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10 things every Game of Thrones fan should know

WE love Game of Thrones and you most likely do too considering it's one of the most popular TV shows ever.

Here's a few things you should already know before the show returns to our screens on April 13. Warning may contain spoilers!

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1. Game of Thrones Series 5 is based on A Feast For Crows (book four) and A Dance With Dragons (book five).

 

2. Production began on season five in Belfast and Northern Ireland in July last year.
But of possibly more interest is the shooting around Spain's province of Seville, which pundits believe will be the country of Dorne - the final unseen part of the Seven Kingdoms.

Nikolaj Coster as Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones. Photo courtesy of Showtime publicity website. STV.
Nikolaj Coster as Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones. Photo courtesy of Showtime publicity website. STV. Showtime

 

3. Daenerys Targaryan and her dragons are set to play a bigger part in Series 5, and this season also will be the first to include other characters as part of flashbacks.

"It's not all about the dragons you know"

 

4. Arya (Maisie Williams) and Sansa (Sophie Turner) are good friends in real life, as are Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Cersei (Lena Headey). Yay! 

Why can't they all just get along?
Why can't they all just get along?

 

5. Bran's 13-year-old companion Jojen Reed (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) is the kid from Love Actually who is hopelessly in love with his American classmate.

They grow up so fast.
They grow up so fast. Contributed

 

6. Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) is the little brother of singer Lily Allen. Whaaaa??? Mind blown... 

Lilly Allen is clearly the cooler sibling.
Lilly Allen is clearly the cooler sibling. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

 

7. The Wall - the 210m high wall of solid ice that protects the Seven Kingdoms - was inspired by Roman Britain's Hadrian Wall.
 

8. Sansa Stark's direwolf Lady is now Sophie Turner's dog in real life.

Awww
Awww Game of Thrones

9. Arya Stark recites her "kill" list - a list of people she wants killed - before she falls asleep each night. 

Most of the characters appear on the list in the books and on the show. Some of the hated characters are now dead.Tywin Lannister and Melisandre are only mentioned on her list in the show.The Hound was removed from her list once he and Arya became friends.

Arya Stark
Arya Stark

10. The Language Creation Society was asked to put together the Dothraki language.
Linguist David Peterson created 2000 words before being given the first season's scripts.



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