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'Game of Thrones' fans swarm actors in Spain

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is used to being famous. But not he’s not used to this.

The dashing Game of Thrones star was sitting for an interview in a Seville hotel bar a few weeks ago. Behind him, gaggles of young women took pictures through the window until a server closed the drapes. He had only landed in Spain a few days before, but fans quickly figured out his hotel and mobbed him there more than once. Thrones typically shoots in Northern Ireland and Croatia; this year, the series added Spain for scenes set in the show’s fictional country of Dorne.

“[Fans have] become more intense in Belfast for the first time too, but it’s nothing like Spain,” says Coster-Waldau, who emphasized that while he appreciates the attention, he’s unaccustomed to getting quite so much of it. “They’re really sweet, but some are like, ‘I’ve been looking for you for two days!‘” READ FULL STORY

'Sleepy Hollow' star Tom Mison reveals why he wants to be a Lannister

When EW caught up with Sleepy Hollow‘s Tom Mison for this year’s Fall TV Preview issue, he let slip a tasty little nugget of information: If he could guest star on any other show, he’d pick Game of Thrones. There was, however, a caveat: “I’d have to be in King’s Landing, though,” he explained. “I couldn’t go somewhere cold. It looks nice and sunny in King’s Landing. I wouldn’t be on the Wall.”

Intriguing. But what house would Mison be a member of, assuming he did make the leap from Fox to HBO? While interviewing Mison for this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly—on newsstands Friday—the topic came up again. Here’s what he had to say. (Bonus: This snippet functions as a complete idiot’s guide to what not to say while interviewing a celebrity.)

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What happens when 'Doctor Who' meets Robin Hood? Tom Riley and Mark Gatiss explain

“No damsels in distress! No pretty castles! No such thing as Robin Hood!”

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Bran Stark won't be in 'Game of Thrones' season 5

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Game of Thrones is losing another Stark — at least temporarily.

There are no current plans to include Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) and Hodor (Kristian Nairn) in season 5 of the HBO fantasy hit. The rather stunning plot shakeup was first let out of the bag by Nairn during an interview. “We have a season off and we have a year’s hiatus, solely because I imagine our storyline is up to the end of the books,” he said, then added regarding his DJing career: “So, I get my year off now to do Rave of Thrones and gallivant all over the world.”

The move ditches Bran and Hodor now that they’ve reached Bran’s three-eyed crow mentor, which is nearly as far as the characters have progressed in George R.R. Martin’s novels. For the fifth season of the series, producers are going to a new Westeros country — Dorne, which will be shot in Spain — and adding some new characters. Leaving behind Bran will give the show more time to spend with the new characters, and some time for the other storylines to catch up to Bran’s (as well as for Martin potentially to release his next book in the saga, The Winds of Winter).

Martin himself did a similar maneuver in his novels as his saga’s scope expanded, leaving out some key characters from his last two books. Still, the move is bound to upset some fans of Bran’s storyline, and marks the first time a major character has been benched for a full season. HBO would not comment or confirm.

This 'Game of Thrones' special effects reel shows the magic behind Westeros

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Beloved blood opera Game of Thrones was shut out of the major Emmy Awards this week, but at least it justifiably cleaned up in the technical categories, taking home prizes for Costumes, Makeup, Art Direction, and Visual Effects. READ FULL STORY

And your pick for the best character on TV is...

One week, zillions of tweets, and nearly 75,000 votes later, our readers have spoken—and here’s who you have named the Best Character on TV Right Now. The winner? Well…

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George R.R. Martin says fans have guessed his secret ending

From the Game of Thrones showrunners, we already know that George R.R. Martin’s top-secret planned ending to his book saga is “absolutely” satisfying. But now we’ve learned that a few fans already know what the ending is as well. They just don’t know that they know. You know?

