Game of ThronesLatest News and Opinion
Posted Thursday 12/13/18 at 8:23PM EST
George R.R. Martin unveils an image of the giant ice spiders that have yet to make it on Game of Thrones
Source: Entertainment Weekly
It's not known if the spiders will appear in the final season. ALSO: Watch Kit Harington audition with a dragon.
Posted Thursday 12/13/18 at 1:17PM EST
Gwendoline Christie: Game of Thrones fans will "need therapy" after the series finale
Source: E! Online
"You're going to need therapy," she tells E! News. "I think just the show ending is going to send all of the world into professional help."
Posted Wednesday 12/12/18 at 1:45PM EST
Game of Thrones was Comcast's No. 1 on-demand show in 2018, despite not airing a new episode since summer 2017
Source: USA Today
"The fact that that show is still ranked No. 1 across the board when it wasn't even current is pretty incredible," says Brynn Lev, vice president of editorial and programming at Comcast Cable. It shows just how large of a following that show has (and) how new people are still discovering it."
Posted Tuesday 12/11/18 at 3:31PM EST
Study of Game of Thrones finds that high-born female characters are more likely to survive
Source: Digital Spy
The new study in the journal Injury Epidemiology titled "Death is certain, the time is not': mortality and survival in Game of Thrones" found that high-born, female, and less loyal characters who feature less regularly on the show are more likely to escape death on the HBO series. ALSO: George R.R. Martin vows to finish his Game of Thrones novels.
Posted Monday 12/10/18 at 3:21PM EST
Game of Thrones actor: Beware that some spoilers are leaked on purpose
Richard Dormer, who plays fire sword-wielding Beric Dondarrion, warns Game of Thrones fans to not believe everything they read with regards to final season. "I suppose it’s good for the show because it gets people talking, and sometimes I suppose they even leak stuff on purpose,” he tells Sky News. “It’s all good for the show, but we find it kind of annoying because we want fans to see it on screen and go, ‘Oh my god, I can’t believe it.’ You don’t want it to be spoiled, you want it to be a piece of entertainment that is constantly keeping you on your toes.”
Posted Monday 12/10/18 at 8:46AM EST
Robert De Niro's "disaster" of a cameo encapsulates SNL's Trump era bad decisions
As legendary of an actor as De Niro is, he just isn't good at live sketch comedy. Yet Saturday Night Live keeps bringing him out to play Robert Mueller. "About three minutes into this week’s Saturday Night Live cold open, all of the bad decisions the show has made during the Trump presidency slowly swung into perfect, awful alignment," says Matthew Dessum. "Watch in horror as a once-in-a-lifetime harmonic convergence between the show’s love of celebrity cameos, their weakness for reassuring their audience that everything will be okay, and their apparently difficult-to-read cue cards unleashes gravitational forces that tear the cold open to pieces." Dessum adds: "Whatever was going on with Robert De Niro is a disaster. He rarely makes eye contact with (Alex) Moffat, staring instead at what must be the cue cards, he delivers jokes like he’s reading them for the first time, and at one point it seems like he either skipped some lines or a last-minute edit rendered the dialogue nonsensical, because he answers, 'That depends on how much you want to visit your family,' in answer to a question no one asked...The result is hard to watch, but weirdly, it ends up being more honest than the sketch would have been if they’d executed it flawlessly."
Posted Friday 12/07/18 at 1:25PM EST
Richard Madden won't be part of the Game of Thrones reunion special
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The Bodyguard star, who played Robb Stark for three seasons on the HBO drama, was busy working on the Elton John biopic Rocketman when the reunion was taped earlier this year. ALSO: Maisie Williams' first Game of Thrones memory was meeting Sophie Turner.
Posted Thursday 12/06/18 at 8:43PM EST
Game of Thrones unveils its "official" final season teaser
The 54-second "Dragonstone" trailer teases A Song of Fire and Ice. ALSO: Maisie Williams wants producers to give Needle back.
Posted Wednesday 12/05/18 at 10:56PM EST
Check out New York City's Game of Thrones MetroCards
Source: Crain's New York
The Metropolitan Transit Authority have begun offering 250,000 MetroCards promoting the HBO series' final season.
Posted Tuesday 12/04/18 at 5:50PM EST
Game of Thrones' The Night King actor reveals a major final season spoiler
Speaking at a fan convention in Hungary, Slovakian actor Vladimír Furdík revealed when the epic Season 8 battle will take place. He also said the creators intended the battle to be a "historic moment in television." ALSO: Kit Harington is done playing Jon Snow -- he won't reprise the role for any spinoff.
Posted Friday 11/30/18 at 1:25PM EST
George R.R. Martin: I'm still calling the Game of Thrones prequel pilot "The Long Night," even though it's not the official title
Source: The New York Times
While discussing his new Syfy show Nightflyers with The New York Times, Martin was asked about the Game of Thrones pilot he's making with Jane Goldman. "That’s the show I’m calling 'The Long Night,'" he responded. "HBO said, 'Don’t call it "The Long Night,"' so that’s not the official title. But I still think of it as 'The Long Night.' That’s the one Jane Goldman wrote, and they’re gearing up for preproduction. Naomi Watts has been cast, so that’s very exciting."
Posted Thursday 11/29/18 at 1:08PM EST
Check out Richard Madden rewatching Game of Thrones' Red Wedding scene
“I think it’s really rude you made me watch this," the Bodyguard star says of having him participate in its new GQ Action Replay series. ALSO: Maisie Williams now has pink hair.
Posted Wednesday 11/28/18 at 1:14PM EST
HBO confirms Conan O'Brien-hosted Game of Thrones reunion special -- but it won't air on TV
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The reunion special that Sean Bean recently revealed was filmed earlier this year was made for the Game of Thrones complete series home video box set that will package together seasons 1-8 for the first time, according to EW. The box set will be released some time after the series finale in 2019.
Posted Monday 11/26/18 at 11:25PM EST
HBO to begin promoting Game of Thrones' final season in New York City on Tuesday
HBO is teaming with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Grand Central Station to deck out the iconic train station in Game of Thrones images. HBO also will give out 250,000 Game of Thrones-themed MetroCards to promote Season 8, which premieres in April.
Posted Monday 11/26/18 at 11:25AM EST
Game of Thrones' final season set security was "like the Gestapo"
So says director David Nutter. He tells The Huffington Post: "Well, sometimes there were paparazzi in amazing places ― on construction cranes and all kinds of crazy places, to try to get a point of view of things. They were all over, everywhere, trying to get in on what was happening. But it was definitely a situation where there was no paper on the set, (that) type of thing. (The production team) wanted to make sure nobody knew what was happening, and they went to the nth degree, like they do on the show in general. They basically take it to the point where it’s like the Gestapo. It’s tough to get answers." ALSO: George R.R. Martin tells Stephen Colbert: "There is no porn in Middle Earth."