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Benioff and Weiss Discuss Season 2

Executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss sat down with Joy Press of the L.A. Times Showtracker to discuss the second season. Some interesting hints and details, including GRRM’s role in writing his script and figuring out its scope, women’s fashion in Essos, and more. Some highlights below (including some spoilers!):

On the Qartheen (not Meereen, Benioff misspeaks) gowns described in the second novel and whether they’ll make an appearance in the second season:

Benioff: .... One of the characters visits the Meereen, and the fashion in that city in that book is that women wear one-breasted gowns. But we’re not sure if we’re going to replicate that.

On Jaime Lannister in S2:

Benioff: There’s fluidity in that certain scenes from the third book find their way into the second season just as certain scenes from the second book find their way into the end of the first season. We wanted to make sure those characters stayed in the audience’s mind and didn’t disappear for a whole year.

On GRRM’s level of involvement (contains spoilers):

Benioff: He’s writing an episode for the coming season, which is probably the heaviest, the Battle of Blackwater Bay. Now that we’re on the ground here in Belfast and working with the visual effects team and production team that’s going to create the sets, we have to talk to George about what that looks like… He’ll watch casting videos from afar, and meanwhile we get responses to the episodes.

Read the rest at Showtracker!

 

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