We know you are eagerly waiting for the next season of Game of Thrones to start airing. We all are! The suspense of what happens next is killing us all and the crazy fan theories make it even worse. But in the meantime, enjoy these crazy Game of Thrones facts that will keep you entertained.
#1. An Unaired Pilot
Tom McCarthy directed a pilot of Before Game of Thrones of BGT in 2009 but it had to scrapped, rewritten and re-shot. The initial plot by McCarthy had a lot of issues such as the Starks not being fully fleshed characters as well people not knowing until the end that Cersei and Jamie were actually brother and sister.
#2. Different Daenerys Targaryen and Catelyn Stark
In this original plot, the characters of Catelyn Stark and Daenerys Targaryen were played by different actors namely Jennifer Ehle and Tamzin Merchant. But by the time the show aired on TV, Emilia Clarke and Michelle Fairley had been roped in. In fact, the writer of the book series on which the show is base, George R.R. Martin also made a cameo in the original pilot as a guest in Khl Drogo and Daenerys’s wedding.
#3. Peter Dinklage got pranked
After picking up the pilot, director David Beinoff played a prank on Peter Dinklage. He called him up and said that the show had been cancled. It took Dinklage 6 hours to figure out that he had been pranked.