[This story contains spoilers through the series finale of HBO's Game of Thrones, "The Iron Throne."] Six episodes. That's how long it took to tell the tale of Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen falling swiftly from grace, giving rise to a new king: Bran the Broken of House Stark. Game of Thrones focused on a litany of other stories along the way, centered on various heroes and villains over the course of seventy-three episodes, but all it took were those final six to well and truly upend the wheel, if not fully break it. David Benioff and Dan Weiss' adaptation of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels is now ended, with the whole world left to deal with the aftermath: Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is improbably alive, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) is tragically deceased, and the other Stark siblings are all in their own respective versions of "living your best life." But did the final season live its best life? The answer is a resounding no from a vocal section of the fandom, … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’: Every Final Season Episode, Ranked
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As it prepares to unleash its final six episodes, HBO's Game of Thrones is getting ready to live up to its title — its original title, at least. A brand new teaser trailer for the final season of Thrones has arrived, one that pays homage to George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire," the name of the novel series on which HBO's Emmy-winning drama is based. The teaser centers on the impressive table at the heart of Dragonstone, the ancestral seat of House Targaryen, previously occupied by Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), more recently taken up by the Dragon Queen Daenerys Stormborn (Emilia Clarke). Soft piano notes ring through the air, evoking Ramin Djawadi's original Game of Thrones theme, as a slow but deadly mist of frost starts washing over one side of the table. On the other side, a blaze of fire, first consuming a lion, and then burning outward. It's an easy representation of the "Song of Ice and Fire" at the heart of Game of Thrones, both when it comes to … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season Teaser Promises a Battle of Ice and Fire
Is this a hint that HBO's Game of Thrones season eight premiere will be in Belfast in April? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will fly back on to screens in April, that much has been confirmed. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/is-this-a-hint-that-hbos-game-of-thrones-season-eight-premiere-will-be-in-belfast-in-april-37578823.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37578815.ece/11719/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-11-19_lif_45797357_I6.JPG Email The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will fly back on to screens in April, that much has been confirmed. But HBO have been vague about an exact date and location of the popular program's premiere. Yet one lesser well-known member of the cast may have just revealed that its premiere will take place in Belfast. Around 70% of Game of Thrones is filmed in Northern Ireland, bring tourism to remote parts of the country. Notably, the 300-mile long, 700-foot hight … [Read more...] about Is this a hint that HBO’s Game of Thrones season eight premiere will be in Belfast in April?
Goat, ram and mutton dominate much of the conversation in "The Red Woman," the season six premiere of Game of Thrones, but the episode's most important slab of meat is none other than the fallen Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Jon Snow (Kit Harington). Following his death at the hands of mutineers in the season five finale, Jon remains very much deceased in the opening hour of Thrones' sixth year. Indeed, he's dead all the way through hour number two, until the very end, when he comes gasping back to life. Since the hours he spent away from the realm of the living, Jon has fought every waking moment in the war against the dead…but through two full seasons of a post-death Jon Snow, the question remains: Why did Jon need to die at all? The twist in which Jon loses his life comes straight from the pages of George R.R. Martin's A Dance With Dragons, the fifth book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. The book's version of events differs from the show's in a few key ways, … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ Podcast: Jon Snow’s Slow Resurrection, Revisited
Game of Thrones returns in April 2019, but first, there will be Fire & Blood. The new novel from A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin chronicles the histories of the Targaryen kings who reigned over Westeros long before the births of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and the rest of their friends and enemies. Hitting shelves on November 20, Fire & Blood marks the latest story from Martin set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms, one that further explores the dragon-fueled secrets upon which the current saga is built. Martin's new book begins with the first Targaryen king, Aegon the Conqueror, the warrior who united and founded the Seven Kingdoms under one rule. In an exclusive excerpt for The Hollywood Reporter, Aegon becomes acquainted with the customs of Westeros, as well as his own limitations as a flesh-and-blood ruler of men. What did King's Landing look like in its earliest days? And what's the story behind the formation of the … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ Author’s ‘Fire and Blood’ Reveals Key Origin (Exclusive Book Excerpt)