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Game of Thrones creators confirm that Benjen Stark is Coldhands

Game of Thrones is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire book series written by George R.R. Martin and they started with the same characters and plotlines but as the seasons passed by, it became difficult for the show creators to keep things same. The small changes that they had made in the initial seasons, turned out to have a big impact later in the series. It was something like the Butterfly Effect and as of now, there are some huge differences in the story that we watch on the TV show and the one in the books. There are times when the show confirms certain theories and there are other times when the show dispels major theories.

The same thing has applied to the latest Game of Thrones episode, Blood of my Blood. In this Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones, ‘Blood of my Blood’, Benjen Stark returned to the show. Benjen is Ned Stark’s brother and a brother of the Night’s Watch and he has not been seen since season 1, when he had gone beyond the Wall on a ranging mission. Later in the show, only his horse returned to the Wall and it was assumed that he was dead.

In the latest episode, Benjen Stark saved Meera and Bran from the Wights when they were alone in the jungle and the Wights were fast approaching. Later he revealed what happened to him after he went on the mission and it is one amazing story. The fans noticed that Benjen Stark had characteristics similar to that of Coldhands, who is a character in the books but was omitted from the TV show. Now Dan Weiss has confirmed one thing, that Benjen Stark was actually the show’s take on ‘Coldhands’.

Coldhands is a character who looked like an undead brother of the Night’s Watch, riding an elk and he met Samwell and Gilly and escorted them to Castle Black (in A Storm of Swords). He was also the same guy who escorted Bran, Meera, Jojen, Hodor and Summer to the Three-Eyed Raven’s cave. But these things were left out of the show. Now Benjen Stark is back and according to the producers, his and Coldhands identity is the same.

However, there is an important thing to remember that the same thing does not apply to the books. In the past George R.R. Martin had said that Coldhands and Benjen Stark are not the same people. So now we are seeing another example where the books and the TV show have diverged. Now that the show is way past the books, the show creators seem to be taking more liberties while scripting the story.

Take a look at the tweet below, which shows what George R.R. Martin said when he was asked if Benjen and Coldhands are the same people.






22 year old. Law student. Cancerian. Epicure. Unicorn and mermaid believer. Doing this for my love for dragons and Khaleesi. Oh, And Jon. And Tyrion. And Cersei. And always remember, there is no justice in this world unless we make it.

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Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with “unofficial” submissions

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Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with "unofficial" submissions

Game of Thrones was the world’s biggest television show for nearly a decade, so it’s no surprise that the show had way too much talent. We recently talked about the whopping 32 nominations it scored at the Emmy Awards 2019. One notable thing is, three of these nominations weren’t even filed by HBO, but by the actors themselves. Read on!

Season 8 might have had a bad storyline according to a large section of the fanbase, but everybody can agree on one thing — the actors all gave their best, and the acting was brilliant as usual. Needless to say, the headliners made it to the Emmy nominations again, but HBO didn’t nominate the few actors that really stepped up this season. We had reported about how five actors submitted their own nominations directly.

Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with "unofficial" submissions

Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy) and Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion) had entered in the supporting actor category, while Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) had entered in the supporting actress category, with Carice Van Houten (Melisandre), going for the guest actress category. The great thing is, three of the five made the cut — Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie and Carice Van Houten are officially in the race now.

All three had terrific performances, and it is very much possible that they bring in at least one win within the three of them. No doubt they deserve it, especially because they have been voted in despite the submissions being unofficial.

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George R. R. Martin praises HBO’s Chernobyl, says it’s worthy of Emmys

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George R. R. Martin praises HBO's Chernobyl, says it's worthy of Emmys

Game of Thrones is over, but HBO has no plans of slowing down. Immediately after Game of Thrones ended, HBO aired a limited series called Chernobyl, which became an instant hit. Now, the creator of the Game of Thrones universe, George R. R. Martin has praised Chernobyl and expressed his approval for the show to win at the Emmy awards. Read on!

Chernobyl is a mini-series about the nuclear plant disaster in the Ukrainian city of the same name, in 1986, and has been named the best ever miniseries by TV enthusiasts worldwide, except maybe in Russia. George took to Twitter to express his love for the series:

Not only did he praise the show, but also Jared Harris, whose performance in the show has been loved by the fans as much as the series itself. Needless to say, the show is expected to shine in the awards season, as Martin expects.

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See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

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See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

Game of Thrones had the ultimate face-off in Season 8 when the Army of the Dead faced the living folks in Winterfell. The Battle of Winterfell saw a lot of people uniting to take down the Night King, and among them were Tormund Giantsbane, and Gendry (now Baratheon). A new behind the scenes photo from the sets shows the two enjoying a nice game on a Nintendo Switch. Read on!

The picture, posted on the Game of Thrones subreddit, shows Joe Dempsie, who played Gendry, and Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane, still in their costume and the bloody makeup, just sitting down to play. Take a look:

[NO SPOILERS] Gendry and Tormund playing games in Winterfell after The Battle of Winterfell from gameofthrones

As we all know, the Battle of Winterfell sequences took a gruesome 55 nights to film, and have been described by the stars as some of the roughest times they have had filming for the show. So it’s no surprise that they would have at least some way to relax on the sets in between takes or appearances.

Nintendo consoles are also famous for being the best for the local multiplayer experience, so that’s probably why these two seem so engrossed in the game. If only we knew which game they were playing!

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