As Hannibal fans this weekend (and billions of others before them) can attest, too long has the antiquated Nielsen ratings system given an incomplete picture of a show’s viewership, swaying networks to and fro of cancellation. We may finally have some progress however, as Nielsen will begin taking into account streaming data from the likes of Hulu, Netflix and beyond.
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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Game of Thrones fans have good reason to suspect the obvious candidate for a Season 6 resurrection, but another thought-dead favorite may too pop up in 2016, and not necessarily in flashback. Who, pray-tell, might have survived a brush with the hounds of hell to return in Game of Thrones Season 6?
The uncharted territory of Game of Thrones Season 6 has stirred a great deal of interest among which characters might return, some confirmed, and others overwhelmingly suggested. Now, two more names have entered the fray, as evidence might put Natalie Tena (Osha) and Art Parkinson (Rickon Stark) in Season 6.
There may never be another season of television with as much built-in anticipation as Game of Thrones Season 6, both over the fate of Jon Snow and the possibility of revealing George R.R. Martin’s story ahead of time. Now, Season 6 director Jeremy Podeswa opens up ever-so-slightly on either, in the process suggesting there may yet be more to Jon Snow’s story.
Now that HBO’s Deadwood finally seems on track for a feature follow-up, as well as the network’s overall trend of movie closure (see: Looking, Hello Ladies), one wonders what became of Jonathan Ames’ Bored to Death after its promised movie. Creator Jonathan Ames has plenty to keep him busy on Starz’s Blunt Talk, but could Bored to Death finally live again?
However ubiquitous and beloved Sesame Street has become over the years, there’s little secrecy surrounding the fact that PBS only provides so much of its funding, slowly shrinking Sesame Workshop’s production. Now, a whole new generation of Sesame Street will emerge with a move to HBO, allowing expanded production and spinoffs as early as this fall.
Reviving old TV series practically seems like old hat at this point, though HBO’s Deadwood ranks up among Firefly as a fabled reunion we’d come to relinquish hope for. Well, you may want to start practicing your swears, as HBO has unofficially resumed negotiations for a Deadwood movie, as confirmed by one its stars.
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.