Winter has come and gone on Game of Thrones.
**Spoilers for season eight, episode three “The Lengthy Night time” forward**
The Night time King – chief of the White Walkers – has lastly fallen, with Arya Stark piercing the villain’s coronary heart with a really acquainted Valyrian Metal dagger. Our heroes (a minimum of, those that stay standing) are actually set to march South to King’s Touchdown, the place they are going to face Cersei Lannister.
Right here’s the whole lot we all know in regards to the fourth episode of season eight.
Launch date and how one can watch
Recreation of Thrones returns each Sunday, with the subsequent episode airing 5 Could.
Viewers within the US can watch on HBO. Sky Atlantic and NOW TV will simulcast the episode within the UK. Additionally, you will have the ability to stream every episode via NOW TV.
Has episode 4 leaked?
Regardless of the massive safety measures put in place by HBO, each episode one and two leaked just a few hours early than their scheduled broadcast. Episode three didn’t leak, and, up to now, episode 4 has not both.
What we have now seen up to now
Each week, HBO launch a trailer and a set of photos from the forthcoming episode. Watch the trailer above and flick via the gallery under for the pre-released photos.
Episode depend and runtimes
Whereas the primary six seasons all consisted of 10 episodes, season seven was made up of solely seven. Showrunners David Benioff and D B Weiss have determined to likewise restrict the size of season eight, deciding on simply six episodes. (The duo initially needed to release three feature-length movies, rather than six episodes, however HBO went in opposition to the choice.)
HBO confirmed the runtime for each episode earlier than the season aired, with the third episode being the present’s longest ever at one hour 22 minutes. Listed below are the subsequent three runtimes.
Episode 4: 1 hr 18 minutes
Episode 5 1 hr 20 minutes
Episode six: 1 hr 20 minutes
Additionally of observe: every episode value a rumoured $15 million to produce. Reviews fluctuate on how a lot the forged have been paid, however Selection beforehand claimed Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Package Harrington (Jon Snow) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) all received $500,000 (£384,000) per episode.
Episode 4 writers and director
David Nutter – finest recognized for guiding the notorious Pink Marriage ceremony – returns to helm episode 4. Nutter additionally directed the primary two episodes of the season. Showrunner David Benioff and DB Weiss have written the episode.