Ever wonder how all of those totally bonkers weapons get made for ‘Game of Thrones’? Well, wonder no more! A behind the scenes video reveals how exactly all those daggers and swords come to life and, as a special bonus, we get a first peek at the smoldering Sand Snakes!
It may not surprise you to hear that a ton of thought and effort goes into the creation of the weaponry on HBO’s smash hit Game of Thrones. In fact, the series has an entire team dedicated to that very art, and it’s even headed by a “Weapons Master.” Check out this behind the scenes look “inside the GOT armory” to see how those weapons come to life, as well as a look at those gorgeous Sand Snakes!
‘Game Of Thrones’: Sand Snakes First Look
“I’m given quite a free reign to design and make,” said Tommy Dunne, the Game of Thrones weapons master, in this behind the scenes video.
Also in the video, Tommy describes several of the weapons he’s made for the new season, and we even get glimpses at some of them! Particularly, those belonging to Tyene (Rosabelle Lorenti Sellers), Obara (Keishe Castle-Hughes), and Nymeria (Jessica Henwick), also known as the Sand Snakes.
“Obara’s spear is exactly what he had last year for the Viper himself,” Tommy said. “Tyene again has the double daggers, and she’s quite agile with them.The daggers I like because, what I did with them, I jus basically had a snake intertwining and crisscrossing… they turned out very well, and I was very happy with them.”
Well, glad you were happy Tommy, but I’m sure the same can’t be said for the person on the receiving end of that blade!
‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Almost Back
The fifth season of Game of Thrones premieres on Apr. 12 and fans, understandably have been freaking out waiting for the series to return to HBO. In fact, the premiere has been so hotly anticipated that HBO actually made history by airing the last two episodes of the fourth season in movie theaters in January, alongside a trailer for the upcoming season.
The good news? That trailer (obviously) made its way onto the internet and you can watch it here (then watch it again and again) while we wait out these final weeks until the series returns.
What do you think of the behind the scenes video? Are you excited for GoT to return?
— Casey Mink