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Director David Nutter discusses Game of Thrones Season 8. Says security on the set was like the Gestapo

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Game of Thrones is finally coming to an end with the final season airing in April 2019 and we’ve all been waiting for the first episode to air. As the time comes closer more teasers, images, and interviews start surfacing on the internet but this isn’t enough to ease the cravings for Season 8 whose trailer would soon drop – HBO’s  #ForTheThrone campaign is the biggest proof! Recently, director David Nutter, who is directing three episodes this season appeared in an interview on the Huffington Post.

Previously, Nutter also addressed the Game of Thrones fans via Reddit where he each episode of the new season to be over one hour long. But, in this interview, he talks about the Game of Thrones security, fake scenes shot for this season, premiere episodes, and the ending.

Nutter had been missing from the series for complete two seasons (6 and 7) and now he returns for the final season again. Upon being asked what it was like to him, he replied:

“After 2015, after the fifth season, I had a couple back surgeries and I missed Season 6 and 7. And it broke my heart to do so. You go through physical therapy and all the things you go through for back surgery. There are times when I’d be in excruciating physical therapy sessions, and I’d be wondering if I’d ever have a chance to direct again ― let alone direct “Game of Thrones.”

Fortunately, I came back. I was all repaired. They welcomed me back with open arms, and not only welcomed me back with open arms but welcomed me back to actually have me involved in and direct three of the six episodes [of Season 8].”

Game of Thrones spin-off prequels won't be here till 2020, says HBOThe revelation of Jon Snow A.K.A. Aegon Targaryen’s heritage is a big game changer for the upcoming season, which was revealed while Nutter was totally absent from the series. On directing this in the new season he says,

“I’m just so honoured to be involved in the material because it’s so wonderfully written. It’s so wonderfully performed. It’s so tremendously executed. Just to be a part of that world is a dream come true… [Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] are wonderful to work with. They’re such great collaborators as well as teachers and mentors. In many respects for me, it’s just getting a chance to be involved in what they’re doing.”

I remember Kit Harington talking about filming a few fake scenes last season on Jimmy Kimmel Live. David Nutter reveals the same scenario even this season by saying they need to maintain some amount of secrecy seeing paparazzi and seeing drone cameras hovering around. He reveals,

“Well, sometimes there were paparazzi in amazing places ― on construction cranes and all kinds of crazy places, to try to get a point of view of things. They were all over, everywhere, trying to get in on what was happening. But it was definitely a situation where there was no paper on the set, [that] type of thing.”

“[The production team] wanted to make sure nobody knew what was happening, and they went to the nth degree as they do on the show in general. They basically take it to the point where it’s like the Gestapo. It’s tough to get answers.”

Finally talking about his take and what he can tell us about the ending of Game of Thrones, Nutter revealed:

“All I know is that David and Dan spent a lot of time to tell the story in a proper fashion, and the audience will be completely satisfied. Not everybody will be satisfied, but I feel the audience will be satisfied with the direction the series goes. It lives up to all the building it’s coming to, I promise you that.”

Read the full interview on the Huffington Post here. What was your take on David Nutter’s latest interview? Tell us in the comments section down below.






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Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton joins HBO’s The Nevers

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Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton joins HBO's The Nevers

A show like Game of Thrones doesn’t simply reach the stature it did without everything being high class. An area where the show truly held its own was costume designing. Designers, Michele Clapton and April Ferry really pushed the envelope with their work on the show and now they have already begun spreading their wings elsewhere. Read on!

If you can still recall some of the costumes worn by the characters of Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen on the show, you can count yourself in the Michele Clapton fan club as well. Now, as per the hbothenevers.com, the makers have roped in Emmy award-winning Michele Clapton as the costume designer for the upcoming HBO show The Nevers.

Game of Thrones costume designer joins HBO's The Nevers

Clapton did some truly world-class work for Thrones and won many awards for her work as well. For Game of Thrones fans, there is more to look forward to in The Nevers, Stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam, production designer Gemma Jackson and producer Duncan Muggoch are going to be part of the new show.

With so many great names associated with the show, The Nevers already looks like a winner. The show’s release date isn’t out yet but it is expected to premiere in 2021.

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Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) to produce series on Female World War Aviators

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Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) to produce series on Female World War Aviators

Game of Thrones stars have continued on their merry ways and have continued to do some great stuff. While some have gone on to do award-winning roles like Richard Madden, some have gone on to portray roles on the big screen like Emilia Clarke. Another popular cast member who has quietly gone on to open her production house is Natalie Dormer a.k.a. Margaery Tyrell of Thrones. Read on to find out more!

Natalie Dormer has recently launched a production house called Dog Rose Productions. As per The Wrap, Dormer has decided to produce a series on female aviators in World War 2 and it has been titled as Spitfire Sisters.  The show will be written by playwright and screenwriter Morgan Lloyd Malcolm.

Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) to produce series on Female World War Aviators

Regarding the story Dormer said:

“This is a barely known story, a thrilling story; an important story ready to be told by such a passionate voice as Morgan’s.” 

This is going to be the second series under Dormer’s newly launched production house. The first announced project was the drama Vivling based on the life of British actress Vivien Leigh.

Natalie Dormer really got the limelight through her portrayal of Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones. Although her character was killed off in Season 6, fans still remember her character. In fact, the treatment given to her on-screen family had pissed her off!

Isn’t it great to see former Game of Thrones stars doing their own things and making some great stuff of their own? We hope Spitfire Sisters goes to achieve great things for Dormer and her production house.

Let us know your views on this announcement in the comments below!






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Richard Madden cast alongside Priyanka Chopra Jonas in Russo brothers’ upcoming Amazon show Citadel

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Game of Thrones star Richard Madden has been cast with Bollywood fame Priyanka in the new Amazon show from Avengers: Endgame directors

Game of Thrones star Richard Madden has been cast alongside Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jonas for a lead role in an upcoming Amazon series. The series is titled Citadel and is said to be an action-packed spy series. Read on for more details!

As per Variety, Citadel is going to be Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo‘s next offering. Amazon announced that the show is going to have multiple versions. Chopra and Madden are going to star in the U.S. “mothership” edition of the series. The Indian series will be developed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. of The Family Man fame.

Game of Thrones star Richard Madden has been cast with Bollywood fame Priyanka in the new Amazon show from Avengers: Endgame directors

 

Madden is coming off his award-winning role in Bodyguard. He, of course, played the role of Robb Stark in Game of Thrones as well and became a popular figure. Madden is currently filming for a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Eternals slated for November 2020 release.

Amazon announced Citadel back in July 2018 and have lots of hope from the series. The studio stated:

All of the local series are meant to enhance the entire entertainment experience and will be available for the viewer to deep dive into an imagined layered world.”

The studio hasn’t yet announced the rest of the star cast and the exact release date of the show.

It is going to be exciting to see how the series turns out. One thing is for sure, it is going to be another feather in the cap for Richard Madden. Let us know your views on the news!






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