When “Game of Thrones” ends up premiering its third season on HBO on Sunday, March 31, it’s fair to say that we are going to be in for a different sort of Westeros experience that we have grown to be accustomed to in the past. This is at least according to one of the show’s writers, who is speaking out about some of the changes that have been executed already in some of the scripts that are already in the can.
As a part of a podcast with Jeff Goldsmith (per Bleeding Cool), screenwriter Vanessa Taylor was asked about the show’s production, and what has changed this time around versus in the first two seasons:
“I’ve actually been learning a particular lesson this season. My bosses [D.B. Weiss and David Benioff] seem to be becoming more visual storytellers. All of the episodes of the third season seem to open with a particularly cinematic opening. And they’re less about clever dialogue and transition and more about these huge cinematic … just the visuals of it all. And so I’m really learning a different way of writing from that. Because I think it’s quite subtle and I feel like, by contrast, the writing of the second season was a bit more conventional.”
Hopefully, this will ultimately end up leading to a bit more balance within the series than what we have seen from it previously. While all of the episodes thus far have indeed been stellar, this sort of storytelling would serve as a reminder that the locations are indeed one of the stars of the show in addition to the likes of Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage, from the frozen tundra of Iceland to the lush landscape of Northern Ireland.
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