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Fans eagerly awaiting Game of Thrones' return to HBO can catch a behind-the-scenes look at Season 2.

The video, online now, shows the cast and crew's triumphs and struggles when shooting the latest episodes in Belfast, Ireland. "You really need to believe that you're in a space that has been there for thousands of years and you get that in the Irish forests," executive producer and writer David Benioff says. "Whenever possible, we love to get it all on camera and there's nothing that really gives you a greater sense of scale and scope than the actual locations."

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However, it's not all beautiful countryside and sunny skies. As actress Michelle Fairley notes: "The weather can be an absolute demon."

So how did the cast and crew deal with the wettest part of Europe? Find out in this video:

The new season of Game of Thrones premieres in April.