GAME OF THRONES viewers saw a huge influx of mythical creatures and grotesque monsters in the final few seasons of the show, and the man behind it all was Barrie Gower.
Game of Thrones began with just a number of elaborate costumes and one rogue wight to terrorise viewers. By the end of season eight viewers could indulge upon dragons, White Walkers, and Stone Men. Behind all of the designs and prosthetics of these creatures was Prosthetics Designer and Supervisor Barrie Gower.
Express.co.uk recently acquired an exclusive video clip from HBO which shows off Barrie’s work throughout the show.
The video shows Barrie and his extensive team putting together the many creatures seen in Game of Thrones throughout the years.
One of the most prominent designs shown off is that of the Night King (played by Vladimir Furdik), and his wights.
However Barrie did go on to explain how tough the job is, in the video.
He said: “Just on average a prosthetic make up takes four to six weeks to build.
“We have so many patient actors that sit in our chair for four, to six, to eight hours at a time.
“So by the time we step on set for rehearsal we’ve already done a day’s work!”
Barrie then reminisced about how big the show had gotten in recent years – both in terms of scale and prosthetics.
He continued: “Each year it has got bigger, and bigger, and bigger.
“For season eight we were maxing numbers about 70 or 80 mark on set – and in the workshop we have a team of about 50 people.
“It’s a big department to manage but I think we’re very fortunate to have accumulated a really talented pool of prosthetic people.”
He later went on to reveal season four only had six wights involved – compared to the 80 in season eight.
He concluded by praising the show’s producers DB Weiss and David Benioff.
Barrie added: “I think it’s a real testament to the guys who have stuck to their word, and are basically finishing the franchise where it should naturally end.”
Daenerys Targaryen’s (Emilia Clarke) final tragic decision to kill all of the residents of Kings’ Landing was detailed further in a recently released art book.
The book, titled The Art of Game of Thrones showed off Daenerys in the Red Keep looking at the Iron Throne.
The illustration showed Daenerys solemnly staring at the sigils of house Lannister which surrounded the room.
Alongside the image the caption read: “Being able to see the Lannister Lion in the window behind the throne was very important in this illustration.”
This was ultimately left out of the show, but could it have explained the drastic decision of the dragon queen?