With members of the Game of Thrones cast and crew out and about this weekend, a few impromptu interviews of them were bound to pop up. Without a doubt, the number one question asked was “What can we expect from season two?”
David Benioff was asked this question on the red carpet of the Golden Globes by MTV News. (The video is unfortunately region blocked but the relevant quotes are in the linked article. SpoilerTV has a region-free copy of the video, hurry and watch it before Viacom takes it down!)
While Peter Dinklage teased season two (and beyond) with the following quotes via PopcornBiz:
We asked Dinklage what was in store for his “Game of Thrones” character in Season Two.
“He falls in love, which is lovely and a bit more complicated from the philanderer that wandered around season one creating chaos. He’s grown up a bit, so it’s nice.”
He then added (as a tease to George R.R. Martin fans) “Season two sticks pretty closely to book two but rumor has it book three is so big, we might break it up a bit. But that’s just hearsay.”
Lastly, Emilia Clarke also got into the game, giving us a tease on her character’s story in season two via TVLine:
Emilia Clarke described Season 2 (bowing April 1) as “bigger and better,” adding that Daenerys is “competing in a man’s world. There’s a bit more political drama for her this season, which is very, very interesting to play.”
UPDATE: Los Angeles Times has an interview with George R. R. Martin, where he expresses worry over how season two will be received now that Sean Bean is gone, relating it to how his old show Beauty and the Beast tanked after they killed off Linda Hamilton’s character.
“We’ve only had one episode after Sean’s character died and, well, we’ll find out how it affects things,” Martin said. “It was a big shock to a lot of people and it was interesting to see the response to it. It’s something I did, you know, 16 years ago when the book came out. So it wasn’t a secret, of course, but I could see the shock of it in the emails I got and on the blogs and the headlines. Time will tell how it affects the show, but hopefully the rest of the characters and their stories have become compelling to people… but I have to admit I worry about it a little after the experience with ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and Linda Hamilton.”
Winter Is Coming: So season two will be simultaneously bigger, better, bloodier, and more beautiful and with more romance and more politics. Yup, sounds about right.