Category: Game Of Thrones

GOT Season 7 teaser video and Season 6 Blooper Reel

Just and update with videos from Game of Thrones I forgot to post before:

Game of Thrones is not likely to air on its usual time frame. The seventh leg of the most sought after series might keep its fans in anticipation till July/August next year.

While HBO has made a habit to launch new episodes in spring, the next season will debut much later in summers. In an interview with the makers of the show, David Benioff and Dan Weiss confirmed that the next leg of the series has been pushed back due to the arrival of winter and white walkers, to be precise.

“We’re starting a bit later because at the end of this season, ‘Winter is here’ – and that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more. So we kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim grey weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot. ” the duo revealed at UFC Unfiltered podcast.

As per Digitalspy reports, Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion), Lena Headey (Cersei), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime) all signed up for a seventh season back in late 2014. Apparently, the production for the next season has already begun as many of the actors were reportedly spotted flying to Belfast for the shoot. HBO has also released a teaser video to give insight into the mysterious world of season 7.

Source: International Business Times

Game of Thrones: HBO confirms season 8 will be last

HBO has just answered a huge lingering question about Game of Thrones.

EW asked the network’s new programming president Casey Bloys if he plans to go along with showrunners’ David Benioff and Dan Weiss’ oft-stated desire to end their fantasy hit with season 8.

Bloys said yes, that is the current plan – the first time somebody at HBO has confirmed this.

“Yes, they have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do,” Bloys said at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Saturday. “Believe me, as the new [programming executive] coming in, if I could get them to do more. I would take 10 more seasons. But we take their lead on what they think they can do the best version of the show.”

The showrunners have also planned for the eighth season to consist of merely six episodes. On that front, however, Bloys said the exact number of season eight episodes is not yet final.

We then asked if the team is considering a Thrones spin-off to continue the valuable franchise. Thrones is one of TV’s most watched shows with 25 million total viewers this year across all platforms.

“We’ve talked about it,” he said. “It’s something I’m not opposed to, but of course it has to make sense creatively. I’m not sure that [Benioff and Weiss] could really wrap their heads around it when they’re just about to start production [on season 7]. It’s a pretty intense production, they’re about to start production soon. I’m open to it. The guys weren’t opposed to it, but there’s no concrete plans for it at this point.”

Also, with the production delay of season seven – which will debut its seven episodes next summer – the executive confirmed the plan will take Thrones out of the running for the Emmys next year. Thrones received 23 prime-time 2016 Emmy nominations, more than any other show, but requires a heavy amount of winter location shooting for the next season (locations include a production unit filming in Iceland).

Still, Bloys pointed out, “Even if we took Thrones Emmys away this year, we’d still have more than anyone else.”

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Game of Thrones: HBO announces summer return, 7 episodes

HBO makes it official: Emmy favorite to return later with shortened 7th season

Summer is coming.

HBO is officially confirming some major changes for Game of Thrones.

Season 7 of the fantasy sensation will not return until summer 2017 – pushing back from the show’s usual strategy of premiering each edition of the series in the spring (typically April).

Also, the network is confirming for the first time that next edition will consist of seven episodes (a pull back from the show’s usual 10 hours).

Plus, HBO added that the next season will be shot in Northern Ireland, Spain, and Iceland. It’s been a couple years since the Thrones team used Iceland for significant shooting, having primarily used the location for North of the Wall scenes when Jon Snow was embedded with the Wildlings camp.

“Now that winter has arrived on Game of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. “Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.”

Benioff and Weiss also recently told the UFC Unfiltered podcast that production was getting a later start this year to film in wintery locations, which prompted speculation that the show’s return date might also be pushed. “We’re starting a bit later because at the end of this season, ‘Winter is here’ — and that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more. So we kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim grey weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot.” (Usually the show begins production in July).

The producers have previously told EW they wanted to cap the hit series at 73 hours, with seven episodes next year, and six in an eighth-and-final season. (“We’ve known for several years now how many hours, roughly, we want it to go, it hasn’t changed,” Benioff said.) HBO has not yet confirmed anything about season 8, however, so that part of their plan is not yet official.

Thrones has managed to ratchet up its production values with each season, and having fewer episodes will likely allow more time for the team to polish every hour of the show. The producers have tapped directors Alan Taylor, Jeremy Podeswa, Mark Mylod, and Matt Shakman for next season.

