HBO has hit the original content ball out of the park again and again in the past few years and while Boardwalk Empire is an Emmy winning show, the crown jewel of the network’s original content is Game of Thrones. A unique blend of fantasy and action, we haven’t seen a show like Game of Thrones before and we likely won’t again.
Something else we haven’t seen is the show’s highest death count. According to lead actor Kit Harrington, who plays Jon Snow, the fourth season of Game of Thrones will be the bloodiest yet — and without spoiling things, that’s saying a lot if you watched last season’s epic finale.
Harrington’s own words, per Access Hollywood:
It doesn’t get any easier this season, it’s quite a high octane, action packed one…. More deaths this season than any other! I can’t tell you who dies. You’d think they’d tone the deaths down, but they don’t. They’ve realized that’s a successful option, so they’re just killing more people than we’ve ever killed.
The show sort of made it’s name on gratuitous nudity and sex in the first season but as the show matured, so has it’s lust for blood and violence. It’s the gritty violence that helps ground an otherwise fantastical show in some sort of reality. Fans are eagerly awaiting the fourth season, but if the body count is as high as Harrington says it is, the question now is who will be left standing at the end of season five?