“Game of Thrones” season four is fast approaching and there is plenty of news to satisfy “GoT” fans ahead of April 6. HBO and Facebook have partnered to live stream the NYC premiere and the red carpet from New York City on March 18 beginning at 6 p.m. EDT.
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The “Game of Thrones” NYC premiere live stream will include a fan Q&A session with Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams and more as part of the red carpet. Fans can submit questions, including the actor’s name in front of the question, using the #GoTPremiereNYC. Following the red carpet there will be a premiere of a new “GoT” season four trailer.
While “GoT” continues to dole out new footage and events, Vanity Fair featured the cast on the cover April 2014 issue as well as interviews the show’s creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and “Song of Ice and Fire” creator George R.R. Martin.
Martin is as engaging and talkative in interviews as you’d expect from an author that has written thousands of pages of an expansive fantasy series with complicated plots and histories. In the Vanity Fair interview, Martin is honest about the amount of time it takes for him to work as well as his reservations when Benioff and Weiss first approached him about creating a “GoT” series. Martin has been working of the “Song of Ice and Fire” series since 1991 and first envisioned it as a trilogy but soon it expanded to four novels and later seven.
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According to Martin, fantasy properties were in demand in Hollywood following the success of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy but the author knew that his series would not work as a movie and quickly decided that it would be perfect for HBO, considering the amount of violence and nudity featured throughout, and Benioff and Weiss agreed. To say that was a wise decision is an understatement considering the incredible popularity and success of the show.
The “Song of Ice and Fire” series has yet to be completed as Martin still has to finish “The Winds of Winter” and “A Dream of Spring.” The author admits that he is worried the show will catch up to him but has revealed how the series will end to Benioff and Weiss.
“GoT” season four will cover the second half of “A Storm of Swords” and while each season features plenty of shocking moments this season will, once again, drastically alter Westeros and the future of many beloved, and loathed, characters. Weiss said the shoot “almost killed us” with Benioff saying it was the toughest shoot yet as each season gets bigger and more expensive.
HBO has released two new behind-the-scenes features on Monday which can be viewed below. The first takes a detailed look at the show's creation, having some fun along the way, and features Charles Dance, Tywin Lannister on the show, as narrator. The second video examines what it is like shooting the show with location manager Robert Boake.