Season four of 'Game of Thrones' won't arrive until sometime next spring, so unless you're re-watching everything or poring over the thousands upon thousands of pages of the A Song of Ice and Fire series it's based on, fans haven't had much to look forward to lately. Lucky for us, head writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss headed to 'The Writers' Room' to talk with 'Community' star and Oscar-winning screenwriter Jim Rash to talk about 'Thrones' last night on Sundance Channel.
'The Writers' Room' premiered on July 29 and has welcomed writers and stars from a variety of shows--everything from 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Dexter' to 'Breaking Bad'--to talk about the writing process and share some behind-the-scenes stuff you probably never knew about. In last night's episode, Benioff and Weiss told Rash all about the process of approaching George R.R. Martin to turn his books into a series rather than a feature film and other tidbits, like which prop they'd like to steal from the set when it's all over (the dragon eggs!).
When asked about some of the initial challenges with casting the show, Benioff said that Jaime Lannister was a tough role to fill since the character is good-looking, charismatic, and played by a talented person, aka a movie star. In the end, the writers did a pretty good job with that one; who hasn't seen the comparison of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to Prince Charming himself by now?
Speaking of casting, several of the biggest new roles we can expect in season four have been filled and production is well underway. Be sure to check out the list to see what important players in the game of thrones have been cast so far.
'The Writers' Room' airs Monday nights at 10 p.m. ET on Sundance Channel.