Game of Thrones season 6 to get extended finale
Los Angeles, June 9 (IANS) “Game of Thrones” is getting a super-sized season six finale. HBO has revealed the titles and running time for the final two episodes of the sixth season.
The extended season 6 finale will air on June 26, reports aceshowbiz.com.
The ninth episode of the ongoing sixth season, which airs for 60 minutes on June 19, is titled “The Battle of the Bastards”. The title seemingly hints at the long-overdue confrontation between the show’s characters Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) for control of Winterfell and the North as a whole.
The finale is titled “The Winds of Winter”, a nod to author George R.R. Martin’s forthcoming sixth novel in his “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, which was originally intended to be released prior to this season.
The finale is 69 minutes long, making it the longest “Game of Thrones” episode ever.
Both episodes are directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who helmed last year’s acclaimed “Hardhome” episode.
While there are no descriptions yet for the final two episodes, HBO has unveiled the title and synopsis of the upcoming episode eight, airing on Sunday.
Titled “No One”, its description reads, “While Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) weighs his options, Cersei (Lena Headey) answers a request. Tyrion’s (Peter Dinklage) plans bear fruit. Arya (Maisie Williams) faces a new test.”
Season six of “Game of Thrones” is telecast in India on Star World Premiere HD in India.