(Written for BritScene)
With Season 2 of HBO’s medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones edging closer and closer, a new poster and featurette have been released this week, including commentary from co-creator David Benioff, co-executive producer Alan Taylor, and line producer Chris Newman.
The new poster threatens that ‘War Is Coming’, and was released alongside a new production featurette, which can be seen below, that discusses the team filming in Iceland. Also including commentary from some of the series’ actors including John Bradley, Kit Harington, Simon Armstrong, Mark Stanley, and James Cosmo, the cast and series creators discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the snow, including…. but also the problems for the tech crew.
Based on author George R. R. Martin’s best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels, namely the second series around the second novel A Clash of Kings. Set in the medieval fantasy world of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, the series chronicles the violent struggles among the kingdom’s noble families for control of the Iron Throne.
The new series includes some storylines that happened off-page in the book, and also some elements from the third novel, A Storm of Swords, which have been brought forward into this new series to give the character of Jaime Lannister more screen-time, whilst some characters and elements from the first novel, A Game of Thrones, have also been held back for this season.
The new series begins on HBO on 1st April. Here’s the new poster and featurette: