With $15M per episode, it’s safe to say that “Game of Thrones” finale would have epic battles and lots of gut-wrenching moments. The final season of “Game of Thrones” has already set a new record.
According to Variety, HBO is increasing the budget for the eighth and final season of the critically acclaimed TV show. The upcoming season will cost over $15 million per episode, the largest per-episode budget ever given to a TV show.
In recent years, the standard for expensive TV shows has been around $10 million per episode.
The final season of “Game of Thrones” will be just six episodes and will all reportedly be feature-length. The longest episode of the series so far remains the season seven finale, which clocked in at 80 minutes.
The HBO show isn’t one to shy away from enormous budget. For season seven, the lead stars – Emilia Clarke (Daenerys), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lanister) – reportedly received $2 million each.
It has also been revealed that Miguel Sapochnik, who directed “The Battle of the Bastards”and “Hardhome” will return for the final season.
Also returning for the season is David Nutter, who helmed the infamous “Red Wedding.” These directors are enough to tease an epic and gut-wrenching season finale.
“Game of Thrones” is expected to return for its final season in 2018 or 2019.