Game of Thrones, season 8, episode 3. Here we are at last. After the first two episodes missing a bit of action, “The Battle of Winterfell” between the people of Westeros and the White Walkers finally arrives. 55 days of shooting, more characters on screen since the beginning of the series, longer episode, biggest battle scene in TV history… the episode of all records.
Did you find the first two episodes of season 8 of Game of Thrones a bit soft? Rest assured, that should change with episode 3. While the beginning of the season has served to remind us of the stakes and lay the foundations, we will now get to the heart of the matter with “The Battle of Winterfell”, a battle that promises to be epic between the living of Westeros and the dead once contained by the Wall who arrive from the North.
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 : The Battle of Winterfell even stronger than the Battle of the Bastards and the siege of Helm’s Deep in The Lord of the Rings
Because yes, well, “Winter is coming”. According to Entertainment Weekly, this episode will break records, including the longest battle scene in the history of television and even cinema, including the siege of Helm’s Deep in The Lord of the Rings. “The Battle of the Bastards (season 6, episode 9) had already left its mark on us, so Game of Thrones will go even further. Director Miguel Sapochnik also says that this is the episode of the series in which the most characters appear since the pilot.
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The shooting of “The Battle of Winterfell” lasted 55 days (or rather nights), said assistant director Jonathan Quinlan almost a year ago. By way of comparison, “The Battle of the Bastards” opposing the armies of Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton for the conquest of Winterfell (already) had required “only” 25 days of filming. In short, you’re not only watching an episode that we’ve been waiting for years with the Game of Thrones S8E3, but also a production that will go down in TV history. As a reminder, OCS offers 1 month free subscription to watch the last four episodes of Game of Thrones. Episode 3 of season 8 will be the longest episode of the series: it will last 82 minutes.