David Benioff’s and Dan Weiss’ Game of Thrones is a U.S. hit, but the two show-runners are most interested in overseas TV these days, like Denmark’s Borgen and the UK’s Black Mirror. See what they had to say about their underrated TV picks:
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How long will HBO’s Game of Thrones run?
Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss tell EW that seven is probably the magic number.
“It feels like this is the midpoint for us,” Benioff says. “If we’re going to go seven seasons, which is the plan, season 4 is right down the middle, the pivot point.”
The seven season goal-line has been floated in the media before, but the writer-producers of the acclaimed fantasy hit series says they’re firmer than before that three more seasons sounds about right. READ FULL STORY
'RuPaul's Drag Race': 'Game of Thrones' star Lena Headey guests on the judging panel -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Somewhere there is a Venn diagram intersection where superfans of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Game of Thrones meet, and you will probably be able to locate that place Monday night by the high-pitched screaming.
Lena Headey, a.k.a. Queen Regent of the Seven Kingdoms Cersei Lannister, is making a guest appearance on the judging panel, which means Ru’s queens are going to have to bow down to Baratheon. Try not to lose your heads, hunties, but we’ve got an exclusive clip of some of Headey’s judgments from tonight’s episode.
Click through to watch Headey get judge-y! READ FULL STORY
Still steaming about the HBO Go outage that killed your plans to watch True Detective‘s finale? This might help: On Sunday, the cabler premiered another new trailer for the fourth season of Game of Thrones, which premieres in a few short weeks. (They’d better get their server issues sorted out by then, or we will take what is ours, with fire and blood!)
Though the clip doesn’t feature many new revelations, it does include several shots of interest, especially for those who have read George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire saga: Sansa (Sophie Turner) mourning her slain family; new character Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal) noting that if you can’t protect the ones you love, you must avenge them; Dany (Emilia Clarke) overseeing a catapult attack and swearing to “answer injustice… with justice;” Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) bitterly saying “we mustn’t disappoint Father” over a shot of Tywin (Charles Dance) lounging on the Iron Throne. Also, the dragons (actual dragons) have gotten a lot bigger.
Ben Wyatt’s feelings about Game of Thrones rival Leslie Knope’s feelings about Joe Biden. So when Leslie gave her husband an exact replica of the Iron Throne — a.k.a. the seat of power in HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones — during Parks and Recreation‘s latest episode, “Anniversaries,” Ben freaked. Out.
We only got to a see a few short moments of his epic reaction on the show itself. Thankfully, NBC has released an extended version of the scene online. In the clip, an overly excited Ben hops around the room and then passes out — just a little! — before jumping back up and sitting in the throne, declaring, “I’m never getting up.” He proceeds to kick Leslie out so he can have some alone time with the throne, then recites a variety of lines from the show in what is apparently his Game of Thrones voice. We’d probably do the same.
Bask in Ben’s joy below:
Don’t hurt us Game of Thrones! HBO’s fantasy hit has released its main key-art marketing poster. It’s a rather more, um, active image than last year’s rather subdued graphic, which some fans criticized (it showed the shadow of a flying dragon). This poster definitely gets your attention.
The release comes on the heels of HBO releasing individual character posters emblazoned with the expression “valar morghulis” — which means “all men must die” in High Valyrian. With this poster, you won’t need your High Valyrian-to-English translation app to understand the message. It promises tears, heartache and a possible raven attack (and also could be seen as a nod to George R.R. Martin’s titles for the third and fourth book in his series — A Storm of Swords and A Feast For Crows).
Here’s the poster and below is a poll so you can tell us what you think: READ FULL STORY
HBO played a new trailer for season 4 of Game of Thrones last night, and it is a feast for the eyes. Pyramids! Dragons! Jaime Lannister with short hair! Pretty much everybody is swearing some kind of blood vengeance against somebody else. There’s a quick shot of new character Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal), who gets the best line: “The Lannisters aren’t the only ones who pay their debts.” There’s also a quick peek at a new character: If you read the books, you’ll be all like “Whoaaaaaaa!” and if not, you’ll be all like “Bwaaaaaah?” Also, swords. All in all, looks like a quiet and uneventful season of television. Watch below: READ FULL STORY
HBO just released this lengthy look at season 4 of Game of Thrones. The nearly 15-minute video includes a mix of new preview footage and behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss. “I think what makes this season different is things really get going much more quickly,” Benioff says, with co-star Kit Harington adding, “It’s more thrilling throughout than season 3 was.” See the whole video below; Thrones returns April 6. READ FULL STORY
The Winter Olympics is coming! In an inspired move, NBC has enlisted Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage to voice the opening tease for the montage that will begin its coverage of the opening ceremony, which airs Friday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET. NBC Olympics executive producer Jim Bell made the announcement via Twitter (with the hashtag #winteriscoming, of course). READ FULL STORY
Skip these mere words and hit play on the awesomeness below then come back up and read this text if you’re still seeking an introduction to the epic Game of Thrones season 4 trailer.
Done? Great. What you just saw was nearly two minutes of Game of Thrones‘ upcoming season. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss tell us that fans should expect this season to have plenty of action, and the trailer certainly suggests the Seven Kingdoms and beyond will see plenty of drama and unrest despite Tywin Lannister’s tragic crushing of the Northern rebellion last year. In case you’re wondering who is that spear-wielding balletic young warrior in the arena, that would be the Red Viper, a new character who plays a major role this season (more on him here). Thrones returns April 6 on HBO. READ FULL STORY
HBO has posted a little tiny teases of its hotly anticipated Game of Thrones season 4 trailer. The quickie Vines shows Jon Snow in full battle-rage — possibly defending Castle Black against the Wildlings? — Tyrion in chains, and more. All high action! The full trailer will be posted Sunday night, with Thrones returning to HBO on April 6.
It’s been six months, and Game of Thrones fans still aren’t over the June 2 episode and its slaughter of Starks. In separate interviews with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin and showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, EW‘s James Hibberd learned why Robb had to die and how the show pulled it off. Revisit them below.
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