At the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour today, HBO began their session with the announcement they jokingly acknowledged everyone wanted to hear – the return date for Game of Thrones. The HBO series will return Sunday, April 12th with ten new episodes.
Kit Harington, who portrays bastard Jon Snow, says the violence and gore portrayed on Game of Thrones are no different than what is seen on the news daily. Take a look below:
“I don’t see a problem with it, because you mostly always feel the consequences of that person dying,” Harington told the Radio Times in an interview. “In ‘Thrones,’ it’s war, and awful, awful things happen, as we see on the news daily. And if we’ve got an appetite for watching these things on the news, then you can’t shy away from it on cable drama.”
“In ‘Thrones,’ as much as they bury the death they see very quickly, there is an impact that those deaths have which I’m constantly playing. People are always dying around me in ‘Thrones,’” Harington said.
“Game of Thrones” returns to HBO on Sunday, April 5th. (Source)
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Game of Thrones for receiving several Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations. The SAG Awards will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 25th, 2015. View the complete list of nominees by visiting www.sagawards.org
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Game of Thrones for receiving a Golden Globe nomination earlier this morning. Unfortunately, the series did not earn any acting nominations. The Golden Globe Awards will be held in Los Angeles on January 11th, 2015. View the complete list of nominees by visiting www.goldenglobes.com
Best TV Series – Drama
“The Affair” (Showtime)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“House Of Cards” (Netflix)
New Game Of Thrones contracts have been signed by the core cast, with big names signing up until season 7…
Key players Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau have all received big raises in return for signing up for three more potential seasons. Their new contracts will take them through to the end of season 7, if everything goes to plan.
Lower down on the payscale, but still nonetheless important to the future of the show, Natalie Dormer, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams are believed to have signed similar extensions too.
With the end not yet in sight for George R. R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire novels, it’s unclear whether seven seasons will be enough to tie things up definitively. These new agreements are undeniable good news to the show’s legions of fans, though. (Source)
For the first time in Game of Thrones history, a major character will spend a season on the bench. But the HBO hit’s showrunners have good reasons for the decision.
A couple months ago actor Kristian Nairn (Hodor) let it slip to a reporter that he and Thrones co-star Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) had the upcoming season off. Writer and executive producer David Benioff, who is the showrunner on the acclaimed fantasy series along with Dan Weiss, tells EW exclusively that there are a couple key reasons for the move, and both are about crafting a strong season that fits within the show’s seven-year narrative plan.
“Ideally that wouldn’t have gotten out and it’s unfortunate it did,” Benioff said. “The fact is, even though we’re making changes to the books and adapting as necessary, we’re trying to keep the various storylines the same as the books and trying to keep them roughly [chronologically] parallel. And last year we caught up to the end of Bran’s storyline [in George R.R. Martin’s most recent A Song of Ice and Fire novel, A Dance with Dragons]. So if we pushed him forward this season, then he’s way ahead of where the other characters are.
“It made sense to stop where we did,” Benioff said. “He’s now entering a training period which is going to take quite some time, much of which isn’t particularly cinematic. So rather than being stuck in a cave for a year, we figured it would be interesting to leave him out for a little bit, so when you see him again…” Benioff didn’t want to reveal much more beyond that.
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HBO’s Game of Thrones is famous for its major surprise deaths that seem to leave no character safe from possible peril. However, after a Season 4 finale that saw the untimely demise of many key characters, the ones that are still alive are going to have a lot to deal with in the new episodes. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister on “Thrones,” recently spoke to E! about how he thinks his character will handle the death of his father.
Fans will remember that Jaime let his brother, fan favorite Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), out of prison where he was set to be wrongly executed for the murder of King Joffrey. However, before escaping the city, Tyrion made a pit stop to kill his mistress Shae, who betrayed him to his father Tywin, and Tywin himself (Did you follow all of that murder and mayhem?). Although Jaime did save his brother from an undeserved fate, fans are curious as to how he will handle the consequences of his actions, especially his own father’s murder?
Speaking with E! about Jaime’s decision to release Tywin, Coster-Waldau said:
“It wasn’t something that his sister would want him to do and I think it’s safe to say that he didn’t expect in his wildest dreams that the consequences would be that his father would get killed.” He went to talk about how he thinks Jaime will handle the consequences saying, “I think even though his father was a very complicated man, he was still his father. Jaime loved him. So it’s going to be a very complicated situation for Jaime when the show comes back.”
Late last month, my friend Tori was lucky enough to attend the Game of Thrones panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. She was gracious enough to share some images of Nikolaj during the panel. Thank you, Tori! Please do not repost these images without crediting Tori, thank you! Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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