S6 of hit show will begin in April
Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss have teased fans with details of the show’s new series, describing it as “the best one we’ve done.”
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the showrunners were keen to stress that they were not going over the top when they said the new episodes are better than anything which has gone before.
“We’re always reluctant to say it’s ‘the best season yet’ because so much of that is in the eyes of the beholder,” Benioff said. “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 added that there isn’t one “weak episode” in the upcming season, which returns to screens in the US and UK on April 24.
“This is not us trying to hype it,” Benioff added. “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 and Weiss have had to contend with a number of spoilers leaking ahead of S6, most recently when Ian McShane talked about the fate of his character after joining the cast for the new episodes.
McShane is not the only cast member to give away secrets this year. Sophie Turner revealed that her character Sansa Stark won’t be killed off in the series while Emilia Clarke may have revealed the fate of character Jon Snow at a recent awards ceremony.