'Game Of Thrones' director blames "weak internet connection" after several fans complain episode three was "too dark"
Fabian Wagner, who has directed previous episodes in the franchise, also blamed the streaming service for rendering the film in poor quality
The director of 'Game of Thrones' has defiantly defended the 3rd episode of the current eighth season, 'The Long Night', after several disgruntled fans took to social media to complain that it was "too dark."
After garnering praise from fans for his work on the episodes 'Battle of the Bastards' and 'Hardhome' from previous seasons, Fabian Wagner claimed the latest episode was a "cool episode", Daily Mail reports. Speaking to TMZ, Wagner said, "We tried to give the viewers and fans a cool episode to watch. I know it wasn't too dark because I shot it."
According to Wagner, the third episode wasn't too dark, and blamed the streaming service for rendering the film in poor quality.
He also said he had planned for the episode to be dark anyway so that it maintained the "claustrophobic and disorientating" atmosphere he was looking to create.
"Game Of Thrones has always been very dark and a very cinematic show," he added.
Thinking out loud, Fabian speculated that the dark colors on television screens could also be due to HBO's compression of the episode, resulting in bad visual quality.
Furthermore, the director also claimed that fans could be complaining because of a weak internet connection while streaming the episode. Fabian went a step further and recommended fans to try and watch the episode in a dark room, set up like a cinema hall.
That said, social media was inundated by a number of memes from fans who were dissatisfied with Sunday night's episode.
"If you can't see what's going on then is it really happening," contemplated @MollyJongFast.
@MG_gumbercules shared a black screen alongside the words, "Hands down my favorite scene from tonight's episode of #GOT #GameofThrones."
"I would like to personally thank drogon and rhaegal for providing us with the only source of light to actually see anything this episode," quipped @vazquez_ac.
@excujimehello wondered, "So are we supposed to bring night vision lens or something?"
Episode 4 of 'Game of Thrones' will premiere on HBO Sunday, May 5, at 9 pm ET.