October 3, 2013 - 10:10 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Another big wedding is coming in season 4 of "Game of Thrones". Following the tragic Red Wedding in season 3, the show will next hold a Purple Wedding for King Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell, AceShowbiz said.
Speaking to TV Guide, executive producer and books author George R.R. Martin promises that it will be "as memorable in its own way as our wedding last season." He gushes, "It's going to be the wedding of the year."
Claiming that the wedding scenes "look spectacular," he goes on sharing the details, "The bride's dress incorporates roses, there are 77 courses at the dinner feast, and there's some wonderful halftime entertainment."
Of the moniker for the nuptials, Martin explains, "It's what the fans call the Purple Wedding, based on the color of the wine, which plays a big part."
"Game of Thrones" season 4 is currently in production in several filming locations, including Belfast, Croatia and Iceland. Pedro Pascal joins the cast as Prince Oberyn Martell a.k.a. Red Viper, Indira Varma stars as Red Viper's love interest, Mark Gatiss is Tycho Nestoris, and Joel Fry plays Hizdahr zo Loraq who crosses paths with Daenerys Targaryen.
In July, an episode of Game of Thrones shocked viewers with the brutal slaughter of multiple characters - but the creator of the series insisted that the bloodbath was in fact based on historical events, Daily Mail said.
Fans of the HBO series were horrified to see some of their favourites murdered at a wedding, and some have accused writer George R.R. Martin of going over the top with the extraordinary scenes.
However Martin, author of the books on which the series is based, revealed that the 'Red Wedding' was intended to reflect historical reality.
It was based on two tragic moments in Scottish history when feasts turned into fights - one of which was the Black Dinner of 1440 at Edinburgh Castle, when the host killed his own guest after serving him with the ominous head of a black bull.