Two good interviews from the Game of Thrones writers. First one is with George R. R. Martin at Amazon’s Omnivoracious blog. He talks about his relationship to the show and answers a question about the deviations from the book.
RAR: There do seem to be an increasing number of deviations from the books — not so many in Season 1 but more in Season 2…
GRRM: I think that’s a process that’s likely to continue, and some of that is just the nature of the process. I mean, when you make… Everything is related to everything else. So, if you make a small change in Season 1, it could lead to a really big change in Season 4 because the thing that was supposed to happen didn’t happen and the guy who was supposed to come in never appeared and it was just a line in that book but now you’re in this later season and you don’t have him set up. So, everything gets magnified and you have to deal with it.
Over at Entertainment Weekly, they are continuing their Thrones countdown, this time with a short an interview with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The topic of the interview? Dragons.
Over on the Thrones set, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss sit at wooden table that’s lavishly adorned for King Joffrey’s dinner feast. They compare the dragons’ growth to the way a baby crocodile or rottweiler can start off cute, then turn into a monster. “This is an interesting time for the dragons,” Benioff says. “When they were born they were adorable. Last season, as you say, they were still kind of cute. But now they’re turning into proper flying dragons. One of the interesting things about the books, and hopefully the show, is that the weapons of mass destruction in this world are living breathing things. And as they get older that presents problems.”
Winter Is Coming: I’m anxious to see just how big the dragons have grown this season… and what they are capable of.