Well, rumour has it that the new season of GoT is currently being shot. The air date is aimed for spring 2014; that’s roughly 140 days away. Wouldn’t it be fun to make waiting just THAT much harder?
Season four of HBO’s highly anticipated show will mostly follow the latter half of A Storm of Swords, the third book in the Song of Ice and Fire series. Of course, it will also be meshing in important plot points from books four and five as well. So, if you’re not caught up on Martin’s book series, but enjoy watching the show, you might want to learn to speed read.
First off in the rumour mill, Kit Harington, AKA Jon Snow, everyone’s favourite love child, has noted that the kill count will escalate hugely this season. He’s said that there have never been so many deaths in a season. This should be concerning to fans, who have surely learned that no character, no matter how young, how attractive or how main, is safe. One always wonders if there’ll be a single character from the first book/season left by the end of the story. If fans are lucky, there’ll just be a mass murder in Mole’s Town for Jon to deal with (and it’ll probably turn out to somehow be his fault).
To make matters worse, one of the episode directors has stated that he thinks his episode will be bloodier, more heart wrenching, and more devastating than the infamous Red Wedding. Seeing how the series creators thought The Red Wedding was the most important part of the series to complete correctly, this is some big, big talk. Fans of the books will probably get sly smiles at this news, remembering the pivotal plot point of book three.
Finally, the least horrifying rumour revolving around season 4 of Game of Thrones is new casting and characters. This is probably most people’s favourite rumour: who’s going to be playing everyone’s favourite characters? And for those who are solely fans of the show, what new characters will come into existence in this season just to die in a dozen or less episodes?
No one can deny how well-casted Game of Thrones is. Peter Dinklage blew everyone away as Tryion, Emilia Clarke was everything we wanted Daenerys to be, and, well, we all should have been able to guess Ned’s fate the second we found out he was being portrayed by Sean Bean. Every season the cast grows, and this year, the list of new faces is substantial: roughly twenty new actors are being added to the roster.
The most notable newcomers are Mark Gatiss as Tycho Nestoris, Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell, Yuri Kolokolnikov as the Magnar of Thenn, and Indira Varma as Ellaria Sand.