Games of Thrones Season 2 Scoop: Dragons, Battles to Come!

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Yes, Games of Thrones just concluded its first season. (In what exhilarating manner? Read our review of "Fire and Blood" now!)

But it's never too early for scoop on season two, is it? That's what we thought.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss offered up a few spoilers and tidbits about what viewers can expect to see when the series returns in the spring of 2012...

Will we see flashbacks of characters interacting with Ned? "A lot of those [book] flashbacks take place years ago, and Sean’s stuntman looks uncannily like a young Sean Bean, so that may work." - Weiss

Will we see a big battle? We'd "much rather have a great scene with our characters than a crappy version of [a] battle. We want to have some great battles, we’re working very hard to have great battles in season two. We’d like to have more direwolves too." - Benioff

Give us a season two tease: "We have dragons, we have direwolves growing, we have massive battles. Despite the various character deaths, we have a growing cast of characters." - Benioff

Indeed, expect a series of casting announcements soon. Game of Thrones starts shooting again on July 25, meaning characters from George R.R. Martin's second book - such as Stannis Baratheon, Balon Greyjoy and Melisandre - will be cast any day now.

Visit EW's official website to read the full interview with these producers.

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