Video: HBO takes fans behind the scenes of “Stormborn” with The Game Revealed


Game of Thrones season 7 is over, but HBO is still rolling out new insights through its The Game Revealed series, which takes an in-depth look at the making of each episode, one by one. Unfortunately, the full episodes are only available on HBO Now, the network’s over-the-top streaming service, but its posting excerpts to YouTube. Check out a couple highlighting “Stormborn,” the second episode of the season, below.

First, director Mark Mylod, prosthetics supervisor Barrie Bower and actor Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) go over the intensely disgusting scene where Sam peels the top layer of skin off Jorah’s body in a successful attempt to cure him of greyscale. Unsurprisingly, it was an arduous experience for all involved, and Glen deserves a few gold stars for wearing what had to be a very uncomfortable prosthetic for days on end.

“Stand by to rip, please.” Only on this set.

Next, the cast and crew talk about the battle at sea at the end of “Stormborn,” starting with a description of making the Silence, which showrunner Dan Weiss describes as “a big fuck-you boat build by a big fuck-you guy.”

Things I learned while watching this: the huge, kraken-shaped gangplank thing Euron uses to board Yara’s ship is called a “corvus.” Good to know.

You can watch the full episode of The Game Revealed for “Dragonstone” here. HBO has also released a clip from the episode on “The Queen’s Justice.” For the rest, you’ll have to go to HBO Now.

Next: Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion) on filming the battle beyond the Wall

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