‘Game of Thrones’ Takes Us Inside s8e5, “The Bells” [SUPER SPOILERS]

HBO has again released a video for “The Game Revealed,” the behind-the-scenes documentary series done for landmark show Game of Thrones. As we’ve mentioned a few times in this, 8th and final season of the high fantasy drama, the BTS stuff is almost (okay, IS) better in many ways from the resulting episode.

'Game of Thrones' Takes Us Inside s8e5, "The Bells" [SUPER SPOILERS]

This past episode, s8e5 “The Bells”, had some absolutely bonkers fire stunts performed by an incredible set of professionals. Agree or disagree, we’ve finally been given the proof that Queen Daenerys has become her father’s daughter in every sense of the “Burn Them All” phrase.

VFX producer Steve Kullback says the effects team started calling the episode “Holy Shit” after reading the outline, with everything they’d need to do. Stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam says they had to “set fire to 22 people, twice.” There 650 extras in the Kings Landing set, a claim that this was the most people set on fire for a production, and other tidbits about the attack and sack of the capitol city.

Then it gets into the nitty gritty of Dany’s motivation, why she choses to set fire to everything rather than just heading to the Red Keep and Maegor’s Holdfast to finish the job of killing Cersei, which we don’t really buy for all the gold in Casterly Rock.

In anycase, the BTS is fabulous, and far more enjoyable than the resulting episode of the main series.

The very last EVER episode of Game of Thrones airs THIS SUNDAY on HBO.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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