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HBO announces new Inside Game of Thrones book

HBO has just announced a new Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones companion book that promises to give fans an in-depth look into the making of seasons 3 and 4. This second official companion book is written by Making Game of Thrones blogger Cat Taylor and will also include contributions from executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and series author George R. R. Martin. The book is 192 full-color pages and will offer “a look at the creation of the show’s award-winning visual effects, never-before-seen set photos and breathtaking production and costume designs, as well as in-depth examinations of key scenes and insight about the plot and production from the show’s cast and crew.” You can read more in the full press release below.

Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4 will be available worldwide in Fall 2014. It follows Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones, which was penned by writer Bryan Cogman and covered seasons 1 and 2.

Winter Is Coming: The first book was really well-done and made for a great coffee table book, so I’m looking forward to seeing this latest edition.

Chronicle Books and HBO® Return to Westeros with
Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4
Visually Stunning Book Takes Fans Behind the Scenes of the Hit Series
San Francisco, CA-January 13, 2014-The award-winning hit HBO show Game of Thrones® has captivated millions of fans throughout the world with its compelling characters, intriguing plot twists, breathtaking sets, and enchanting elements of fantasy. As the show readies for its fourth season, Chronicle Books and HBO join forces on Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4, the sequel to the international bestselling Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones, which covered the first two seasons of the series. Over 192 full-color pages, this next installment in the official companion book series takes fans behind the scenes of seasons three and four, offering a look at the creation of the show’s award-winning visual effects, never-before-seen set photos and breathtaking production and costume designs, as well as in-depth examinations of key scenes and insight about the plot and production from the show’s cast and crew. The book will be available worldwide in Fall 2014.
Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4 is written by Cat Taylor, who has written for the “Making of Game of Thrones” production diary blog since 2010, and features contributions by show creators/executive producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, as well as George R. R. Martin, author of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series on which the show is based.
Filled with behind-the-scenes information and insights, Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4 is an essential companion to the show that will enhance the Game of Thrones fan experience.
About the Book
Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4
By Cat Taylor, David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, and George R. R. Martin
9 x 11 in., 192 pp
ISBN: 978-1-4521-2218-2
$40 U.S.
Available Fall 2014


  • Was this the new job Cat was hinting at long ago?

    Never got around to buying the first one, but I’ll definitely get this!

    Oh, and Mr.Cogman, please come back to Twitter for season 4! Loved reading your tweets during the run of season 2. Ignore the haters!

  • Brian’s first book was great and I’m sure Cat’s follow up will be too.

    Also it’s nice to have Brian on here…good luck untying the Meereenese knot in Season 5. And I don’t mean the show version of the knot. ;)

  • Awesome, I still have the first book on my shelf and it’s good they aren’t just going to simply update it year after year. I just hope it’ll have more insight into the set and prop designs, the locations and themes. Oh and pictures, lots of lovely pictures, they’re great reference for my Lego re-creations. So maybe when the series is over there’ll be 4 of these books to go with it.

  • The first one was terrific – looking forward to seeing this one. I’m sure it will match up :-).

    And second (or third or fourthing by now?) what Hodor’s Bastard said – thanks for popping on the site and commenting when you can, Bryan!

  • It’s a real honor to have BCog post here occasionally, and I really hope we’ll get more Q&As with him. They’re really insightful and interesting. Hopefully the planning of season 5 is going well for them, we all know that’s going to be the hardest one to do (from a writing standpoint, at least).

  • Have my beautiful collectors edition with real live B Cogman autograph. Also received another for Xmas this year but traded it in for copy of Dangerous Women!

  • Don’t forget Game of Thrones the coloring book!

    and Game of Thrones the Breakfast Cereal!

    and Game of Thrones the lunch box!

    and Game of Thrones the flamethrower!!

  • qbert,

    Not sure if this is a joke, but how are they comparable? I love the making of process when it comes to movies and shows, so this is right up my alley.

    Anyways, I heard the first book sort of rushes through the production of season 2. Can someone who has read it weigh in on this?

  • THANK GOD! The first book was fucking awesome!

    SAD! That Bryan Cogman is NOT doing this one, as the first one was spectacular!

    HOPEFUL that Cat Taylor will step up to the plate! We want interviews, beautiful illustrations etc etc etc!

  • Jentario,

    Family, Duty, Hodor,

    Jinx… Way to get on that!


    Don’t lose your sausage, errbody just havin a laugh ;). I love the first book….. Hell, I even bought the asoiaf book of maps…

    The vine teaser for the coloring book will feature children coloring nicely, each of them choosing which red to go for….
    On every page.

    Oh, and thank you Mr. Cogman, for stoppin thru. You rock. Plus one on another Q & A please!

  • Bryan Cogman,

    While we have you here…

    I know GoT has been throwing us internet sorts a lot of tidbits recently but are their any more scraps you could throw our way? For instance, that dragon shadow over King’s Landing, is that trailer only content? Or, is season 4 going to be a mammoth season? (If you..ahem…take note of my wording.)

    Obviously there’s no need to answer and you probably won’t, but you can’t blame a feckless sort like me for trying.

  • It’s really difficult to believe HBO would pay for something that was only content for the trailer, never to seen in the show.

  • I wonder what type of Red Viper merchandise will be available at the HBO site…

    I would buy a cool mousepad with him on it saying his 3 famous lines.

    Or a set of “spearpens” that write in redink with the Martell’s House words.

    I definitely want a Red Viper shirt!

  • BCog! Welcome, Ser! Always a pleasure to have u here. Best wishes in the new year!
    They already have the shadow, just needed to increase the size. The KL fly-over composite may be something that they have on hand as well. Combine the two and voile! You have 2 seconds of a marketing piece. No different than last year’s little dragons in New York (loved that) or the crow in the cities pieces. Would explain the unfinished feel of it. Marketing budget. Might even end up on the DVD cover like last year’s shadow.
    We’ll see in April.

  • Btw HBO renewed Girls but announced that The Newsroom next season will be the last, so that’s 4 shows airing the last season in 2014 (Treme, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, and The Newsroom)…interesting

    Edit: Treme finale was last week of last year, but the point stands…many changes ahead.