In typical Game of Thrones cast member fashion, Gwendoline Christie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau are tight-lipped about the events of season three -- and its four-legged guest star -- but they're quick to brag about the unique dynamic they share on screen and in real life.
Facing daunting competition from the Walking Dead season finale and TV's typical Easter evening shrinkage, Game of Thrones returned for its third season Sunday night with 4.4 million viewers, up 4 percent from its previous series high and up 13 percent when compared with its season-two premiere.
Game of Thrones' season three premiere packed quite a bit into 50-some minutes, but that runtime did not include anything of Arya (Maisie Williams), Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) or Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Brienne (Gwendoline Christie).
Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss feel the pressure to include the vast ensemble in one episode -- while they still can't oblige all of their characters all of the time, they're getting there.
There's been growing concern among fans of HBO's Game of Thrones and its source material, George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels, that the series is catching up to books before they're written. Most recently it was suggested that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, privy to Martin's overall plan for the story, eventually might wrap the series before the planned seventh and final book.
Game of Thrones debuted the second official trailer for season three on Sunday night, and the spot departs from its predecessors with a very contemporary soundtrack courtesy of Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy score.
The political intrigue and cruel justice of Game of Thrones isn’t quite as comforting as chicken soup and a warm bed for a sick boy.
In a mashup of epic proportions, The Princess Bride meets the HBO hit, with scenes of a young boy (Fred Savage) and his grandfather (Peter Falk) reading from George R.R. Martin's book as images from Thrones’ first season are shown onscreen.
Game of Thrones is readying another musical foray. After two seasons of moody scores and a collaboration with The National, the HBO series has partnered with The Hold Steady for another single taken right out of the source material.
The new trailer, debuting late Friday night, has already amassed north of 13 million views on YouTube alone. And urban-dwellers have no doubt seen the marketing campaign covering billboards and bus stops with ominous dragon shadows.