'Game of Thrones' year-long wait in between seasons felt even more heart-rending this past season, following the portrayal of the infamous "Red Wedding" event that forever altered the violence level and storytelling of the series. And while everything we've seen of season 4 thus far suggests that the story will cull from multiple sections of George R.R. Martin's ongoing narrative, the author himself assures fans another famous wedding will get its due next season.
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Whereas 'Game of Thrones' saw fit to release its mammoth cast and character list at Comic-Con last year, season 4 has taken a much more measured approach to revealing its new additions. Case in point, 'Sherlock' star and producer Mark Gatiss was announced for an upcoming role back in mid-July, but only now have details of the actor's role in season 4 come to light. So which of George R.R. Martin's characters will Gatiss bring to light?
'Game of Thrones' left many a fan, especially those who were unfamiliar with the original George R.R. Martin novels, in tears over the bloody mess of the "Red Wedding." But that is just the tip of the iceberg. The hit HBO series dropped by Comic-Con 2013's Hall H stage to talk up the past season and what's coming next.
HBO's monster-hit 'Game of Thrones' adaptation has made plenty of changes both small and large in bringing George R.R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" novels to the screen, more often than not streamlining stories and designs. Daario Naharis may not have gotten his blue beard this season, but Martin's original vision for the iconic Iron Throne of the series and HBO's stark (heh) redesign will definitely surprise you.
Recently, HBO's 'Game of Thrones' surprised us by announcing one of season 4's biggest castings well in advance of the Comic-Con 2013 panel, tapping Chilean actor Pedro Pascal as Prince Oberyn "The Red Viper" Martell. As has been the case with several castings prior, "Song of Ice and Fire" purists criticized an apparent racial shift in the character's identity, one which series creator George R.R. Martin himself has reached out to defend.
HBO's 'Game of Thrones' has yet to formally announce its Comic-Con 2013 plans, as we had previously expected the major season 4 cast to be revealed during the panel, but it seems the producers just couldn't wait to get the excitement going. Chilean actor Pedro Pascal will join the series in season 4, portraying the fan-favorite role of Prince Oberyn "The Red Viper" Martell!
For as criminally short and brutal as it seemed, 'Game of Thrones' season 3 came to a close with last night's finale episode, "Mhysa," leaving hungry fans to wait until spring 2014 for the next round of episodes. Given season 3 of the HBO drama's unique structure of adapting George R.R. Martin's increasingly lengthy books, however, what can fans of the series expect going forward? HBO head and 'Game of Thrones' producers weighed in on future seasons, and the answers may surprise you!
‘Game of Thrones’ season 3 conjures its tenth and final episode of the season “Mhysa,” as Kings' Landing greets the aftermath of the Red Wedding, Bran makes his way north with the help of a mutual friend, Davos defies Stannis once again, and Daenerys awaits her reception at the conquered city of Yunkai.
Previous ‘Game of Thrones’ episode “The Rains of Castamere” saw Jon’s true loyalties exposed, Daenerys’ men laying siege to Yunkai, and Robb and Catelyn's fates at Edmure’s wedding to Roslin Frey took a horribly red turn, so what will the finale bring?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Game of Thrones’ season 3 finale, “Mhysa!”
'Game of Thrones' creator George R.R. Martin's infamous "Red Wedding" chapter has been available to read in 'A Storm of Swords' for the better part of 13 years now, but only recently have more casual fans of the HBO series adaptation been aware of the bloody massacre from Sunday's "The Rains of Castamere." Filmed fan reactions to the event made the rounds this week, but what does Martin himself say when confronted with the reactions on 'Conan'?
While we've attempted no short supply of ice cream and kittens to bring our mood up from 'Game of Thrones' Sunday bloodbath "The Rains of Castamere," our appreciation for the scene's execution (no pun intended) has not abated. One way to get through the depression? Go behind the scenes of the infamous Red Wedding, and read the original version by series creator George R.R. Martin!