- “The Battle of the Bastards,” the ninth episode of Season 6 of Game of Thrones, won 7 Emmy Awards – breaking the record for the most statues ever earned by one episode. This level of craft deserved the ultimate behind the scenes treatment from HBO, and the digital team delivered.
This 10-minute “Anatomy of the Scene” video takes fans behind the battle lines – literally. Featuring commentary from the episode’s writers (series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss); cast members including Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton), and Kit Harington (Jon Snow); director Miguel Sapochnik; and 8 additional cast and crew members, the featurette shows the care taken by a large and dedicated team to bring the epic episode to life.
With over 5 million combined views on YouTube and Facebook, it was clear fans relished the battle and bastards alike.
- Credits: HBO