HBO has released a series of featurettes up leading into this weekend’s season 4 premiere of “Game of Thrones.”
The first focuses on the weapons and fight training involved in this season of “Game of Thrones,” which is said to have a lot more action and fighting than the previous seasons had.
The second focuses on the costume design for the season, particularly on the crowns and wedding dress for King Joffrey and Margaery Tyrell’s royal wedding, Brienne’s new armor, Jaime’s golden hand, Oberyn Martell’s Dornish fashion, and Daenerys’ new wardrobe.
The third spotlights the royal wedding feast, which is important thanks to George R.R. Martin’s knack for describing every massive meal in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels in incredible detail.
The fourth turns the spotlight to the directors working on “Game of Thrones” Season 4.
In “Game of Thrones” Seasson 4, encouraged by the Red Wedding slaughter in the Riverlands that wiped out many of their Stark nemeses, the Lannisters’ hold on the Iron Throne remains intact… but can they survive their own egos, as well as new and ongoing threats from the south, north and east? While an unbowed Stannis Baratheon continues to rebuild his army in Dragonstone, a more immediate danger comes from the south, as Oberyn Martell, the Lannister-loathing “Red Viper of Dorne,” arrives at King’s Landing to attend Joffrey’s wedding to Margaery Tyrell, and perhaps act on an ulterior agenda. In the north, a depleted Night’s Watch seems overmatched against the inexorable Wall advances of Mance Rayder’s army of wildlings, which in turn is being trailed by an even more formidable foe: the undead White Walkers. As if that weren’t enough, Daenerys Targaryen, accompanied by her menacing trio of dragons and army of Unsullied, is poised to liberate Meereen, the largest city in Slaver’s Bay, which could ultimately provide her with enough ships to sail to Westeros and reclaim the Iron Throne.
“Game of Thrones” Season 4 premieres Sunday, April 6 on HBO.