As season 7 of “Game of Thrones” nears its end, news and rumors surrounding next season are slowly sprouting.
In an interview with Collider, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau revealed that filming for Season 8 begins in two months. “We go back in October, so maybe in the next few weeks, we’ll get the scripts and I’ll find out. I’m very curious,” said Coster Waldau. The 47-year-old Danish actor plays Jamie Lannister in the HBO hit series.
He also shared how each season progresses, in terms of the script and content. “I knew what was going to happen for the first three seasons. After that, it’s been a season at a time,” he explained. “You get the scripts a month before we start shooting, or six weeks, and then you know what’s going to happen that season. But, I don’t know what’s going to happen next season,” he added.
According to Entertainment Weekly, October is late, compared to the usual film dates in the earlier seasons. The upcoming season will only last six episodes, which is one episode shorter than the current season. Despite the few number of episodes, season 8 is expected to have a finale with a very long air time.
Last week, Coster-Waldau also shared with Entertainment Weekly his disappointment over the leaked episodes hounding the show. Moreover, he also felt bad that their personal information were also compromised.
“We had to set up all these email accounts [to get scripts],” Coster-Waldau said. “They had to be triple and quadruple [checked],” said Coster Waldau. Because of the major letdown, the actor raised a suggestion that could help prevent hacks from happening in the future. He said that it would be much better if the scripts were handed to them physically, instead of sending them via email.
Earlier this month, episode 4 was leaked a few days before its HBO premiere. Four people were already arrested in India where the leak originated, via Star India. The company is the current pay-TV distribution partner of HBO in the country.