Here’s what happened: Martin was speaking at the Edinburgh International Literary Festival where he was reportedly asked about fan theories regarding the rest of his saga—which will likely consist of two more novels, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, neither of which have release dates yet. Martin knows which major characters will live and die in the next two books, he said, while the fates of minor characters remain undecided. READ FULL STORY

Here's why Arya is the best character on 'Game of Thrones'

Okay, okay, we get it: You love Tyrion.

And with good reason. We love Tyrion, too! And Brienne, and Jaime, and Sansa, and everybody else who has a continuing story on Game of Thrones. Any one of them conceivably could have appeared on our list of the 25 Best Characters on TV Right Now. (Fine, that’s an overstatement; nobody’s voting for Ramsay Bolton, right?)

So naturally, when it came time for EW‘s TV staff to decide which of these fascinating creations is currently the show’s best, things got a little contentious. (See more about the list’s criteria here, where you can also vote for your favorite TV character.) In a tiebreaker vote, though, the choice became clear: Arya beat Tyrion, and by a fairly wide margin. READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' viewership grows to nearly 20 million

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HBO’s unsullied army has grown big enough to invade Westeros. And if you actually understand that opener, it’s probably because you’re one of the nearly 20 million people who are caught up on Game of Thrones.

As part of Time Warner’s quarterly earnings report Tuesday, the company noted that Thrones viewership has swelled to a record-high of 19 million viewers. That massive number includes all the different ways the show is consumed—original airings, repeats, DVR playback and streaming. It also represents a major gain on the next-day numbers that are usually reported, which tend to be around 7 million. READ FULL STORY

Women Who Kick Ass do so at Comic-Con panel: The highlights

EW‘s popular Women Who Kick Ass panel returned to Hall H on Saturday with moderator Nicole Sperling welcoming Sons of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal, American Horror Story‘s Sarah Paulson, Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany, Sleepy Hollow‘s Nicole Beharie, and Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams and Natalie Dormer. Topics ranged from their most kickass moments, to what pisses them off about Hollywood, to what superhero they’d choose to be.  READ FULL STORY

George R.R. Martin won't write a 'Game of Thrones' episode next season

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The fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is not going to have its best-known writer. Thrones author George R.R. Martin won’t pen an installment of the hit fantasy series next year, breaking a tradition that has spanned the first four seasons.

Before you get too upset, however, here’s the author’s reason: He wants to focus on writing the eagerly awaited sixth novel in his Song of Ice and Fire saga, The Winds of Winter. As fans are very much aware, Thrones is quickly catching up to the author’s storyline, with season 5 mining material from his fourth and fifth novels in the saga.

Check out the video interview from Comic-Con below. EW sat down with Martin and a few cast members to talk a bit about where each of their characters left off and what they’re looking forward to. READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' season 5 cast revealed

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At Comic-Con Friday, HBO announced nine new cast members coming to Game of Thrones, including acclaimed veteran actor Jonathan Pryce. Some of the newcomers have been the subjects of online casting rumors for the last several weeks.

The list includes a recasting of young Myrcella Baratheon (Cersei’s daughter, last seen being put in a ship to Dorne for her own protection in season 2) and the addition of Pryce, who will play a powerful religious leader in King’s Landing. Several of the new cast members populate the Kingdom of Dorne, as Thrones shifts part of its focus next year to the home of Prince Oberyn Martell (following his gruesome death at the hands of the The Mountain last season). The Dorne scenes will be largely shot in Spain, which is likewise a fresh location for the multi-country production.

Be sure to also check out the new Game of Thrones blooper reel too. Here are all of Thrones’ season 5 cast additions, with HBO’s official descriptions for each character: READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' epic blooper reel released

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For the first time ever, HBO’s Game of Thrones has released a blooper reel online. The following footage just screened at the network’s Comic-Con presentation in San Diego Friday. All the bloopers are culled from the series’ fourth season, its most recent. On-set mishaps include Prince Oberyn nearly setting himself on fire, dancing Tyrion Lannister, and Dany’s dragons eating a sound guy. (Okay, so one of those didn’t actually happen.) Also: Thrones just announced NINE new cast members at Comic-Con for season 5, that story here.

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