Game Of Thrones Podcast Script Analysis Season 8
With the final season of Game of Thrones underway, faithful fans eagerly await the conclusion of this epic battle to rule the realm. In the coming weeks, we’ll embark on our own Game of Thrones journey to its thrilling outcome in a series of podcasts. We’ll be examining each episode of Season 8 and uncovering the many layers and elements making this remarkable series so popular and enthralling, and how you can incorporate them into your script.
In his final Game of Thrones podcast, Jacob Krueger discusses the series finale and the lessons it has to offer screenwriters regarding the importance of compression in keeping your audience engaged and on the edge of their seats until the very end.
This week, Jacob Krueger analyzes Episode 5 and discusses how the three levels of structure – plot, emotion, and theme – need to tie together to create a powerful journey for both your characters and your audience.
Jacob Krueger compares and contrasts two Game of Thrones pilots: Season 8, Episode 1 and Season 1, Episode 1, to show you the elements of a successful pilot, and how, as a writer, you can benefit from “saving the best for first.”
For eight seasons, Game of Thrones has attracted and retained a devoted audience. Now drawing to a dramatic finale in Season 8, this week we take a look back at Season 1 and how by building a powerful series engine the show has kept viewers flocking back to this fantastical world year after year.