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GAME OF THRONES "Things Are Going To Get Quite Monumental"

There'll be plenty of peaks in Game Of Thrones ' fourth season

Game Of Thrones is such a critical and ratings smash that you might expect showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss to stick with their winning formula. However, according to the cast, season four is going to be anything but business as usual.

“It’s going to be different this season style-wise,” explains Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth). “Instead of a climactic end, there’s going to be a number of very big events that are going to happen as the season rolls out. So there will be various points throughout the season where things are going to get quite monumental.”

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) adds: “The structure of this season is somewhat different from previous seasons. Whereas before you’ve had all these storylines and one of them comes to a peak – a climax – you’ve now got more of those happening throughout the season.”

Meanwhile, Rory McCann (Sandor Clegane AKA The Hound) says: “Those guys have been wracking their brains every year about every single thing, just trying each season to make it a bit bigger, better and madder than before and that’s certainly the order of the day this year.”

Ed Prior

Game Of Thrones season four begins on Sky Atlantic at 2am on Monday 7 April, simultaneously with the first US broadcast. (Don't worry – you can watch it again at 9pm if you have to go to work on Monday morning!)

Read more in the new issue of SFX , on sale Wednesday 2 April. And get even more Game Of Thrones action in SFX's Fantasy Special Edition , also on sale now.