In George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, he wrote a scene in which Bran Stark’s nanny, who’s nicknamed Old Nan, tells the little lord a story about The Long Night, a deadly period of Westerosi history in which a cold, hard winter fell that was “endless beyond all memory of man.” Old Nan explains that the terrifying White Walkers hunted with their “packs of pale white spiders big as hounds.” A slightly altered version of the scene appeared in season one of HBO’s Game of Thrones, laying the groundwork for those icy eight-legged creatures to appear in the show at some point.
Now, with the eighth and final season set to debut in April, Martin has released our first-ever look at the ice spiders from his fantasy series. Take a look below. Read More »
Ready to head back to Westeros? Of course you are, and HBO knows it. In fact, they know you’re so ready that they’re out here dropping a Game of Thrones season 8 teaser that has absolutely zero live-action footage in it. This isn’t a stirring recap of the show’s best moments, a sneak peek at a familiar character, or even a voiceover with a line from the new season. But the network knows you’ll watch it and get hyped anyway! Check it out below, and see what we mean. Read More »
Until HBO decides to reveal more official information about their upcoming Game of Thrones prequel show, we’re going to have to make do with updates from author George R.R. Martin, who’s on board as a co-creator/executive producer. In a new interview, Martin offered a brief update about HBO’s upcoming prequel and also spoke about a new Game of Thrones spin-off idea which he compares to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
Plus, check out a trailer for an incredible-looking new exhibition called Unseen Westeros, which features glorious imagery of lands and places that we haven’t seen in the show and Martin hasn’t really expanded on in his texts. Learn more about it below. Read More »
Game of Thrones will come to an end next year, but the series finale won’t be the last time fans will see the show’s sprawling cast together in the same place. A Game of Thrones reunion special has been confirmed with actors from the first season returning to join their old cast mates, but the special won’t be airing on HBO.
Find out how to watch it below.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 by Ben Pearson
With the final season of Game of Thrones nearly upon us, HBO is hard at work to keep the fantasy world alive in at least one prequel show. George R.R. Martin, the author who first crafted the elaborate fantasy worlds of Westeros and Essos on the page, is involved as a co-creator and executive producer of the upcoming series, and in a new interview, he shared some more details about the show – including a better idea of where it falls on the timeline compared to the original series. Read More »
If you thought a good old-fashioned game of Monopoly was already enough to drive you and your entire family up the wall, just wait until you get a load of this new Game of Thrones edition of the classic board game.
Hasbro has announced the new Game of Thrones Monopoly, and since there’s a version of the board game branded by almost every conceivable intellectual property in existence, that wouldn’t normally be a big deal However, the new Game of Thrones Monopoly will be the first time ever that a music component has been incorporated into the game board. The music in question is the HBO show’s theme song that plays from the Iron Throne, which holds the game’s cards. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 by David Chen
In this special bonus episode of A Cast of Kings, Joanna Robinson and David Chen discuss some off-season developments that have happened in the past week, including George RR Martin’s interview with The Guardian and the new teaser trailer. Check out Joanna’s interview with George RR Martin and stay tuned for the new season of the show and podcacst in April 2019.
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Game of Thrones fans have been waiting to find out when the final season of their favorite fantasy series will finally arrive. It seemed like maybe we’d have to wait until next summer since that’s when the previous season premiered, but instead, HBO will be take the final season of Game of Thrones back to spring with an April 2019 release date. The announcement was made in a new teaser from HBO, which you can watch below. Read More »
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Less than an hour from Belfast, you can travel to another world.
Northern Ireland has been the home base of HBO’s Game of Thrones since its earliest days – even since the original pilot the network didn’t pick up. The mega-hit fantasy drama has already wrapped the majority of its production for the upcoming eighth and final season, but fans can still step into the fantasy world of Westeros by visiting Castle Ward, a sprawling property that doubled as Winterfell in the first season of the show.
/Film traveled to Castle Ward in early October, and I’ve cut together a video that features some highlights from the experience, including touring multiple Game of Thrones locations on the expansive grounds, practicing archery in the Winterfell archery range, meeting the direwolves, and more. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 by Jacob Hall
Next year, Game of Thrones will reach its grand conclusion and our television screens will be populated with the corpses of our favorite characters. But at one point, those characters could have died on the big screen.
It seems that the producers of HBO’s massively popular fantasy series considered closing out the show with a trilogy of movies as part of a plan to deliver the most epic climax possible. Instead, they settled for a shortened season with the breadth and scope of an expensive trilogy of movies.
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