This week’s episode of Game of Thrones was certainly one of the most epic in the show’s history. As amazing as the slaughter of Hardhome was last season, the Battle of Winterfell in the Battle of the Bastards was an even bigger set piece for the series. There were more actors, horses, props and CGI than ever before in one of these battles. The result was some of the best action in the show’s history.
To examine the battle, HBO put together this 11 minute featurette on the making of the battle. Remember though, the video is dark and full of spoilers.
Sure, Game of Thrones is at its best when it tells a story and focuses on its characters. However, the show also has this expectation that the ninth episode will wow us. This season’s ninth episode brings us the biggest and most expensive battle in the show’s history as the forces of Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton did battle for control of Winterfell and the North. And, yes, it was pretty epic.