HBO has released two behind-the-scenes videos for Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall’s epic clash between Jon Snow’s small force of heroes and the Night King’s army of the dead, which ended up costing the living dearly.
The first video is a full on inside look at how the frozen lake battle was shot. It’s 13-minutes of pure filmmaking study as both cast and crew detail the work they did for the scene and how brutal it was to film. One of the most impressive aspects of this video is seeing the real world Iceland location used to film the scene and all of the action that took place north of the wall. They also cover the special effects, most notably the zombie bear that attacked the group.
The second video is much shorter, but it offers up commentary from the cast members involved in the Brothers Beyond the Wall march. It gives insights into how the actors handled the journey and what they’re character’s motivations were. You can check it out below.
If you missed them at the end of last night’s episode you can also check out a preview for the season finale next week, as well as an inside look into “Beyond the Wall”.
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