The late time of year leaves our Sunday nights a bit more TV sparse than usual, though with most eyes on 'Homeland''s heartbreaking season 3 finale "The Star" last night, HBO didn't miss out on an opportunity to preview its future; included among the new footage for 2014, our first look at 'Game of Thrones' season 4!
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Despite being unusually broken up by the holiday weekend's actual Black Friday, it seems 'South Park' will indeed carry on its 'Game of Thrones' parody into an epic conclusion this Wednesday with the aptly-titled "Titties and Dragons." The war between Xbox One and PS4 comes to a bloody conclusion, but what can we see by the first trailer?
Though we could find 'Game of Thrones' star Jack Gleeson's diverse body of work beginning as early as 2005's 'Batman Begins,' most would forever associate him with the sniveling and impetuous King Joffrey of HBO's fantasy-drama. It remains to be seen how much longer the character will escape the axe, given series creator George R.R. Martin's tendency to kill more beloved characters, but will Gleeson retire from acting altogether after 'Game of Thrones'?
Last night's 'South Park' tribute to 'Game of Thrones' will apparently continue into a third installment on December 4 (referenced within the episode itself as shifting "Black Friday,") but Butters' trip to George R.R. Martin's house bore unexpected fruit: Check out the 'Game of Thrones' theme redone with a disgusting 'South Park' twist!
Last week 'South Park' took us by surprise in crafting a 'Game of Thrones' parody wrapped around the concept of "Black Friday," but not so surprising as to learn that the story will continue in a second episode! Watch what happens when Butters takes his 'Game of Thrones' grievances to George R.R. Martin himself in the first clip from "A Song of Ass and Fire!"
HBO's 'Game of Thrones' hit a high note in season 3's Red Wedding episode "The Rains of Castamere," but will season 4 fare any better when it hosts yet another set of nuptials? King Joffrey and Margaery Tyrell are next in line to walk down the aisle in 'Game of Thrones,' and we've got an inside look at the "Purple Wedding" to come in 2014!
'Game of Thrones' season 4 has been the subject of a number of surprise re-castings, but it seems one of the major season 4 roles had been reported wrong entirely. Where a Maltese publication previously presumed 'Banshee' star Joseph Gatt had been cast in the Wildling role of Styr, Magnar of Thenn, it has now been confirmed that Russian actor Yuri Kolokolnikov will instead take the role.
Though 'Game of Thrones' season 4 still feels like a lifetime away, we know that the ninth episode of any given season has historically proven the most jaw-dropping of them all. We have an idea of what the ninth episode of season 4 will involve, but check out an early sneak peek with a behind-the-scenes photo of "Castle Black!"