'Game of Thrones' Director on Upcoming Battle: 'This Is Survival Horror'


"Arya will be more forgiving.until she realizes, with terror, that she has fallen in love with Jon [Snow], who is not only her half-brother but a man of the Night's Watch, sworn to celibacy", reads an excerpt from Martin's stack of Hilroys. The thing I've put the most hours into was is how, in episode 3, how to not have an audience feel battle fatigue. Like in season 6, [episodes 9 and 10, "The Battle of the Bastards" and "The Winds of Winter"], were to me one thing. At this point, the next episode looks very bleak and Game Of Thrones is known to take away anything nice given to its fans. The battle was reportedly inspired by the Helm's Deep sequence in "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers", and may notch the record for the longest battle ever filmed for TV or movies. Now you know it's going to be terrifying, too, thanks to an Entertainment Weekly interview with director Miguel Sapochnik.

Considering we didn't see Cersei (Lena Headey) or any of the characters in King's Landing during the second episode, this theory pans out in a way, because we have no idea what was going on in that side of Westeros.

Most people have come to assume that the living will lose The Battle of Winterfell and fall back to Moat Cailin. I was trying to get a sense of when do you tire out. Rumored to be 40-minutes long, the Battle of Winterfell has been hyped as one of the bloodiest, most unpredictable clashes in the show's history. Interestingly, one of the photos shows Danereys and Jon Snow observing Winterfell from a distance, suggesting the two are embarking on some sort of recon mission. Jon led a whole meeting in last week's episode preparing everyone for what they're about to fight, so what could possibly cause him to make that face on the battlefield?

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"This is survival horror", Sapochnik said. That had actually happened a little with the past few seasons of Game of Thrones, so it was a concern for season 8. "I think we're going to blow past that".

It is odd, to put it lightly, that a show as carefully constructed as "Game of Thrones" doesn't show its biggest villain in this teaser or the previous episode.