Exclusive preview of Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4!

Inside HBO's Game of ThronesThe first edition of Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones, authored by Bryan Cogman, provided a look behind the scenes of seasons 1 and 2, as the series was created and rose to popularity.

Now, HBO and Chronicle Books have created a new book, equally packed with never-before-seen photos, production designs, and interviews. Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4 is written by Cat Taylor. Cat is best known to fans as the former writer of the “Making Game of Thrones” blog.

The book also features contributions from A Song of Ice and Fire series author George R.R. Martin, and from creators/executive producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.

As a special treat for you, we have an exclusive preview of the foreword from Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4, which includes an interview with Benioff and Weiss sharing their thoughts on bringing Game of Thrones to life.

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Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4 ($40) will be available for purchase this fall. Pre-orders are being accepted currently.

Sue the Fury: I appreciate the producers declaring they “wanted to ruin a lot of people’s months” with the Red Wedding. Congratulations on succeeding admirably, D&D! As for the book, the first Inside GoT was a beautiful piece, with detailed work that really made it more than worth the price. So far, the latest edition with Cat Taylor seems to be living up to the first.

 

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    1. I’m glad they kept the style the same, so both this and the previous Inside GOT feel like two pieces of the same thing.

      Not crazy about the cover, but the book by Cog-Man was fantastic to read, so I hope this lives up to it.

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    2. Hmmm, is this the first exclusive given specifically to WOTW? Congratulations, if this means HBO’s people have aknowledged the exodus of respected superfan bloggers!

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    3. Why did I tear up a bit while reading this?

      It’s crazy how long a way the show’s come and how big it’s become. Who would have guessed in 2011 that by 2014 GoT would have become HBO’s number one show? I’m incredibly proud of everyone involved and all the work they do so we can have 10 amazing hours of television every year.

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    4. 109 AWARD WINS AND 180 NOMINATIONS

      19 MILLION VIEWERS

      BEST VISUALS

      BEST ACTORS

      BEST FANBASE

      BEST STORY

      THE SOPRANOS IMMA LET YOU FINISH BUT GAME OF THRONES IS THE BEST SHOW OF ALL TIME, OF ALL TIME, OF ALL TIME.

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    5. Theon Durden,

      Woah! Cool your jets! It is without doubt an incredible series but I think it’s wise to not fully judge something until it has finished. Stops the creators resting on their laurels and just makes more sense to judge something asa whole not when it’s only half way through.
      I agree that, for me, it is currently the best show airing and the one I look most forward to coming back.

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    6. lavignac:
      Hmmm, is this the first exclusive given specifically to WOTW? Congratulations, if this means HBO’s people have aknowledged the exodus of respected superfan bloggers!

      I was thinking exactly the same, and directly headed over to that other site to see if they too had recieved “exclusive content”. They didn’t…

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    7. Shocked how over-analysing of their words about how D&D said Cat is in the underworld definitely “proves” no LS hasn’t begun yet. Shocked I say! Is everyone feeling okay?

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    8. Interesting what they say about size.
      I have to wonder where George is going. We have gotten his druthers that he’d like to see things end with a blow out big screen feature.
      It all depends on if the show will level off viewer-wise, if not, what then? Time-Warner might want what?
      I don’t think Dave and Dan are thinking that way right now, but they might have to face the challenge.

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    9. Boojam:
      Interesting what they say about size.
      I have to wonder where George is going. We have gotten his druthers that he’d like to see things end with a blow out big screen feature.
      It all depends on if the show will level off viewer-wise, if not, what then? Time-Warner might want what?
      I don’t think Dave and Dan are thinking that way right now, but they might have to face the challenge.

      Although

      signs indicate the series will likely wrap in seven seasons, I still have the suspicion there will be eight seasons and a movie. The movie doesn’t necessarily mean a theatrical feature, but something like a TV movie airing as a special on HBO. A TV movie could be filmed along with the regular series episodes.

      Back on topic, the new book looks awesome. I actually haven’t even read the first one yet; time to visit my local library.

      Congratulations to WoTW on getting the exclusive from HBO – hope it’s the first of many.

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    10. As always, thanks to our excellent group at WOtW that have the muscle to get these scoops. Preordered this long ago – have Cogman’s autograph on the S 1&2 edition –

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    11. Does anybody know why the HBO Shop EU doesn’t let me pre-order this book?
      I live in Italy and it looks like it’s available for my country (unlike DVDs i.e.) but when I try to pre-order it… it tells me I can’t.

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    12. I’m going to hold off. I bought the first volume right when it first came out and then a few months later there was a super-duper edition with additional goodies in a deluxe box (some maps and other cool thingies). Ended up giving my first copy as a gift, but I don’t want to get stuck with a second copy again!

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    13. I am updating the Game of Thrones Wiki article for this book: during which seasons did Cat Taylor write the Making Game of Thrones Blog, and when did she leave? (and if possible, why did she leave?)

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    14. jentario,

      Wonder who Derek Lord will be playing then? All I really know about him is he’s Scottish, normally plays bad guys (In Take the High Road and panto). Probably just an extended extra part ( maybe one of the mountain clans Stannis tries to recruit to his cause) although who’s to say he might not have a bigger role (Wyman Manderly? Arnolf Karstark? Mors Umber?). Props to him for soldiering on with a broken wrist though.

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    15. This is his spotlight page (the pictures give an indication of what he looks like now:
      http://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/1/M174274

      Also, when I was googling for more info on this, I stumbled on the Independent Agency facebook announcement of september 5th: https://twitter.com/p_iagency/status/507933204289187840

      And this is his profile page from his agency:
      http://www.independentagency.co.uk/index_htm_files/Matt%20McArdle%20IaCV.pdf

      On a personal note, in the most recent picture of Derek Lord he looks quite a lot like my imagination of Victarion, but that’s probably wishful thinking. Still, apparently they’re still casting new roles as of last week, so I guess it can still happen.

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    16. Always the moderation…..

      Independent agency actually announced Derek Lord to have been cast on july 9th on their facebook page. Incredible we didn’t see that earlier. On the same page, they announced Matt McArdle as joining season 5. Search for them on the agency website.

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    17. Is the Chronicle Books edition identical to the book released by Orion Books’ Gollancz imprint in the UK and the Commonwealth with the same name?

      Would love to hear from any of the British fans on the site. Both editions are available in India in online bookstores and look identical, but the Gollancz book (for Seasons 1 and 2) is cheaper. On the other hand, Gollancz hasn’t scheduled a release date for the second book as yet.

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    18. Dutch maester,

      Interesting. Think he’s a bit old for Victarion but possibly Arnolf Karstark or Mors Umber with that beard…or Dampair? When I looked at your first link I thought of Cavil from Battlestar Galactica!
      Matt McArdle, I have no idea who he could be. Possibly just a nameless extended extra or with the right styling he could be Victarion as he looks like he has a strong build and hard look( a less well-known Ray Stevenson). Although would they cast someone not as well known?

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