New GAME OF THRONES Season Two Images Reveal the Gods of Westeros
Published: July 28, 2011 - 1:42pm
HBO's Emmy nominated drama returns for it's sophomore season in early 2012 and is currently filming in Ireland; Check out some set photos and information regarding a fiery scene that takes place early on.
Game of Thrones is an HBO adaptation of George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy novel series "A Song of Ice and Fire". Set in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime, Game of Thrones chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the kingdom's seven noble families for control of the Iron Throne; as the series opens, additional threats from the snow and ice covered region north of Westeros and from the eastern continent across a narrow sea are simultaneously beginning to rise.
The scene in question features the statues of the seven Gods of Westeros and will include brand new characters Melisandre (Carice van Houten), Stannis (Stephen Dillane), and Davos (Liam Cunningham). In the scene Melisandre, a prophet who worships the different faith, R'hllor, (the god of light), convinces Stannis to burn the statues from his home of Dragonstone. Melisandre then pulls something very interesting from the flames (stay tuned to find out when the series returns next year or read the second novel). The religious statues represent the Father, the Mother, the Warrior, the Maiden, the Smith, the Crone, and the Stranger (Death).
Recent cast additions for season two include Stephen Dillane (John Adams, King Arthur) as Stannis Baratheon and Carice van Houten (Repo Men) as Melisandre. Even more recent additions include Liam Cunningham (Camelot) as the onion knight Davos, Natalie Dormer (The Tudors) as Margaery Tyrell and Gwendoline Christie as fan favorite knight Brienne.
Game of Thrones stars Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Iain Glen, Aidan Gillen, Harry Lloyd, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Richard Madden, Alfie Allen, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jack Gleeson, Rory McCann, Peter Dinklage, and Jason Momoa. The series is executive produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; co-executive producers, Carolyn Strauss, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, Ralph Vicinanza and George R.R. Martin; producers, Mark Huffam and Frank Doelger.