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HBO releases new 'Game of Thrones' featurette previewing season 4

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Just when you thought the season four trailer for Game of Thrones was a delightful enough gift, HBO has given us another appetizer for what's to come this spring. On Sunday, a 90-second "On the Set" featurette was released, giving us a glimpse into how producers are continuing the story.

The featurette gives us a look at nearly every major character returning to the show and offers a great look at what's going on around Westeros and beyond, plus a peek at production going on behind the scenes. For those familiar with the A Song of Ice and Fire series, there are also several glimpses of how some of the events from A Storm of Swords (the third book in the series) will be realized onscreen.

We also get to hear from some fan favorites like Peter Dinklage (Tyrion), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), and Charles Dance (Tywin) about what it's like to work on a show of such grand scale and what we can expect.

"These scripts this season by far are my favorite," Dinklage says. "Not just for me, but for all the characters, and you don't have it figured out when you think you do."

Meanwhile, both current and former GoT cast members have been making headlines on their own. Natalie Dormer, for instance, became a trending topic on Sunday after debuting an edgy new 'do on the red carpet of the Screen Actors Guild Awards. 31-year-old Dormer, aka Margaery Tyrell, arrived at the ceremony with her hair half shaved off and the other half a flowing cascade of curls.

She told reporters that the new look is for her upcoming role in The Hunger Games: Mockingkay - Part 1, which is due out in November.

GoT viewers still reeling from the tragic death of Robb Stark in season three can soon see The King in the North back on their TVs. Richard Madden stars in the three-part minseries Klondike, which premieres on Discovery Channel tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET and concludes on Wednesday.

According to Madden, the series, which is based on the book Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike, was even more intense physically, mentally, and emotionally than shooting Game of Thrones.

Nevertheless, Madden still says he'd rather be stuck in the Klondike forever than be a Lannister.

A Stark through and through. Good man.

Game of Thrones returns to HBO for season four on Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m.


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