Game Of Thrones (Season 2)

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Game Of Thrones Season 2 Season 2

 Broadcast Timeline:

 April 01, 2012 to June 03, 2012

 No. of Episodes: 10

 Official Broadcast Channel: HBO

 Series Origin: United States

 Season Chronology:

 (Season 1) < previous . next > (Season 3)

About Season 2

The season contains 10 episodes which began shooting on 25th July 2011 and ended 12th December 2011. Season 2 had a 15% higher budget as compared to season 1 and was approximately $69 million. D.B. Weiss and David Benioff were again the executive producers and creators.

The season premiered on the 1st of April 2012 and concluded on the 3rd of June 2012. It is mainly based on A Clash of Kings, the second book in the series by George R.R. Martin – A Song of Ice and Fire.

Season 1 Summary

There is an ensuing war between the Seven Kingdoms. Robb Stark, the King in the North is fighting to gain independence for his territory and the Riverlands. Robb feels that it is important to align with the ironborn, and summons his best friend Theon Greyjoy to negotiate with his father, who has his own special plans. In the meantime, Joffrey Baratheon is sitting on the Iron Throne with the powerful House Lannister behind him; however his uncle Renly is also vying for the throne in alignment with House Tyrell, with much bigger armies. Tyrion Lannister reaches King’s Landing to take matters in his hands, but is opposed by his shrewd sister Cersei, who is now the Queen Regent.

There is yet another faction vying for the throne, Stannis Baratheon, Renly’s older brother and Robert’s younger brother. He is advised by Melisandre, who is an enigmatic priestess and believes that Stannis is the chosen one.

Far towards the east, Daenerys Targaryen has turned 3 dragon eggs into 3 infant dragons. She is struggling to find supporters for her claim to the Iron Throne.

Meanwhile the Night’s Watch has launched an expedition beyond the Wall, wherein they are searching for gathering wildlings and missing rangers. Jon Snow is asked to make stringent choices for the sake of the realm and for himself.

Episodes Summary 

Epi.no. Episode Title Directed Written By Air Date
1 The North Remembers Alan Taylor David Benioff& D. B. Weiss April 1, 2012
The continent of Westeros is gripped by war. Tyrion Lannister tries to control the strong willed Joffrey, while Stannis Baratheon with the help of Melisandre pushes forth his own campaign to seize the Iron Throne. Towards the east Daenerys and her small contingent are trying to cross through a wasteland, and in the meanwhile the Night’s Watch resorts to taking help from a wildling.
2 The Night Lands Alan Taylor David Benioff& D. B. Weiss April 8, 2012
Stannis makes use of Ser Davos to gain fresh allies for fighting against the Lannisters. On their way to the north Arya Stark shows confidence in Gendry. Robb Stark summons Theon Greyjoy to forge an alliance with his father and the warriors from the Iron Islands. Cersei and Tyrion have clashes as to the conducting of royal affairs in King’s Landing.
3 What is Dead May Never Die Brian Kirk Bryan Cogman April 15, 2012
Catelyn Stark tries to forge an alliance with Renly. Tyrion takes up a complicated task in King’s Landing so as to expose an enemy. Back in Winterfell, Bran is troubled by his dreams.
4 Garden of Bones David Petrarca Vanessa Taylor April 22, 2012
Tyrion attempts to refrain Joffrey’s misgivings and cruelty. Catelyn makes an attempt at trying to negotiate an alliance between Renly and Stannis. Daenerys and her contingent arrive in the city of Qarth in the hope of finding refuge. Arya and Gendry reach Harrenhal, a castle now under the Lannisters.
5 The Ghost of Harrenhal David Petrarca David Benioff& D. B. Weiss April 29, 2012
After Renly’s assassination Catelyn is forced to flee with Brienne of Tarth, while Littlefinger sees a golden opportunity amidst the chaos. Theon wants to prove himself for the sake of his father and proceeds to capture Winterfell. Arya is promised by Jaqen H’ghar that he will kill three people she chooses. The Night’s Watch approach the Fist of the First Men. Daenerys is proposed for marriage.
6 The Old Gods and the New David Nutter Vanessa Taylor May 6, 2012
Princess Myrcella is sent away to Dorne as part of a marriage pact. Theon Greyjoy overpowers Winterfell. Robb marries the medic Talisa. Qhorin Halfhand gives Jon Snow the chance to prove himself at the Fist of the First Men. Daenerys’ dragons have been stolen.
7 A Man Without Honor David Nutter David Benioff& D. B. Weiss May 13, 2012
fter an assault on his life Tywin Lannister tries to track down the culprits. In Robb’s camp Jaime tries to escape but is not successful. In Qarth, Pyat Pree confesses that he has stolen Danny’s dragons. Theon presents before Maester Luwin the corpses of two young boys, stating that they were Bran and Rickon Stark.
8 The Prince of Winterfell D Alan Taylor David Benioff& D. B. Weiss May 20, 2012
Thefort is held by Theon; Arya manages to escape; Robb has been betrayed; Davos and Stannis reach their desired destination.
9 Blackwater Neil Marshall George R.R.Martin May 27, 2012
A mammoth battle ensues for gaining control over King’s Landing and capturing the Iron Throne.
10 Valar Morghulis Alan Taylor David Benioff& D. B. Weiss June 3, 2012
Tyrion realizes that the situation has changed. King Joffrey gives out rewards to his subjects. While Theon orders his men into action, Luwin offers his final advice. Jaime is silenced by Brienne; Jaqen gives a gift to Arya; Dany visits a very strange place and Jon succeeds in proving himself before Qhorin.

