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While fans eagerly await the April 1 return of Game of Thrones, HBO has released a new production video spotlighting the Croatia locations used for Season 2 — most notably the medieval city of Dubrovnik, which doubles as King’s Landing, capital of the Seven Kingdoms.
“King’s Landing might be the most important single location in the entire show, and it has to look right,” says Executive Producer David Benioff. “The minute we started walking around in the walled city, we knew it was it. You read the descriptions in the book and then you come to Dubrovnik, and it’s what the actual series is.”
Along with some lovely behind-the-scenes footage, and quotes from Emilia Clarke and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, there are also brief comments from director Alan Taylor, who of course will be helming Marvel’s Thor sequel.