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HBO might be working on Game of Thrones prequel series about the Valyrian empire, titled Empire of Ash

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A Game of Thrones history lesson: Valyria part II

Game of Thrones is ending. It’s sad, but it’s true. We know that the show recently finished filming, and while it doesn’t premiere till next year, we already have prequel ideas in development. Now we know that one of these is a show based on the Age of Heroes, and HBO recently ordered a pilot for this particular idea. As we wait in patience for any news on the other prequels, a new rumor has now broken out, saying that HBO might be making a prequel series about the Valyrian Empire. Read on!

A Game of Thrones history lesson: Valyria part I

 

This rumor comes from an administrator on the Game of Thrones Wiki, and it says that HBO is also working on a series called Empire of Ash, which will focus on the rise and fall of the Valyrian Empire. Apparently, this is the prequel idea helmed by Max Borenstein, one of the few writers working on Game of Thrones prequel ideas for HBO. The rumor also says that this one has the next best chances of being ordered for a pilot, after the already approved Age of Heroes series.

The rumor is quite detailed, and reveals several key things. First of all, it’s about the events leading to the Doom of Valyria, and will also cover the origins of the Targaryen family:

“It reveals the social, economic, and political crises which tore apart the empire from within.”The tipster apparently revealed that the people working on the shows have also: “relied extensively on fan-made wikis such as ours as a guide to the storyverse and worldbuilding”

Empire of Ash is apparently going to be at least five seasons long, so we can expect a lot of detail to be covered. There’s more details. The post says:

“According to its summary documents, this story addresses themes of a free republic in decline, the fallout of military and cultural imperialism, colonialism, immigration, and racial diversity.”

A Game of Thrones history lesson: Valyria part I

There’s also going to be hundreds of dragons. The show will have a lot of diversity, with actors of color and LGBT community as the casting instructions ask for the same. A part of the reason is because the show will have some focus on Sothoryos, which is like the ASOIAF equivalent of Africa. Speaking of characters, there are details on two main ones:

“One of the main characters, a POV core cast member, is a platinum blonde black female dragon-rider – one of her parents was a white Valyrian, the other a foreigner, leading some to deny that she’s a “real” Valyrian.”

The other one is described as below:

“One of the other main characters is a self-made former slave, a deceptively matronly-looking Asian woman in her 50s, that’s now not only one of the richest citizens but also a major political leader and government intrigue-player.”

A Game of Thrones history lesson: Valyria part II

Other characters mentioned are Aenar Targaryen and his daughter Daenys the Dreamer. (Let’s hope for a Daenys the Menance mini-series, too.)

The report also says there will be a lot of emphasis on world-building, and the people working on the show have already made extensive notes, including storylines, formed into what they’re calling “bibles.”

Finally, the show is apparently already close to development, and Miguel Sapochnik might direct the pilot. HBO is also apparently considering making more than just two prequels, and “starting to see this as their Star Wars scale franchise and are planning it out in advance.” Well, there’s a lot more detail in the original post, so go read it, over here. We’re very excited about this. What about you guys? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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HBO releases new footage from Game Of Thrones Season 8

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Game Of Thrones Season 8 premieres on 14th April and we are less than 50 days away from the premiere date but so far HBO hasn’t released the trailer and the fans are definitely getting a bit restless. It’s been close to 2 years since season 7 got over the wait has been excruciatingly long. Luckily for the fans, HBO has given a sneak peek of some new footage from Game Of Thrones Season 8.

HBO releases new footage from Game Of Thrones Season 8

The tiny footage is part of the video titled “It All Starts Here,” and it gives fans a glimpse of what they can expect from HBO in 2019. For us the center of attention is the Game Of Thrones footage in the video and we can see the Unsullied and Dothraki marching into Winterfell, with Drogon flying above and the Northerners are really scared to see a dragon for the first time in their life, but not Arya.

HBO releases new footage from Game Of Thrones Season 8

Arya is awe-struck when she sees Drogon and it will be wonderful to see her meeting Jon Snow for the first time after season 1. Take a look at the video below.






