Almost every year “Game of Thrones” tries to top itself with a battle scene as a major set piece – the second season’s “Blackwater,” the fourth season’s “The Watchers on the Wall” and last year’s “Hardhome” were all brilliantly staged, increasingly elaborate and often stunning sequences.
You ain’t seen nothing yet though says the show’s producers who promise an even bigger battle ahead. Talking with EW, writer/producer Bryan Cogman says this year’s big battle set piece will be the biggest conflict the show has depicted to date:
“It’s definitely the biggest [action sequence yet]. 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.
“Hardhome” director Miguel Sapochnik is helming the episode which will apparently be a far more traditional battle involving two large groups meeting in a field, some on horses, and attacking each other. The battle won’t be in the snow or ice like the last two, instead it seems to be in the Riverlands of the north judging by the recent trailer.
“Game of Thrones” returns on April 24th.