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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8: Everything There Is To Know

Here it comes!!! Season 8 is just around the corner and many of us expect it to be awesome with a grand finale… but sometimes a twist is needed, and that means bad news for some, it also means an unexpected death of a favorite character... So… what’s up with season 8?

The Trailer Is Finally Here!

After months and months of fans begging, pleading, and demanding the Game of Thrones trailer, it’s finally here! With just a month to go till Game of Thrones season 8 premiers, HBO released the long-awaited trailer, and it did not disappoint. The two-minute preview focussed mainly of teasing the showdown between the living and the dead, but we broke it down bit by bit.

Arya’s Terrified Sprint

The first scene shows a clearly terrified Arya sprinting down the corridor as the voiceover states, “I know death, he’s got many faces,” she says. “I look forward to seeing this one.” Firstly, seeing Arya terrified is terrifying to us because I mean… she’s Arya, she’s scared of no one! So, we wonder if it was the dead soldiers scaring her to a panic.

Here it comes!!! Season 8 is just around the corner and many of us expect it to be awesome with a grand finale… but sometimes a twist is needed, and that means bad news for some, it also means an unexpected death of a favorite character... So…...

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Game Of Thrones Stars Before Fame

Game of Thrones is the most pirated television in history with Rolling Stone naming it one of the “greatest television shows of all time”. Whether they’re an honorable Stark, a fierce Targaryen, or a cunning Lannister, a mystifying Arryn, an enigmatic Greyjoy, or treacherous Frey, see the stars behind your favorite characters before they appeared in the lands of Westeros and Essos.

Peter Dinklage

Born with achondroplasia, a type of dwarfism, even as a struggling actor, Peter Dinklage turned down many roles in fantasy films out of the fear of being typecast as a magical dwarf or little person for the rest of his career. The American was author George R. R. Martin’s first choice to play Tyrion Lannister in the series.

About the show, Dinklage said, “Game of Thrones is an amazing show, and I have no problem speaking of the virtues of HBO.” The actor has won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011, 2015 and 2018) and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2012) for his performance as Tyrion Lannister.

Tyrion Lannister

Tyrion Lannister is one of the leading characters in the series. George R. R. Martin, the author of the book series on which the show is based, has stated Tyrion is his favorite character. The son of Tywin Lannister and younger brother of Cersei and Jaime Lannister, Tyrion uses his wit and intellect to overcome the prejudice he faces as a dwarf.

After being abducted and escaping from Catelyn Stark for a crime he did not commit, he is made acting Hand of the King and successfully defends King’s Landing against Stannis Baratheon at the Battle of Blackwater. Following being adjudged guilty for the death of Joffrey Baratheon, despite being guilty, he switches sides and becomes the Hand of the Queen to Daenerys Targaryen. He has appeared in every season of the show.

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Game of Thrones is the most pirated television in history with Rolling Stone naming it one of the “greatest television shows of all time”. Whether they’re an honorable Stark, a fierce Targaryen, or a cunning Lannister, a mystifying Arryn, an enigmatic...

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The Cast of ‘Game of Thrones’ in Real Life

Game of Thrones is on its way, and we’re all getting ready. Check out our favorite cast members when they’re not on screen.

Jon Snow

Dark, brooding and loyal, Jon Snow has always been an audience favorite. Brought up as a bastard son, Snow went through countless obstacles until he finally became the King of the North.

Kit Harington

Although Harington’s aspirations when he was younger were to pursue journalism, his natural acting ability landed him his role is GOT and he has been making a name for himself ever since. His personal life has also come a long way with his marriage to fellow GOT star Rose Leslie had girls around the world in tears.

Check out the rest of the cast

Game of Thrones is on its way, and we’re all getting ready. Check out our favorite cast members when they’re not on screen.
Jon Snow

Dark, brooding and loyal, Jon Snow has always been an audience favorite. Brought up as a bastard son, Snow went...

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The Famous Parents of Famous Game Of Thrones Leaders

We all have a favorite celebrity we try and follow. Some of us become a mega fan or a groupie and follow the star wherever they go. If you’re not that into celebrity life and fame, then these family ties could surprise you, as you might like two actors and now find out they are actually father and son (or mother and son. Wait, or mother and daughter or father and… you know what I mean).

Let’s start with our favorite men of war and their heritage. Later on, you could read about other celebrities and their famous parents.

Famous Father: Erik Hvju

Known For: Max Manus: Man of War

Erik Hivju was a Norwegian actor appearing in more than a dozen series. He has also played roles in movies such as The King’s Choice, Hamsun and The Man of War.

