Go Behind-The-Scenes Of HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prosthetics, White Walkers, Night King, Stone Men (VIDEO)

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” video take fans behind-the-scenes of the extensive prosthetics work that goes into the show, particularly in the creation of greyscale and the White Walkers. The four-minute video is already a hit, as fans are excited about the final season and what the ancient Night King has coming for everyone in Westeros. 8852a8f4-449e-11e9-9b94-c272560e6ac5
“I don’t think people are quite aware of how extensive it (prosthetics work) is,” says Barrie Gower, prosthetics designer, in the video. “It’s such a complex department and the build that goes into this is quite time consuming.”

Gower explained the process in further detail, and said that it begins with the actors coming into the studio and having head casts taken. “It’s lovely to see all our hard work and all these things we’ve built actually make it to the screen,” he continued.fe33063a-dd30-4be1-b7bf-087e08743645-f67f56310eac70f5e67f753e4551a7c85eaf3a8fcc9f9982037b735ba000eb8efeb619b6d8e946ff5b07fe6fe2f6f42d0601c5a6f9e35bb6e99087a6ae6c5511

An average prosthetic makeup takes ‘four-to-six’ weeks to build, the video reveals, showing glimpses of a large team working tirelessly to achieve the show’s look. Actors are sometimes required to sit in makeup chairs for sometimes up to eight hours.5c34d2944fe9e54f768c1d528b7fdf2d

Each year the show has got bigger, and the eighth season is the biggest yet. The eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” will premiere Sunday, April 14 at 9/8c on HBO. Follow “Game of Thrones AfterWord” for all breaking news on Facebook.  

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Helen Sloan/HBO
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