The cast and crew of “Game of Thrones” are currently in the process of shooting season 3 in Dubrovnik, and we now have something that we don’t get many opportunities to see during the filming process: a new interview featuring showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss straight from the Croatian city.
First things first, the two explain to Portal Oko (via Winter Is Coming) that they are working on some scenes from the first episode of the season, even though there have been scenes show all across the board already in Northern Ireland for the season as a whole. This shift in production is designed to save a little bit of money, as the crew is not forced to travel between different locations more than once. It also seems as though the site of the fictional King’s Landing is a production favorite, as the warm weather is much appreciated and it is preferred by the crew to the cold, rainy weather or Northern Ireland or the frigid temperatures in Iceland.
Benioff and Weiss said that this is the season that they have been personally waiting to film ever since they first pitched the show to HBO, saying that if they had a devoted fanbase by now, that these viewers would stick around forever based on all of the exciting (and terrible) things that happen next in the George R.R. Martin series. The scope is not only going to be larger than ever, but the stakes are certainly raised for everyone now that we know all of their individual backstories a little bit better along with what their goals are for survival in Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms.
Is this the season that you have been looking forward to, as well?