Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, adopted the real dog who played her Direwolf ‘Lady’ on the show
You can study Dothraki and become fluent – there’s a course online
Daenerys and Vicerys were supposed to have violet eyes. The actors originally wore contacts to show this but they couldn’t portray emotions as well with them blurring their vision
Jon Snow was actually supposed to be 14 when the books/show begin
- Showrunners Weiss and Benioff know how the books will end
A scientific study was done to figure out if the Mountain could really crush someone’s head like that… the answer is yes
Game of Thrones is (by far) the most pirated show in the world
There have apparently been 150,966 deaths so far on the show if you take into account humans, animals, insects etc. Crazy!
Creating the credits for each new season takes a team of 10 people three months!
- Snow Patrol, Coldplay, Sigur Ros and Ed Sheeran have all guest starred on the show
The costume department use fake fur whenever possible, and when they can’t do that they use vintage fur. No new fur pieces are commissioned
In George RR Martin’s original outline of the books to his publisher Jon Snow and Arya were supposed to end up together
The severed head of George W. Bush appears in a couple of scenes in the first season of the show.
There is a secret unaired pilot which is, apparently, terrible