Thrones season 6 broke HBO ratings records once again with episodes averaging more than 23 million viewers, including streaming, repeats and DVR playback. The drama was also nominated for 23 primetime Emmys last week, more than any of other series for the third year running.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Kit nominated for Emmy Awards 2016

Presenters Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham announced today the nominees for the 68th Emmy Awards, and Kit has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, along with his Game Of Thrones co-star Peter Dinklage and other great actors:

  • Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
  • Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
  • Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  • Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
  • Michael Kelly, House of Cards
  • Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Game of Thrones, by the way, dominates the Emmy Awards list with 23 nominations, including the top honour Outstanding Drama Series (you can view a complete list of nominees here).

The award ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 18, at the Microsoft Theater, and will air live on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel acting as host.

Congrats Kit, well done! 😉

+++ EDITED: Kit released a statement via Entertainment Weekly:
It is a serious understatement to say that I am somewhat stunned. For my work on Game of Thrones to be recognized in this way is an emotional moment for me. I could not be more humbled.

Game of Thrones season 7 air date is pushed back, but there’s a very good reason

There’s going to be a longer wait than usual before we return to Westeros.​

So here’s some news that precisely no-one wanted to hear – we’re going to have to wait even longer than usual for new Game of Thrones.

The hit HBO series has traditionally debuted its new season in April, but showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have now revealed that they’re looking at a later launch in 2017.

“We don’t have an air date yet, but this year will probably be a little bit later,” they revealed on the UFC Unfiltered podcast.

“We’re starting a bit later because at the end of this season, ‘Winter is here’ – and that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more

“So we kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim grey weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot.”

Makes sense – not that it helps to soothe our broken hearts.

Game of Thrones season seven will be the show’s second-to-last outing – with reports of just seven episodes instead of the customary 10, too – and a final season is expected to follow in 2018.

Source: Digital Spy

‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Score Hefty Pay Raises for Season 8

But that doesn’t mean they’ll all survive the HBO fantasy drama.

HBO is sharing the Game of Thrones wealth with the cast.

The stars of the Emmy-winning drama are in line to receive hefty salary raises for the likely eighth and potentially final season of the fantasy drama based on the books by George R.R. Martin, sources confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Due to score sizable pay bumps are leads Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister). They’ll each earn upward of $500,000 per episode of season seven, which has already been announced, and in the likely eighth season (which is all but a formality). The raises for season seven come as part of an option HBO had with the cast as part of their last deal, signed in October 2014, that saw the five stars each become among the highest-paid actors on cable TV. The premium cable network had the option on season seven, and that has now been exercised and packaged with season eight. While the five stars are locked in, it does not guarantee that their characters will survive through what is expected to be the end of the series. HBO declined comment on the salary bumps.

Season eight has not yet been announced but is wildly expected as the drama, from showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss is, in their words, “approaching the finish line.” The duo told THR ahead of the current sixth season — which wraps Sunday — that they are “writing the final act” and are “looking at somewhere between 70 and 75 hours before the credits roll for the last time.”

Also unclear are just how many episodes seasons seven and eight will consist of. When season six wraps this weekend, Thrones will have aired 60 episodes, meaning the remaining two seasons could be short-orders to match the 75 hours producers have envisioned.

The contracts of the remaining stars, including Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and others, has not yet been completed. Their last deal, in October 2014, also saw them net hefty raises with an option for season seven.

Game of Thrones ranks as HBO’s most-watched series ever and is the premium outlet’s longest-running show currently on the air.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

8 things you didn’t know about GOT’s Battle of the Bastards

    #1 They used real horses, and Kit Harington really wants everyone to know about it

    That shot where we see several dozen horses galloping towards Jon Snow? Completely real. In HBO’s behind-the-scenes explainer about the Battle for Winterfell, showrunner David Benioff, stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam and, perhaps most of all, Kit Harington – who plays the former Commander of the Night’s Watch – spend a lot of time explaining that Harington really could have been squashed by a horse.

    “When we had horses charging past me, those are all real horses. Until the last minute I was stood facing off against this cavalry charge, which is really scary,” Harington said. “I’m a bit annoyed because I think everyone will think it’s CGI, and it wasn’t.”

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