Do you love “Game of Thrones” battles, and those pivotal ninth episodes that tend to leave your jaw on the floor? The writers and producers have their work cut out for them trying to match the shock and the power of the execution of Ned Stark, the Battle of Blackwater, or the Red Wedding … but we imagine that they will figure out a way to live up to it.
Before you have an opportunity to see this episode even air (likely in early June / late May 2014), why not get a little bit more scoop about it now? In her latest post in her official Making of Game of Thrones blog, Cat Taylor teased the following about the set-up for this episode, which is being directed by Neil Marshall of “Blackwater” fame:
“Two years and two seasons on, we have returned to a location not far from the first and Neil [Marshall] is back at the helm once more. It’s still several weeks of night shoots, and being Belfast, there is still rain, but this time the fight Neil is navigating is not anywhere on the water. The planning of this battle has been taking place for months but unlike any other episode of Season 4, Neil’s will be filmed in a very concentrated burst. In fact, for many on the show – including most of the cast and the other directors, their work was complete before filming on this episode had even begun.
“… As always, I can’t give too much away, but a little hint won’t hurt: Although this battle will not be laden with wildfire, I can say you’ve never seen an army like this on ‘Game of Thrones.’”
“Game of Thrones” season 4 still does not have an official premiere date yet, but if we were one to guess as to around when the show would be starting back up, we would predict somewhere along the last week of March / first week of April as per many recent trends. We also don’t imagine that we will be forced to wait too much longer for an official trailer, though there have at least been a few little clips shown off already in an HBO promo.