Game of Thrones has done massive (read: pricey) battles before. “The Watchers on the Wall” is the show’s most costly episode, and the White Walkers vs. Jon Snow & Co. slaughter during last year’s “Hardhome” was reportedly “the most expensive scene to produce” during season five. But those are slap-fights compared to what Thrones has in store for season six.
A day after showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss called the upcoming season, which premieres on April 24, “the best one we’ve done,” another writer, Bryan Cogman, is doubling down on the boasting, claiming one of the episodes will feature the show’s “biggest [action sequence yet].”
“It’s definitely the biggest [action sequence yet],” Thrones writer-producer Bryan Cogman told EW. “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.”
This sequence will have “hundreds of human soldiers on one side of a field,” according to Entertainment Weekly, “another army on the other side, and then there is a clash that is highly tactical, yet character-driven.” It’s likely Cogman is referring to the Battle of the Bastards, which we saw a peek of in the season six trailer, but who knows? Maybe Ser Pounce will face off against Ghost. Finally.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)