In its first season, "Game of Thrones" struck a chord not only with fans but with critics as well, and on the carpet at the 2012 Golden Globes, showrunner David Benioff shared some hints about season two with MTV News' Josh Horowitz.
"A lot of bloodshed, as they're used to. More romance, I think, than season one. There are some great love stories starting up," Benioff said about the next season, which premieres April 1 on HBO.
The first season of "Game of Thrones" earned several nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, including Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Actor, which Peter Dinklage won.
According to Benioff, season two will be about expanding the world of the television show. For production, that meant traveling all over the world. "The worlds just keep getting bigger and bigger," Benioff said. "We traveled to Croatia and Iceland and again to Northern Ireland this year. I think it looks even better than last season."
The prospect of a new season is a nerve-racking one for Benioff, but the showrunner said that the series' work behind the camera ensures a great second season. "Obviously, I'm biased, but you're always nervous going into a new season," he said. "Can you match what happened before? I think our directors and our cinematographers took it to a whole different place."
Benioff ended his tease for season two with a hint that is sure to make any fan giddy with excitement. "It looks absolutely gorgeous," he said. "And the dragons are getting bigger."