Game of Thrones
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy and Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark. Facebook/Game of Thrones (Helen Sloan/HBO)

“Game of Thrones” showrunners have done an excellent job in raising expectations of their fans. They have given timely updates, little but important updates that have made the wait for “Season 6” literally unbearable.

[Spoiler Alert] “Game of Thrones” fans have seen massive battles in earlier seasons with “Watchers on the Wall” being the costliest episode ever. The “Hardhome” battle, where Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and company fought against the White Walkers, was the most expensive scene produced. However, the showrunners have dropped yet another bomb, stating that they are nothing compared to what “Game of Thrones” Season 6 will throw at its fans.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, “Game of Thrones” writer-producer Bryan Cogman revealed that Season 6 will have the show’s most epic battle sequence filmed till date.

“It’s definitely the biggest [action sequence yet]. We’ve always wanted to get to a place – story-wise and budget-wise and time-wise and resource-wise – where we would be able to do a proper battle, with one army on one side, one army on another side,” said Cogman.

Shows like Starz’s “Spartacus” and HBO’s “Rome” had battle sequences but they were filled with computer generated graphics and special effects. However, “Game of Thrones” has raised the bar for everybody else by keeping computer effects to a minimum. Season 6 will have “hundreds of human soldiers on one side of a field” and “another army on the other side.” There will be a clash but it would be highly tactical and character-driven.

For the first time, “Game of Thrones” will be outpacing the novel and fans are wondering if show runners will be able to keep up with the awe without George R.R. Martin’s support. David Benioff and Dan Weiss are however most confident and have even revealed that Season 6 does not have a single weak episode.

“We’re always reluctant to say it’s ‘the best season yet’ because so much of that is in the eyes of the beholder. And Dan and I are so close to it that it’s impossible to be unbiased. But that’s my sense – watching them all together now, this is the best one we’ve done. It’s also the one I’m proudest of, because it was the hardest,” Benioff told Entertainment Weekly.

If the best is yet to come, it better be now.

“Game of Thrones” Season 6 returns April 24. It will premiere on showcase on Foxtel Australia on April 25.