In the very first scene of the mammoth saga of Game of Thrones viewers were confronted with a confusing reality – the people in The Seven Kingdoms roast much larger fish than a nasty fight.
The Nightingale's Dead Army has since been teased endlessly. Innumerable speeches about the meaning of the wall and the numerous promises that much worse will come have more than emphasized this point.
Now that the series finale is just around the corner, it's time to put this show on the road. And Peter Dinklage (aka Tyrion Lannister aka our future king, doubts his power) promises an epic and "brutal" final showdown.
"The Battle of the Bastards looks like a theme park," said Dinklage Entertainment Weekly for her report on the finale of the series.
Dinklage's commentary is particularly interesting in the face of director Miguel Sapochnik The season 6 season finale between Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton has returned for the final confrontation between the living and the dead ̵
Bastards look like a theme park. "
Showrunner David Benioff found that maintaining history and emotions is very difficult while fulfilling the obligatory wow factor.
"Part of our challenge, and really, Miguel's challenge, is how to maintain this bondage. We have been working from the beginning, it's life against the dead, and you can not do that 12-minute sequence, "said Benioff EW .
The massive and lengthy climax supposedly took weeks to shoot and meant larger additions to the existing set. An expansion of Winterfell had to take action so that HBO could build another large part of the castle, which included a tower, a courtyard and many interiors. Viewers can not only expect an impressive visual presentation – I mean, come on: Ice Dragon 19459004 – but viewers can also expect the series' powerful character sheets to be poignant and satisfying.
"It's about all these different characters, facing a common enemy, dealing with their own past and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death," said co-executive producer Bryan Cogman EW.
Considering that we are all very clear about it, we all ask ourselves: When will we get this masterpiece? At the moment we are still in the "first half of 2019".
Yes, that's a bit annoying. But patience is a virtue, and that sounds like a battle worth waiting for.
You can read the full Entertainment Weekly Cover Story here.