Season 6 of Game of Thrones has been some of the most gripping TV every made. The show has set new boundaries crossing the bridge between the big screen and the small.

Year on year, the show gets bigger and better and even though we’re off-book now with the screenwriters having to progress the show without source material from Novelist George R. R. Martin (as he’s still writing his next book), they have most definitely kept audiences on the edge of their seats with Season 6 up there with the best of them.

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The most recent episode, Season 6, episode 9 – Battle of the Bastards saw our hero Jon Snow (Kit Harington) finally go up against the evil, manipulating Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) both vying for control of Winterfell…. and what a battle it was!

HBO have released this absolutely astonishing behind the scenes video giving us a wonderful insight into how the battle sequence was shot and ultimately put together. Using 80 horses, hundreds of extras, dozens of cameras state of the art CGI and some funky camera rigs, they spent 25 days shooting that one scene at the cost of over $10m.

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In the video Kit Harington says they think people will believe this to be a CGI shot when in fact he had 40 horses charging at him at full speed!

The video has interviews with show creators and writers D.B. Weiss & David Benioff as well episode director Miguel Sapochnik, Horse Master Camill Naprous, Stunt CoOrdinator Rowley Irlam, Cameron Operator Sean Savage, VFX Producer Steve Kullback, VFX Supervisor Joe Bauer, Director of Photography Fabian Wagner, Production Designer Deborah Riley as well as actors Kit Harington, Iwan Rheon and Sophie Turner.


A huge congratulation to all those mentioned above (as well as your no doubt huge teams of staff) for creating a sequence that is was truly spectacular and will no doubt go down in history as one of the best battle sequences ever seen on the big or small screen.