It looks like Game of Thrones will be out-battling itself in Season 6, which is saying quite a lot for a show that has already completely re-written the rules for what is acceptable horror and violence on TV.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Game of Thrones "producers have filmed the show’s most epic battle 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.”
More from EW:
The upcoming sequence, however, is more like a classic campaign that you typically only see in major films: Hundreds of human soldiers on one side of a field, another army on the other side, and then there is a clash that is highly tactical, yet character-driven, and shown from start to finish – a “proper battle,” as Cogman put it.
As Flavorwire pointed out, Game of Thrones is already one of the most expensively produced TV shows in history (and not because of high-ticket actor salaries, like Friends) — so it doesn't seem unlikely that this upcoming Epic Battle will be one of the biggest action sequences we've seen on the small screen.
The Epic Battle reportedly took a month to film and will appear in an episode directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who directed two Season 5 episodes. Game of Thrones Season 6 will return to HBO on April 24.