Variety published a feature on showrunners today which included a new quote from our very own Game of Thrones showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
We learned earlier this year that a new writer was being welcomed into the mix for Season 5, former production assistant Dave Hill. Now we know the one great idea that caught the attention of Benioff and Weiss to help land Hill the dream job, as Variety reveals one of their favorite writers’ room moments:
“We had an assistant named Dave Hill,” say Benioff and Weiss. “One day last summer he walked into our office and said, ‘You know that kid whose family gets massacred by the wildlings? The one who runs to Castle Black to let them know the wildlings are nearby?’
‘Well,’ said Dave, ‘doesn’t it make sense that he’d stay at Castle Black and become a Night’s Watch recruit? Where else is he going to go?’
‘You’re right,’ we said. ‘That does make sense.’
‘And what if during the battle for Castle Black, he’s the one who ends up killing Ygritte?’
This year, Dave Hill is a writer on the show.”
Great to know that Hill had a hand in one of the more memorable moments of Season 4, we can’t wait to see what he brings to Season 5.
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