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Kristian Nairn reveals he thought Hodor was another one of the Clegane brothers

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Kristian Nairn reveals he thought Hodor was a Clegane brother

Game of Thrones has had a lot of characters and about almost as many deaths, but there’s one that ripped all of our hearts out, and that’s of the beloved oaf, Hodor. While we still want Kristian Nairn to come back as Wight Hodor in Season 8. While that might not be possible, in a recent interview, Kristian Nairn revealed that he believed that Hodor was actually the third Clegane brother. Read on!

Kristian Nairn recently had a sit-down with SFX Magazine. We all know the Clegane brothers, Sandor also known as the Hound, played by Rory McCann and Gregor also known as the Mountain, played by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, are two of the larger guys in the show, and apparently Hodor sharing this with them made Kristian speculate that he could be the third of the pack:

“A theory I had, being a big guy, maybe he was another one of the Clegane brothers, and something happened to him as a child, like it did with the Hound, having his face burnt, which made him the way he is.”

Well, that one we didn’t think of! However, now that we think about it, it’s a pretty nice one, as far as “going that extra mile to connect the dots” fan theories go. We can see why Kristian resorted to this, too. He had just the one dialogue, and no backstory to his character, at all, which tuened out to be one of the biggest secrets the show has had kept.

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Apparently, he even tried to find out! Nairn revealed that he tried to bribe the Creator himself, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R.R. Martin. Speaking of his failed attempts, Nairn said:

“I bought him whiskies, vodkas, everything. Never worked. He has a good poker face.”

Well, we still wouldn’t close the door on that theory. After all, we just have the one season left. What do you guys think about this one? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Cheer on Game of Thrones fans! We finally have some news on the possible release date of one of the prequels, House of the Dragon. Speaking recently to Variety, HBO programming chief, Casey Bloys, talked about the release date of the show as well as about now canceled Bloodmoon. Read on to find out more!

Even before Game of Thrones had ended its run there were talks of multiple prequels being in store for its fans. Well, at least one looks all set to see the light of the day. As per Bloys, the team is

“in the room breaking story right now. … My guess is we’ll see it on the air in ’22.”. 

HBO Chief Casey Bloys talks about Game of Thrones Prequels

Bloys also spoke about the unfortunate cancellation of prequel starring Naomi Watts, Bloodmoon. He said:

“Pilots — sometimes they come together, sometimes they don’t, and I would say that was very much the case here. There’s nothing I would point to and say ‘Oh, this was the problem.’ … That [prequel] was 8,000 years before the current show, so it required a lot more invention. One of the benefits of ‘House of the Dragon’ is there was a text from George and there was a little bit more of a roadmap. [Goldman’s prequel] did have more challenges in terms of establishing a world, but I think she handled that beautifully… there wasn’t one glaring thing.”

Well, at least fans will have something to look forward to! Tell us your thoughts on the possible release date of the House of the Dragon in the comments below.






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Game of Thrones prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ likely to premiere in 2022

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Dragons have generated wonder and enigma in everyone’s heart. The spread of wings, a flight of fancy, and dragon-fire at disposal. It’s an animal of unimaginable proportions, drawing fire and blood with ease and ferocity. But we saw just three in Game of Thrones, an army is waiting. House of the Dragon is coming. Ever since we heard the news a few months back, the excitement has been rising. Now, we have the first news of its release. Casey Bloys, the programming chief of HBO, spoke about the prequel series at the Television Critics Association (TCA) tour.

Game of Thrones prequel 'House of the Dragon' likely to premiere in 2022

He said that the year 2022 was his “best guess” for the likely premiere of House of the Dragon. According to him, it was tough to be more specific than the tentative mark he mentioned.

“They are in the room breaking story right now. My guess is we’ll see it on air in ’22,” Bloys clarified. It seems quite far, but then we heard ‘Winter is coming’ in the first season of Game of Thrones; and it took almost seven years to reach us. Though it was a slow burn, we guess a tasty meal takes time to cook.

“Obviously it’s a big, complicated show,” the HBO official added. House of Dragon is a prequel set in the days of Targaryen dominance in Westeros; taking us almost 300 years in the past from where Game of Thrones started. A time infested by family strife, civil war and plenty of dragons, the straight to series order by HBO is supposed to follow the events during The Dance of Dragons. Without a doubt, it has the potential to follow in the footsteps of the mountain called Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones prequel 'House of the Dragon' likely to premiere in 2022

Casey further informed us that there were no updates on the casting front. However the storytellers have been mentioned a few times. George R.R. Martin’s Fire and Blood will be the source material; and the series is co-created by Ryan Condal and George Martin. Miguel Sapochnick, who gave us thrilling episodes like The Winds of Winter, The Long Night, etc. will partner with Condal as showrunner. Wes Tooker, Claire Kiechel, and Ti Mikkel are also on board the writer’s ship.

There was always the news of multiple shows in the pipeline for the world of ice and fire; one of which went till the pilot stage. At the moment, however, HBO only seems to see fire and blood through.

“For me, for right now, I think getting House of the Dragon on the air will be the number one priority. There are no other blinking green lights or anything like that. Sometime down the road who knows, but there are no immediate plans. We are all focusing on House of Dragon,” Bloys concluded.

Game of Thrones prequel 'House of the Dragon' likely to premiere in 2022

The House that has gathered the most amount of frenzy among Game of Thrones fans will finally go bare in front of us. It’s coming soon and we are sitting tight. What do you think? Tell us in the comments section.






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Ex-HBO chief responsible for Game of Thrones signs 5-year deal with Apple

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Ex-HBO chief responsible for Game of Thrones signs 5-year deal with Apple

Game of Thrones was undoubtedly one of the most successful shows of all time. So much so that millions of its fans still remember the minute details associated with the show. However, very few people know the man who was responsible for bringing the show in front of such a large audience.

As per the Deadline, Richard Plepler, the former CEO of HBO and the prime reason behind the airing of shows like Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, The Newsroom has now signed the deal with Apple TV+. Read on to find out more!

Plepler who was associated with HBO for 28 years until February 2019 has now decided to join hands with the direct rival of his former company, Apple. He won’t be working in the same capacity as he did for HBO though. He has now formed a company, Eden Productions, which will make TV shows, documentaries, and films exclusively for the ‌Apple TV‌+ streaming service.

Former HBO CEO responsible for Game of Thrones signs 5-year deal with Apple

Speaking about the new move in his career, Plepler said:-

“It was instantaneously clear to me that I had a wonderful and very privileged run at HBO and I wasn’t going to be able to duplicate that again. And I didn’t want to try to duplicate that again. It felt very clear to me that I just wanted to do my own thing.”

Plepler decided to move on from HBO even before the final season of Game of Thrones had aired. Could he have made any difference to the final season had he stayed on? Who knows! One thing is for sure, Apple is going to greatly benefit from having a man of his caliber at the helm of affairs.

Let us know your thoughts about this deal in the comments below!






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