Just like last year, the young actors on Game of Thrones got together to re-dub the fantasy series’ intro. Rather than sing the theme this time around, they opted for a beat-box approach which should be entertaining enough to steal a few minutes of you and your friends’ time. Sophie Turner (Sansa,) Maisie Williams (Arya,) and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran) who play the Stark children took part in this one. Sorry to disappoint, but Jack Gleeson’s Joffrey Baratheon is not included in the following remix. Continue Reading
It was two weeks ago when the first featurette for Game of Thrones season three hit the web, featuring the producers gushing on how ‘this is the season they have been working towards since day one.’ Now fans of the hit fantasy drama get a look at a little bit more through the initial entry into the year’s video blog series which covers art direction. No producers, no cast, just the people responsible for the backdrop talking about how much detail goes into creating this award-winning fantasy program. Continue Reading
Fairly recently, Brandon Fraser was set to star in a new TNT series from Homeland co-creator Howard Gordon until he suddenly opted for the easy exit. The Mummy star cited concerns about creative differences, thus leaving us to wonder if the project was any good or if the actor was having doubts about a small screen role. Nonetheless, our eyes soon shifted to who might take up the gig as a deep-cover operative with a knack for transformation.
Much to our surprise, the role has gone to Sean Bean. It has been over a decade since his portrayal of Boromir in The Lord of the Rings, but the Game of Thrones actor is coming off of the relatively unsuccessful ABC series Missing which aired last spring. Because of this, we expect doubts to persist about the fantasy genre cloud hanging over Bean’s head which is why we will pay extra special attention to what his return to contemporary work turns up. Having Howard Gordon producing the project certainly does not hurt the show’s chances going forward.
In terms of other projects in front of Sean Bean, the actor just finished reprising his role as Zeus in Percy Jack: Sea of Monsters, and he was recently cast in Brad Turner’s Scorched Earth as a bounty hunter who tracks down criminals in a post-apocalyptic Earth. Turner is a television director best known for his work on 24 with recent credits that include episodes of Hawaii Five-0, Homeland, and Alcatraz.
Here is the moment when you find out that your hardcore love for Game of Thrones was simply that belonging to the core story’s prelude. Executive producer David Benioff opens the first featurette for the series’ third season by saying that he has been anticipating this moment in the program since the fantasy series’ inception. That is pretty much the tone the rest of the behind-the-scenes video takes, so just to translate: “Hype Hype Hype. Tune in when we return at the end of March.” What’s more is that is works.
Thanks to the following footage we get to see a ton of new locations and non-direct feed footage. There is no official trailer just yet, but this is a whole lot better than last year where audiences hardly received any so be thankful for the advance look at Peter Dinklage’s new look. For those of you who have forgotten, his Tyrion Lannister character received a face slashing during the Battle of Blackwater.
Just a few days ago, we heard that Game of Thrones would indeed be returning at the end of March, but now we get to observe a full-on teaser promo with the same information. There is no new footage, just some standard graphic art on top of a voice-over talking about ‘the great war’ between life and death, ice and fire. This is probably referring to the giant undead army approaching The Night’s Watch at the end of season two. Continue Reading
Game of Thrones is a huge deal in pop culture and is probably the most film-like in terms of a following than anything else on the small screen which is why dates are important with this one. Minus an official HBO announcement, a poster has been revealed that also happens to out the return of the fantasy series for its third season. The premiere will be on March 31, 2013–around when audiences expected it to land. While we eagerly anticipate the first footage-filled trailer which should arrive sometime in January, the least we can do is mark this Sunday down on our calendars. Continue Reading
Go ahead and take a look at this year’s holiday ad from HBO who does not want people to forget that Game of Thrones is why Santa made Christmas. The premium network’s latest spot is set against a workplace where a man is handing out HBO box sets to his coworkers that are naturally stereotypical in selection. Special nods go to Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, and True Blood. No Newsroom or Girls mentions, but there is always next year.
Game of Thrones won a Creative Emmy for special effects over the weekend, so why not celebrate by looking at some of the show’s handy work in season two? Here is a brand new behind-the-scenes video on the topic that features an in-depth look at the visuals put into action during the beloved series’ sophomore run including a brief display of what went into making the infamous Battle of Blackwater episode. Continue Reading
Just over a month ago, Game of Thrones finished its second season run on HBO meaning that there still is a long wait to go until the series returns with all-new episodes. Fortunately, fans of the hit fantasy drama already go their first taste of the new season at Comic-Con as a cast video was screened highlighting the many additions to the show’s 2013 run which begins on March 31. Continue Reading
Syfy’s ability to attract guest stars from other stuff that people are familiar with knows no bounds. The cable network announced today that they have enlisted Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey actor Iain Glen for a guest spot on the upcoming season of Haven. Continue Reading
It has been about a month since Game of Thrones season two ended, but the pop culture parodies keep coming. If anything, they accelerated as fans seek to channel their love of the HBO fantasy series via other outlets. Continue Reading
Check out this trailer for the romantic comedy version of Game of Thrones. Continue Reading
Ratings have just come out for the second season ender of Game of Thrones, and they are rather impressive considering the show resides on a premium network. Continue Reading
With Game of Thrones imminent second season finale, it might be worth diving into the series’ third year which will be based on George R.R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords. Continue Reading
Last night was the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones’ second season which meant one thing: The Battle of Blackwater. Continue Reading