As Game of Thrones fans prepare for the impending battle between the living and the dead, director David Nutter has revealed upcoming scenes will rival the Red Wedding in shock value.
According to Nutter, who directed the infamous Red Wedding scene in season three where viewers saw Robb Stark, his mother Catelyn Stark, and his pregnant fiancee, Talisa, all murdered by a Bolton/Frey alliance, scenes in season eight will bring similar reactions from viewers.
Speaking to The Metro, Nutter, when asked if viewers should expect similarly shocking scenes in the last season, said: “The short answer is - yes!”
Nutter also described the upcoming battle scene, which he said is equally “draining” for both cast and crew.
“I can’t say that it’s more draining or less draining to be the director of the episode, but I will say that we’re all in the same boat, actors and director, when it comes to really bringing our ‘A game’ to the fore,” he said.
But, according to "The Rains of Castamere" episode director, shooting the battle is also quite tedious for everyone involved - as “there’s so much minute detail to deal with, from both an acting and directing standpoint”.
“Horses, armaments, special effects are all vying for our attention and energy, in a lot of cases, and it’s true that it’s exhausting trying to lasso all of these elements into a coherent whole,” he added.
The second episode of the final season has already provided viewers a surprising twist, as fans watched Arya and Gendry have sex - a scene that has divided viewers.
While some were supportive of Arya’s decision, others questioned why it was necessary to sexualise a character that, up to that point, had been focused on revenge and murder.
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