Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
Winter has come, as the Starks have long warned us, but it won’t be around forever. And when it leaves, spring will bring a new season of Game of Thrones along with it.
HBO announced today that the fantasy drama would return for its fourth season Sunday, April 6 at 9:00 PM. That’s roughly the same time of year it’s premiered the last three seasons, so no surprises there. The new season will consist of ten episodes and will pick up where Season 3 left off, depicting the second half of Book 3.
Most of the principal cast members are expected to return — or the ones whose characters survived Season 3, anyway. New actors include Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell of Dorne, Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Margaery’s father Mace Tyrell, Mark Gatiss as Tycho Nestoris from the Iron Bank of Braavos.
Additionally, some roles were recast in the interim. Michiel Huisman will replace Ed Skrein in Season 4 as Daario Naharis, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson will take over for Ian Whyte as Ser Gregor Clegane, and Dean-Charles Chapman steps in for Callum Wharry as Joffrey’s brother Tommen.[Variety]
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Posted on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
Game of Thrones, a show which has never had a reputation for being kind to its characters, completed what may have been its bloodiest season yet this year. So fans were naturally alarmed to hear that Season 4 would contain more deaths than ever. But the first tiny bit of footage, just released as part of a larger promo for HBO, isn’t not so bad. Not a single person gets beheaded or disemboweled or burnt to a crisp by dragon flame.
And if grim medieval fantasy-drama isn’t your thing, don’t worry: Elsewhere in the HBO ad, we also get peeks at new shows Looking, Silicon Valley, The Leftovers, and True Detective; the Ryan Murphy-directed AIDS drama The Normal Heart, the literary miniseries Olive Kitteridge, and much, much more.
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Briefly: There’s no confirmation as of yet, but one of the best companies to adapt TV and film properties might be adapting one of HBO’s biggest shows. Telltale Games, who did the popular and critically acclaimed Walking Dead game as well as Back to the Future, Jurassic Park and others, is reportedly developing a video game based on the HBO series, Game of Thrones. The series itself is based on the George R.R. Martin series A Song of Ice and Fire. IGN has more.
Anyone who has read George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire novels likely laughs whenever people who haven’t, like myself, get excited about what’s to come on the HBO adaptation Game of Thrones. Fans of the TV show speculate and discuss who’ll die next, which battles will be won, all while the answers are sitting there, incredibly easy to find.
So when Kit Harington, the actor who plays Jon Snow, comes out and says the currently filming fourth season of Game of Thrones has more deaths than ever before, TV fans gasp. Book fans likely already knew that. Still, it’s a gruesomely exciting tease for the upcoming season which airs early next year. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 by Angie Han
Following in the footsteps of his old boss Gus, Mike will drop by Greendale in the next season of Community. Also after the jump:
- Game of Thrones recasts one of its roles for Season 4
- Lee Daniels is circling a Sammy Davis Jr. movie for HBO
- History greenlights Houdini mini with Adrien Brody
- FX is developing a Louie-style comedy for DL Hughley
- Sony is adapting Robert Rodriguez‘s El Mariachi for TV
- See trailers for Yahoo series from Ed Helms, Jack Black, and more
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Posted on Friday, August 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
Game of Thrones isn’t due to return for another seven or eight months, which means at this point we have to take our glimpses of Westeros where we can get ‘em. Today, our little slice of the Seven Kingdoms comes courtesy of HBO itself, which has just posted a fun deleted scene from Season 3.
In it, Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) is enjoying a bit of fishing when Pycelle (Julian Glover) approaches him with a request. Watch the clip after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s to George R.R. Martin‘s massive credit that the world of Game of Thrones (or A Song of Ice and Fire, if you insist, bookworms) feels so incredibly real. Westeros is a big, sprawling region filled with complex societies, messy histories, and unique citizens, not unlike our own country. But while all those details help bring that fantasy land to life, they can also be awfully hard for show fans and book readers to navigate the world without getting lost.
The series alleviates that issue somewhat by opening each episode with an animated map, but plenty of fans have taken up the call as well. Today, we have a very detailed, colorful map by artist J.E. Fullerton that not only details which landmarks and families go where, but conveys each region’s personality with gorgeous, frequently funny illustrations. Hit the jump to check it out.
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Posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
“George, you heartless bastard.” Those were the first words spoken by moderator Elvis Mitchell to author George R.R. Martin at Friday’s Game of Thrones panel, which opened with an “In Memoriam” video saluting the many, many fallen characters of the HBO drama. Check it out after the jump.
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