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Game of Thrones showrunners reveal that Cersei executed Ser Pounce

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Game of Thrones is a pretty epic show with such a fantastic story and a huge fan base. But, being a true fan of the series isn’t an easy task. While the series is full of violence, nudity, and deaths – some become quite hard to digest.

Talking about the deaths – Ned Stark in Season 1, Catelyn and Robb Stark in the Red Wedding in Season 3, and all thanks to Cersei in the finale of Season 6 – a bunch of characters whom we loved died too… But, recently the showrunners have truly taken it to the next level by revealing that Ser Pounce is actually dead in the show!

Ser Pounce – who was Tommen Baratheon’s favourite pet cat, has now been revealed to be dead by showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss who recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about this. According to Benioff,

“Cersei hated the name ‘Ser Pounce’ so much she could not allow him to survive…So she came up with her most diabolical [execution]. Ser Pounce’s death was so horrible we couldn’t even put it on the air.”

While we only got to see a few seconds of the poor cat in the show, hearing about the gruesome death makes me feel sad. But, why did the Mad Queen did such a cruel act? I too agree with what Hibberd said in his article of Cersei not wanting ‘Ser Pounce prowling around the Red Keep as a reminder of a son she drove to suicide.’ This has also made me take my hatred towards Cersei’s character to a new level.

Though the cat only made a brief appearance in the episode ‘Oathkeeper’ from Season 4, still fans have a chance to meet it in an extended cut of the series. According to Dan Weiss,

“If you buy the super-extended, super-charged Game of Thrones box set that comes out, the death of Ser Pounce will be in there…Just one whole episode devoted to the death of Ser Pounce.”   

Yet, as the showrunners describe, filming with Ser Pounce was a difficult task. According to Benioff:

“That cat was really not fun to work with…There’s a reason the phrase ‘like herding cats’ came into existence.”

Dan Weiss, too adds: “Dogs generally do what you ask them to do if they’re smart and well trained…Cats have their own agenda.”

Let’s take a minute to watch the only scene Ser Pounce was a part of. This was a scene from Season 4 when Margaery Tyrell after Joffrey’s death goes to visit Tommen at Night – as her Grandmother Olenna suggests her.

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Yet, the cat’s owner – Dean Charles Chapman who played Tommen in the show had his own way of describing the cat’s sudden disappearance. He had earlier revealed to Huffington Post:

‘I don’t know…I suppose there’s a lot of staff around the kingdom to look after him. Hopefully, he didn’t get caught up in the blast. That’d be a tragedy. I like to think he’d also move on with his life and get a girlfriend maybe.”

While we await Game of Thrones Season 8 coming out on April 14, this news may leave some fans heartbroken. Yet, we will soon get over it like other major tragedies in the series. What were your thoughts on Ser Pounce’s death? Share your condolences in the comments.


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Sophie Turner wears daughter Willa’s birth-date on a new necklace

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Sophie Turner wears daughter Willa's Birthdate on a new necklace

Even though the year 2020 has been a Long Night for humanity, a few good news did light up the dark skies. For example, all the Game of Thrones babies we had (and are expecting) this year! Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) welcomed daughter Willa with husband Joe Jonas this summer.

The 24-year-old actress is quite busy these days taking care of her new-born baby. Jonas and Turner have kept many of the details about life with their new baby under wraps. They do go out occasionally on strolls with a baby cart. Yesterday, in a new photo on her Instagram story, Turner shared a photo of her necklace that reads, ‘22.07.20’ vertically. “Thank you, @jenniferfisherjewelry,” she wrote.

Sophie Turner wears daughter Willa's Birthdate on a new necklace

The date is very significant for the new parents as it is the birth-date of baby Willa. This means that next Sunday, Willa will turn four months old. Unfortunately for her, she hasn’t been on the usual friends-and-family tour that infants typically do during their first year. Even Game of Thrones alum and Sophie’s BFF Maisie Williams hasn’t gotten to meet her. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible.

Parents express their love for their kids in their own ways. What do you think of Sophie’s gesture? Talk to us in the comments below!


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Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey’s production company strikes deal with One Media, for new projects

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Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey's production strikes deal with One Media

Game of Thrones reached it’s conclusion more than a year ago. Many of the show’s stars have moved on to new projects. Some are trying their hands in theatre, like Emilia Clarke and Indira Varma. Some are busy filming, like Iain Glenn and Kit Harington. While there are others who have their own production houses to deal with. Like Lena Headey, who played the Lion Queen Cersei Lannister on the show.

Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey's production strikes deal with One Media

Peephole Production has struck a deal with Platform One Media. The production company is run by Game of Thrones star Lena Headey. The Boat Rocker company will work with the actor to develop scripted and unscripted TV and digital projects. Headey will executive produce on all projects under the deal with Platform One Media.

Peephole Productions co-produced Headey’s BAFTA-nominated short The Trap. They will produce the feature-length version in 2021.

Headey has also recently joined the cast of Marvel’s upcoming animated show New-Gen. She will voice Thea, the wife of Dr Gabriel (Luke Wilson). The show is a futuristic sci-fi fantasy involving kids being infected with nanotechnology, superhuman powers, robotic insects, and time travel.

What do you think Lena’s Peephole Production’s deal with One Media? Talk to us in the comments below!


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Sophie Turner gets a tattoo on her wrist with her daughter's initials

The year 2020 has been the year of Game of Thrones babies. Even though the year has been the Red Wedding for people around the world, these babies bring hope. Some like Sophie Turner and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson has already welcomed their babies. While some like Kit Harington are expecting theirs.

Sophie Turner gets a tattoo on her wrist with her daughter's initials

Sophie welcomed daughter Willa with husband Joe Jonas back in July. The actress who played Queen in the North Sansa Stark got a tattoo as a tribute to her daughter. Turner posted a picture of her T-shirt on Instagram. Fans spotted a new tattoo on her wrist which said ‘W’, Willa’s initial. Sophie already had a ‘J’ etched on her wrist for her husband. She got it in February 2018, with Joe getting an ‘S’ in the same spot.

The 24-year-old actress has various Game of Thrones related tattoos as well. She has an etching of the Direwolf sigil of House Stark on her arm, with the writing ‘The pack survives’. Turner and her best friend Maisie Williams have a matching ‘07.08.09’ inking on their arms. The date marks the day they found out they’d been cast on the show.

What do you think of Sophie’s new tattoo? Talk to us in the comments below!


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