Game of Thrones' Writer/Producer Team Talk Season 2 Storyline

Game of Thrones' Writer/Producer Team Talk Season 2 Storyline

The writers and producers of Game of Thrones, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, were recently interviewed on Sirius Radio and discussed character cuts and the Season 2 storyline. Also, the show has announced more casting calls for extras...

Game of Thrones is on it's way to becoming cable's latest "must-watch" sensation. Only 1 season is all it took for the HBO drama to become a likely front-runner in several Emmy categories. Recently, the show's writer/producer combo, David Benioff and Dan Weiss dropped by the Sirius Radio Show, What’s Worth Watching to discuss the TV fav. Here's what they shared with listeners:


WWW: Are there any characters from the first book that you wish you could’ve got into this series that didn’t make the cut?

Dan: We were so aware of the kind of choices we’d have to make, we knew we’d have to condense and cut and what-have-you, so I feel like from the beginning, one of our main jobs was to focus in on who we loved and who we didn’t think we could do without, so I feel like we got most of the ones we really, really…

David: And I know Jon you’re a Blackfish fan, so I apologize. But the truth is there are so many new characters coming in, so that could be confusing. Many more than characters who die in the first season. And that keeps happening, each season there are new characters coming in, and at a certain point you have to be careful because, a.) there is a budget, and b.) we have about 540 minutes to tell the entire story each season. And you can only go back and forth between so many characters before it all starts to feel so diffused that you lose track of what’s going on and you lose touch with the central characters.

WWW: But next season a lot is going to happen with Bran and Rickon…

David: Oh yeah. All of the characters that you know from the first season are back in a major way it’s just there are some new characters as well. That’s what I’m saying, I guess, we need to make sure we have enough time to tell all these stories properly and that does mean there are certain stories that we’re just not gonna touch on, certain minor plotlines or minor characters we just don’t have time to give proper weight to. We’d rather not throw them in there for a 30 second cameo as opposed to spending more time with our central characters.

WWW: Season two, you hard at work on it now? What can people expect?

Dan: In Belfast, typing away, prepping away, designing away, building away…

David: Dragons, direwolves…

Dan: …and not sleeping away.

David: Jenny, you’re gonna be happy, season two is the season of the love story.


Over on New Faces.Com a very "specific" casting call was released for the show:

"MALES & FEMALES (18+; any ethnicity) - EXTRAS. The following types are needed:

  • Males with all hair lengths. Short, medium and long who are willing to let their hair grow from now until January, 2012. Bearded males are a plus. If you are male, please start growing your hair and facial hair immediately and be prepared to keep it long from now until January 2012.
  • Strong and fit males, sporty types;
  • Archers, swordfighters or re-enactors and people with military experience;
  • Blacksmiths and iron workers;
  • Skilled building tradespeople;
  • Farm workers and farmhands;
  • Ship hands, deck hands, and sailors;
  • Butchers and hunters;
  • Females aged 35-65 with non-dyed long hair past their shoulders



Hmmm. Who do you guys think the producers are hinting at for Season 2? I personally, hope that Blackfish gets his moment to shine. Any CBMers with fantastic beards in the Northern Ireland area?





Game of Thrones is an American medieval fantasy television series created for HBO by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. The series is based on author George R. R. Martin's best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series of seven planned fantasy novels, the first of which is called A Game of Thrones. The series debuted in the U.S. on April 17, 2011. Game of Thrones has been extremely well received, and has garnered a loyal fanbase. The series was picked up for a second season on April 19, 2011, two days after its premiere.


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