him with an ice spear. He then rides the beast to finally tear down the wall, the only thing holding the white walkers back from Westeros. Thanks to the undead dragon's terrible fire, the wall melts in minutes and the never-ending army of the dead begins crossing over.
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