Time for another trip down the memory lane, looking at July three years ago …
- FaB reviewed his top 7 book-to-screen changes of season one.
- Season two was in full pre-production mode. GRRM finished the first draft of his Blackwater script. Croatia introduced a filming tax rebate and made it an even stronger contender for the rumoured S2 location shoots. Finally, filming began on July 25th, with some of the first scenes on Dragonstone and in the godswood.
- The period was rich in casting news. We got Kerr Logan as Matthos Seaworth early on. Then Gemma Whelan was cast as Asha/Yara (the producers confirmed the name change). GRRM gave us casting clues and we of course figured out Gwendoline Christie was to be out Brienne. What a piece of casting! More followed: Carice van Houten as Melisandre, and Stephen Dillane as Stannis! More casting clues gave us Oliver Ford Davies as Maester Cressen, and Liam Cunningham as Davos was announced as well. Finally, we found out about a new role of a Lannister cousin, Alton, played by Karl Davies.
- San Diego Comic Con took place and featured a huge Game of Thrones panel, with our FaB reporting from the event itself as well.
- Last but not least … A Dance with Dragon was published that July. Three years ago.