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Game of Thrones releases a Behind-the-Scenes promo: A Story in Prosthetics

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The official trailer for the final season of Game of Thrones was released recently that featured a number of characters and gave us an insight of the Winterfell Battle and how bloodier it’s going to be. While we had a number of things to breakdown and find out new details in the trailer like Jorah Mormont acquiring a new sword and much more, Game of Thrones has recently released a new behind-the-scenes promo.

The exclusive behind-the-scenes promo gives you an insight into the amount of hard work the team puts in to bring the characters to life. Barrie Gowers who has been linked with this massive project since 2011 and has been managing the makeup and prosthetics since the first season, expresses his says despite the hard work and a long time taken,

“It’s lovely to see all our hard work and all these things we’ve built actually make it to the screen as well, at the end of the day.”

Barrie also talks about the long working hours and spending hours getting the perfection to characters like the Night King, the Children of the Forest, and Stone Men of Valyria. He reveals:

“Just an average prosthetic makeup we usually say is about 4 to 6 weeks to build. We have so many patient actors who sit in our chairs for like four or six or eight hours at a time. So, by the time we usually step up on set to do a rehearsal, we’ve already pretty much done a full day’s. So to then film and have our fun on set making sure everything’s not falling off people for 12 hours.”

We’re already familiar with the prosthetics done on Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) to make his greyscale look lively – it was really a tough affair and no wonder the details put in it so fantastic. We wonder it couldn’t have been any less gross for Sam the ‘surgeon’ who had been obliged to help the son of his former Lord Commander. Undoing the makeup is a tedious process too. Barrie says,

“The de-wig in the evening can take a good, um, an hour or two. people are quite unaware of the length of time and the process that goes into these things.” 

The kind and quality of the good work that the team is going have shown a considerable amount of improvement as evident from the upgrade of the White Walkers when compared with Season 1. Gower reveals:

“Each year it’s got bigger and bigger and bigger to the point now with Season 8, where we’re sort of maxing numbers about the 70 or 80 mark on the set. And, in the workshop, we usually have a team of about 50 people. it’s a big department to manage. I think we’re very fortunate to have an accumulated a really talented pool of prosthetic people.”

So, when did this journey begin? 

“I got hired for Season 4 and we had only six wights filming and these were green screen guys and at that time, that was a huge thing for us. Cut to Hardhome the following year, where it just exploded. We had like about 40 to 50 prosthetic guys out there at any one time playing the wights and White Walkers.”

Talking about the Final two seasons – seven and eight, Gower says:

“When we found out about two years ago that there were only 13 episodes left, I think we were obviously gutted and distraught. But I think it a real testament to the guys [Dan Weiss and David Benioff] that they were stuck to their word and basically finishing the franchise when it should naturally end.”

Barrie ends by giving us some hope for the final season and says:

“It has become such a huge part of our life now, I think finishing off next year and moving on to a new project is really daunting. I think it’s scary probably for a lot of folks because we’ve just a part of this incredible family. The end is nigh, but I think it’s gonna be a big end.”

We hope the final season and amount of hard work given to the last six episodes would be worth a watch and beyond something we’ve ever seen in the history of television. All we can do now is wait for April 14 for the new season to air. Watch the full video here:

What were your thoughts on the prosthetics and makeups as Game of Thrones takes you behind-the-scenes to get a glimpse of the same? Tell us in the comments what kind of experience would you want in the final season?







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HBO releases House of the Dragon teaser trailer

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HBO releases House of the Dragon teaser trailer

We finally have the first footage from the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon. The teaser was released by HBO at the end of the HBO Max European launch event and it features a voiceover by Matt Smith who plays the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen.

“Gods. Kings. Fire and Blood. Dreams didn’t make us kings … Dragons did.” *GOOSEBUMPS*

 

One of the best parts of the trailer was the scene that featured the Great Hall in the Red Keep. In the Game of Thrones prequel, we will get to see a new Iron Throne, one that is kind of close to what George R.R. Martin imagined it to look like when he wrote the books. Here’s the most accurate depiction of the Iron Throne according to George R.R. Martin. Also, looking at the scene, it does feel that the Iron Throne is made of the thousand blades of Aegon’s fallen enemies.

HBO releases House of the Dragon teaser trailer

We get to see the Iron Throne in another scene from the teaser trailer but we had to zoom in to get a proper look at the Iron Throne.

HBO releases House of the Dragon teaser trailer

In Game of Thrones TV series, the Iron Throne didn’t actually have 1000 swords and during the famous “Chaos is a ladder” scene Littlefinger tells Lord Varys that there aren’t even 200 swords in the Iron Throne.

The day before yesterday we had reported that we could expect the House of the Dragon teaser trailer to arrive in 2 weeks and that the full trailer will be released 1 week before Christmas.

Here’s the new description for House of the Dragon that was updated a few days ago:

“Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.”

Also Read: Everything we know about the cast of House of The Dragon

What are your thoughts about the House of the Dragon teaser trailer? Let us know in the comments section. You can also join our newly created Telegram group to talk about the show/books and interact with other fans.

 

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Charles Dance kidnaps Dream in Netflix’s Sandman Teaser Trailer

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Charles Dance kidnaps Dream in Netflix’s Sandman Teaser Trailer

There were several memorable villainous characters in Game of Thrones, but few were as influential and admirable as Charles Dance’s Tywin Lannister. His mere presence on the screen dictated seriousness, and the audience knew he meant business. Dance will be once again seen in a villainous role, in Netflix’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s DC comic Sandman. And he looks quite menacing in the trailer itself, have a look:

In the teaser trailer released recently by Netflix, Dance cunningly lures and kidnaps Morpheus, the cosmic being who is an embodiment of all the dreams in the universe. Dance plays Roderick Burgess who is a charlatan, blackmailer and magician, and the show’s protagonist Dream is portrayed by Tom Sturridge.

Dance’s Game of Thrones co-star is also playing an important role in the series. Gwendoline Christie will play a female version of Lucifer, Queen of Hell.

Netflix’s official synopsis for The Sandman reads: “A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama, and legend are seamlessly interwoven, ‘The Sandman’ follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic — and human — mistakes he’s made during his vast existence.”

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First look at HBO’s The Last of Us, starring Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey

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First look at HBO’s The Last of Us, starring Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey

Video Games have always been an easy escape from reality for players. They open the door to a fantastical world that immerses the audience in their graphic beauty and story. Some of the video games have become important pop culture icons all over the world. Some are as popular as famous TV shows, such as Game of Thrones. The two modes are now coming together, as hardcore gaming fans rejoice at a live adaptation of The Last of Us. Even better, two famous Game of Thrones alums will be playing important roles on the TV show.

HBO recently posted a picture on their official Twitter handle, depicting the first look at the TV adaptation of The Last of Us, starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay.

Ramsey plays the young survivor Ellie whose blood could be the cure to the said pandemic, while Pascal is the hardened survivor Joel tasked with smuggling Ellie across the US.

In addition to Ramsey and Pascal, HBO’s The Last of Us series adaptation also stars Gabriel Luna (Agents of SHIELD) as a former soldier and Joel’s younger brother Tommy, Merle Dandridge (The Last of Us) as resistance movement Fireflies chief Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce (The Last of Us) as a quarantine zone rebel Perry (an original character for the show), Anna Torv (Fringe) as Joel’s smuggler partner Tess, Nico Parker (Dumbo) as Joel’s daughter Sarah, Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) as isolated survivalist Frank, and theatre actor Con O’Neill as Frank’s fellow survivalist Bill.

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