Emilia Clarke – who plays the character of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones – posted an image on Instagram on September 19 that sent the show’s fans into a meltdown of sorts. The picture was captured from the official sets of the show. It consisted of all the directors who will be contributing toward the making of Season 8. This was believed to be an official confirmation that they had started filming for the next and final season.

“Game of Thrones” Season 8 is going to air sometime in 2019. But the show-runners are already gearing up to put everything in place. They are currently in Spain for the shoot and are on a look-out for a couple of actors who can join their team.

HBO will break the bank for these episodes

According to a report by Variety, HBO is going to spend $15 million per episode for the show’s upcoming season. It will be the highest spending by HBO in the history of the program.

That's saying a lot, as well, because previous episodes have made headlines for their overall costs to the network. “Game of Thrones” Season 8 is speculated to consist of six episodes. While it is rumored that this could be the most expensive season of any show in television history, those rumors have not yet been confirmed. The cost could pay off, though, if it yields more subscribers for HBO.

New directors

The entertainment network has also confirmed the list of directors who will contribute towards the making of Season 8.

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The list most importantly includes Miguel Sapochnik. His return is highlighted because he is the creator behind the famous, “Battle of the Bastards” episode. This has been one of the favorite episodes of “Game of Thrones” for the fans.

Another sought-after director, David Nutter, will also be a part of “Game of Thrones” Season 8. The final installment will include many battles and action sequences.

It is obvious that HBO wants to put the right people in charge of the final few episodes. These creators have high expectations that will also require an abundance of resources.

There are even "Game of Thrones" rumors that state that they are going to shoot multiple endings. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, in an interview with Marie Claire, however, slammed these rumors about shooting multiple endings for the season finale.

Coster-Waldau believes it would be stupid for the show-runners to do that. According to Mashable, the shooting for the last season will begin on Sunday (Oct. 8).

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