Just the other day, Game of Thrones favorite Emilia Clarke offered some surprising comments on her distaste for any and all sex scenes, not necessarily just those on HBO. Her words made the rounds a bit, but now the Khaleesi seems to be walking them back, claiming to be “perfectly fine” with tasteful nudity. Oh, the internet.
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Mere minutes after the close of June’s stab-happy Game of Thrones finale “Mother’s Mercy,” truther movements sprung up insisting that Kit Harington’s Jon Snow would return to the series in 2016 no matter what. Repeat set sightings have confirmed the TV industry’s worst-kept secret, but might Harington himself have finally given into the speculation?
For as long as Game of Thrones has aired (and will surely continue until Season 8), the HBO adaptation courts controversy in its depiction of sex and violence, from a number of directions. Some stars have even spoken out of their distaste for the show’s visceral style, but perhaps none so directly as star Emilia Clarke, who “[doesn’t] want to have sex thrown in my face.”
While the entirety of Game of Thrones Season 6 may end up spoiled on sight alone, observation of the set often yields some strong casting choices for the season. Case in point, The Babadook star Essie Davis has been spotted filming on the Game of Thrones set, in role that should look familiar to fans.
Game of Thrones has walked a narrow tightrope on the way to Season 6, declining comment on the various Kit Harington sightings that seemingly spoil Jon Snow’s fate, while still towing the company line. Now, some incredible new rumors of a major battle could be our biggest Jon Snow break yet, as well as insight into Season 6's major plot.
It’s grown old hat to accuse Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin of stalling on the franchise’s sixth installment The Winds of Winter, most recently by the revered author’s Sharknado cameo, so we have good news and bad. Martin will put in a zombified appearance on Syfy’s Z Nation, but may also finally drop Winter in 2016, according to reports.
Game of Thrones historically acknowledges precious little of any season’s castings in advance, save for overwhelming observation of an eagerly-awaited role. Now, another famous UK face has joined Season 6 , that of the omnipresent Richard E. Grant, but who might he be playing?
Most Game of Thrones Season 6 castings have come through on-set observation, or at best, vague announcements from HBO, but the latest offers a much clearer look at a major storyline. Harry Potter and UnREAL star Freddie Stroma will join the sixth season, in a role suggestive of Samwell Tarly’s arc this year.
Now that we’re all more or less on the same page with regard to Game of Thrones spoilers, many have wondered if Season 6 might return to the Iron Islands and Greyjoy plotlines dropped by HBO. We’ve seen some strong hints, but now it seems Borgen star Pilou Asbæk has landed a long-awaited key role in Season 6, of which filming confirms a major literary event.
Like the proverbial football plucked eternally from kicking range, Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has oft-attempted to comment on the HBO adaptation of his work, only to find the internet widely exaggerating or misconstruing his words. That responsibility is ours today, as Martin comments on the fate of Stannis Baratheon, both on TV and the written page.