The highly anticipated Game of Thrones Season 8 is still months away from finishing production and filming, but spoilers are finding their way out nonetheless. Hence, readers have been warned beforehand unless you are really desperate in knowing about this certain event that will be taking place.
According to a report from Watchers on the Wall this week, the Winterfell set went up in flames as part of production for a specific scene. This has been confirmed by other sources as well, further corroborating that filming for the sequence involved a large number of extras and what possibly could be a major battle.
Winterfell is the seat of the ruler of the North and the ancestral home of House Stark. It certainly appears that the significant location is going to be put to rest when Game of Thrones Season 8 concludes the storyline next year.
In the last season, the Night King had managed to breach through the Wall and his army of White Walkers (backed by the resurrected dragon) were marching right into the allied forces of Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, and the wildlings. It is possible that the sheer numbers forced the living defense to retreat, and would later see the Night King destroying Winterfell.
However, it is also possible that the two remaining dragons were behind this act for whatever reasons. There is also Cersei Lannister and her love for wildfire. She clearly made it clear the last time that she will take care of both Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen once an opportunity presented itself. Maybe she finally had the Golden Company march North to take control of Winterfell.
Game of Thrones Season 8 will finish filming later this year and the first episode has been confirmed by Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, to arrive in April 2019.