Game of Thrones Season 5 - Tyrion screengrab

Fans willing to brave the cold and get to the theater last night got to see the very first Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer in IMAX. The rest of us will have to settle for watching it on YouTube today. Which isn’t so bad, all things considered.

The two-minute promo is positively packed with footage from the new season, and just about every fan-favorite character gets a moment. (Well, the ones who survived Season 4, anyway.) Intriguingly, they also suggest the show will continue to stray even further from George R.R. Martin‘s original novels. Watch the first Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer after the jump.

UPDATE: An official version of the Season 5 trailer has just been posted; check it out below. Read More »

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Game of Thrones - Peter Dinklage as Tyrion

HBO is starting to ramp up their marketing for Game of Thrones Season 5. The campaign begins in earnest with the upcoming Game of Thrones IMAX presentation, which will consist of the last two episodes of Season 4 plus an exclusive first trailer for Season 5.

Then, once our appetites have been whetted, the show will take us behind the scenes with an HBO behind-the-scenes special. Trailers for both the IMAX showing and the TV special have been released, featuring a tiny tiny taste of Season 5. Check ‘em out after the jump.  Read More »

Game of Thrones - The Children

The appeal of seeing Game of Thrones on an IMAX screen should be pretty obvious, but it takes a lot to convince people to brave the January cold. So here’s one more reason to shell out for Game of Thrones in IMAX: the theater company has just revealed two cool commemorative Game of Thrones IMAX posters by artist Robert Ball, to be distributed for free at participating locations.

Check out the Game of Thrones IMAX posters after the jump.  Read More »

Game of Thrones Season 4 finale

UPDATE: The Game of Thrones IMAX presentation has been delayed one week, but will now open on 200 screens, which you can find below. Tickets go on sale January 16. Original article follows, new info is after that.

The big world of Westeros is about to get even bigger. HBO has announced a Game of Thrones IMAX release to hit theaters later this month, making the fantasy epic the first-ever TV series to play in the jumbo-screen format.

The screenings will consist of the last two episodes of Season 4 (“The Watchers on the Wall” and “The Children”), plus an exclusive first trailer for Season 5. More details on the Game of Thrones IMAX release after the jump.  Read More »

Game of Thrones Season 4 - Arya (Maisie Williams)

Pack up your finest chainmail and broadswords, because we’re due for another trip to Westeros. HBO has announced a spring 2015 premiere date for Game of Thrones Season 5, as well as for Veep Season 4 and Silicon Valley Season 2.

Additionally, the premium cable network has just renewed Real Time with Bill Maher for two more seasons, which will be the show’s 14th and 15th. More details on the Game of Thrones Season 5 premiere date and Real Time with Bill Maher renewal after the jump.  Read More »

westworld-1

HBO has a year-end gift for you. The cable channel has dropped a two-minute video that recaps 2014, but which also looks ahead to 2015. In a brief blast of footage is our first real look at Game of Thrones Season 5, and a tiny bit of footage from Westworld. Check out HBO’s 2015 preview (and 2014 in review) to get a look at what’s coming in the Game of Thrones S5 footage.  Read More »

Game of Thrones Season 5 Teaser

We’ve got months to go before Game of Thrones returns for its fifth season, but HBO is getting the promo started early. A new video has dropped that uses mostly (and possibly entirely) old footage. But it links Arya to the three-eyed raven, and ends with a shot that seems to promise something more. Watch the early Game of Thrones season 5 teaser below.

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Game of Thrones Tywin and Cersei Lannister

Even if you’re paying close attention, it can be very difficult to keep track of who’s who in Game of Thrones. There are a lot of characters, first of all. Some of them with very similar names. And then there’s the task of sorting out the various relationships between the characters. Who’s married to whom? Who’s that guy’s mom? Are those two siblings or lovers?

Well, fear not. A new Game of Thrones family tree lays out the interconnected lineages of nearly everyone we’ve met in Westeros. It’s a pretty daunting task considering we’ve met dozens in the show, and several dozens more in the A Song of Ice and Fire books. Hit the jump to see the Game of Thrones family tree.

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