Game of Thrones: Biggest Battle Scene Coming In S6

Game of Thrones big battleThe upcoming season of Game of Thrones is going to contain the show’s most epic battle sequence yet.

According to a report on Entertainment Weekly, a huge, action-packed battle scene has been filmed for the sixth season of Game of Thrones, a season shrouded in mystery since it will be covering events beyond the five published novels of George R. R. Martin. No spoilers have been revealed about this exhilarating scene other than the fact that it will be epic.

Speaking to EW, Game of Thrones producer Bryan Cogman said:

“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.”

Game of Thrones has always set a high standard for epic fight scenes, preferring not to depend too much on computer effects but to use real actors on location with practical effects as much as possible. Previous notable battle scenes include season 2’s “Blackwater” with ships storming King’s Landing, the Battle of Castle Black in season 4, and the breathtaking “Hardhome” from last season which saw a vast army of White Walkers swarming a seaside outpost.

The upcoming sequence is described by Cogman as a “proper battle,” with scores of human soldiers on one side of a field and another army on the other side. It is a clash that EW describes as “highly tactical, yet character-driven.”

Showrunner Dan Weiss spoke to EW about the challenges of shooting these impressive scenes:

“We wondered, ‘Why don’y you see more fully fleshed-out battles in movies and TV?’ 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.”

This battle scene will be directed by “Hardhome” director Miguel Sapochnik.

Game of Thrones season six premieres on April 24 on HBO.