Game of Thrones director was ready to kill everyone in the Battle of Winterfell

Last Updated: Jun 19 2019 16:24
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TV- Miguel Sapochnik who directed the Battle of Winterfell episode in Game of Thrones has revealed that he was ready to kill almost everyone in the epic episode.

In Battle of Winterfell, Arya Stark slains the Night King. Major characters to die in the battle sequence were Lyanna Stark, Jorah Mormont and Theon Greyjoy.

While speaking on the IndieWire podcast recently, Sapochnik said, “I wanted to kill everyone. I wanted to kill Jorah in the horse charge at the beginning. I was up for killing absolutely everyone. I wanted it to be ruthless, so that in the first 10 minutes, you say, 'All bets are off; anyone could die'.

He added, "And David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] didn't want to. There was a lot of back-and-forth on that."

Game of Thrones final season drew intense criticism for not being true to its foundation.