‘Game Of Thrones’ showrunners claim season four finale is the show’s ‘finest hour’

Fourth series of hit fantasy drama concludes with next episode

Game Of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have promised that next week’s Season 4 finale is the best thing they have ever done on the show.

The tenth episode of the fourth season will air on HBO in America on Sunday night (June 15) with British viewers able to catch up the next night on Sky Atlantic. In a statement released via Entertainment Weekly, Benioff and Weiss say that ‘The Children’ is possibly the “finest hour” in Game of Thrones history.

The joint statement reads: “The performances from our cast, the direction from Alex Graves, the VFX work, the new [music] cues from Ramin Djawadi – all of it came together in perhaps the finest hour we’ve produced. We’re immensely proud of ‘The Children’. And a little intimidated by the episode, because now we have to get back to the business of season five and figure out a way to top it.”

It has also been confirmed that ‘The Children’ will be 66 minutes long – the show’s longest episode to date. The episode is expected to focus on Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage, pictured above), who viewers saw sentenced to death in epsidoe eight, and Jon Snow’s (Kit Harington) planned assassination of Mance Rayder (Ciarán Hinds)

Last week Game Of Thrones writer George RR Martin suggested that the hit US show may require more than its allotted seven seasons, and even a movie, to tell his full story.