As we inch closer to the Season 6 premiere of Game Of Thrones, fans are getting restless. But HBO promises all of the stress will be well worth the wait.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Game Of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss discussed the upcoming season and what we should look forward to in the next 10 episodes. In short? Everything.
"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.”
For the first time in the show's history, we saw a significant dip in viewership around last season's seventh episode, before picking back up again for the finale. Although Season 5 of Game Of Thrones ended on a high note with the show's most-watched episode of all time, this year's season premiere will likely bring in even more viewers. After all, we're all dying to know what happens to Jon Snow.
If Benioff and Weiss's reviews are any indication, there will more than enough storylines worthy of tuning in for. I'm hoping every episode will have us picking our jaws up off the floor while also leaving us wanting more.
If Season 6 is really as great as it sounds, Game Of Thrones will continue to rake in the accolades and break records across the board. Given HBO's intense secrecy over this season and its refusal to send out early screeners for review, I guess we'll all have to tune in weekly and see for ourselves.
'Game Of Thrones,' Season 6 will premiere on April 24.
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(Source: Entertainment Weekly)