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What do Walter White and Phil Dunphy have in common? They’re both at the center of the TV shows most honored by the Writers Guild of America today. The group just announced the nominees for its annual awards, which will be handed out Feb. 17 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. Breaking Bad garnered five nods; Modern Family drew four. Here’s a list of all the primetime and late night series in contention for the event’s biggest prizes:
The North — and George R. R. Martin fans everywhere — remember that HBO’s Game of Thrones will return on March 31, 2013. And while that date currently seems as far away as Westeros itself, watching the following featurette may make waiting a little easier.
In this two-minute clip — which aired before last night’s Boardwalk Empire finale — creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, as well as cast members including Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clark, offer a few vague teases about GOT‘s upcoming third season. More importantly, the video gives a glimpse at a few of the season’s new characters, most notably Queen of Thorns Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg) and the Reed siblings, Jojen (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and Meera (Ellie Kendirck). The video also previews a few of the season’s breathtaking locations, found once more in countries as far flung as Ireland, Croatia, Iceland, and Morocco.
Benioff and Weiss agree that this may well be the best season of Thrones yet: “This is the season that Dan and I have been anticipating from the very beginning,” the former explains. Weiss adds that he and his partner have always “envisioned season 3 as sort of the place we needed to get. If we made it through season 3 and if we could do season 3 right, then it would all be worthwhile.” Get an early peek (it rhymes with shriek!) at their handiwork below: READ FULL STORY
All season long we’d been teased that “War is Coming.” And then, it was finally time for Game of Thrones, the HBO hit that’s redefined fantasy television, to stage its first large-scale war sequence. Here, in an interview originally published in May, before “Blackwater” aired, Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss talk about the making of the eagerly anticipated episode, and how the hour was itself a battle to get produced. For more stories behind this year’s top TV and movie moments, click here for EW.com’s Best of 2012: Behind the Scenes coverage. READ FULL STORY
Want to know when Game of Thrones season two is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray and all the extras will it have?
Below are all the details, plus a behind-the-scenes clip on the creation of Thrones‘ giant Battle of the Blackwater explosion (and, for those who missed it, there’s also the season three date-tease video that aired on HBO last night). The second season of HBO’s acclaimed fantasy drama is expected to be a huge hit on home video since since Thrones’ first season ranks as the top-selling TV home video release this year and the network’s ratings for the second season were higher than the first.
Here’s the release date: Feb. 19, 2013. That’s for DVD, Blu-ray and digital download. That gives fans who didn’t watch the second season on HBO more than a month to catch up before season three debuts on March 31. Ten hours of Thrones in five weeks? Shouldn’t be a problem.
Here’s the official copy detailing the S2 extras: READ FULL STORY
You know your show is a big deal when you need to cast a drummer and Will Champion shows up.
The Coldplay musician will appear in the eagerly anticipated third season of the fantasy drama.
Here’s all we’re permitted to reveal about his cameo: Champion will play … a drummer! READ FULL STORY
Last Saturday, Pixomondo, the visual effects company for Game of Thrones, nabbed a Creative Art Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for its work on the show. In honor of their achievement, they posted a reel demonstrating the various effects created for the second season. Take a look below at how they made the direwolves bigger, how they created Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke) dragons, and how they built the show’s mythical landscape. Perhaps most impressive, however, is the Battle of Blackwater. Now that’s how you blow up a fleet of ships. READ FULL STORY
Yes, but how will he look with a forked blue beard?
Game of Thrones has cast an actor to play Daario Naharis, the charming and brutal captain of a mercenary company of soldiers called the Stormcrows. Daario meets Daenerys Targaryen in season three.
Newcomer Ed Skrein will play Daario. According to IMDB, he’s a musician and actor who recently broke into the British film scene.
Thrones also cast Grey Worm, the leader of a group of eunuch slave soldiers called the Unsullied. He’ll be played by young British actor Jacob Anderson. Here’s his pic, below. The castings were first reported by Winter is Coming.
The biggest new Game of Thrones role is going to…
The Rome actor has been cast as Wildling leader Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall. Rayder has united the disparate clans of the Far North behind a single mission: To attack The Wall. He’s been frequently referenced (though unseen) in the HBO hit fantasy drama’s first two seasons. In the second season finale, undercover Night’s Watchman Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was being taken to meet Rayder.
The casting caps months — years, really — of online speculation about who would play Rayder. For awhile, Hinds’ Rome co-star James Purefoy received some fan votes, though he’s booked on Fox’s The Following. READ FULL STORY
HBO just announced 14 new cast additions to season three of Game of Thrones. Season three also got a premiere date: March 31, 2013. (Video with all the actors below).
Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell. Also known as “The Queen of Thorns,” Lady Olenna is the grandmother of Margaery and Loras Tyrell and is, in many ways, the true leader of their powerful family.
Mackenzie Crook as Orell. A wildling raider, Orell is a “warg” or “skinchanger,” with the ability to enter the mind of an animal and control its actions.
Clive Russell as Bryndon “The Blackfish” Tully. Known far and wide as “The Blackfish,” Brynden is a famous knight and the uncle of Catelyn Stark. He quarreled bitterly with his brother, Lord Hoster Tully, and the two were estranged for many years.
A Game of Thrones fan favorite will take a break from protecting his Khaleesi and step into the world of Syfy’s Haven.
Iain Glen (Downton Abbey; Ser Jorah on Thrones) will guest star on the supernatural drama as a man bent on vengeance after being trapped inside his house for 27 years (well, he shouldn’t have taken a job as a TV blogger then!).
The actor will appear in the sixth episode of the upcoming third season of Haven, which returns to Syfy on Friday, Sept. 21, at 10 p.m. Haven picks up immediately following the events of the season two finale with Audrey (Emily Rose) having been brutally kidnapped; Nathan (Lucas Bryant) warned against pursuing a romantic relationship with Audrey; and Duke (Eric Balfour) seemingly engaged in a fight to the death with Nathan after he discovers his family lineage is to kill troubled Haven citizens.
Awesome ‘Game of Thrones’ Comic-Con posters revealed — EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS
Are you ready for three very different awesomely artistic takes on the land of Westeros?
HBO has teamed with Austin-based collectible arts boutique Mondo (of Alamo Drafthouse fame) to launch a series of limited-edition screen-printed posters to be released at Comic-Con this week. Below are new images by artists Martin Ansin, Vania Zouravliov and Daniel Danger (OK, I want to change my name to Daniel Danger now). The posters will be gradually made available throughout the week at Mondo’s booth (#437; for more detail follow @MondoNews). Also, be sure to check out EW.com’s InsideTV blog on Friday for our coverage of the Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel (in fact, it’s the same day as the panels for the Firefly reunion, The Walking Dead, Spartacus and Breaking Bad — so just park your browser here and let us run around the San Diego convention center for you).
Here are all three of Mondo/HBO’s Game of Thrones Comic-Con 2012 poster images, exclusive to EW.com: READ FULL STORY
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