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.
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Now that HBO’s Game of Thrones will officially outpace George R.R. Martin’s books (unless you wanna throw Winds of Winter at us in March, George), fans cant help looking toward the inevitable series’ end in sight. And while Martin wouldn’t dare spoil any early details, the author at least assures us not everyone will die horrible apocalyptic deaths.
Despite everyone being more or less on an even keel now, Game of Thrones fandom has long been divided by viewers of the HBO series, and those committed to George R.R. Martin’s books. Spoilers fly in both directions, but a new official app from Martin’s Game of Thrones publisher enables TV viewers to sample the novels without fear of spoilers.
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.
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.”