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Countdown to the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun!

2014-04-04 16:00
Johannesburg - The much-awaited Season 4 of Game of Thrones is almost here!
The Emmy Award-winning drama series returns to M-Net, channel 101, on Friday, 18 April at 21:30, shortly after its US premiere on Sunday, 6 April. As a special treat to fans of the series, as well as those viewers who have not watched the series from the start, M-Net will also screen two exclusive one-hour specials on the channel on 4 and 11 April respectively, in the time-slot allocated to the series.

"These two specials will take your breath away," says M-Net's Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. "They are built around awe-inspiring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the actors, directors, producers and set designers that illustrate the magnitude of this extraordinary production."

The exclusive Game of Thrones specials also takes viewers on a journey through the major events in the series to date, explains how all the families and characters have developed, and shows in detail how the different locations in different countries have challenged the actors and producers. The first special focuses on Game of Thrones season 1 and 2, while the second is about season 3 and 4, also containing some teasers to get fans all excited about the new season.

Game of Thrones Season 4 will be available on all DStv Catch Up services. For additional information about DStv Catch Up on iPad, iPhone, online and Explora click here.

Some interesting info about the series:
- Game of Thrones was shot in 7 countries : Northern Island, Croatia, Morocco, Malta, Iceland, Scotland and California
- Game of Thrones is also shot in spectacular locations, and on any given day there are two directors, based in two different locations shooting two different episodes in two different countries.
- One season of Game of Thrones includes approximately 100 locations, 3000 costumes, 4000 props, 257 cast members, 703 crew members and 87014 Visual Effects.
- Game of Thrones creators D.B. Weiss  and David Benioff have dedicated their lives to the series and have worked together for 7 years.  
- Game of Thrones Season 4 is filmed in Northern Ireland, Croatia and Iceland.

Check out this cool recap of Season 3 in emoji:

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