We’ve heard creators of our favorite TV shows wax poetically about the impact of their programs, but in the case of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” the self-esteem is clearly deserved. In an on set video released by HBO, the show’s Executive Producer/Writer/Director David Benioff sums up the sheer size of this project.
I don’t think there is one with the scale of “Game of Thrones”. Just look at that in terms of the numbers, in terms of the size of the cast, in terms of the countries we shoot in, and its simply huge.
It’s hard to poke holes in that statement. “Game of Thrones” on the cusp of season four is poised to be bigger than ever. The “Red Wedding” in season three grabbed Twitter and the web by the throat. From the small glimpses we get at season four the action and surprises aren’t slowing down. The show has kept the same level of quality since its first episode. Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, and King Joffrey are household names by now. Joffrey is already showing up on lists of unforgettable TV villains, and he’s not even been married yet.
The two minute preview also gives us glimpses at some of the new characters and locations for the upcoming season. As someone who has read the books, a word of caution. Do not under any circumstances Google questions about Game of Thrones. Predictive text has ruined many a surprise by pulling out action from George R. R. Martin’s amazing books. You could be looking up King Robb’s Mother and end up with King Robb’s Murder. It’s just that simple.
Let’s add another log onto the hype for season four of “Game of Thrones” with this on set visit.