'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Will Feature The Show's Biggest Battle Sequence Yet [SPOILERS]
"Game of Thrones" writers have revealed that the upcoming season 6 of the hit HBO series will feature the most epic battle sequence in the history of the program.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the huge fight sequence is part of an episode directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who helmed the critically acclaimed "Hardhome" episode last season. The TV director directed the last two episodes of season 6, so it means that the massive battle sequence is either part of episode 9 or 10.
"Miguel did such a fantastic job with 'Hardhome' we thought we should bring him back -- this time with horses," series writer and co-showrunner David Benioff said. "Horses are not easy, at all. And certainly in terms of numbers -- number of extras, number of stuntmen, number of shooting days -- it's the biggest we've done."
"It's definitely the biggest [action sequence yet]," series writer-producer Bryan Cogman echoed. "We've always wanted to get to a place -- story-wise and budget-wise and time-wise and resource-wise -- where we would be able to do a proper battle, with one army on one side, one army on another side."
Series writer and co-showrunner Dan Weiss, on the other hand, added that filming the ambitious battle sequence made them realized why there are only a few fully fleshed-out battles both in the big screen and small screen.
"We wondered, 'Why don't you see more fully fleshed-out battles in movies and TV?'" said Weiss. "Then you get into the nitty-gritty of what it takes to actually shoot these things in a way that isn't just helter-skelter chaos but actually gives you a sense of battle geography and the ebb and flow, and you realize why."
According to Watchers on the Wall, the show's cast and crew are calling the big battle sequence as "The Battle of the Bastards," because the two opposing armies are reportedly headed by Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon). The "Game of Thrones" fan site noted that the Umbers and the wildlings are on Jon's side. It was also reported that Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) is also involved in the battle in some way, although it's unclear whether she's with Ramsay as a hostage or she has already reunited with her brother Jon.
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"Game of Thrones" season 6 premieres on Sunday, April 24, at 9 p.m. on HBO.
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