Game of ThronesLatest News and Opinion
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 11:31PM EDT
Game of Thrones to receive a special BAFTA award
The British Academy Television Craft Awards will honor the HBO series for pushing the boundaries with its fantasy epic.
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Westworld vs. Game of Thrones: Which HBO show did their publicity stunt better?
This week's Westworld spoiler stunt fooled a lot of people, but the show's fans seem to have enjoyed being pranked. "Overall, it seems the 'Westroll' event will be looked back on with a lot more fondness than another HBO publicity stunt," says Liz Shannon Miller. "It was just over a year ago that the network made a big announcement about the penultimate season of its flagship series Game of Thrones, specifically the date we could expect its return. Typically important but not earth-shattering news, HBO made sure we were paying attention — by literally burying the information in a block of ice." One of the reasons that one failed and the other succeeded is perhaps because David Benioff and D.B. Weiss thought the GoT stunt was "embarrassing," while Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have been building up to their Westworld stunt.
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 10:36PM EDT
Why Amazon's Lord of the Rings prequel won't be the next Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin's epic saga has three important ingredients that have made the HBO series a hit: suspense, humor and sex. As Johnny Oleksinski points out, the Lord of the Rings prequel will likely be without two of those ingredients, the humor and sex. "Lord of the Rings, as its critical acclaim and Best Picture Oscar will attest, is brilliant," he says. "But remember that it was written by an Oxford-educated linguistics professor, not a late-night comic. While it has its provincial charms — like those of The Great British Bake Off— it’s just not very funny. The Hobbit director Peter Jackson tried to inject some gags into that 2012 film, and fell flat on his face in the process. There are no delectably witty characters like GoT's Tyrion, Olenna or The Hound. Samwell Tarley is a hell of a lot funnier than Samwise Gamgee. As for sex, that first Middle Earth story, The Hobbit, was actually told to Tolkien’s young children as a bedtime story."
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 10:36PM EDT
George R.R. Martin makes the cover Esquire's China edition
The Game of Thrones honcho says there's "lots of text I cannot read. Those of you who can read Chinese... enjoy." According to Time magazine, Martin tells Esquire China he'll continue to write about Lady Stonehart, even though she wasn't used on the HBO series.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 6:11PM EDT
Wrestlemania paid homage to Game of Thrones
Seth Rollins looked like the Night King in his Game of Thrones-themed entrance to Wrestlemania 34.
Posted Sunday 4/08/18 at 5:24PM EDT
Game of Thrones reportedly filmed a battle scene that took 55 straight nights to film
Assistant director Jonathan Quinlan wrote about "enduring 55 straight nights" in a since-deleted Instagram post. That's more than double the length of time it took to film previous battle scenes.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 12:48AM EDT
Game of Thrones may get a lot of Gendry in the final season
Joe Dempsie says he's been filming "a fair bit," but adds that doesn't mean he'll survive to the end of the series. ALSO: Meet the woman who gave an Idaho town Game of Thrones-themed street names.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Here's a rare look at George R.R. Martin as a clean-shaven adult
"I give you the rarely seen, highly elusive, clean shaven adult GRRM circa 1972," the Game of Thrones honcho tweeted in honor of Throwback Thursday.
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 2:09PM EDT
Major League Baseball teams will feature Game of Thrones-themed events this summer despite the show's long hiatus
Last summer, 20 MLB teams participated in the Game of Thrones-themed promotional activities that were timed for Season 7. But even though Season 8 won't premiere until next year, MLB will continue promoting Westeros this summer.
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 2:46PM EDT
Jamie Lannister will have a new look for Game of Thrones' final season
“I’m shooting the last season of Thrones,” Nikolaj Coster-Waldau tells Shortlist. “Generally speaking, I’m not crazy-hairy, but I have a full beard. Call me Hairy Styles.”
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 9:38PM EDT
Game of Thrones star Iain Glen on the finale script: "When I read it, I thought it was rather brilliant"
"I am a bit of a fan of the series as well, and it satiated my expectation and hopes," he tells IndianExpress.com. "But we will just have to see. You know with something this big like Game of Thrones, you cannot please everyone." ALSO: Sean Bean explains what he whispered before his Game of Thrones death.
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 12:23PM EDT
HBO exec says "we're going big" with Game of Thrones spinoffs, hints at many deaths in final season
HBO's head of drama Francesca Orsi hinted that there will be multiple deaths. "None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started falling down to their deaths," she says of sitting in on the final season read-through. Meanwhile, Orsi said of the spinoffs that "we're going big," adding: “It feels like corporate malfeasance to not continue it. That’s why it spawned three, four, five spinoffs."
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 7:02AM EST
Check out the spectacular Game of Thrones final season set being built in Belfast
The area where the Titanic was built is now being used for a massive castle set for the HBO drama's final season.
Posted Tuesday 3/06/18 at 9:38PM EST
George R.R. Martin to take some time away from blogging
"All's good, boys and girls... lots of exciting things going on," the Game of Thrones honcho wrote on his blog. "LOTS of exciting things. Maybe too many. I am buried in work, so much that it is starting to overwhelm me. Even with my army of loyal minions. So I am going to step back from blogging ... for a while, till I get a few of these monkeys off my back. In the near future, you'll likely see fewer posts here. And some of those will be by my minions." ALSO: Game of Thrones stars were spotted drinking with the the show's creators in a pub.
Posted Thursday 3/01/18 at 10:28PM EST
To avoid Game of Thrones spoilers, Rose Leslie avoids looking at fiancé Kit Harington's eyes after he's read a script
“I for sure ask Kit not to show me his excitement after he has read an episode, simply because I don’t want to read anything in his eyes," she says.