HBO has found a writer for another of its Game of Thrones spinoffs.
Amanda Segel, whose credits include The Good Wife and Person of Interest, is set to write 10,000 Ships, a series set about a thousand years before the events of the flagship show and which focuses on Princess Nymeria and her journey to Dorne. Read More »
Neil Marshall is returning to his roots. The director began his career with the one-two punch of Dog Soldiers and The Descent and while neither is 20 years old yet, they’re already endlessly rewatchable classics in the eyes of many horror movie fans. Marshall went on to direct bombastic post-apocalyptic mayhem with Doomsday followed by Centurion, a lean chase film set in ancient Scotland. For Marshall, this was his last true movie.
Over the last 10 years, the director has been on a roll in television. He helmed one of the more unforgettable episode of Game of Thrones, “Blackwater.” Outside of Westeros, Marshall directed episodes of Hannibal, Lost in Space, and Black Sails, just to name a few. In 2018, his name finally returned to cinemas with a new adaptation of Hellboy. “There was no way it was ever going to be half-decent,” he told us.
Now, Marshall is back with a horror movie he is proud of, The Reckoning, which he co-wrote with its star, Charlotte Kirke. Set in the 17th Century in Northern England, the film is about a widow who must fight for her freedom during a deadly plague and witchhunt. We spoke with Marshall about this new film, and he told us to expect more horror movies from him in the future.
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House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel series set 300 years before the events of that show, has unleashed its first crop of official images featuring some Targaryens, Velaryons, and Hightowers looking very moody on the beach, as if they were posing for the worst swimsuit calender ever created. House of the Dragon is currently in production and will arrive on HBO Max in 2022. It’s one of several Game of Thrones spin-offs in the works. See the first look images below.
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Attempting to define legacy – whether of an individual, an institution, or a piece of art – can be a fraught proposition. By our very nature, human beings generally tend to crave oversimplified narratives to help make sense of a messy and chaotic world. After all, depending on who you ask, George Lucas will either go down as the godfather of all our nerdy obsessions or the monster who trampled on our collective childhoods, superhero blockbusters ought to be considered as either the modern heir-apparent to Greek myth or an unmitigated blight upon the sanctity of art itself, and Game of Thrones was either the greatest water cooler show of the modern era or a cautionary tale of how unwary creators can dismantle their own sterling reputation in just a final few episodes.
The truth, of course, resides somewhere in the middle of these extremes.
When Game of Thrones (in)famously ended its watch on May 19, 2019, its body of work was hardly cold before many of us – fans, critics, and rubbernecking onlookers alike – rushed to fill social media with grand proclamations and hot takes about What It All Meant. Not even two years after the divisive finale aired, it remains far too soon to carve the series’ ultimate fate in stone. A full decade removed from the very first episode, however, affords us a vital opportunity – not to relitigate a divisive concluding stretch of uneven storytelling, but to reevaluate our wide-ranging reactions in the hopes of discerning how they reflect on both ourselves and the actual show. Read More »
Westeros has just cast another resident.
In the latest piece of House of the Dragon casting for HBO’s first Game of Thrones prequel, up-and-coming actor Fabien Frankel has been enlisted to play Ser Criston Cole, a member of the Kingsguard for the Targaryen family. He previously appeared in Last Christmas with former Thrones star Emilia Clarke, but he won’t be encountering Daenerys in this new show, since it is set hundreds of years before the events of Game of Thrones. Read More »
The first trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy arrived over the weekend, and there were plenty of fun background details to notice. After all, the film is set in the “Warner 3000 Server-verse,” which contains all of the characters from Warner Bros. movies and TV shows. But there are a lot of them to keep track of, so the studio released a little Easter egg hunt video to point out some of the details you might have missed.
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The Tourney at Harrenhal. The kidnapping of Lyanna Stark. Robert’s Rebellion. All were spoken about in hushed tones during the course of HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones as the fateful events that led to the corrupt and fractured kingdom that we’re introduced to at the start of the series. Now, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin is bringing those events to life in…a stage play.
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After giving HBO one of their biggest hit show of all time, Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin is getting even more comfortable with the cable network and the WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max. Hot on the heels of news that three Game of Thrones spin-offs were in development at HBO, the fantasy author has struck a five-year deal that will see him developing programming for both HBO and HBO Max. Read More »
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Another week, another slew of Game of Thrones spin-offs that are in the works at HBO. As cameras are set to start rolling on the prequel series House of the Dragon, HBO is reportedly developing three new Game of Thrones spin-offs, each expanding a new corner of George R.R. Martin‘s fictional fantasy world.
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HBO’s House of the Dragon is turning into a full house.
The Game of Thrones prequel series, set 300 years before the events of the mega-hit fantasy show, has just added four more names to its cast – including someone who is playing an intriguing character nicknamed “The Sea Snake.” Get the details below.
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