A 'Game Of Thrones' Reunion Special Has Been Confirmed

We haven't even said goodbye to Game of Thrones just yet, but a reunion special has already been confirmed and shot.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the special was filmed in Belfast earlier this year and features a bunch of characters who have died in previous seasons of the show - reportedly including Sean Bean who played Ned Stark, before he was bumped off in season one.

The special is said to be hosted by Conan O'Brien and won't actually air on HBO. Instead, it will feature on a Game of Thrones complete seasons box set that is pegged for release next year, after season eight - and the show - concludes.

Eagle-eyed fans have also noted that Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) was spotted in Belfast earlier this year, but there's no official word on if he was just visiting his pals on the set or if he was taking part in the reunion. It looks like we'll have to wait and see, eh?

Earlier this year, HBO confirmed that the eighth and final season would hit our screens in April.

And it sounds as though the last season will go out with a bang, as its set to feature the biggest and bloodiest battle yet.

Peter Dinklage (who plays Tyrion Lannister) has teased fans that this season will see an epic battle that will 'make the Battle of the Bastards look like a theme park'. Can't wait.

The six episodes are also reported to be at least an hour long, with some reports suggesting they will all be feature-length.

During a Reddit AMA director David Nutter said: "Season eight episodes will all, I think, be longer than 60 minutes. They'll be dancing around the bigger numbers, I know that for sure."

He also promised that fans will be happy with the ending when it arrives.

Speaking to Huff Post "All I know is that David and Dan spent a lot of time to tell the story in a proper fashion," he said.

"And the audience will be completely satisfied. Not everybody will be satisfied, but I feel the audience will be satisfied with the direction the series goes. It lives up to all the building it's coming to, I promise you that."

No official release date has been announced yet, so it's probably best to just keep all your evenings free in April, isn't it?

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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