It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, we’re not referring to the holidays — we’re actually talking about the Season 4 premiere of Game of Thrones! That’s right, in just a few months (in March, to be exact) our beloved fantasy series will be making its way back to the small screen. And you better believe we’ll be setting our iPhone alarms so we don’t miss its bloody return!

So what can we expect from GoT when Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, and the rest of the surviving cast return for Season 4? Well, according to Lena Headey, who plays Cersei, the mother of tyrant King Jeoffrey, here’s what we can hope for when the premiere of GoT airs: “I'm just going to say, the stakes are higher than they ever have been," Headey teased, resisting the urge to say too much. “And it's getting better and better and better."

Kit Harington, who plays the recently heartbroken Jon Snow, also gave his two cents about GoT — predicting that there’s no way the upcoming season could be bloodier than the “Red Wedding.” "I don't know if it could be as bloody as the last one," he said. "But it is quite eventful." And that’s exactly what Neil Marshall was striving for when the talented director created the storyline of the season’s penultimate episode.

During an interview, Marshall spilled some gruesome details about Season 4. Looks like fans can expect to see “a few beheadings,” according to Marshall. “And yeah, we got to blow some people up, set people on fire and do quite a few high falls.”

“Some people,” you say? Try over 200! According to spoilers, approximately 200 extras were needed, plus a bountiful stunt crew, to properly execute the disturbing battle scenes of Game of Thrones. And we’re not just talking one war — we’re talking about three simultaneous battles “going on at the same time in different places.” Marshall hinted that the penultimate episode would primarily focus on the battle for Castle Black, the headquarters of the Night’s Watch.

Marshall added that the fight scene was so large that in addition to the preexisting Castle Black set at Magheramorne Quarry, GoT had to build another within the Paint Hall, which took up nearly the entire studio. That called for using the largest backdrop in Europe for the set. Looks like Season 4 of Game of Thrones really is bigger and better!

What do you think is going to occur in Season 4 of Game of Thrones? Sound off in the comment section below!