Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Game of Thrones season two begins filming

It has been confirmed that season two of Game of Thrones has begun filming and one of the show stars, Peter Dinklage is really looking forward to it. Peter, who plays Tyrion Lannister, has admitted that he has fun playing the character but would not reveal too much about season two.

Dinklage explained, “It’s a really good season this season. My character goes somewhere that he hasn’t been before and I’m not gonna say anything else, but it’s fun to see a character like Tyrion in the world, in the game… the political game. He was on the outside of it and now he’s on the inside. It’s fun what happens.”

Game of Thrones season two is set to be huge following the success of season one. The first season saw love, war, deaths and nightwalkers. Emilia Clarke revealed that she found the sex scenes in season one harrowing. However since her husband Drogo died in the first season, she will have no need to worry about them this time around.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Four Things to Look Out for in "Game of Thrones" Season Two

HBO's Game of Thrones rocked onto our screens earlier this year full of fantasy intrigue, political struggle, incest, mystery and a little bratstard by the name of Joffrey Baratheon. But what lies in store for the second season? Season two follows the timeline of book two A Clash Of Kings, GoTCoK for short. Will we see the much deserved retribution for the Starks or are we just setting ourselves up for more gut wrenching heartache?

With the death of the King of Westeros Robert Baratheon, there is now a struggle over who should follow his rule. On one hand it should pass to his next of kin, which if you follow the Baratheon bloodline, vetoes Joffrey and falls to Stannis Baratheon ( Stephen Dillane) of Dragonstone, who during Robert's rule was the Master of Ships on the Small Council and the next oldest living brother of House Baratheon. While on the other hand there are those who would see Robert's youngest, more kind hearted and more popular brother Renly sieze the Iron Throne. Amidst the fight for power between the remaining Baratheons, the Lannisters still hold rule over the seven kingdoms. Led by his mother Cersei, Joffrey Baratheon watches on with his thin villainous eyes in dismay as Stannis proclaims himself the true King, which, in turn, leaves us with almost everyone thinking they have a claim to the throne and while some claims have merit, most are just a quick play for power.

Alongside Stannis we meet a lady by the name of Melisandre (Carice van Houten ), a red priestess and follower of the eastern god R'hollor, who has the ability to see visions in her fires of things to come. If there is one person you want to keep an eye on this season, this is her.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

'Game Of Thrones' Casts for Season 2

HBO’s Emmy-nominated fantasy ‘Game of Thrones’ is gearing up for its second season with a trio of new players. Stannis Baratheon, Davos and Melisandre, all major characters from the George R. R. Martin novels.
Stannis Baratheon
Fresh off three major Emmy nominations for Game Of Thrones, HBO has announced a trio of new cast members. Carice van Houten, Stephen Dillane and Liam Cunningham will join the cast for Season 2.

Easily the biggest player as far as the larger Game of Thrones story is concerned is Dillane, who’ll take the role of Stannis Baratheon. Stannis is the late King Robert’s younger brother (but older than “King” Renly), the true successor that Eddard Stark tried to set on the throne instead of Prince Joffrey.

Stannis rules Dragonstone, where he stews and plots his conquest with the help of his primary adviser, Davos Seaworth, played by Cunningham. Davos is a former smuggler who joined Stannis’ court after breaking a blockade and saving his life.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Back to Work on the Set of Game of Thrones

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss certainly have their hands full with the second season of ‘Game of Thrones,’ raising multiple new realms of Westeros on sets scattered across several real-world countries. Daily Beast reporter Jace Lacob caught up with the guys to find out how the story of George R.R. Martin’s second book was coming together. “For Tyrion fans (and really, who isn’t a Tyrion fan?), season two sees the Imp in fine form, serving as hand of the king and trying to make the best of the chaos in King’s Landing,” Benioff said. “The Stark children struggle for survival, now that Ned’s not around to protect them. And Daenerys Stormborn finds that life in the big city isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.”

Just because this is their second time around the Moon Door doesn’t mean that Benioff and Weiss are having an easier time of it. “Whatever lessons we’ve learned from the first season are mitigated by the increased difficulty of the second season,” Weiss explained. “We have more characters, more locations, more dragons. I wish we could say we’ve found a nice groove and life is easy now, but I still find myself waking up from anxiety nightmares at 4 in the morning.”

Read more at The Daily Beast
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