‘Game of Thrones’ season 4 notes: George R.R. Martin, Jerome Flynn comments galore

Game of Thrones -Since we are right in the middle of convention season, otherwise known as the part of the year where it is still warm enough for folks to actually want to go outside, this is the time to get all sorts of great quotes from those in the “Game of Thrones” universe. Therefore, we’re here with a few assorted highlights that help to answer some of your pressing questions related to the show.

1. Is George R.R. Martin concerned about the show catching up to his books? Definitely, as he said that he can see the “smoke” coming for what could eventually be a metaphorical train coming in his direction. Suffice it to say, this is going to be a pretty substantial problem in a year or two. Martin said at Capclave (per Winter is Coming) that there are parts of the fourth book in his series (and maybe even further) that are going to be a part of season 4. This is just the nature of the beast for the show: They have to use the actors that they have, and there are likely to be some omissions from A Feast of Crows given how it deals with so many different people.

2. Does Jerome Flynn love playing the Bronn character? You better believe it. During a New York Comic-Con panel today, he told Vulture that he is absolutely loving the chance to go from being a singer to being the right-hand man of Tyrion Lannister on the show:

“I don’t really see myself as a scene-stealing character. But the lovely thing about the show is that you don’t need to have a lead part in it. It’s like a lovely dream cameo role. And it was totally unexpected. When I did the singing [career] in the past, I think I left people’s public image of me getting up on stage, slightly out of place, singing songs that weren’t very cool, at least in the music industry. So suddenly to be in the coolest show on earth and to have such a cool character? It kind of makes up for it. I try not to be affected by what people think, but it is kind of nice. This is really cool.”

3. How is production going? Production is wrapped in Croatia for the year, but there is some some more left to do, particularly in Northern Ireland where most of the primary sets are. Filming also took place in Iceland during the summer.

You can read some more “Game of Thrones” season 4 scoop here, as we go through some of the changes that have been put in place for the filming structure.

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