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Liam Cunningham has spoken about the reading the scripts of the new series of Game of Thrones, calling them “jaw-dropping” and “magnificent.”

Speaking exclusively to Xposé, Cunningham has said “I’ve seen the scripts, we’re halfway through filming the new season six and for the last five or whatever years I’ve been involved, including this year, turning the pages on these scripts, my jaw was dropping.”

The actor, who plays Davos Seaworth in the hit HBO show, continues, “Last year, the year before it’s done that and it’s no different this year. The scripts are just magnificent and there is going to be some epic – and I don’t use that word lightly – stuff this year. There will be tears and there will be death.”

What is also interesting to GoT fans, who have come to expect the grandest, best-looking show possible, is the news from that Cunningham that “I’ve been told that the budgets have increased.”

Add this to the fact that the expanding cast – now featuring Richard E. Grant, Ian McShane and Max von Sydow among others – and possible surprise returns, and series six is looking like the best one yet.

You can see the full interview with Cunningham on Xposé tonight at 6pm on TV3.

Listen to this week’s SquareEyed Guide to hear more about the recent additions to the Game of Thrones cast.