Filming for the fourth season of ‘Game of Thrones’ is well underway and since shooting has begun, we’ve gotten a few details about the next chapter in HBO’s hit fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Fire & Ice’ novels. For instance, word got out about that while last season featured the Red Wedding, this time around, we’d be getting the Purple Wedding. In fact, if you know how to read lips, Natalie Dormer practically ruined the whole thing for you. Regardless, some new information has surfaced about the upcoming episodes and it looks like we’ll be revisiting a place that fans probably wouldn’t expect to come back to.
According to the official production diary, the cast and crew have returned to a private estate north of Belfast to act as the last outpost before the Wall known as Craster’s Keep. When we were last here, a number of Night’s Watchmen staged a mutiny against the camp’s master and their own leader, Commander Mormont. The whole bloody ordeal resulted in Sam fleeing the camp with Gilly, one of Craster’s daughter-wives, and her infant son. In the books, the story does not bring us back to this location, but apparently the show will be doing things differently as the remaining Crows have taken over. Check out the behind the scenes photo from the set below:
While details are sparse, Comic Book Movie has additional information that says that Rast, the man who kills the Lord Commander, and a few others will return in the scenes featuring the camp, which will involve the storylines of Jon Snow and Bran Stark. Also, in our interview with Burn Gorman at Dragon Con, we learned that he was on set to reprise his role on the show, so expect Karl, the one who started the whole mutiny by killing Craster, in season four.
Why do you think that the story is taking us back to Craster’s Keep? How do you think Jon and Bran will end up there? Do you think that the Starks may have a mini-reunion here or do you see more red in the family’s future? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
‘Game of Thrones’ returns to HBO in spring of 2014.