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Most of the filming for Game of Thrones season 8 has already been wrapped up and the team is now going into its post-production. The final season of this epic fantasy series, which began in 2011, will be aired in 2019 with its final six episodes and will finally end for good.

A lot more lead cast members show up at Seville, Spain

But, the World of Ice and Fire is vast, has a long history, and numerous backstories, which deserves a television adaptation. It hasn’t been long since it was announced that five distinct prequel series to the current events were under development. One of those, being developed by Jane Goldman and George R. R. Martin was rumoured to go under production by HBO.

Game of Thrones prequel writer Jane Goldman says her prequel will be "recognizable as a past event"

Eventually, it was recently confirmed by the Belfast Telegraph that the filming for the Game of Thrones prequel series will begin in Belfast in October, 2018. According to them:

Staff at the Paint Hall studios in the city’s Titanic Quarter have been briefed that their next major project will be a series set 1,000 years before the events of the fantasy drama.”

Game of Thrones prequel might start filming in Belfast in October

With this news, we can accurately guess that the prequel series will be about the Long Night. This also means that the pilot for the series will be filmed sooner than previously expected and the series will definitely air by 2020, as per the longings of the HBO team.

The name for ‘the successor shows’, as George RR Martin likes to call them, hasn’t been announced yet,. As suggested by George, the series has a working title of ‘The Long Night’.

Latest Game of Thrones Histories and Lore video talks about the conflict between the Children of the Forest & the First Men

 

George was a part of the production of Game of Thrones until 2014 and is expected to return for this prequel series too. However, it will be really interesting to see how well the series will compete with the original series of Game of Thrones, with David Benioff and D. B. Weiss going off-board.

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Game of Thrones Blu-ray has exclusive clips from “The Long Night”

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Game of Thrones Blu-Ray contains "The Long Night" Exclusive Clips!

It has been nearly seven months since the last episode of Game of Thrones aired. Now that the dust seems to be settling down on the show, the Blu-rays are out with some very exclusive content for its fans.

As reported earlier, Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection box set and Game of Thrones: The Complete Series Blu-ray and DVD sets, were released on December 3. Ever since the Blu-rays have been out, the deleted scenes have begun to hit the internet.

It turns out, if you have bought all the goodies of the show, you would have hit the jackpot with some never seen before footage from the show. As per Syfy, there is an exclusive clip from the mammoth battle sequence of “the long night” episode of season 8. The video is titled When Winter Falls.

In the video, Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm) talk about their experiences shooting the episode.

Christie in the videos says “Oh my goodness, it was overwhelming, You’re on this huge set, it’s filled with smoke. It feels like maybe a 1,000 people on the set with extras, crew, and cast.”

Whether we liked the episode or not, even the most ardent critic of the show have been appreciative of the effort that went behind shooting it. Directed by Miguel Sapochnik, “The Long Night” required 55 days of grueling night shoots across 11 weeks.

Entire cast and crew have gone on record talking about their emotional and sometimes even exhaustive experiences of shooting for the show. The behind the scenes footage gives us a slight peek into that experience.

Have you got your hands on Game of Thrones Blu-ray and DVD sets? Let us know in the comments below!






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Kristian Nairn (Hodor) says Game of Thrones Season 8 criticism was undeserved

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Kristian Nairn feels the Game of Thrones criticism was undeserved

If you’re someone that defends Game of Thrones’ ending, you might not be alone. Kristian Nairn a.k.a. Hodor feels that the criticism of Games of Thrones final season was undeserved. Speaking recently at Northern Michigan University, Nairn joined the rest of the cast in the defense of the show. The popular HBO show ended its run earlier this year and received some extreme reactions from fans and critics alike.

He was quoted saying:

We’re all immensely proud of it, I know it was life-changing for all of us. I’m just sad that it’s over, I really am. And not just because I’m dead. […] I was very happy with the series ending, I understand why people were mad. But again I think deep down if people look into the motivation behind it I think they’re more just mad that it’s over.”

Nairn however, went on to add that because the show had stringent timeline for the final season, the makers had to let go off certain subtleties that they had shown in earlier seasons.

He said:

“I don’t think the criticism the show received was deserved.

I think the last season was excellent. My only qualm was that I felt that it could’ve been a little longer — I missed the Game of Thrones of old that paid such attention to small details — like a ten-minute dialogue scene. But, because the clock was ticking and they’re heading towards a conclusion, it lost a bit of subtlety and that was something people loved about the show, it was a show where even the small characters had a role to play.”

Every one who saw the show is always going to remember the Hodor character played by Nairn. He was one of the many actors on the show who had small but an influential character.

Do you agree with Kristian Nairn’s view? Let us know in the comments below!






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Roku will stream the first season of Game of Thrones for free this holiday season

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Roku will stream the first season of Game of Thrones for free this holiday season

Game of Thrones has ended, which means like any other finished TV show, it is now open for a ton of syndication possibilities, to maximise revenue post end of the show. The latest news on this scene is a great one for anybody looking to start watching the show, this late. Roku will be streaming the first season of Game of Thrones for free this holiday season. Read on!

Roku is doing this as a part of its second annual holiday streaming event, called the Stream-a-thon, which streams free television to anyone that owns a Roku device. On this years roster is the first season of Thrones, among other offerings from networks like Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, et al.

There will be other HBO episodes in the mix as well, from hits like Chernobyl and Barry. This festival is a win win for everybody involved, Roku gets promotion for its devices, the networks get subscriptions resulting from this promotion in the form of a free trial, and the viewer gets great devices and some free content.

So if you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for that friend of yours that doesn’t stream yet, and wants to get into it, especially Game of Thrones, you might want to get them a Roku device, most of which will be on offer prices for the holiday season. Be quick, though, as this Stream-a-thon will run from December 26, 2019 to January 1, 2020.

What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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