HBO has released a new featurette for Game of Thrones Season 4, titled “Bastards of Westeros.”
The featurette has creator George R.R. Martin discussing the cultural significance of bastards throughout the world of Westeros.
It particularly focuses on Jon Snow, Eddard Stark’s bastard and one of the show’s primary characters, who was mostly treated as one of the family by his father.
On the flip side, it also spotlights Ramsay Snow, the Bastard of Bolton. Ramsay’s relationship with his father, Roose Bolton, is a twisted mirror image of John Snow’s relationship with Ned Stark. Ramsay was included in the family, but only because he is all that Roose Bolton has left.
The featurette also gives us a taste of Ellaria Sand, the bastard woman brought to king's landing by The Red Viper of Dorne, Oberyn Martell.
Game of Thrones Season 4 premiers on HBO April 6, 2014.