‘Game Of Thrones’ season six to be less ‘brutal’

December 24, 2015

One of the directors of Game Of Thrones says Season 6 will be less violent and “brutal”, following negative feedback over a rape scene from Season 5.

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Character Sansa Stark (played by Sophie Turner) was raped by Ramsay Bolton (played by Iwan Rheon) during Season 5 episode ‘Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken’, a scene that shocked many and caused directors & producers to re-think Season 6.

Now the director of the ‘rape’ episode, Jeremy Podeswa, has said that the show has taken the criticism into consideration.

“We were aware ahead of time that it was going to be disturbing but we did not expect there would be people in Congress talking about it,” Podeswa said, according toVariety.

“It was a difficult and brutal scene and we knew it was going to be challenging for the audience, but it was very important to us in the execution that it would not be exploited in any way.”

“To be fair, the criticism was the notion of it, not the execution. It was handled as sensitively as it could possibly be; you hardly see anything.”

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Season six of Game Of Thrones will begin on HBO in April 2016.

New cast members for season six include veteran actor Max von Sydow, who has been cast as the Three-eyed Raven, and Withnail and I‘s Richard E. Grant, who will play the manager of a visiting theatre troupe. Meanwhile, Golden Globe-winning actor Ian McShane has also joined the cast in a currently unknown role.

 

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