Game of Thrones final season

When it comes to Game of Thrones prequels, “everything is on the table” at the moment. When asked if one could be a limited series, that was HBO programming president Casey Bloys‘ response – if a great idea would work as a limited series, they’ll make a limited series. Of course, HBO is hoping to make a prequel that’ll last more than a season. Right now, their primary focus is season 7 and 8 of Game of Thrones, but Bloys cleared the air a little on the prequels. He also shed some light on the eighth and final season of the hit series, which is supposedly so large in scope it might take well over a year to produce and may not air until 2019.

Below, learn more about the Game of Thrones prequel plans.

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer Breakdown 7

Game of Thrones returns for its penultimate season in less than two months and no other 2017 pop culture event has me more excited. Season 6 was one of the epic fantasy series’ best batch of episodes yet, trimming the main cast down to its key players (via a huge body count) and maneuvering the survivors into position for a final showdown. This is going to exciting. And grisly. And nerve-wracking.

Because the new trailer is so full of greatness worth exploring, it’s time for a good ‘ol fashioned trailer breakdown. Let’s go through this whole thing shot-by-shot and see what we can find.

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer

You may recall that the first season of Game of Thrones featured a lead character being awkwardly knocked unconscious as he led his troops into battle because the show’s budget simply couldn’t pay for an action scene larger than a small skirmish.

The Game of Thrones season 7 trailer laughs at that scene.

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Game of Thrones mobile

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: AT&T’s suggestion to recut Game of Thrones episodes.)

This morning, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson spoke at J.P. Morgan’s Global Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference and offered his thoughts about the future of mobile entertainment in the wake of AT&T’s pending acquisition of Time Warner. Most notably, he had some ideas about re-editing content to better optimize it for a mobile-using audience. “Think about things like Game of Thrones,” he said. “In a mobile environment, a 60-minute episode might not be the best experience. Maybe you want a 20-minute episode.”

For the AT&T CEO, allow me to provide an acronym of my own: GTFO.
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game of thrones season 7 daenerys

At its core, HBO’s wildly popular fantasy series Game of Thrones is a chess game. The early seasons involved a handful of characters slowly and methodically plotting their political maneuvers and adapting to situations around them in the hopes of securing the coveted Iron Throne for themselves, while others waited in the wings, quietly accruing power and preparing to strike.

But now that the board has been culled down to its most essential pieces, things are going to start happening a hell of a lot more quickly on the show. No more waiting. No more quiet contemplating. It’s time for action, and according to new interviews with the showrunners and cast, that’s exactly what we’re going to get in Game of Thrones season 7.
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game of thrones season 7 images

A few months ago, we heard that the dragons in Game of Thrones season 7 would be the size of 747 jet airliners. Now, a batch of images from the penultimate season of HBO’s flagship series have revealed the dragons and they don’t appear to be quite as big as 747s. However, they’re still big enough to stomp an entire army into red goo and burn their remains into a fine ash, so let’s not get too caught up on the little details.

This photo is one of several Game of Thrones season 7 images to arrive today and the others show off the other corners of Westeros: snow, scheming, and scowling. The usual.

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game of thrones season 7 tormund

First of all, A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin wants us to know that there aren’t four Game of Thrones spin-offs in the works at HBO. There are five. Second of all, he wants us to know that they aren’t “spin-offs,” as they will not involve any character introduced in the first series. Third of all, he promises that he’s still working on that sixth book. For real.

While we’ll take umbrage with Martin’s definition of spin-off (the phrase has evolved to mean any kind of television follow-up!), the whole blog post where he talks about the spin-offs, his involvement in each and every one of them, and their place on the Game of Thrones timeline is good, enlightening, and very entertaining stuff.

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board games for movie fans

(Welcome to Cardboard Cinema, a feature that explores the intersection between movies and tabletop gaming. This column is sponsored by Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy in Austin, Texas.)

In this edition of Cardboard Cinema, we’ll be taking a look at a slew of upcoming board games that will surely have something to offer movie fans: a new miniatures war game inspired by Game of Thrones, a cooperative action game based on the Rambo movies, a card game set in the world of Scott Pilgrim, a board game that might as well be a Jurassic Park game, and a pen and paper RPG based on the comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer.

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game of thrones season 7 jaime and cersei

We’ve been hearing rumblings of HBO wanting a Game of Thrones spin-off for years now, but with the network’s flagship series ending in 2018, those rumblings have been getting louder. And now they’ve reached a dull roar…and by dull roar, I mean it has been revealed that not one, but four spin-off series are currently in development, with four different writing teams leading the charge.

I know that Game of Thrones has never been shy about running its characters though with a dozen sharp blades before sewing their severed head onto the body of their dead Direwolf, but this is a different kind of overkill.

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game of thrones season 7 photos

The sixth season of Game of Thrones concluded with a massive war about to open up on four fronts, with the living battling the living as the undead waited to make their move. And then, to rub salt in the wound, winter finally arrived. After all, the Stark words always come true, eventually.

The chill of winter can be seen all over the first official Game of Thrones season 7 photos, which feature cast members bundled under heavier coats and cloaks than usual.

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