With Game of Thrones hitting our screens again next weekend with Season 3, it’s hardly surprising we’re inundated with news and updates…
From the guys at darkhorizons, here’s the best news so far AND the latest promo called Enemies.
The Academy of Television recently hosted an evening to celebrate the cast and creative team behind Game of Thrones (GOT).
At the event a few bits of info were leaked. Firstly, author of the GOT books George R.R. Martin will have a cameo this season. Next, it seems the show is filmed simultaneously in Iceland, Ireland, Croatia, Morocco. And despite the rumours, there is still no order for season four yet says show producer David Benioff. He also spoke about how difficult mapping out filming is: “The first scene we shot from Season 3 was from the 10th and final episode. The entire season is cross-boarded. We have two first units shooting two different episodes, virtually every single day, with two directors. For a couple of weeks last season, we had three units shooting every day, with three directors from three episodes, often in two different countries.”
Author George RR Martin has also spoken about the worries that the filming will eventually catch up with the books causing a stall in production: “Well, I’m writing book six, The Winds of Winter. I’m starting to worry because everybody keeps asking me, “What are you going to do, if David and Dan and the show catches up to you?,” and I didn’t think it was a problem before, but they’re moving faster than I am and it’s beginning to scare me.
“But, I still have a pretty considerable lead, or at least that’s what I’m telling myself. Season three is only the first half of book three. Season four will be the second half of book three. And then, I have book four and book five, and those are gigantic books which have to be recombined because they’re actually parallel. I’m hoping those will be at least two seasons, maybe three.
“That will give me some time to finish book six. By the time they’re doing that season, I’ll be writing book 7. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.”
In other news, GOT was the most pirated programme of last year, especially in Australia where, according to Darkhorizons, it’s reckoned 20 per cent of the population downloaded it illegally!
“A big part of the reason was availability. Local cable provider Foxtel, which carries the show, was delaying episodes a full week from their U.S. broadcast. That problem is being avoided with the third season with new episodes to be broadcast within an hour of the U.S. airing. In fact, Australian viewers will get something the rest of the world doesn’t. While iTunes users in other countries have to wait until the disc release early next year, HBO is making third season episodes available in the Australian iTunes store just a few hours after broadcast. A season pass will cost a quite reasonable AUD $33.99.”
Here is the new promo, Enemies: