Game Of Thrones Season Eight Episodes Set To Be As Shocking As The Red Wedding

There just a few short days to go until season eight of Game of Thrones hits our screens and the director of the now iconic 'Rains Of Castamere' episode says there are more shocking moments to come.

The episode is famous for the bloody and brutal Red Wedding scene, in which both Queen Talisa Stark and son, Robb, are killed. And when asked if there will be more of the same in the final season, David Nutter said: "The short answer is - yes!"

Speaking to the Metro, the director said he and the rest of the cast and crew worked hard on the upcoming season, admitting filming some of the bloody battle scenes are extremely 'exhausting'.

David said: "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.

"Battle scenes are just incredibly exhausting for all concerned. Having said that, they are, at the same time, sometimes tedious - because 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."

But with the production team and cast keeping their cards very close to their chest, fans don't really know what to expect from the final season.

However, one thing is for sure, it won't be for everyone, at least, that's according to showrunner Dan Weiss.

Discussing the show ahead of its release later this month, the pair said they have tried to create something every fan loves, but know that it's just not possible to please everyone.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he said: "We want people to love it. It matters a lot to us. We've spent 11 years doing this.

The director says the new season of the GOT will have shocking moments to rival the Red Wedding. Credit: HBO
The director says the new season of the GOT will have shocking moments to rival the Red Wedding. Credit: HBO

"We also know no matter what we do, even if it's the optimal version, that a certain number of people will hate the best of all possible versions.

"There is no version where everybody says, 'I have to admit, I agree with every other person on the planet that this is the perfect way to do this' - that's an impossible reality that doesn't exist."

Now, we could sit here all day speculating on what could happen, but if you want join in the discussion and check out the latest GOT news, head over to LADbible's Westeros Posting group on Facebook. You're welcome.

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Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot on France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

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