That's a lot of wigs
The staggering numbers of what went into making the eighth and final season of Game Of Thrones have been revealed – from the amount of fake blood to the number of wigs used.
This week saw the debut of long-awaited first episode of Game Of Thrones season eight, and it was hailed by fans and critics for its ambitious production.
To make it all happen, Game Of Thrones cost an estimated $15 million per episode, reports the LA Times. With the fantasy series filmed across 10 different countries, it’s also reported that the creators used 3,748 pounds of rubber and 1.5 tons of metal for weaponry, 52,000 bags of paper snow, 4,000 gallons of fake blood, 12,137 wigs and hairpieces and 12,986 extra actors hired in Northern Ireland alone.
Statistics also suggest that the very last episode of the fantasy show is set up to be “the most anticipated series finale ever”.
“We are racing toward the biggest event, perhaps ever, in television history,” said Samuel Stadler, the VP of marketing at stats firm Parrot Analytics.
“We are talking about the world’s most in-demand television show.”
So much so, that experts doubt that the franchise is likely to end any time soon.
“This is a show that will remain in demand for quite some time,” added Stadler said. “When is the Harry Potter universe ever done?”
Meanwhile, this week saw It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia star Rob ‘Mac’ McElhenney confirm his cameo in the first new Game Of Thrones episode after being spotted by eagle-eyed fans.
The second episode of Game Of Thrones season eight will air on Sunday. See the trailer and recap what happened in episode one here.