'Game Of Thrones' Creators On Season 5: 'We're Building To A Crescendo'

April 8, 2015 4:32 PM

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'Game Of Thrones' Creators On Season 5: 'We're Building To A Crescendo'

It's featured "Red Weddings," literal head-crushings, WTF lead-character murders, death by dragonfire and molten gold force-feedings, major plot twists, and epic battles involving gargantuan woolly mammoths and bow-and-arrow-wielding ice giants. As legions of "Game of Thrones" fans can attest, HBO's fantasy series has never skimped on spectacle, big set pieces or creative ways of detailing what happens when you cross the wrong politically ambitious person in Westeros and beyond. And though anyone who's read George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels knows that there's much more is in store for the Starks, the Lannisters, Jon Snow and the Mother of Dragons, it's tough to imagine that anything could top the last four seasons. Winter is coming — but after matrimonial massacres and cast-of-thousands sieges, where is there left for the hit show to go?

Ask showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss that question, however, and they'll tell you that things are just getting warmed up — according to the pair, the upcoming fifth season is going to be the most epic to date. "We're starting to build to a crescendo now," Benioff says. "Two of the set pieces...

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