This week’s Entertainment Weekly features four different Game Of Thrones covers and Intel on the upcoming second season. Head below for a peek at the covers, a better look at the new cast photo pictured above, and some quotables.
In this week’s issue the cast and crew share insights on creating the continuation of one of last year’s most memorable serials. Co-creators D.B Weiss and David Benioff managed to squeeze an extra 15% from the HBO coffers; something they felt was necessary in order to realize the larger scale of the second chapter. Benioff says:
“This is season is about a country at war, [and] we felt like if we didn’t see the most important battle of this entire war onscreen, we’re going to shortchange viewers.”
“To my knowledge, a story of this scale has never been told within filmed entertainment. There’s so many characters and locations and storylines, so many things that are atypical in television — and for good reason. You could do this show relatively easily with twice the money that we have, then after a couple great seasons it’d collapse under its own weight and cease to exist.”
EW has also shared the following wacky cast photo from a recent Belfast photo session. It features Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau rocking out on air guitars, with Peter Dinklage as their lead singer.
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Game Of Thrones Season 2 premieres April 1 on HBO