June 20, 2016


'Battle of the Bastards': Go Behind the Scenes of the Biggest 'Game of Thrones' Sequence Ever

Did you watch "Battle of the Bastards," Game of Thrones' penultimate Season 6 episode? Did you live through it? Then see how they did it in the video up top.

The new 11-minute behind-the-scenes clip features interviews with actors Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton), co-showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, director Miguel Sapochnik (Season 5's "Hardhome") , horse master Camilla Naprous and many more members of the production team. Entertainment Weekly previously reported that "Battle of the Bastards" is Game of Thrones' biggest action sequence ever, featuring 70 horses, 500 extras, 600 crew members and 160 tons of gravel.

The episode also held Benioff's favorite shot of the season. "Part of the reason that's such a great shot is it's all real," he says. "That's 40 horses charging full speed at Kit Harington." 

Next week's Season 6 finale will be Game of Throneslongest episode ever at 69 minutes. 

For more, read Jason Lipshutz on how women rule the world of GoT, and listen to the Back of the Class podcast riff on the series' latest developments at the 28:05 mark in the episode below: