Excited for Season 6 of Game of Thrones to premiere next month? You'd better be, because according to producers, the show's new episodes are some of the best they've ever done
Released earlier this month, the official trailer for Game of Thrones' sixth season sent fans around the world into a frenzy, with a blind Arya, defiant Cersei and determined Sansa hinting at enormous things to come when the series returns April 24. While we're still not quite sure if we're ready for a Westeros without Jon Snow, producers have assured fans that Season 6 is the best they've ever worked on, despite being one of the "hardest" to produce. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, David Benioff and Dan Weiss raised fan expectations to fever pitch: "This is not us trying to hype it. Usually there’s an episode or two we’re kind of nervous about, that didn’t turn out as well as we hoped. This season there is not a weak episode. We had great directors who knew what they were doing, paired with excellent [directors of photography]. We thought at the script stage it might be our strongest season. Then the episodes came in better than we hoped."
Benioff continued: "We’re always reluctant to say it’s ‘the best season yet’ because so much of that is in the eyes of the beholder. And Dan and I are so close to it that it’s impossible to be unbiased. But that’s my sense – watching them all together now, this is the best one we’ve done. It’s also the one I’m proudest of, because it was the hardest.” The duo's comments are a far cry from the dismissive remarks made by actor Ian McShane, who recently described Game of Thrones as "tits and dragons" during an interview about the role his mysterious character is set play in Season 6. So, tits and dragons or the most demanding show ever made for TV? Whatever GoT's magic formula may be, it works for us. Will you be tuning in April 24?