Game of Thrones’ third season will see Sansa Stark losing some of her naiveté after the life-altering effects of the events that unfolded in season two. “Season 2 changed her. All the things she heard in songs and fairy tales — they’re all gone now,” Sophie Turner who plays Sansa Stark, told Entertainment Weekly.
The lauded HBO series Game of Thrones, starring Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Jack Gleeson, Sophie Turner and Richard Madden, which will return to its adoring fans in 2013, has broken a lot of boundaries in both its storylines and its filming — including a scene in which a decapitated head the likeness of President George Bush showed up on a spike near Ned Stark's in the first season — and now the series is pushing the envelope when it comes to casting calls for extras, too.
It was the question on every Game of Thrones fan's mind Sunday night — would the city of King's Landing and the Iron Throne be taken by the approaching ships of Lord Stannis (Stephen Dillaine) and his army in the Battle of Blackwater on the penultimate episode to the season two finale of the acclaimed HBO program, fittingly entitled "Blackwater.
After taunting viewers with a series of cliffhangers last year that included the beheading of Stark family patriarch Ned Stark (Lord of the Rings' Sean Bean), the regrettable ascendancy of illegitimate Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) to the throne, and the fantastical dragon-whispering by Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), HBO's runaway hit, Game of Thrones, had a lot to live up to upon the return of its second season on April 1.
After over eight months of agonizing limbo, Game of Thrones fans are now merely weeks away from the pivotal return of the HBO fantasy show's second season, after a shocking season one finale that left Sean Bean's character, Ned Stark, dead.