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Game of Thrones Creators Plan Controversial New Show

'Confederate' will exist in an America where slavery still exists

(Newser) - The showrunners behind Game of Thrones already have their next project lined up when the eighth and final season is over. (Season seven just began .) David Benioff and DB Weiss will stick with HBO for Confederate, which has a controversial premise. The show will explore what would have happened... More »

After Uproar, Director Defends Ed Sheeran's GoT Cameo

'I’m actually a bit surprised that people have made that much fuss about it'

(Newser) - Twitter exploded after Game of Thrones fans got a surprise cameo on Sunday night's season premiere: English singer Ed Sheeran playing a Lannister soldier. Heavy rounds up some of the best memes about his appearance, while USA Today gathers up a range of the reactions, ranging from bafflement ("... More »

A Surprise Cameo on Game of Thrones Premiere

We're giving you your spoiler alert for Season 7 now

(Newser) - Winter has arrived in mid-July, which in Game of Thrones-speak means that the HBO show was back on the air Sunday night—and per the Los Angeles Times , the premiere of the seventh season "belonged to [the] women." Those women being Sansa Stark, Cersei Lannister, and Daenerys Targaryen,... More »

Get Your Game of Thrones Fix With Brand-New Trailer

Winter may or may not have come, but the dragons have certainly arrived

(Newser) - Game of Thrones is (nearly) back, baby! Variety reports the first full trailer for the upcoming seventh season of the HBO hit was released Wednesday. It features everything you love about Thrones: Cersei smirking contemptuously, Daenerys talking about her right to rule, armies running at each other, and various Starks... More »

8th Season May Not Be the End of Game of Thrones

HBO awaiting scripts for possible spinoffs

(Newser) - Fans of Game of Thrones may be able to breathe a sigh of relief . HBO—which will air the final season of the hit series next year—says it has enlisted four writers to produce scripts for possible GOT spinoffs, reports Variety . The writers have been given as much time... More »

'Sad Day' Arrives for Azure Window

'Game of Thrones' landmark collapsed into the sea

(Newser) - A landmark familiar to Game of Thrones fans vanished in suitably dramatic style Wednesday when it crashed into the sea during a storm. The Azure Window rock arch in Malta was the backdrop to the wedding of Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo in the first episode of Game of Thrones... More »

Rod Stewart's 'GoT Scene' Sure Looks Like Something Else

Singer apologizes for what some call an ISIS imitation

(Newser) - A video of Rod Stewart pretending to behead a man kneeling in front of him on a sand dune in the Abu Dhabi desert sure gives the impression that he's imitating Islamic State executioners. Not so, according to Stewart. The 72-year-old singer says the video of him among a... More »

GOT Star Has (Non-Shadow) Baby With Guy Pearce

'Placenta smoothie anyone?'

(Newser) - A winter-appropriate onesie is coming—for the new baby of Carice van Houten and her partner, Australian actor Guy Pearce, People reports. The 39-year-old Dutch Game of Thrones star was tagged in Pearce's Twitter announcement Monday, which proclaimed, "A cute little package arrived and told us his name'... More »

HBO Makes the End of Game of Thrones Official

This may be the only time HBO isn't excited about a big 'Game of Thrones' death

(Newser) - Despite the outcry from fans and, presumably, HBO executives' wallets, Game of Thrones creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff have long said the fantasy series would end after eight seasons. HBO finally made that official during Saturday's Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles. “Believe me...if... More »

HBO Confirms Your Game of Thrones Fears

Season 7 will be late and short

(Newser) - Sorry, Game of Thrones fans: As feared , the HBO show's seventh season won't be here until summer 2017 (typically, the new season arrives each year in the spring), and it will only be seven episodes long instead of 10. "Now that winter has arrived on Game of ... More »

Game of Thrones Gets 23 Emmy Nominations

HBO gets 94 nominations

(Newser) - Game of Thrones has received the most nominations for this year's Emmys, the AP reports. The HBO fantasy series received 23 nominations, edging out FX's The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, which received 22 nominations. HBO was the top-nominated network at a presentation Thursday morning in... More »

Game of Thrones Delayed Because Winter Isn't Coming

The show needs to wait for the real-life weather to change

(Newser) - The wait for the next season of Game of Thrones just got a bit longer because, as io9 reports, winter isn't coming. At least not yet. New seasons of Game of Thrones typically debut in April, but weather in the European locations where the show films could push that... More »

In Game of Thrones Finale, a Theory Confirmed

And so ends Season 6

(Newser) - Sunday night brought "The Winds of Winter," the end of Season 6 of Game of Thrones. For those who watched, or aren't fearful of spoilers, a rundown of the best analysis, cheers, and tears:
  • "This post contains spoilers that prove fan theories can sometimes turn out
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These 5 Game of Thrones Stars Are Getting Major Raises

For season 7 and a likely season 8

(Newser) - When Game of Thrones comes back for seasons seven and eight on HBO, its stars will be paid handsomely for it. (We are about to say which stars, so stop reading if you want to stay pure and spoiler-free.) Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Lena Headey... More »

Game of Thrones Brings Us Some Big Deviations

Death, Sansa don't play out as expected

(Newser) - And then there was one ... Season 6 Game of Thrones episode left, that is. Here's what's being said (spoiler warning) about Sunday night's war-filled "Battle of the Bastards," the penultimate episode in a series that usually plays it big when it comes to episode 9:... More »

Game of Thrones Did Some Damage to Fan Theories

Even if critics weren't wowed by Arya's story line

(Newser) - Just two more episodes to go now in this season's Game of Thrones, and the latest was filled not so much with violence as with "powerful reunions and heartbreaking farewells," observes Rolling Stone . Here's a (spoiler-filled) look at some reaction:
  • Arya Stark's tale fell victim
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Internet Shocked to Learn Game of Thrones Actor Played 2 Parts

Those Lannisters all look the same

(Newser) - The internet loves obsessing over Game of Thrones, so Hello Giggles wants to know why more people aren't talking about the fact that "Tommen is also his own cousin." Dean-Charles Chapman currently plays King Tommen Baratheon on the show, a role he took over from a younger... More »

What a 'Quieter' Game of Thrones Had to Say

Examining Season 6, Episode 7, 'The Broken Man'

(Newser) - Seven episodes down and three to go in this season of Game of Thrones, with Sunday night's episode proving to be "a well-paced, quieter" one in the Guardian's view. Quieter, yes, but studded with some big events all the same. Among the best (and spoiler-filled) post-episode analysis,... More »

Game of Thrones Holds One Door, Opens Big Ones

The analysis and speculation following episode 5, 'The Door'

(Newser) - Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones—the season's fifth—was appropriately titled "The Door." And while one door was held tight for a good long while, others were opened. Here's the best of the analysis and speculation to follow (if you're looking for... More »

Game of Thrones Star on Nude Scene: 'That Ain't No Body Double'

Emilia Clarke proud of 'spine-chilling moment'

(Newser) - Those not up to date on the latest Game of Thrones episode should stop reading now. But for those who saw Daenerys Targaryen escape her Dothraki captors by walking through fire and emerging "naked and unhurt," in the words of ABC News , actress Emilia Clarke has something to... More »

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