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Access Hollywood Reveals S2 Details

Access Hollywood has one of the most detailed Season 2 remarks from the actors and executive producers of HBO’s Game of Thrones. A lot of choice quotes here. But here’s a couple of highlights:

  • Kit Harington confirms an old, old report (we first heard of it around the time S1 wrapped filming) that the production is headed to Iceland: “It was cold last season, but this season we’re going to Iceland,” he said. “It’s going to be freezing, so that’s going to be a bit of a task…it’s pretty grueling stuff for Jon Snow.””
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau apparently indicates some not-from-the-books new characters are part of his story: “I heard they were going to add new characters, but I didn’t know what that meant,” he explained. “I know now. And it’s very cool.”
  • Executive producers Benioff and Weiss confirm some A Storm of Swords plot details will figure into the second season “They also revealed that some plot details from Martin’s third novel, “A Storm of Swords,” will be used in Season 2.”

Regarding these items, some spoilery speculation:

It seems very likely to us that Jaime’s release will take place before the end of the season, and that this may go so far as to carry through to his having his sword-hand cut off by the Bloody Mummers. This will be a way to give Coster-Waldau quite a few more appearances. Moreover, regarding the “new” characters—if this is true, we wonder if they will flesh out into a proper sub-plot Tyrion finding and sending a small group of hired men to make an attempt to free Jaime from Riverrun.
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