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Game of Thrones S8E03: Here are a few facts from the Battle of Winterfell

Updated : April 30, 2019 03:23 PM IST

The third episode in season 8 of 'Game of Thrones' has been the longest yet in the series. A battle encompassing the dead and the living, the episode was aptly named 'The Long Night' by the makers, DB Weiss, and David Benioff. Miguel Sapchonik, who had previously directed two other battle sequences 'Hardhome' and 'Battle of Bastards', directed the longest battle sequence on the TV history, longer than the Lord of the Ring's Battle of Helm's Deep. Here are a few other interesting tidbits from the epic episode.

It took the makers 55 days to shoot the Battle of Winterfell, which is the longest fight in the series. (Source: Twitter)
It took the makers 55 days to shoot the Battle of Winterfell, which is the longest fight in the series. (Source: Twitter)
The third episode also had a huge number of extras, with at least 750 people on the set. (Source: Twitter)
The third episode also had a huge number of extras, with at least 750 people on the set. (Source: Twitter)
The episode showcased the longest battle sequence in film or TV history, longer than Lord of the Ring's Battle of Helm's Deep. (Source: Twitter)
The episode showcased the longest battle sequence in film or TV history, longer than Lord of the Ring's Battle of Helm's Deep. (Source: Twitter)
Miguel Sapochnik directed the episode. He had previously directed the episode of Hardhome and Battle of the Bastards. (Source: Twitter)
Miguel Sapochnik directed the episode. He had previously directed the episode of Hardhome and Battle of the Bastards. (Source: Twitter)
The episode titled 'The Long Night' was the longest episode in the series so far. (Helen Sloan/HBO via AP)
The episode titled 'The Long Night' was the longest episode in the series so far. (Helen Sloan/HBO via AP)
Maisie Williams aka Arya Stark, right, and Richard Dormer aka Beric Dondarrion in a scene from 'Game of Thrones' that aired on Sunday, April 28, 2019. (Helen Sloan/HBO via AP)
Maisie Williams aka Arya Stark, right, and Richard Dormer aka Beric Dondarrion in a scene from 'Game of Thrones' that aired on Sunday, April 28, 2019. (Helen Sloan/HBO via AP)
Maisie Williams aka Arya Stark, right, and Carice van Houten aka Mellisandre in a scene from 'Game of Thrones' that aired on Sunday, April 28, 2019. (Helen Sloan/HBO via AP)
Maisie Williams aka Arya Stark, right, and Carice van Houten aka Mellisandre in a scene from 'Game of Thrones' that aired on Sunday, April 28, 2019. (Helen Sloan/HBO via AP)
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