Game of thrones is a well known show, so much so that its one of the most popular shows in the world but going by few reports, its also an extremely expensive show and every episode takes a gigantic amount of money. Adapting a fantasy is anyway never cheap and when you are talking about something as enormous as game of thrones, its only obvious to spend millions on one episode.
According to a news report in techinsider, James Hibberd, a report said that, “The show easily costs north of $10 million per episode at this point – not that you’ll hear HBO complain.”
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had already had a conversation with HBO executives in season 2 where they asked for an additional $2 million dollars to shoot the famous “Blackwater” battle scene of Game of Thrones.
Hibberd also wrote in his report that, “The mysterious battle … represents the show’s first-ever attempt at doing what producers call ‘a proper battle. As in, there are hundreds of human soldiers on one side of a field and another army on the other side, with a classical campaign of engagement that is highly tactical and shown from start to finish.”
David Benioff also told EW that “We went down on bended knee [to HBO]. ‘Just this once. Please.’ We were genuinely nervous about [the episode] for the whole time until we finally wrapped it.”
The effort completely showed in the battle of Blackwater and it was one of the most iconic sequences on the show. But if we do the math, going by the estimate that one episode costs $10 million, and season six will have 10 episodes, it makes it a whopping $100 million for one season. And that’s exorbitant, but totally worth it.
The year 2020 has been the Red Wedding for everyone around the world. Looking at the current scenario, stepping out of quarantine seems to be a big risk. People are cautious and suspicious of each other, scared of contamination. Under such dire conditions, normal life sounds like a fantasy. Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and husband Joe Jonas are trying hard to give their new-born daughter a normal life.
The young couple went out for a walk with their daughter Willa in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Turner was seen in a T-shirt and black leggings, while Jonas was rocking the buzzcut he dyed pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month while. They were pushing Willa in a black baby carriage.
Both the high-profile parents were keeping it low-key and were wearing properly secured black face masks. Since becoming parents in July 2020, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have been focusing more on their baby and less on sharing details of their private life.
Sophie earlier made headlines with an Instagram post, when she brought a prop from Game of Thrones set back home. She welcomed the wooden Throne of Winterfell at her home, which had an intricately carved dire-wolf on it.
Turner and Jonas are trying their best to be good parents for little Willa. Feel free to express your good wishes for their cute family in the comments below!
Every TV show or movie has that one person who lights up the screen on their entrance. Game of Thrones’ Tormund Giantsbane, played by Kristopher Hivju, was one such character who’s loved by fans for his hilarious puns and looks worldwide.
Kristofer Hivju turned in heads on Instagram with a picture of his new look. Fans were shocked to see a beardless Tormund Giantsbane. Hivju had rocked the beard ever since he auditioned for the role. The beard was an essential part of his wildling look.
Earlier this year, Hivju was tested positive for Coronavirus. He has recovered quickly after spending weeks in quarantine with his wife. The Game of Thrones star is participating in the PCS Open, a Professional Disc Golf Association B tournament in Norway. He apparently shaved his beard ahead of the contest.
However, Kristofer has assured his fans that his beard is coming back soon. The head of Brienne of Tarth fan club is well-known for growing a lush beard rather quickly. When he first came to shoot for the show, it took only 4 months and 17 days for him to grow a full-red beard!
Hivju’s Tormund Giantsbane was one of the most loved characters in the TV series. What are your thoughts about his new look? Let us know in the comments below!
Game of Thrones’ cast has been known to donate to charity from time to time. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played Jaime Lannister on the show has been working as a goodwill ambassador for UNDP for the past 4 years. He recently launched a platform for grassroots giving called Dandi.
Waldau did a Reddit AmA about the charitable website. It is natural for Game of Thrones fans all around the world to shower him with questions about the show and his character. The actor chose to avoid all such questions.
I am actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. You may remember me as Jaime Lannister on GoT… I’ve just launched a platform for grassroots giving called Dandi. AMA! from IAmA
Nikolaj however was happy to answer questions about his fellow cast members. He answered one of the hilarious questions about him and Pilou Asbaek (Euron Greyjoy) planning a Danish takeover of Hollywood in secret. (Check out how they celebrated Danish independence day)
Coster-Waldau also explained to one of his Indian fans, the inspiration for the name of his website.
Some Game of Thrones fans couldn’t hold themselves back. They began to post funny puns and comments related to the show. Waldau answered none.
Nikolaj explained his work as a UNDP goodwill ambassador.
When your favorite stars take a step towards making the world a better place, it is surely a soothing sight. What do you think about his initiative? Tell us in the comments below!