Why did Game of Thrones just cast a bear?

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Jan 28, 2013, 4:23 PM EST

The cast from Game of Thrones was brought to Los Angeles for the first time ever in order to meet their newest cast member, a BEAR.

The HBO series has filmed all over.  They've covered Morocco, Iceland, Croatia, and Northern Island.  So why are they finally coming to the the most artifical place on earth, Los Angeles?  Well, it's all about Bart.  Yes, we're talking about the bear.

Why is there a literal bear on Game of Thrones?  [Spoilers ahead!] Well, it's very likely that it relates to a certain scene from the books involving Brienne in a bear pit.  In case you haven't read it yet, we won't spoil the surprise but, sufficed to say, it gets pretty hairy.

Hearing about more locations and more exciting scenes from the books getting their live action appearence is making the wait for more episodes ... unbearable.  Game of Thrones will return to HBO on March 31st.

 (via The Mary Sue)

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