“Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 9 is set to come on Sunday at 9 p.m., and a live stream is available here.
The episode, titled “The Watchers on the Wall,” is the second-to-last episode for Season 4.
The showrunners talked about the show’s direction this week.
Writers David Benioff and Dan Weiss talked to Entertainment Weekly about the episode.
“I wouldn’t say it’s wall-to-wall action — because it doesn’t start right away — but once it gets going about 15 minutes into the episode it doesn’t stop. And we’re still on a TV budget. So the amount of action beats Neil had to shoot every day with a limited number of takes with the number of visual effects shots makes everything more complicated,” Benioff said.
Weiss added: “With so much action, the more layered it gets, and then the easier it is to stop making any sense and just show a lot of random guys hacking and beating away at each other. And Neil’s sense of what was happening in an extremely complicated environment is so strong.”
“Giants. Giants are tricky. Having Neil Marshall directing it, you have confidence; like going to a really good doctor who’s going to make everything better. Neil is very soft spoken, but he’s the kind of guy when he’s on the set everyone is calm because he knows exactly what he’s doing. It’s a very intense episode, more intense than Blackwater. We’re seeing it now, even before visual effects have gone in, and it’s still magnificent,” Benioff also stated.
According to reports this week, “Game of Thrones” is officially HBO’s most popular series, beating out “The Sopranos.”
Episodes of the show have an average gross of 18.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen.
The 2002 season of “The Sopranos” had an average gross audience of 18.2 million per episode, the Nielsen report said, according to Variety.
The series was recently renewed for a fifth and sixth season.