Game of Thrones franchise

Casey Bloys, the chief content officer for HBO and HBO Max, does not think the Game of Thrones franchise will grow to the size of the sprawling, interconnected universes that Marvel Studios has established in its superhero storytelling or that Lucasfilm is aiming for with its Star Wars franchise.

In a new interview, Bloys seems doubtful that the rich world established in the mega-hit fantasy series could sustain that many stories, but hints that more shows like the upcoming prequel series House of the Dragon, which is set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, could be given the go-ahead in the future.
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Game of Thrones prequel series cast

House of the Dragon, HBO’s much-hyped Game of Thrones prequel show, has just secured three more lead actors.

Matt Smith (Doctor Who, The Crown), Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One), and Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers) are about to take a trip to Westeros to star in a story set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. Read on for details about which characters they’ll be playing.
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Game of Thrones spin-off concept art

Are you ready to get excited about Westeros again?

After revealing the game-changing news about how Warner Bros. is going to handle releasing its film slate in 2021, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar wasn’t done. No, he still had one more thing to unleash upon the world: the first ever concept art for House of the Dragon, the upcoming Game of Thrones spin-off show that’s intended to debut on HBO sometime in 2022. Check out the images below to see the new dragons that are set to appear in the show.
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house of the dragon filming locations

It’s the end of an era.

Game of Thrones used the city of Belfast in Northern Ireland as its home base for all eight seasons of its run on HBO, and the expectation was that any prequel or spin-off shows would continue to shoot there. (Another prequel did film there, but that show wasn’t picked up.) But now Westeros will be created in another country altogether: according to a new report, the upcoming prequel series House of the Dragon will shift its home base away from Northern Ireland over to England, just northwest of London. Read More »

Lady Stoneheart

George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels contain dozens of jaw-dropping moments, many of which were adapted into HBO’s Game of Thrones. But for years, fans have wondered why one major reveal – the existence of a character called Lady Stoneheart – was not included in the show. Now, more than a year after the controversial final season, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have given three reasons why they didn’t incorporate her into the action.
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Diana Rigg Dead

Years before Marvel Comics debuted their superhero team, the United Kingdom was already host to their own version of The Avengers, an espionage series in the vein of classic James Bond. Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg played John Steed and Emma Peel, two secret agents dressed to the nines who dealt with a variety of British bad guys. Patrick Macnee passed away back in 2015, and now he’s joined by his partner in espionage as Diana Rigg has passed away at age 82.

Diana Rigg was more recently known for her supporting role as Lady Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones, a role which earned her Emmy nominations as a guest actress three years in a row. But long before that, she already had a decorated and eclectic career on both the big and small screens, as well as the stage. Read More »

Kung Fu Hustle Stunts

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, watch as stuntmen react to the incredible martial arts action of Kung Fu Hustle, as well as some famous TV fight scenes from Netflix and HBO. Plus, go behind the scenes of Judd Apatow‘s comedy The King of Staten Island starring Pete Davidson, and The Simpsons voice actress Nancy Cartwright improvises voices for eight new cartoon characters. Read More »

Saturday Night Live Quarantine House

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, Saturday Night Live gets you amped to hang out in your house since it’s the only place you can go right now. Plus, take a look at the art of making fake faces, from creating lifelike masks of characters from Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones to designing the faces of fictional creatures and monsters from Star Wars and Alien. And finally, listen to James Marsden break down the most memorable characters of his career, from Cyclops in X-Men to Teddy in Westworld. Read More »

Westworld Game of Thrones cameo

If you’re watching Westworld this season, you probably noticed a big cameo on the most recent episode – one that effectively had HBO’s current sci-fi series cross over with Game of Thrones. This crossover was a long time coming – the parties involved starting talking about it back in 2016. So how and why did it finally come together? Learn more about the Westworld Game of Thrones cameo below.

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Nan Lawson's Through the Woods

Artist Nan Lawson is best know for her Meet Cute series of artwork featuring some of our favorite couples of film and television. Her work has a dreamy sort of quality to it with a unique illustration style and use of color. But her latest show, Through the Woods at Gallery 1988, has pulled back from the Meet Cute portraits she’s known for. Instead, she’s recreated beloved scenes from various forests in film and television, including moments from Logan, Midsommar, Stranger Things, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Witch, Lord of the Rings, and more. Check out some of Nan Lawson’s Through the Woods art show below. Read More »