Game of Thrones Behind-The-Scenes

The second season debut of HBO’s fantasy epic Game of Thrones is still a few months away, but we’ve managed to get our hands on some new production footage. Check it out below:

For some reason, I always thought they were filming in Canada, but Ireland makes perfect sense. For more Game of Thrones Behind-the-Scenes footage, make sure you stay tuned here to UTF.

And here’s a synopsis of Season 2 courtesy of the official wiki:

Season 2 of Game of Thrones is the second season of the series. It began filming on 25 July 2011, with production expected to last until 12 December 2011. The series is due to begin transmission in April 2012. The season consists of ten episodes. Filming of Season 2 again took place in Northern Ireland, on location and at the Paint Hall studio facility in Belfast. Additional filming, for the Night’s Watch storyline, took place in Iceland. Malta was not be used for filming in Season 2, with the city of Dubrovnik in Croatia standing in for King’s Landing and Qarth instead[1][2].
Season 2 is closely based on A Clash of Kings, the second novel in the Song of Ice and Fire novel series by George R.R. Martin. Some characters and elements from the first novel, A Game of Thrones, have been held back for the second season and some other elements were brought forward into the first for production reasons. In addition, some storylines and events that happened off-page in the book will be depicted on-screen for the series, and some elements from the third novel, A Storm of Swords, will be brought forward into the second season, in particular to give the character of Jaime Lannister more screen-time.