Winter may have already come for those of us in the real world, but the imminent arrival of spring 2014 means only one thing: 'Game of Thrones' season 4 is upon us! Direct from the TCA press tour, HBO has set the official April premiere date for our latest trip to Westeros, with a brand-spankin' new trailer to premiere this Sunday before the debut of 'True Detective.'
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HBO's 'Game of Thrones' has shown outrageously little in the way of its coming fourth season, between the brief 2014 trailer snippets and photos of our new Mountain, but there's at least one image we should get used to seeing. Guess which new (ish) cast member for season 4 has already been upped to series regular for 'Game of Thrones' season 5!
You know, for a series as intricate and continuity-dependent as HBO's 'Game of Thrones,' the acclaimed adaptation of writer George R.R. Martin's work doesn't mind making a few major recasts along the way. Most notably, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is set to take up the role of Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in season 4, inherited from Ian Whyte and in turn Conan Stevens. While we wait, check out a first look at Björnsson in character!
All year we've heard about the monster ratings garnered by such buzzworthy series as 'The Walking Dead' and 'The Big Bang Theory,' but Nielsen boxes certainly aren't everything. Which of our favorite series rounded out TorrentFreak's annual list of the most-pirated programs of 2013? 'Game of Thrones' remains king, but find out what other shows made surprising advancements this year!
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!
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!