Game of Thrones Season 6 may not cower to critics, but when the Mother of Dragons demands it, showrunners are wise to follow. A new interview with Queen Daenerys herself, Emilia Clarke, calls for a very flaccid end to the HBO drama, which itself apparently denied fans Jason Momoa’s “fabulous” member.
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Welp, you were already going to spend hours after Game of Thrones Season 6 episodes discussing everything in exhaustive detail, so why not official hosts? Yes, the world of Westeros will have its own HBO after-show for Season 6, as hosted by Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan under HBO’s partnership with Bill Simmons.
UnREAL creator and former Mad Men writer Marti Noxon has been developing a series based on Gillian Flynn’s debut novel, Sharp Objects, for a couple of years now. But the project only really began to pick up steam recently as Amy Adams signed on to headline the series with Demolition director Jean-Marc Vallee attached to helm. Although previously speculated that the series could end up joining UnREAL on Lifetime, HBO has officially secured the television rights, adding a little extra prestige to the equation.
Distracted thought we are by every clue toward Jon Snow’s return, Game of Thrones fans remain uneasy at the prospect of further depictions of sexual violence, and disproportionate misfortune for female characters. A prior Game of Thrones director even suggested producers had heard concerns, and would tone down sexual violence in Season 6, but not so, say showrunners. What fun!
Oh, Kit Harington, you unfortunate fellow. Oh, Jon Snow, you poor bastard. Harington’s suffering is nearly at an end, that Game of Thrones Season 6’s April 24 premiere will (hopefully) unveil the Jon Snow mystery we’ve spent so much time scrutinizing, and there may yet be a turn. Harington has admitted his return as a corpse, but new comments seemingly confirm the Game of Thrones star will feature into at least several Season 6 episodes.
Following a few weeks’ rest, SNL will spring ahead with Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage making his first official hosting turn, and you know what spring means: Winter is coming. You know, eventually. In a roundabout sense. Anyway, the first official promos are here!
It’s a sorer point with each passing year, but Game of Thrones has never been particularly kind to even its most powerful women, despite author George R.R. Martin’s insistence on the fantasy series reflecting certain medieval realities. That said, Emilia Clarke has had enough of the HBO drama being labeled “anti-feminist,” pointing out that Game of Thrones depicts women of all strengths.
Game of Thrones will no doubt prove pretty judicious when it comes to Season 6 footage after the initial trailer, and the latest trailer stands as proof. There’s no more Jon Snow to stoke the fire, but the latest look at Season 6 interjects a giant or two among plenty of new footage for the April premiere, including that mysterious Night’s King.
We’ve seen HBO struggling to launch major hits in the last few years, comedy in particular, and now the Duplass brothers’ Togetherness has come apart as well. The second season will finish out on HBO, but won’t live to see a third.
Where yesterday’s Game of Thrones photos seemed almost deliberately to recreate Season 5 looks, a new batch expands on what we’ve seen from Season 6. There’s blind Arya, a seemingly struggling Bran, and another clue into what Daenerys will face from her new/old Dothraki friends.