Last night, HBO dropped their latest behind-the-scenes video for Game of Thrones. In this one, we get a much closer look at some of the characters and sets for season 2. There are also blink-and-you’ll-miss-it glimpses of some of the new characters including, Brienne of Tarth, Renly Baratheon and his queen Margaery, Arya as ‘Arry at Harrenhall, a fiery Melisandre, and a certain mysterious green substance…
This video also includes short interview segments with the main cast talking about the impact of the first season and how they felt coming back into the world of Westeros. Their enthusiasm for the show is infectious, it’s obvious how much they love working on it. That alone should make every fan excited for what’s to come.
Another new video in the Making of Game of Thrones Season 2 series lets us in on what it takes to be an extra in a huge HBO production. This is a cool video because it shows us just how much work goes in to this show. The producers really want true authenticity and that realism and without a large cast of extras, that isn’t possible. I also found it quite interesting that most of the extras are huge fans of the books and the show. I know that if GoT filmed anywhere near me, I would be first in line to get a chance to be on set and pretend like I lived in Westeros.
The last new video is perhaps my favorite because it focuses on the storyline of season 2 that I am most looking forward to seeing; namely, the journey of the Night’s Watch north of the Wall. I already knew that HBO decided to film these scenes in Iceland, but seeing the location for real was incredible. All the actors seem to be loving the fact that they’ll barely have to act with the amazing backdrop behind them instead of a green screen. Most importantly though, they all look cold. In order for this segment of the show to have any impact, the coldness of the frozen desert must be emphasized. So far, so good
New Teaser Posters
These posters were released on the Game of Thrones official twitter account. As we get closer to the season two premier, expect some better, more epic posters. These are purely meant to tease what’s to come and not meant to be plastered on to the sides of buses or billboards. I personally love each quote, but Varys’ takes the cake
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