 

Production Info:

Filming took place in Northern Ireland, at the Paint Hall Studio in Belfast. Iceland was the location for the additional filming of the Night’s Watch storyline. In Season 2 Malta was not used for filming, the city of Dubrovnik in Croatia was used as King’s Landing and as the new site for Qarth. The production team considered initially filming in Spain, but preferred Croatia for budgetary reasons.

Season 2 Cast:

Lead cast

Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage)

Queen Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey)

Ser Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau)

Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley)

Queen Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke)

Lord Petyr Baelish (Aidan Gillen)

Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen)

Jon Snow (Kit Harington)

Lord Tywin Lannister  (Charles Dance)

Ser Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham)

Prince Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright)

King Robb Stark (Richard Madden)

Princess Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner)

Princess Arya Stark (Maisie Williams)

Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen)

Samwell Tarly (John Bradley)

King Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson)

Sandor Clegane (Rory McCann)

King Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane)

Lady Melisandre (Carice van Houten)

Queen Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer)

Lord Commander Jeor Mormont (James Cosmo)

Bronn (Jerome Flynn)

Lord Varys (Conleth Hill)

Shae (Sibel Kekilli)

Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa)

Guest Cast

Maester Luwin (Donald Sumpter)

Brienne of Tarth  (Gwendoline Christie)

Kovarro (Steven Cole)

Gendry (Joe Dempsie)

Hot Pie (Ben Hawkey)

Hodor (Kristian Nairn)

Osha (Natalia Tena)

Jaqen H’ghar (Tom Wlaschiha)

Irri (Amrita Acharia)

Xaro Xhoan Daxos (Nonso Anozie)

Grand Maester Pycelle (Julian Glover)

Ros (Esmé Bianco)

Lady Talisa Maegyr (Oona Chaplin)

Eddison Tollett  (Ben Crompton)

Dagmer Cleftjaw (Ralph Ineson)

Ser Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones)

Grenn (Mark Stanley)

Doreah (Roxanne McKee)

Prince Rickon Stark (Art Parkinson)

Qhorin (Simon Armstrong)

Pyat Pree (Ian Hanmore)

Lorren (Forbes KB)

Ygritte (Rose Leslie)

Matthos Seaworth (Kerr Logan)

Lord Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton)

Ser Amory Lorch (Fintan McKeown)

Podrick Payne (Daniel Portman)

Princess Myrcella Baratheon (Aimee Richardson)

Prince Tommen Baratheon (Callum Wharry)

Yara Greyjoy  (Gemma Whelan)

Ser Gregor Clegane / White Walker (Ian Whyte)

Rorge (Andy Beckwith)

Spice King (Nicholas Blane)

Ser Alton Lannister (Karl Davies)

Daisy (Maisie Dee)

Ser Rodrik Cassel (Ron Donachie)

Biter (Gerard Jordan)

Silk King (Slavko Juraga)

Armeca (Sahara Knite)

Gilly (Hannah Murray)

Craster (Robert Pugh)

Lommy (Eros Vlahos)

King Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony)

Ser Meryn Trant (Ian Beattie)

Ser Lancel Lannister (Eugene Simon)

Ser Dontos Hollard (Tony Way)

Lord Janos Slynt (Dominic Carter)

Lord of Bones (Edward Dogliani)

Hallyne (Roy Dotrice)

Yoren (Francis Magee)

Lord Rickard Karstark (John Stahl)

Rakharo (Elyes Gabel)

Salladhor Saan (Lucian Msamati)

Ser Kevan Lannister (Ian Gelder)

Ser Ilyn Payne (Wilko Johnson)

Season 2 Crew:

Production team:

  • Executive producers : David Benioff, B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger
  • Co-executive producers: George R.R. Martin, Vanessa Taylor, Alan Taylor, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis
  • Producer : Bernadette Caulfield

Writers

  • David Benioff & B. Weiss (Episodes 1,2,5,7,8 & 10)
  • Bryan Cogman (For Episode 3)
  • Vanessa Taylor (Episodes 4 & 6)
  • George R.R. Martin (Episode 9)

Directors

  • Alan Taylor (Episodes 1,2,8 and 10)
  • Alik Sakharov (Episode 3)
  • David Petrarca (Episodes 4 and 5)
  • David Nutter (Episodes 6 and 7)
  • Neil Marshall (Episode 9)

Game of Thrones Season 2 Recap & Official Trailer

The Season 2 unfolds a saga of nail-biting events with unexpected twists and turns to the story line and here is a trailer that takes you on a roller coaster ride.

 

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