'Game of Thrones'
A picture of a White Walker from HBO TV series "Game of Thrones." Facebook/ Game of Thrones

Filming for “Game of Thrones” season 8 at the Moneyglass and Magheramorne sets in Northern Ireland have come to a close. The cast and crew have reportedly filmed the biggest action scene on the show so far. The following article contains spoilers.

According to a report by Watchers on the Wall, the action sequence they were filming since January has finally been completed. The report calls this the battle for Winterfell, which means the Starks have to brace for some heavy action soon.

Filming for the sequence went on for 55 consecutive nights. In comparison, some of the biggest action scenes on the show so far, like the Loot Train ambush and the Battle of the Bastards, took around a month each to shoot. With nearly twice the amount of normal time for this specific action sequence, it will be interesting to see what kind of visual spectacle awaits.

Filming took place mostly at night, but this doesn’t mean the scenes themselves will be set in the evening. Readers should note that winter has finally arrived in Westeros, so filming at night gives the director the ability to better control lighting and the atmosphere. The scenes may require the snowstorms and the darkness that come with the winter, especially in places like the North where the Stark stronghold is situated.

The cast and crew will be celebrating this big milestone in the production schedule. Assistant Director Jonathan Quinlan shared a picture of a heartfelt thank-you note from the producers to everyone involved in this shoot.

It doesn’t mean, however, that the team will not return to Moneyglass and Magheramorne in the near future. These sets can be repurposed to film some small additional shoots.