“Game of Thrones” Season 6 Jack Bender talked about how he managed to move the hearts of viewers in the dramatic scene that claimed the lives of Hodor and Summer two of the show’s beloved characters since season 1. However, he refused to reveal more about Bran’s visions.
The announcement that Bender will direct two episodes of the series made fans rejoice and they weren’t mistaken.
According to Vanity Fair, the veteran director revealed that he was already asked way back in seasons 1 and 2 to helm the series. Having directed TV hits such as the Sopranos and Lost, he was already a prime choice, unfortunately, the remote filming location made him decide otherwise.
Now having been given the opportunity to direct what he believes is considered the best show on television, Bender delivered. He masterminded the intense emotional scene of ‘The Door‘ as well as the big scenes in Blood of my Blood which arguably were the best scenes of the season.
Having been crisscrossing between Spain where Daenerys’ scenes were taken and Ireland where the majority of the scenes from Westeros were taken, Bender admits he lost track of time. He also admits there were some changes regarding the scenes he shot with some included in other episodes.
Regarding the most dramatic scene in ‘”Game of Thrones” season 6, Jack Bender admits that he did not want to take away any of the emotion on what Hodor was about to do. So even though losing Summer was supposed to be depressing, his death and sacrifice garnered only a few seconds of screen time.
When asked whether Bran’s visions from episode 6 included those from the future, Bender admits he honestly doesn’t know. He says that others might know and he is just like any other fan and wishes that wish to find out.
Jack Bender has not confirmed whether or not he will return to direct “Game of Thrones” but states that it is unlikely since they will be doing only seven episodes. He says the series already has regulars who have been doing it since the beginning of the show and instead he will focus more on his other projects.