Game over? Fans mourn as Game of Thrones completes shooting final season

July 10, 2018 - 2:26 PM
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A scene from the season 7 finale of 'Game of Thrones.' (Screengrab from HBO)

The hit television series Game of Thrones has finished shooting its eighth and final season which is expected to air in 2019.

Fans worldwide are bracing for the finale of one of the past decade’s biggest hit shows and Filipinos are part of the mourning denizens.

Bidding farewell

Members of the cast of Game of Thrones recently revealed that the production had recently wrapped up on its eight season.

Filipino have sounded off as fans worldwide were woken up to the reality that all good things must end.

Fans are going crazy over an Instagram post from Maisie Williams, who plays fan favorite Arya Stark in the series. The actress uploaded a photo of sneakers soaked in presumably fake blood while bidding farewell to the character she has played since 2011.

One of the top comments came from Lena Headey, who plays the reviled and ever-scheming Cersei Lannister.

Game of Thrones is based on the hit fantasy novels written by George R.R Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire. Game of Thrones borrows its name from the first book in the series published way back in 1996.

The series revolves around the fictional continent of Westeros, the center of a medieval world constantly beset by political conflict among the members of its ruling elite.

Since its premiere on HBO in 2011, the adaptation has won heaps of accolades. It has won 38 Emmy awards, and has consistently placed in ‘Best ever’ television series lists by various publications.

It currently holds high ratings at different television and movie guides. It has a 9.5 rating on the IMDB, 9/10 on TV.com, and 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

In 2016, memes depicting the candidates in that year’s presidential race as the claimants to Westeros’ coveted Iron Throne went viral.

For Filipino fans, the political turmoil in the world of Game of Thrones hits very close to home.