Originally, HBO thought it was buying an adaptation of
Sandra Boynton’s Snuggle Puppy.
The producers have used 17 dragons, 18 direwolves, and 44
Mole’s Town whores during the filming of the show.
Kit Harrington was the second choice for Jon Snow after
Emilia Clarke convinced showrunners D.B. Weiss and
David Benioff that she was right for the role of Daenerys Targaryen by riding a
17-foot long green anaconda during her audition. The snake ate the casting
director, but secured her the part.
The pilot was filmed at the Atlanta airport in between