Friday at San Diego Comic-Con, George R.R. Martin, executive producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and the cast of Game of Thrones sat down with Entertainment Weekly’s James Hibberd. The group chats about their reaction to the Emmy nominations, fan responses to the show, and of course, season four.
In the conversation, Benioff reveals that the fourth season is the “toughest production schedule” they’ve ever had, and teases:
We got more action, which is obviously more time consuming. It’s a brutal shooting season ahead. But if we can make it through, yeah, I think it’s going to surpass season three. The last 3 episodes, there’s so many scenes we’ve been waiting for so long to do. And it just gets more and more fun to write for these characters. After three years of doing it, we have that much more comfort to make everything uncomfortable for them. We’re very excited for it. Season five gives me nightmares, but [not season four].
And Weiss’s comment about the public’s response to the infamous Red Wedding?
Somebody was good enough to put together a compilation of fan reactions to the episode, and yeah that made us feel good to make so many people feel so bad.
The interviews are available on video at EW.com but Unsullied viewers may want to avoid watching the second video, to avoid potential spoilers.
Ours is the Fury: Honestly, nothing tops Red Wedding reaction vids for a laugh. The punishing production schedule Benioff refers to will be kicking into gear very soon, with shooting in Iceland beginning next week, in addition to the already-running Belfast filming.