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Entertainment Weekly reveals the entire cast of Game of Thrones prequel

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Entertainment Weekly reveals the entire cast of Game of Thrones prequel

With the release of the second teaser of Game of Thrones Season 8 and the reveal of the exact airing date, we literally have less than 3 months left in the new season to air. The new season will begin on April 14 and end on May 19, 2019. The question that remains is what then? But, we all know there’s definitely room for more with the prequel series beginning to film in February.

After the announcement of two main cast members – Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse and that the prequel series will be returning to Northern Ireland for filming, we now have a new set of cast members – all thanks to Entertainment Weekly. These include:

Naomi Ackie: Naomi is known for her role in movies like Yardie and Lady Macbeth. She has also played a lead in the series The Bisexual. She will also have a lead role in Star Wars: Episode IX.

  Denise Gough: Denise – an Irish actress – is known for her works like People, Places, and Things and Angels in America.

Jamie Campbell Bower: Jamie was earlier supposed to be playing the role of Ser Waymar Royce in the unaired pilot but has eventually got another contract with the Game of Thrones franchise.

Sheila Atim: Sheila Atim is known for her stage plays like Harlots.

Ivanno Jeremiah: Ivanno is known for Humans and Black Mirror on Netflix.

Georgie Henley: Georgie is a well-known actress who once played the role of Lucy in Disney’s Narnia franchise.

Alex Sharp: Sharp is known for his works like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and How to Talk to Girls in Parties.

Toby Regbo: Toby has starred in Reign, the Last Kingdom, and Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald.

Apart from these cast members, the director for the pilot episode will be SJ Clarkson, who has directed and produced Collateral, airing on Netflix.  Apart from this, she has also directed Orange Is the New BlackDexterBates Motel, and the pilot for Jessica Jones.

Though the official name of the new series hasn’t been announced yet with these fantastic cast members and the director of the pilot episode, the series in my view will be a total gig. Also, we have George R.R. Martin and the writer Jane Goldman who are already hyping up the series a lot. The official description of the series reads:

“Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’s history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.”

More juicy details are expected to drop once the filming of the pilot begins in February. Let’s hope the new series will uphold the Game of Thrones franchise name. What do you think about the new cast details of the prequel revealed by Entertainment Weekly? Tell us in the comments.






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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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