Game of Thrones director admits final season was ‘really rushed’

Neil Marshall, who worked on episodes including ‘Blackwater’ and ‘The Watchers on the Wall’ says he would have taken a ‘different approach’

Roisin O'Connor
Monday 14 October 2019 08:12
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Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall has revealed that he agrees with fans who felt the series finale was “really rushed”.

The director, who worked on key episodes including “Blackwater” and “The Watchers on the Wall” in the final season of the hit fantasy drama, said he would have taken a “different approach” to the series.

However, he told that it would have been difficult to question showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss.

“It’s very difficult to second guess those guys because they are geniuses and they have done such an amazing job,” he said.

“Inevitably, I would’ve taken a different approach to directing. One of the greatest experiences I had with working on both those episodes was that they were so open to bringing my ideas, particularly about battle scenes and how battles worked. I would’ve definitely added my strategy and knowledge to that.”

“I kind of agree with a lot of the criticism that it was really rushed,” he continued. “Everyone ended up where they were meant to end up but they got there in a little bit of a rush.”

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