Days from its premiere, Game of Thrones is still keeping a fairly tight lid on penultimate Season 6 installment “Battle of the Bastards,” to say nothing of its “Winds of Winter” finale. That said, the big battle might not be all this Sunday has to offer, as a leaked report suggests a major meeting will be taking place, perhaps forming the next great ship to rival Tormund and Brienne.
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Not only will Game of Thrones bring us its traditional ninth episode bloodbath this Sunday with Season 6's “Battle of the Bastards,” but so too are a number of heroes and villains alike expected to fall. One Irish bookmaking site even put odds on the big deaths (there’s good news and bad), while enough report goes deep into the 500-extra shoot.
HBO’s secrecy surrounding Game of Thrones Season 6's “Battle of the Bastards” left it unclear if we’d seen any official photos ahead of time, but the penultimate outing’s sneak-peek is here, looming larger than ever. Even Wun-Wun is ready to step on some folk in the epic first photos of Jon and Ramsay’s face-off!
Going on three seasons now, Game of Thrones fans have anxiously awaited signs of another major resurrection that Season 6 seems to have dispelled, that of the infamous Lady Stoneheart. Sunday’s “No One” in particular seemed to snuff out the last bits of hope, but according to director Mark Mylod, the fan-favorite figure has never garnered so much as a moment of discussion.
We may not be ready to say goodbye to HBO’s The Leftovers after Season 3, but the Damon Lindelof rapture drama has one hell of a going-away present for Justin Theroux fans. Kevin Garvey is all about that Jesus look in shirtless new photos from the third and final season, ahead of the big move to Australia.
Mere days ago, Curb Your Enthusiasm star J.B. Smoove stirred the ever-swirling pot of Season 9 rumors with reports that creator Larry David was thinking about coming back, but few knew how seriously to take them. Well, prettay, pretty, prettay great news for all, as HBO officially confirms Curb Your Enthusiasm returning for Season 9!
Secrecy has proven something of a sore subject for Game of Thrones Season 6, with HBO attempting to limit the availability of spoilers (even from the press), and oftentimes failing miserably. To wit, the network even amusingly offered its final two Season 6 episode releases without any description whatsoever, but Emmy ballots for “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Winds of Winter” tell a different story.
Last week saw one of Game of Thrones’ very own tipping his lemon cloak toward the ocean of Lady Stoneheart theories swirling around Season 6, even as this past Sunday’s “No One” seemingly put the character’s appearance to rest once and for all. Now, Jóhannes Haukur shows us what might have been, filming the Lady Stoneheart introduction scene straight from George R.R. Martin’s books.
Welcome to “Recapping the Realm,” where each week ScreenCrush senior editor Erin Whitney is joined by Tyler McCarthy and Kelly Lawler for a SPOILER-filled discussion of the latest ‘Game of Thrones.’ This week, Erin, Tyler, and Kelly discuss ‘No One’ (full episode review here). Tyler is an Assistant Managing Editor at Odyssey. You can tweet at him at @TylerMcCarthy. Kelly is an Entertainment Writer and Social Media Editor at USA Today. You can tweet at her at @klawls.
Flying in under the radar for a July premiere, HBO’s John Turturro-led miniseres The Night Of (formerly Criminal Justice) at last has a full trailer, looking more and more like the True Detective Season 3 we might never get. See for yourself, as the one-time Gandolfini-led series finally gets its moment in the sun with some stylistic new footage.