Famous Son: Kristofer Hivju

Known For: Playing Tormund Giantsbane in the Game of Thrones

The sexy red-haired Kristofer Hivju has burst into the spotlight since his recent feature in the HBO’s ridiculously popular Game of Thrones. Starting out on the stage, Hivju is classically trained and gravitated towards theater before moving to film.

Famous Son: Kit Harington

Known For: King of the North at Games of Throne

We were amazed to learn this as well! Kit has blue blood running in his vanes not only in the series but in real life as well! So Exciting! Kit was born 31 years ago in London and is now one of the busiest actors in the world, thanks to his great role in Game of Thrones. Like other celebrities and their famous parents, Kit has an amazing heritage.


Famous Eighth-Great-Grandfather: Charles II of England

Known For: King of England, Scotland and Ireland

From 1649-1651, Charles was far more famous than his future grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-son. He held the most wanted job on earth – King of the British Empire.
Do you think Charles would have been proud of Kit? Do you think Kit is truly a legal heir of the king? Let’s wait for the last season before we decide…

So now let’s go on to read about other celebrities and their famous parents. Did you know they were family?

We all have a favorite celebrity we try and follow. Some of us become a mega fan or a groupie and follow the star wherever they go. If you’re not that into celebrity life and fame, then these family ties could surprise you, as you might like two...

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The Cast of ‘Game of Thrones’ in Real Life

These days, the world of Game of Thrones reigns supreme, and with anyone whose anyone discussing the latest dramas in this fantasy with more intensity than politics, it is sometimes hard to forget there is a real world too. Yup, in real life Sansa, Arya, and even John Snow have names,  hobbies, and drama of their own. This list exposes the cast of GOT, showing how they look, and what they do when they are not training dragons or fighting over kingdoms. Enjoy!

Jon Snow

With his dark brooding eyes and his loyal nature, Jon Snow has always been an audience favorite. Brought up as a bastard son, Snow went through countless obstacles until he finally became the King of the North. And if his recent love affair with Dany didn’t get you all hot and bothered, you’re lying.

Kit Harington

Although Harington’s aspirations when he was younger were to pursue journalism, his natural acting ability landed him his role is GOT and he has been making a name for himself ever since. His personal life has also come a long way with his recent engagement to fellow GOT star Rose Leslie had girls around the world in tears.

These days, the world of Game of Thrones reigns supreme, and with anyone whose anyone discussing the latest dramas in this fantasy with more intensity than politics, it is sometimes hard to forget there is a real world too. Yup, in real life Sansa, Arya, and...

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Is Game of Thrones Over? Not Yet! Here’s What to Come for the Books and Series

Are you excited for the new season of Game of Thrones? The HBO series is currently airing the seventh season, but there’s still more stories to be told. Author George R.R. Martin is still hard at work on the latest novel installment,The Winds of Winter, and fans are eagerly awaiting its publication. There’s still many stories to tell about Westeros, and a realm of unanswered questions. Let’s look at what’s to come for Game of Thrones in terms of the book and television series!

The Winds of Winter

The Winds of Winter is the sixth book in the Game of Thrones series and has been delayed several times over the years. As of 2017, fans have waited for a total six years! When GRRM first began writing the series, he envisioned it as a trilogy, and The Winds of Winter was to be the conclusion. Luckily, it’s not, and we still have this sixth book, plus a seventh, A Dream of Spring, to anticipate. GRRM has commented that he believes both of the books will be 1,500 pages each. Writing the books is a complicated process that takes time, and he doesn’t believe in outlines, saying “outlines make me lose interest

The Winds of Winter will quickly resolve the cliffhanger of the previous book, A Dance with Dragons. We know that many favorite characters will each have chapters from their point of view. GRRM has confirmed he doesn’t intend to have the characters geographically separated in the newest Game of Thrones novel. So far the list includes:

THE STARKS AND LANNISTERS

  • Sansa Stark
  • Arya Stark
  • Tyrion Lannister

THE GREYJOYS

  • Aeron Greyjoy
  • Theon Greyjoy
  • Victarian Greyjoy

OTHER CHARACTERS

  • Arianne Martell
  • Barristan Selmy
  • White Walkers/Others

Since the publication of A Dance with Dragons, Game of Thrones reference books have been published to tide fans over. These titles include the series’ book of maps entitled The Lands of Ice and Fire, and the World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones. If you want to eat like a Westeros citizen, there’s even Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook!