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Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere cast revealed. Two surprising cast members return

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Game of Thrones Season 8 is coming to our television sets in less than two months. While Jason Momoa might have hinted at the red carpet premiere date on April 3, 2019, which is eleven days before the actual airing date of the new season, a new announcement has been made by HBO which reveals the cast of the premiere. Taking into account what actually has been announced by HBO we have two cast members who – much to our surprise may return back for the Final Season of Game of Thrones.

The list announced on the website of HBO gives us detail about which characters will be back during the first episode of season 8 and these include main cast members like Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage, Gwendoline Christie, and more!

Other stars included in the list are Ben Crompton (Edd Tollett), Kristopher Hivju (Tormund), Joe Dempsie (Gendry), Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy), Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne), and others.

This tells that the first episode of this season will be in fact exactly 60-minutes-long as revealed earlier. But, before we give away the names of those cast members – please proceed with caution in case you want to be spoiler-free for Game of Thrones Season 8.

Peter Dinklage says Game Of Thrones Season 8 battles will be better than ‘the Battle of the Bastards’Talking about the two cast members who will be back in the season 8 premiere episode, pretty much confirming that they are reprising their roles in season include:

Tobias Menzies: The actor who plays the role of the long- lost uncle of the Starks – Edmure Tully who was last seen being used as a bait by the Lannisters and the Freys in Season 6 to win back Riverrun.

Lino Facioli: Lino Francioli – the actor who plays the role of the last heir of House Arryn – Robin Arryn. He was last seen practising archery in Season 6 with Ser Yohn Royce at Vale. He appeared briefly in the scene where the deceased Littlefinger had Vale align with Starks and had gifted him a Gyrfalcon.

This gives us some hope for two major houses surviving the events in Game of Thrones Season 8 unless the showrunners have decided to bring them only to kill them later. Here’s a full list of the cast members who will be a part of Game Of Thrones season 8 premiere:

Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere cast revealed. Two surprising cast members return

Yet, we’ve got no news of Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis) and, sorry Stannis fans – he’s not coming back! What were your thoughts on this great news? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below.






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Sophie Turner reveals Sansa is getting an armour in Game of Thrones Season 8

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With us being in the mid of February, Game of Thrones Season 8 seems to be arriving sooner than ever. While we wait for the official trailer which we expect to drop soon, more and more cast interviews have started surfacing. And this time it is Sophie Turner – who has revealed to Entertainment Weekly that her attire is getting a new upgrade in Season 8 with added armour. Read on.

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Sansa Stark – the true lady of Winterfell has undergone a rather darker change in her as compared to the other characters we’ve known over the seasons. Of course, the kind of trauma she has suffered especially witnessing the assassination of her father – she has undergone is the biggest propelling factor.

Additionally, this drastic change has also been contributed by her experiences with antagonists and power played like Joffrey, Cersei, Ramsay, and Littlefinger who’ve used and abused her over the last seven seasons. Without diving much deeper in her character arc, now let’s discuss in detail what Sophie told Entertainment Weekly.

“This is the first time I’ve had armour,” she revealed.

This armour according to EW, isn’t a regular armour worn by Knights and Kings but ‘a jet-black ensemble made of thick leather or similar material’. Sophie also said:

“We [had] the idea of it being very protective and she buttons herself up…I wanted her to have a bit of armour and be a bit more warrior like. She’s like the warrior of Winterfell.”

What the second official teaser – Crypts of Winterfell showed us has already created a lot of hype in the fandom – talks about Sansa doing her hair like Daenerys and much more. Yet, we can’t ignore that Sansa has drawn her personality from the women she has learnt a great deal like Cersei Lannister.

Where, she once did her hair in a style similar to Cersei and wore more bright colours, after returning to Winterfell – she now dresses in a darker colour like several other characters. Maybe, we’re up for an armoured Sansa much like Cersei who too has got an attire upgrade in the new season.

We haven’t got any teaser or behind-the-scenes photos that reveal Sansa’s new costume yet if Entertainment Weekly has brought us this news – the smoke obviously comes from some fire around. So, what were your thoughts on Sansa’s costume change in Season 8? Tell us in the comments.






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