HBO's hit TV series Game of Thrones continues to pique the interest of its masses as it gears up for its fourth season, which won't grace small screens until the fall.
While on hand at San Diego's annual Comic-Con recently, showrunner David Benioff dished to Entertainment Weekly on the cast and crew's production process for the upcoming season.
"It's the toughest schedule we've ever had. We got more action, which is obviously more time consuming. It's a brutal shooting season ahead. But if we can make it through, yeah, I think it's going to surpass season three. The last three episodes, there's so many scenes we've scenes we've been waiting for so long to do. And it just gets more and more fun to write for these characters," he said.
Benioff also took the opportunity to speak about the importance of conflict in the GoT storylines moving forward.
"After three years of doing it, we have that much more comfort to make everything uncomfortable for them. We're very excited for it. Season five gives me nightmares, but [not season four]," he added.
Actor Peter Dinklage, who dons the role of Tyrion Lannister, complimented the creative brass on its brand new material, and agrees that the upcoming installment could very well be its best.
"I just finished reading the scripts, and the scripts these guys have turned out are my favorites so far of the whole series," he said.
Although no official airdate has yet to be revealed, HBO's Game of Thrones is set to premiere season 4 at some point in late March or the early April of 2014. Be sure to keep checking back for more of the latest details on the popular TV series. The program's 2013 Comic-Con panel discussion can be viewed below.