As if Comic Con 2015’s Friday schedule in Hall H weren’t enough of a bloodbath between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Walking Dead, in comes Game of Thrones for the (gratuitous and controversial) kill. HBO’s flagship drama will again ascend Comic-Con’s throne with a full panel, this time hosted by Seth Meyers.
George R.R. Martin
Now that casting and pre-production on Game of Thrones Season 6 have gotten underway (with vigilant fans eying Kit Harington’s hair and movements like a hawk), HBO has already chosen its first director of the new season. Not only that, but more leaked casting reports and audition sides might tease some big Dothraki names, a major Northern presence, and a new scene partner for Tyrion.
Game of Thrones finales are always among the most intense of the bunch, killing off characters left and right. Last night’s “Mother’s Mercy” was no different … right up until what appeared to be the biggest death of the entire series. Now, creator George R.R. Martin, producers and the actor in question all give their take on whether or not that character really bought the big one.
Game of Thrones Season 5 has come to the close of its most brutal season yet, dispensing precious little “Mother’s Mercy” on any of its core characters. Major, major characters suffered the pointy end of a blade, while others met surprise ends, stripped away their sins, or made a surprise return. Find out every character’s fate by our full review!
The ubiquitous popularity and controversy of HBO’s Game of Thrones provides more and more discussion fodder with each week, though the franchise’s literary creator has had his fill. Weary of fans beleaguering him to comment on the HBO series’ most recent shockers, George R.R. Martin would like you to leave him alone, please. Books don’t write themselves!
It’s hard to imagine anything about this Sunday’s coming Game of Thrones finale shocking worse than the fiery end of last week’s “Dance of Dragons,” but we wouldn’t put it past Melisandre’s portrayer Carice van Houten. Now, the actress speaks out on the horrible fates befalling Shireen and Sansa, while series creator George R.R. Martin reveals yet another character he wants to see brought into the story.
As has increasingly become the case with each Game of Thrones season, the HBO series’ frequent reliance on sexual violence against women dominates the conversation. This year added Sansa Stark’s plight to last year’s muddled take on Jaime and Cersei, and series creator George R.R. Martin has again come to defend the show’s inherent brutality, suggesting an egalitarian utopia would make for “a boring book.”
Casting details of Game of Thrones Season 6 have already made their way online before the July production start, and with it locations have begun to eke out as well. First on the map, Game of Thrones will return to shoot in several Spain locations, but will the country again double for the Kingdom of Dorne?
If last night’s Game of Thrones trip to “Hardhome” proved anything, major deviations from creator George R.R. Martin’s books still carry huge payoffs. That said, Martin still misses a few characters cut from the HBO adaptation, among them a fan-favorite resurrection fans had expected in Season 4.
Game of Thrones may have started gearing up for Season 6, but three hours still remain in Westeros yet for 2015. Get an early look at Sunday’s big meeting between Tyrion and Daenerys, as well as the final two episodes of Game of Thrones Season 5 by their full synopsis!