Game of Thrones on HBO

While HBO is airing the seventh season of Game of Thrones, the network is currently thinking about the eighth season. The seventh season uses plot points and outlines supplied by Martin to go along with the grand story of the books, and not even the actors know what will happen to their characters in the future!

This will be the last season of the show, and should hopefully bring everything to a satisfying close. We don’t know much about this season, but it’s confirmed that it will be six episodes long. The last fans heard, the final season of Game of Thrones could air in 2019! Talk about a long wait! Producer Benioff describes the eighth season as the continuation and conclusion of “one long story.” He says that the show isn’t like others where writers and producers try to figure out what happens season-to-season. He added, “ From pretty close to the beginning, we talked about doing this in 70 – 75 hours, and that’s what we’ll end up with.”

Even though fans may hate the idea of saying goodbye to their favorite characters and locations, that’s not the end of the story! What’s next for the series?

The Future of Game of Thrones

After both books are published and the show ends, is this the end of Game of Thrones? We doubt it! HBO has confirmed that they’re exploring four separate spin-offs. GRRM has said that these will all be prequels, which will allow fans to delve even deeper into the Game of Thrones canon. The spinoffs are described as “new stories set in the secondary universe of Westeros.” Two of the shows were originally pitched in August 2016 and Martin is working on the scripts with a team of writers. GRRM stresses, however, that the idea is not to all of the shows but the ones that work. He’s also teased that a fifth script is in development. So fans, you think you know Westeros? Get ready for even more!

Are you excited for the new season of Game of Thrones? The HBO series is currently airing the seventh season, but there’s still more stories to be told. Author George R.R. Martin is still hard at work on the latest novel installment,The Winds of Winter, and...

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Get Your Popcorn Ready for these Hit Shows in the Big Screens

New versions of “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Wonder Woman” are some of the potential blockbusters that are going to break records in theaters this year. But maybe the biggest news yet is that one TV show will be coming on big screens in the first week of September this year. The reason for this is that Marvel Television and ABC Television recently partnered with the giant movie screen company Imax Corp. The upcoming superhero series Inhumans will first be available in cinemas even a couple of weeks before it comes to homes and our little screens.

This could be the biggest and the boldest move yet because shows for the small screen and movies for the big screen already have some fuzzy lines between them. There is a pretty big wave of critical prestige that TV is enjoying. Movies used to have a cultural cachet that has now been taken over by the television screen. Featuring some of the biggest stars, Netflix’s “The Crown” and HBO’s “Westworld” look fairly expensive and seems to be a big budget movie. Ted Mundorff, chief executive of Landmark Theatres said: “Production values are fabulous on the small screen right now, so they translate to the large screen. If you want to see ‘Game of Thrones’ on the big screen, that’s pretty awesome.”

In the age where entertainment options at home are growing, both of these industries are having big challenges when it comes to the battle for audience’s attention. This comes at a time when TV is having a big push.

In the middle of a glut of original programs that have high quality, television companies are trying to find some ways to build hype around their new shows. Over 500 scripted shows are being prepared for this year for streaming services and TV. Cable network FX has estimated that it is about 200 less than in 2015.

Because the box office is becoming highly unpredictable, theater owners are hoping to diversify their businesses and are trying to fill their seats during the slow periods like the autumn months. In Imax, they really don’t like these gaps in the release schedule because they almost entirely rely on the major studios and their big spectacle movies. At the time when Inhumans will have its debut, the only potential blockbuster following it is the horror remake It by Warner Bros. Imax has around 1,200 theaters and they can’t say for sure how many of them will play Inhumans, but as it is expected, it will push for a worldwide release. Benjamin Mogil, an entertainment industry analyst with the financial services firm Stifel said: “The push Imax is making with Marvel for ‘Inhumans’ is indicative of a need to push out to content beyond movies.”

When auditoriums tend to go empty, theater owners played alternative programming like concerts, opera and sports such as professional basketball and football. This has been going on for several years now. But when that wasn’t enough, they expanded to include entertainment like major news events and competitive video gaming.

After the success of bringing popular small-screen shows to the multiplex, executives of big theater chains are looking forward to more TV shows that will come to their big screens. There are some shows that already appeared in cinemas like BBC’s Doctor Who and Sherlock andalso HBO’s Game of Thrones.

New versions of “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Wonder Woman” are some of the potential blockbusters that are going to break records in theaters this year. But maybe the biggest news yet is that one TV show will be coming on big screens in the first...