Spoilers for Game of Thrones’ “Battle of the Bastards” continue below. Read on at your own risk.
Director Miguel Sapochnik pulled off something truly impressive in “Battle of the Bastards” by executing a battle sequence that was both massive in scope and incredibly personal. In fact, it was such a difficult feat that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss said they couldn’t find great examples of something similar in film.
Instead, they looked to history, and built up a believable medieval pitched battle from there. In “Battle of the Bastards'” Inside the Episode segment, Benioff and Weiss explained the two key moments of history that they drew inspiration from.