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HBO reveals schedule of airing Game of Thrones season 8 and filming of prequels

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Cravings for season 8 of Game of Thrones is eternal and all we can do is bide our time and wait until the first episode of the epic season airs! It’s been more than a year since the last season was released and, since then we’ve been trying to keep you covered with all necessary updates and speculations on the eighth season.

Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark in the show had teased it in an interview that the eighth season will be aired around April, which she later denied. But, the recent from HBO about the schedule of the airing of the final season and the filming for the prequel series on the Long Night, has brought her statement into the limelight once again!

According to a report of Entertainment Weekly, HBO’s programming president Casey Bloys revealed that the final season of Game of Thrones will air in the “First half of 2019”.

This update gives us some wishful thinking that the final season is only a few miles ahead of us and we can expect to hear more about the TV series in another six months.

As for the second news about the filming of the prequel series, which was earlier rumoured to start filming in the month of October, Casey denied the entire rumoured update saying,  “I don’t know where that report came from, we’re hoping to go into production in early ’19.”

HBO reveals schedule of airing Game of Thrones season 8 and filming of prequels

He also went on to explain that the HBO team is still scouting for a director, along with the new cast for the successor shows and they won’t begin the shooting for the new series until early 2019.

With this been said, it’s safe to assume that the eighth season will air somewhat around March or April 2019, the usual peak schedule pattern followed until the sixth season. However, nothing can be certainly said about the spin-off series with the HBO programming president confirming the timetables.

So, how hyped you are the final season of Game of Thrones? Tell us in the comments section.






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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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