One of the most-anticipated new shows of 2011—and one of the most-anticipated shows at Tuned In since 2009—is Game of Thrones, HBO’s adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy saga. Now (TIME sister publication) Entertainment Weekly is revealing a behind-the-scenes look at the show’s production in Northern Ireland, in the issue on newsstands tomorrow. This online preview offers a sense of the show’s attention to detail, but maybe of most interest is the gallery of photos from the set, showing how the producers have realized the look of the settings and characters.
Note in particular Peter Dinklage as the cunning, black-sheep prince Tyrion; if the series is halfway successful, this is likely to be a breakout role for him, and we’ll be talking about this show a lot next year. In the meantime, enjoy the pretty pictures!