Game of Thrones was one of HBO’s most successful historical dramas. While the series was inspired by George RR Martin’s novels, some parts of the plots deviated from the source material. And one such case is related to Bran Stark’s blank-eyed look when he turned into the Three-Eyed Raven.
game of Thronesthe broadcast network’s epic fantasy series HBO which premiered in 2011 and which ended after 8 seasons on the air in May 2019, with an ending that disappointed most viewers. A closure that so far, many have not been able to overcome. Inspired by the saga of novels ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by George RR Martin, this fascinating universe is currently kept alive with the prequel House of the Dragon.
The series continued the story sticking to the original material written by George RR Martin until the fifth season. However, it was not from there that the plot of Game of Thrones began to develop under the creative ingenuity of the production. From the beginning of the series, it was necessary to introduce some plot changes for the drama’s own evolution, either because the showrunners had planned it that way or due to budget-related restrictions.
As it turns out, some of these changes were also unforeseen and thankfully ended up making Game of Thrones better. For example, in the book saga, Daenerys Targaryen was 14 years old when she was forced to marry Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa). However, the same did not happen in the television adaptation with the character played by Emily ClarkeAlso known as the Mother of Dragons.
Another example of these changes was the Yorkshire accent, which the natives of the north have. This dialect was introduced in Game of Thrones when during rehearsals, the showrunners overheard a Sean Bean, who played Ned Stark, the Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North. From then on, they asked other actors to imitate him.
As with others, the huge battle of blackwater, in which Tyrion Lannister was the true protagonist, was subject to rewrites due to the complexity of filming it like the story that appears in George RR Martin’s books. But, one of the more curious Game of Thrones showrunner introductions has to do with Bran Stark’s white-eyed look (Isaac Hempstead Wright) throughout the HBO series.
Bran Stark’s permanent blank-eyed stare after becoming the Three-Eyed Ravenit was really disturbing, but it became part of the series more or less by coincidence. His actor admitted that he acted like that because he had to remove his contact lenses while filming.. Apparently, the gesture that he made while he managed to have a clear vision, liked the showrunners of Game of Thrones and it stayed that way for the rest of the fantasy drama.