The Deleted Scenes (and Last Minute Changes) in the First Two Seasons of Game of Thrones

The first two seasons of Game of Thrones are some of the best television we've ever seen -- and they didn't get that way by magic. Two recent books by the show's writer Bryan Cogman reveal some of the tough decisions that had to be made during the production process: including some deleted scenes, and some last-minute additions. Read More...

Game of Thrones Season 3 Posters: Up Close and Scarred With Tyrion!

Only 30 days to go before we once again can play the Game of Thrones (from our sofas). If you can't wait that long before visiting your favorite warring houses again , check out these character posters to prepare for Season 3. Not only do we get another look at the scars on Tyrion ...

'Game of Thrones' Season 2 deleted scenes: The Hound confronts Sansa, Irri's death and more

Four fantastic deleted scenes from Season 2 of "Game of Thrones" have been released that add some context to the motivations of characters going into Season 3. From murder to illicit love and everything in between, these scenes definitely do not show off the characters' best sides. Up first, fans get to see the scene where it is first revealed that Doreah has turned on Daenerys. Irri goes up to check on her Khaleesi, but finds the dragons missing instead. Doreah strangles her to death while explaining that she once heard that "the greatest pleasure comes with a silk cord around the neck." Sexy or terrifying? You decide. Then there's Loras, continuing to mourn the loss of the late Renly Baratheon. His sister Margaery lectures him about his grief and says she needs him now. Whether or not he stands by her in Season 3 is yet to be seen, but our money's on him...

'Game of Thrones' Season 3 trailer: Chaos is coming to Westeros

Grammys, shmammys: What we're more excited about is the new "Game of Thrones" trailer released by HBO. Though it doesn't include any new footage (that's what the featurettes are for), it does give us a good sense of the tone of Season 3. "Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder," Littlefinger says as various "Game of Thrones" main characters are shown. "Many who try to climb it fail, never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some, given a chance to climb, they cling to the realm, or the gods, or love. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is." So who will try to climb, and who will turn to the realm, the gods, or love? We'll have to wait to find out when "Game of Thrones" returns to HBO on March 31....

'Game of Thrones' Writer George R.R. Martin Lands Overall Deal With HBO

There just might be a lot more dragons and swords in HBO's future. George R.R. Martin, whose "A Song of Fire and Ice" fantasy novel series served as the basis for HBO's hit drama "Game of Thrones," has entered an overall deal with the network.

'Game of Thrones' casts a bear and shoots in Los Angeles for major Season 3 scene

Season 3 of "Game of Thrones" debuts in only two short months, but showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have only just cast its latest addition. As confirmed by author George R.R. Martin, the show has cast a live bear for a major scene in the upcoming season. In addition to the animal, named Bart the Bear after the previous Bart the Bear who filmed in "Game of Thrones," Benioff tells Entertainment Weekly that some of the HBO series' actors are being brought to Los Angeles to shoot for the first time. That adds the United States to the long list of countries that "Game of Thrones" films in, which includes Northern Ireland, Croatia, Iceland and Morocco. "For the first time, we're flying in actors to L.A.," Benioff says. "So it ends up being five countries and three units this year. It's just exploded." Fans of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series should...

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Skyfall' Win Stunt Awards

 "Skyfall" and "Game of Thrones" got the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards rolling on Sunday night, picking up honors for their stunt teams before the show even officially started.

'Game of Thrones' Characters Face 'Tremendous Reversals of Fortune' in Season 3 (Video)

"Game of Thrones" is shifting the odds in favor of the underdogs in season three: A new behind-the-scenes featurette promises that the powerful shall fall and the weak will rise.  "This is the rise and fall season because there are so many characters who come into the season with power of some kind, who lose everything," executive producer David Benioff explains. "And other characters who enter with almost nothing and achieve great power."

Game of Thrones Season 3 Spoilers: "Intimate" Story's Twists "Are Impossible to Foresee"

How do The Powers That Be take George R.R. Martin's epic books and turn them into an epic TV series? Find out in this behind-the-scenes sneak peek of Game of Thrones Season 3, which starts March 31 on HBO. As executive story editor/writer Bryan Cogman notes, "In many ways this season is a little more intimate. There are a lot more character-driven scenes where you're really getting under the skin of the characters and finding out what makes them tick." He said that can be even more...

Game of Thrones Season 3: Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek (VIDEO)

Check out this cool making-of feature teasing Game of Thrones Season 3, which starts March 31 on HBO.