Peter Jackson's Weta studios has played a hand in the visual effects for the most anticipated TV series ever shot - the final season of Game of Thrones.

And makers HBO are now hoping the New Zealand Government will partially foot the bill for the work the Wellington-based company has done for it.

Viewers were last week treated to what many around the world have deemed the greatest small screen battle scene ever made during the Battle of Winterfell - an epic battle the Washington Times described as "showstopping".

In the credits for the now airing season eight of