'Game of Thrones' season 8: Cast members reach Iceland to film

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Cast member Kit Harington poses at a premiere for season 7 of the television series "Game of Thrones" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 12, 2017.
Cast member Kit Harington poses at a premiere for season 7 of the television series "Game of Thrones" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 12, 2017. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Some of the big cast members of “Game of Thrones” season 8 were spotted at the airport heading to Iceland to film their scenes. Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) are already there in the country.

A picture of Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane), Joe Dempsie (Gendry), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) and John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) having lunch at the airport has been posted on Watchers on the Wall. The actors were reportedly heading to Iceland to join fellow cast members Harington and Clarke.

The report suggests that the heroes may launch an attack on the Army of the Dead. Also, some parts of the North may now look like a location beyond the Wall.

Winter has arrived in Westeros, and with the passage of time, the snow is set to rise across the realm. The North may be the first place where the real effects of winter will be felt.

The Army of the Dead has already crossed the Wall. The last time fans saw the White Walkers, they had marched into the Seven Kingdoms at Eastwatch, where Tormund first faced the Night King. While it may be a wise strategy to take the fight to the enemy rather than wait for them to reach Winterfell, the presence of Sam suggests there may not be an army travelling to fight the White Walkers, The North is so cold now that the cast and crew will have to film in Iceland to depict accurate weather conditions.

Filming of “Game of Thrones” season 8 is expected to wrap by December this year. The cast and crew have been filming scenes in Northern Ireland. The show is set to premiere sometime in 2019. The producers are yet to announce an exact release date.

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