In a new interview with GoldDerby, Game of Thrones director Jeremy Podeswa discusses his Emmy nomination for “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” as well as teasing a little of season six, and the fate of Jon Snow.
It might have been the most controversial episode of season five, but “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” is up for an Emmy. In this webcam chat, director Jeremy Podeswa gives some of his thoughts on the episode. As well as listing the introduction the House of Black and White and character moments between Cersei and Olenna, and Jorah and Tyrion as some of his proudest moments, he discusses crafting the scenes leading up to Sansa’s fateful wedding night. He notes that there had to be:
[A] certain sensitivity in dealing with the actors on the set as well as trying to understand how viewers are going to receive it. We always knew from an audience point of view it was a very difficult scene because the audience of the show has really grown up with Sansa, and there’s a lot of investment in the character.
Talking about season six, for which he will shoot two episodes, Podeswa goes on to say:
This show is ambitious even for itself. Every season they’re trying to top what they’ve done before and offer new worlds and show new things and new locations which are spectacular.
Naturally the interview can’t end without the inevitable “Is Jon Snow really dead?” question:
I’ve got nothing, watch the show it’s going to be great. Jon Snow’s death was another huge storytelling thing. It’s the definition of a cliff-hanger: where does the story go from here?
Check out the whole thing below, or read more on the interview here.