One of the reasons fans of the original books have been so cool with the major deviations 'Game of Thrones' made from the novels has been the direct involvement of author George R.R. Martin. As a producer and writer on the series, he's been present to give his blessing to the showrunners and wag his fingers at aggressive fans, but not this year. Martin will be sitting out 'Game of Thrones' season 5 altogether to finish writing the sixth book in the series, 'The Winds of Winter.'
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HBO's smash hit 'Game of Thrones' might make for some very serious television, what with all that blood and death and battling and poisoning and dirty political machinations, but that doesn't mean that the series is without its own special humor, even if it not all of it makes its way into the final product. Turns out, when it comes time to film the small screen version of the beloved George R.R. Martin book series, even 'Game of Thrones' can't get away from tongue-twisting misread lines, a few unplanned pratfalls, and some unexpected getting down.
'Game of Thrones' may not have any new footage to show us at Comic-Con 2014 (they haven't even started filming season 5 yet!), but they didn't show up empty-handed. The HBO series revealed the addition of a few new cast members for the upcoming season, which will see some of the action take place in Dorne, home of the late Prince Oberyn Martell.
HBO's 'Game of Thrones' season 4 production courted a bit more controversy than usual, specifically with regard to director Alex Graves' thoughts on the multiple rape controversies, and it seems we're in for a shakeup in season 5. Not only will Graves sit out the coming season, but showrunners and occasional directors Dan Benioff and David Weiss will also step back, along with action go-to Neil Marshall and former 'Breaking Bad' director Michelle MacLaren.
Late last week 'Game of Thrones' solidified its panel plans for Comic-Con 2014, but as we've said before, don't expect terribly much in the way of previews for season 5. HBO has yet to formally confirm many details or castings of the hotly-anticipated 2015 return, but a new report suggests Oscar-nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes may play a pivotal part in a season 5 role with ties to our beloved Prince Oberyn.
Anyone who's ever been to a 'Game of Thrones' panel at Comic-Con well-knows that the HBO drama's production schedule prevents any new footage from being shot in time for presentation, but who would miss a chance to meet with the fan-favorite cast? Find out where and when the cast of 'Game of Thrones' season 4 (and 5!) will grace the stage at Comic-Con 2014!
The 2014 Emmy Nominations are in, and expectedly outraging everyone across the internet. It takes a 'True Detective' to figure out this 'American Horror Story,' but did the right nominations go to the right people? Will Tatiana Maslany ever get her due? Can dogs really write blogs? We weigh in on the upsets, upchucks and underdogs of today's TV snubs.
The 2014 Emmy nominations have arrived. The nominations were announced early this morning by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly in Los Angeles. It was a big day for 'Game of Thrones' as the HBO series nabbed its most nominations yet, leading the way with a total of 19. 'Fargo' followed closely behind with 18, 'American Horro
One of the things that fans of both 'Game of Thrones' and the book series on which the show is based often joke about is that author and creator George R.R. Martin might pass away before completing the novels ... and for those people, Martin has some choice words.
As tends to be the case with 'Game of Thrones,' season 5 won't have any new footage to show off by Comic-Con 2014, but the HBO drama can still dazzle your eyes a bit more in season 4. We saw so many new and mesmerizing locations, with many more to come next year, so check out an epic VFX reel of how 'Game of Thrones' built its most famous season 4 locales!