Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss have described the upcoming season as the hardest but best.
The showrunners were hesitant to describe season six as the best season yet, however, they did say there is not 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," Benioff told Entertainment Weekly.
"And Dan and I are so close to it that its 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 added the forthcoming episodes, due to return to screens on April 24, turned out better than expected.
"This is not us trying to hype it," he told EW.
"Usually, there's an episode or two we're kind of nervous about, that didn't turn out as well as we hoped."
"This season there is not a weak episode. We had great directors who knew what they were doing paired with excellent [directors of photography]."
"We thought at the script stage it might be our strongest season. Then the episodes came in better than we hoped."