GAME OF THRONES Season Six To Have Biggest Battle Yet

And, uh, it’s also supposed to be pretty good.

Of course the people who make this or that show will say nice things during the lead up to its release. So when Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss tell Entertainment Weekly something like this:

The whole season. Dan and I talk about this a lot. This is not us trying to hype it. Usually there’s an episode or two we’re kind of nervous about, that didn’t turn out as well as we hoped. This season there is not a weak episode. We had great directors who knew what they were doing, paired with excellent [directors of photography]. We thought at the script stage it might be our strongest season. Then the episodes came in better than we hoped. We’re always reluctant to say it’s ‘the best season yet’ because so much of that is in the eyes of the beholder. And Dan and I are so close to it that it’s impossible to be unbiased. But that’s my sense – watching them all together now, this is the best one we’ve done. It’s also the one I’m proudest of, because it was the hardest.’s easy to shrug it off as a natural thing for them to say. Don’t let that kill all your excitement, though. Game of Thrones season six is going to be special either way, if only because it’s the first season in which book readers are just as in the dark as non-readers. In a way, it’s almost like getting a new book. Of course, if it’s truly great on top of all that, even better.

But not everything is opinion. According to writer and producer Bryan Cogman, season six will feature the biggest battle the show has ever done:

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 been upping the ante as far as battles go with each season, culminating in last year’s amazing “Hardhome” episode, which, like this big battle episode Cogman discusses, was also directed by Miguel Sapochnik. I’m not sure having a bunch of humans go Braveheart on each other will be quite as exciting as watching giants take on a bunch of White Walkers and Wights, but I can’t wait to be proven wrong.