New ‘Game of Thrones’ concept art book reveals a Jon Snow scene cut from the series finale – Business Insider

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Warning: Spoilers ahead for the series finale of "Game of Thrones." A new book from HBO and Insight Editions called "The Art of Game of Thrones" reveals production design secrets and never-before-seen concept artwork from the series. In an exclusive preview for Insider, fans can see one piece of concept art that was never used on the final season. Jon Snow walks away from Tyrion and outside past some Unsullied before heading to kill Daenerys Targaryen in the discarded scene. The book arrives in stores on November 5, and is available for preorder now. See more preview pages from "The Art of Game of Thrones" below.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. During the preproduction planning for the series finale of HBO's "Game of Thrones, " Jon Snow was meant to walk outside of the Red Keep in King's Landing, passing a faction of the Unsullied as he walked towards the room where he would go on to murder Daenerys Targaryen.  A new book from HBO and Insight Editions called "The Art of Game of Thrones" reveals the concept artwork drawn up for this scene, among many other details and revelations fans will find fascinating. Ahead of the book's release ....


Unsullied soldiers guard below, in a shot used in the episode.  As the final artwork caption indicates, the scene with Jon Snow walking past the Unsullied soldiers (presumably on his way to kill Daenerys), never appeared on the series finale of "Game of Thrones." Concept artist Kieran Belshaw, who worked on the last several seasons of "Game of Thrones, " spoke during a spotlight panel at Con of Thrones and explained how the process for concept art worked on the series. He and the rest of the team were part of the preproduction crew, which meant they would draw up concept art based on very early versions of the scripts.  Kieran Belshaw drew the artwork which appears on the cover of "The Art of Game of Thrones." HBO/Insight Editions It wasn't unusual for scenes or locations to be cut from the final versions of the scripts. This is what appears to have happened with the Jon Snow and Unsullied scene on the finale.  The final version of this scene just shows Jon leaving Tyrion's cell, and then walking up towards Drogon.  Read more: How Dany's devastating death was an imperfect fulfillment of the show's biggest prophecy The Battle of ....

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