2018 Emmys Snubs and Surprises

The nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and with so many TV shows out there for us to binge, there were bound to be some snubs. But thankfully, along with some of the TV shows and talents that didn’t get recognized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, there were also some surprises that we weren’t expecting to land nominations.

Let’s run through a list of some of the 2018 Emmys snubs and surprises below. Read More »

HBO skipping Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con is going to be a lot less crowded in 2018. We already knew that Marvel opted out of attending SDCC, and now it looks like HBO is following suit. Which means no Game of Thrones or Westworld panels in Hall H this year.

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game of thrones prequel

George R.R. Martin should probably get cracking on those still-unwritten Song of Ice and Fire books. Instead, he’s weighing-in on titles for the recently-announced Game of Thrones prequel spin-off coming to HBO. Below, Martin offers new details on the series, and suggests a possible Game of Thrones prequel title.

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Game of Thrones Prequel Show

After years of teasing it, winter arrived in Westeros, bringing with it war and dragons and giant armies of the undead. However, a little White Walker invasion isn’t going to keep HBO out of the Seven Kingdoms, even as the network’s flagship series comes to a conclusion with its eighth and final season next year.

Yes, HBO has officially ordered a Game of Thrones spin-off. Specifically, they’ve ordered a Game of Thrones prequel series, set thousands of years before Ned Stark was even born.

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con of thrones 2018

Winter is here for Game of Thrones fans, who are in the midst of a great content drought; the show isn’t back until next year, and George R.R. Martin may never finish his A Song of Ice and Fire book series. But for three short days in May, those things didn’t matter, as a contingency of fans gathered in Dallas for the second annual Con of Thrones, a convention dedicated to celebrating Martin’s rich, fantastical world.

And judging from the passion radiating off of the walls of the Hyatt Regency, this is a group that could survive the longest of winters – so long as they’re in each other’s company.

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game of thrones creators star wars

Game of Thrones will soon close out its buzzy, critically acclaimed eight-season run next year, putting an end to the zeitgeist that the HBO series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss ruled over for nearly a decade. But Benioff and Weiss will soon find themselves in the cockpit of yet another beloved franchise.

Lucasfilm announced the Game of Thrones creators’ Star Wars project earlier this year, but details on their new series remain scarce. We only have their prior work to pull from to imagine what Benioff and Weiss’ Star Wars films will look like, so our closest guess would be a grittier take on the sci-fi series. But Game of Thrones and Solo: A Star Wars Story star Emilia Clarke has a better suggestion for you: Star Wars on acid.

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Game of Thrones series finale

The break between Game of Thrones seasons can sometimes feel like the Long Night: a particularly harsh and dark winter that gripped George R.R. Martin’s fictional land of Westeros and lasted an entire generation. Thankfully, we don’t have that much longer to wait until we see how HBO’s mega-successful fantasy series ends – the show is coming back in 2019. But when it does finally arrive, it sounds like it’s going to be devastating.

Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the show, has already shot her character’s last moments of the series, and in a new interview, she hints that audiences may not react very well to Dany’s final appearance.
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Game of Thrones season 8 deaths

We have to wait until 2019 to find out which characters are going to die in the next season of HBO’s Game of Thrones…or do we?

A data scientist has crafted an algorithm that’s crunched the numbers and predicted the most likely candidates to bite the dust in the upcoming eighth and final season, based on things like the characters’ houses, their title, gender, and more. So what are the most likely Game of Thrones season 8 deaths? Read on to find out. Read More »

Game of Thrones Set Tour

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Emilia Clarke takes you on a tour of the set of the final season of Game of Thrones. Plus, composer Michael Giacchino posted a video form behind the scenes of a scoring session for Incredibles 2, and the cast of the comedy sequel Super Troopers 2 roast each other. Read More »

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Say hello to Sabrina‘s goat, and say hello to Sabrina herself
  • A first-look at Nightflyers
  • A trailer for The Affair season 4
  • Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wants to end his deal with ABC
  • Netflix has ordered a new animated series
  • Star Trek: Discovery will have a “classic” tone for season 2
  • More Gendry in Game of Thrones season 8
  • Check out the main title sequence for Netflix’s new Lost in Space
  • The BBC is making a new War of the Worlds
  • Steven Spielberg and Alex Gibney team for a new docu-series
  • First Wives Club TV reboot is on the way
  • A teaser and poster for Patrick Melrose
  • Jordan Peele is making a docu-series about Lorena Bobbitt
  • Tiffany Haddish will produce a new HBO comedy series
  • New photos from Preacher season 3, along with a premiere date
  • The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 poster
  • David Simon is making a Spanish Civil War series

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