“Game of Thrones” fans have eight more days to wait for the Season 4 premiere on April 6. Instead of teasing fans further, HBO has released four new trailers taking a look at what it takes to make “GoT” as well as a look at one of the big events of the season, the “Purple Wedding.”
HBO has released several “Game of Thrones” Season 4 trailers, including two “All Men Must Die” trailers last week, ahead of the April 6 premiere, whetting the appetites of fans. Although there will be no more “GoT” trailers before the premiere, the new behind-the-scenes explore the training, costume design and directing of the series while a fourth looks at what it took to create the lavish Purple Wedding.
In the "Game of Thrones Directing Season 4" feature, directors Alex Graves, Michelle MacLaren, Alik Sakharov and Neil Marshall discuss what it's like working with the cast and what to expect from the new season. The trailer gives a quick look at the battle at the Wall and features some battle sequences with Jon Snow. Marshall, who previously directed "Blackwater," will direct that episode while Graves directs episodes 2, 3, 8 and 10; MacLaren directs episodes 4 and 5; and Sakharov directs episodes 6 and 7. The premiere episode was directed by the series creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
With nearly every character getting into some sort of physical altercation, a "Game of Thrones Season 4: Weapons & Training" feature is a natural. Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), talks about the stunt work and training prior to shooting while the weapons experts weigh in on the types of weapons and fighting styles seen.
The new "Costumes" feature explores how each House and region has a distinct style and the show's large cast, from kings to nobles to soldiers to townsfolk, all dress very differently. Costume designer Michelle Clapton talks about the challenges of the new season, in addition to dressing numerous characters for the big Joffrey Lannister-Margaery Tyrell wedding.
Speaking of that feast, the Purple Wedding gets its own feature. The affair will be an elaborate one fit for a king and queen. Graves talks about shooting the scene and Phillipa Broadhurt, art director, notes how hard it was to manage such a large cast and set, including all the action in the foreground and in the background.
"Game of Thrones" Season 4 premieres on April 6 at 9 p.m. EDT on HBO.