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Helgeland on his Successor Show

In an interview with <i>The Indian Express</i>, award-winning writer and director Brian Helgeland shared some thoughts on his work on one of five (or perhaps four) possible successors to <i>Game of Thrones</i> following its final season. This makes the second screenwriter attached to the successors to talk …

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Game of Thrones 4K Available for Pre-order

Amazon is now listing the <i>Game of Thrones</i> season 1 4K, Ultra HD, HDR Blu-ray set. It was announced earlier this month.<p>See our post at the time for more details, including commentary on the resolution the show was shot at across different seasons to have a better understanding of the source they’ll …

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Culturefly Box, Round 2

Culturefly has unveiled their second subscription box in their <i>Game of Thrones</i> series, as well as its theme: the North and the Lands Beyond the Wall.<p>You can glimpse hints of what exclusive items the box will contain at ”>their page, which seem to include the inevitable Stark-branded item, as well as …

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Game of Thrones Season 1 in Ultra HD 4K

A press release from HBO announces that for the first time ever, <i>Game of Thrones</i> will get the 4k treatment. Available from June 5th, the first season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> will be available to be purchased as 4K Ultra HD Bluray or 4K digital download. Bonus features all sound like the same from the …

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The Gremlin Returns

In his latest “Not a Blog” post, George R.R. Martin has posted a cryptic message featuring Froggy the Gremlin, which means he’s having fun presenting a puzzle to fans. Given the television tag in the post, and the reference to the dragon having three heads, thoughts certainly turn to his presenting …

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HBO Exec on Final Season and Prequel Budget

Reports in the entertainment press have brought attention to remarks from HBO executives at the INTV Conference that have touched on <i>Game of Thrones</i>. Variety reports that Francesca Orsi—the HBO’s senior VP for Drama—promised that the final season of the show will be a satisfying climax, including …

Jerome Flynn Whale Fundraiser

To benefit Whale and Dolphin Conservation, the leading charity to protect whales and dolphins around the world, Jerome Flynn—everyone’s favorite mercenary sellsword, Bronn—will join a lucky winner on a trip to Iceland to tour various of the locations featured in <i>Game of Thrones</i>... as well as some …

Benioff and Weiss to Create New Star Wars Series

Big news out of Lucasfilm, as their official <i>Star Wars</i> site announces that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are planning to go to a galaxy far, far away. Per the announcement:<p>It was announced today that Benioff and Weiss, creators of the smash-hit, Emmy Award-winning television series Game of Thrones, …

Unboxing the CultureFly Game of Thrones Box

After a long trip through Swedish customs, CultureFly’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> Box has arrived for Linda to unbox. The very first entry in a quarterly series of boxes, which can be bought individually or subscribed to annually, is inspired by the noble houses of Westeros and features a number of exclusive …

HBO Confirms 2019 for Final Season

A brief press release from HBO has confirmed what has long been understood: the final, 6-episode season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> will not air until 2019.<p>Here’s the press release in full:<p>Your readers may be interested to know that the hit HBO series GAME OF THRONES will return for its six-episode, eighth …

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Royal Mail Issues Game of Thrones Stamps

Back during the 6th season, the UK’s Royal Mail and Tourism NI collaborated on a series of 10, limited edition <i>Game of Thrones</i> stamps. Now to start off the New Year, the Royal Mail has announced a brand new series of <i>Game of Thrones</i> stamps featuring characters and notable creatures and items from the …

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Exclusive Dragonpit Featurette

Thanks to HBO, we have an exclusive from the forthcoming Season 7 Blu-ray/DVD set. This animated featurette, one of many included with the set (more on that below), gives fans a look at the Dragonpit’s dark history with narration from Conleth Hill (Varys) and Anton Lesser (Qyburn). Using details …

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Bluray Premiere Event Announced

As usual, HBO is making sure that the release of the <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 7 set makes a big splash. This time, there’s three screening events featuring some iconic thrones and more. The episode “Spoils of War” will be screened, followed by the full 45 minute <i>Conquest and Rebellion</i> animated feature …

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UK Cinema Marathon

Ahead of the release of the <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 7 box set (which includes one of the more elaborate set of extras to date, as previously reported), HBO UK and London’s Prince Charles Cinema have teamed up for an ambitious marathon of the entire <i>Game of Thrones</i> series, non-stop save for evening …

Game of Halloween

The HBO store is promoting a number of fun items ahead of Halloween. There’s a terrific mask for the Wun-Wun fans, a foam sword, a Night’s Watch shirt, and more. While browsing the store to see what other goodies had appeared, we also came across these pretty neat looking decorative masks inspired …

