The build-up for Game of Thrones Season Four continues to grow as high as the Wall the Night Watch is sworn to protect with HBO releasing yet another painfully quick tease for the upcoming season earlier this week.
Posted to HBO’s Vine account, the brief clip shows Daenerys Targaryen, played by the stunning and sexy Emilia Clarke, as she sits atop her throne in the newly liberated city of Meereen. And while ten seconds does not a true trailer make, HBO has announced that a second full length preview of Game of Thrones Season Four will air February 16th, following True Detective.
Season Four promises to be an interesting one for both fans of the show and the George R.R. Martin penned books themselves. Confirmed scenes include the Purple Wedding among others that have fans awaiting the premiere with bated breath. But up to this point in the narrative, Game of Thrones has, for the most part, faithfully followed the Martin penned novels from which the show was inspired. However, with season four, that may all be about to change.
“After season 3′s absolutely shocking climax, there’s a real fear that anything could happen, and that anyone could die,” an article on Screenrant.com read. “Add to that the news that season 4 is expected to deviate from its source material – more than in prior seasons – and even fans who’ve read the books are worried!”
The deviation in question alludes to the fact that book three of Game of Thrones, A Storm of Swords was purposely split into two parts for the HBO hit. This was done, mainly to extend the source material so author George R.R. Martin could finish completing the series, which has been stuck for many years at book five. Yet many fans claim there isn’t enough story to turn part two of Game of Thrones: A Storm of Swords into a full season, so at what point do the producers integrate material from Game of Thrones books four and five or simply make up new material on their own?
That question was posed to actor Jerome Flynn, who plays Tyrion Lannister’s strongman, at a New York Comic Con panel in 2013. As reported by screenrant.com his response may have left fans slightly unnerved:
“Flynn claimed that fans would be ‘quite surprised’ by how different season 4 of the HBO show was from the books that inspired it,” the article read. “This was in reference to discussion of a fight scene in which Bronn engages in a battle concocted exclusively for the TV series.”
Whether or not the producers stay true to the source material remains to be seen. One thing is certain however, fans will be glued to their sets when Game of Thrones season four debuts this April!