Earlier today we learned from the HBO panel at the ongoing TCA press tour that in-development projects like 'Criminal Justice' and a 'Transporter' TV series had largely been stalled, but the premium cable network had nothing but good things to say about the futures of its current flagship hits, from 'Game of Thrones' to 'True Blood' and 'The Newsroom.' Less certain however, is the fate of Larry David's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.'
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'Game of Thrones' season 4 left us a bit in the Red Waste with regard to its Comic-Con 2013 panel, eschewing the mammoth casting reveals of the previous year in favor of a retrospective for those lost within the first three seasons. In spite of that void however, another major season 4 player has finally been cast with 'Rome' star Indira Varma, that of Prince Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal)'s main squeeze, Ellaria Sand!
'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.
One of the defining elements of 'Game of Thrones' is that people die. And generally they don't die well. So, for this year's Comic-Con 2013 panel, the creatives behind the show assembled a tribute reel to all the characters who have been killed off during the course of the show. And if that doesn't make it obvious enough, this thing is filled with spoilers.
The 2013 Emmy nominations have arrived and at first glance, it's more of the same. Of course 'Breaking Bad,' 'Mad Men,' 'Homeland' and 'Downton Abbey' seem to be dominating the drama category! Of course '30 Rock,' 'Louie' and 'Veep' are contenders in the comedy category! However, the big surprise with this year's nominations is that one of the most nominated shows wasn't even on TV at all.
'Game of Thrones' season 4 had already kicked off the casting race in advance of its panel at Comic-Con 2013, tapping Chilean actor Pedro Pascal in the fan-favorite role of Dornish prince Oberyn "The Red Viper" Martell, but it seems HBO had another major casting that just couldn't wait. 'Sherlock' star and writer Mark Gatiss has joined the epic HBO drama's fourth season, but as whom, you ask?
Last week we learned that favored 'Game of Thrones' director Neil Marshall would return for the first time since season 2 installment "Blackwater," to direct the presumably epic ninth episode of the the coming fourth season in 2014. Now, the full list of writers and directors for 'Game of Thrones' season 4 has emerged, so what surprises are in store ahead of the big Comic-Con 2013 panel?
HBO's 'Game of Thrones' season 3 finale "Mhysa" may not have left us on any major cliffhangers or action sequences, but the audience was more than glad of the break considering the "Red Wedding" events of penultimate season 3 episode "The Rains of Castamere." Now, with 'Game of Thrones' season 4 on the horizon, season 2 climax "Blackwater" director Neil Marshall will be back to deliver another big battle in season 4!
We're just over a week away from the big show itself, but two of the most important TV pieces of Comic-Con 2013 have finally fallen into place. HBO has announced its full panel and guest roster plans for their massive 'Game of Thrones' panel, along with 'True Blood''s sixth year and events for Cinemax series 'Banshee' and 'Strike Back,' as well. So, who can fans expect to see in San Diego this year?
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.