Game of Thrones Live Concert Sweden Contest

Tickets for the <i>Game of Thrones</i> live concert, which is now coming to Europe, are becoming available… including in Sweden, where Ramin Djawadi will lead the spectacular concert in Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe on May 31st.<p>In connection to this, we’re also very pleased to announce that in collaboration …

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Final Season Budget Rumors

Thanks to an article over at <i>Variety</i> discussing the minutae of high-end television budgets, a new detail regarding the budget for the final six episodes of <i>Game of Thrones</i> is making the rounds. According to the piece, HBO is expecting to spend $15 million per episode, which would be the highest …

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Game of Thrones Live Concert Announces European Tour

Straight from HBO, the <i>Game of Thrones</i> Live Concert Experience will be hitting Europe with numerous dates from May to June, and then a resumption of North American touring in September and October. All concerts are set to be overseen personally by award-winning composer Ramin Djawadi. See below for …

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Final Season Directors Announced

From a report on EW, HBO has revealed the directors of the final six episodes of <i>Game of Thrones</i>. They’re all familiar names: Miguel Sapochnik, David Nutter, and David Benioff & D.B. Weiss. The showrunners, who are also writing four of the final six episodes, will be directing the finale.<p>James …

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Cogman Developing 5th Prequel Series

HBO has just announced that long-time series writer and producer Bryan Cogman is the fifth writer behind on the successors. EW’s James Hibberd has what details there are to be had, but understandably HBO are tight-lipped about just what ideas are being developed. A couple of months ago, Linda and I …

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Season 7 Blu-ray & DVD Details

HBO has announced that you can now preorder the Season 7 Blu-ray and DVD, and revealed a bunch of new details while also sharing an exclusive clip featuring Harry Lloyd (Viserys) narrating the history of House Targaryen from the Fall of Valyria to Aegon the Conqueror turning his eyes to the Seven …

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Game of Thrones Touring Exhibition Comes to Barcelona

After some down time, HBO’s arrangement with global events provider GES—announced in July—has come to fruition with the announcement of the first date for the re-vamped, expanded exhibition. From October 28th, a “limited engagement” (no precise details, but the exhibition website allows tickets to …

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Game of Thrones to Film Multiple Endings

News spread last night of a talk Casey Bloys, HBO’s president of programming, held at Moravian College. According to reports, Bloys indicated that in a bid to mitigate the leaks that have plagued the show the last few seasons, the producers had decided to write and film multiple endings to attempt …

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Montegrappa’s Targaryen Ballpoint Pen

Last week, Linda provided a review of the very handsome Stark fountain pen from Italian pen maker Montegrappa. That pen was one we bought ourselves, as we do admire fountain pens, but shortly after we did our review we were pleasantly surprised to receive a package straight from HBO: Montegrappa's …

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Reviewing Montegrappa’s Game of Thrones Pens

We've posted a video review of one of Montegrappa's officially-licensed <i>Game of Thrones</i> pens. Montegrappa is a famous name in Italy, a maker of fine pens and other luxury items, and their licensing <i>Game of Thrones</i> has led to four (now five) beautiful pens.<p>The Stark pen featured above -- a fountain …

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Finale Episode Guide

The episode guide for “The Dragon and the Wolf” is now mostly up-to-date, including Linda’s video review of the episode (which we’ll embed below) as well as a book-to-screen consideration trying to piece out what’s inspired by the novels to date, what’s likely to happen in future novels, and what’s …

Finale Episode Title

HBO has released details for the final episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i> season 7: “The Dragon and the Wolf”—good title—will have a 79 minute, 43 second running time, making it the longest episode of the series to date. There are rumors that season 8’s episodes will potentially run even longer as a matter …

Episode Guide Updates

The penultimate episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i> season 7, “Beyond the Wall, is out, and Linda has gotten the episode guide filled with thoughts on what’s inspired by the books and what may be related to what’s to come and what definitely isn’t happening, as well as an analysis of the episode which we’re …

Screenwriter Talks Game of Thrones Successor

IGN has an interesting interview with Jane Goldman, one of the four (or five) writers working on ideas for a successor series to HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i>. In the course of the interview, Goldman’s quite cagey, but she does share just a little bit of information that provides some additional parameters …

The Queen’s Justice Episode Guide

Later than usual—still on vacation!—but the episode guide for “The Queen’s Justice” is now up, including Linda’s video review and book-to-screen analysis. You can see the video below: