18 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Game of Thrones
The original pilot wasn’t very good
When filming first began for Game of Thrones, the cast looked a bit different and the pilot was… not great. There’s an unaired pilot floating around somewhere (still unseen to this day!) that has completely different actresses playing Daenerys Targaryen and Catelyn Stark. A script was leaked to the internet for that unaired pilot and it was nothing like what ended up airing! It was stiff, confusing, and way more formal than the version fans eventually saw. Some of the scenes from the unaired pilot made it into the aired version, but they were few and far between!