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Game of Thrones Breaks It’s Own HBO Record with Season 8 Trailer

It’s been more than a week since the official trailer of Game of Thrones Season 8 dropped (finally!) and unless you are living under a rock you have seen it already. If you are though, here’s the trailer.

As per EW, at least 81 million people around the world sure weren’t, because that’s the number of people that viewed the trailer in the first 24 hours after it dropped, and broke HBO’s all-time record for the most views on a TV trailer in that time span across all platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and others.

It’s all in the family though, because the previous record was held also by Game of Thrones, the season 7 trailer to be specific, which had been watched by 61 million people worldwide in the first 24 hours after it was released two years ago. That’s a solid 20 million increase in the viewership.

Season 7 closed with the mother of all cliffhangers (the Wall broke down, remember?) in August 2017 and left the entire fandom in a lurch for the next two years. HBO has had to deal with Game of Thrones spoilers and leaks in the past, with script pages and even entire episodes getting leaked. For their last season, they took absolutely no chance.

Game of Thrones Breaks It’s Own HBO Record with Season 8 Trailer

With an insane amount of security (decoy plots, multiple endings, and whatnot) on the sets, photos and scoops were hard to come by. HBO had an iron grip over what materials reached the audience, with rare glimpses coming by way of few second clips and sanctioned cover stories. The new trailer is the first real look at the season 8 plotline and mercifully crammed with scores of tidbits.

Read our blow-by-blow analysis of the season 8 trailer.

Game of Thrones has come a long way from the meagre 2.52 million viewership of season 1. As more and more people jump on the bandwagon, the swansong of the Game of Thrones saga seems all set to break a lot more records going forward. Game of Thrones Season 8 premiers on HBO on April 14.






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Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton) joins the cast of American Gods

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Iwan Rheon aka Ramsay Bolton of Game of Thrones joins the cast of American Gods

Iwan Rheon, famous for his portrayal of Ramsay Bolton in the show Game of Thrones, is all set to join the cast of American Gods. While the release date of American Gods third season isn’t out yet, we know for sure that Rheon will feature in the show in its latest season. According to the a report by Entertainment Weekly, the Game of Thrones star will be playing “a charming, good-natured leprechaun” character named Liam Doyle.

Iwan Rheon aka Ramsay Bolton of Game of Thrones joins the cast of American Gods

What? Hang on a minute! A charming, good-natured character? The man who portrayed the most inhuman, insensitive and sadistic character of all time will be acting all goody goody in the upcoming show?

Sometimes some characters leave such a large imprint on audience psyche that it becomes impossible for actors to break away from it. We hope for Rheon’s sake that he manages to create another great character.

As per the network, Rheon’s latest character will be introduced as someone trying to steer away from the cliched leprechaun image – ‘until he finds himself swept back into our world of gods, luck, and magic’. The show will also feature the likes of Marilyn Manson, Danny Trejo and Dominique Jackson.

The challenge for Rheon and the rest of the cast of Game of Thrones, as they begin to disperse into other ventures, is going to be how they manage to satisfy the artists within them along with staying relevant. For now, we can only wait and watch.

Well, what do you guys think about this announcement? Share your thoughts in the comments below!






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Kit Harington grabs the only Golden Globes 2020 nomination for Game of Thrones Season 8

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Game of Thrones might have been the king at the Emmy’s, but when it comes to the Golden Globes it has always been snubbed. It might not be fair to say that it was snubbed this year, as Kit Harington has grabbed the only nomination for the final season of the show at the 2020 Golden Globes. Read on!

The nominations for the 2020 70th Golden Globe awards were announced today, and while HBO managed to get 15 nominations, only one of them was for Game of Thrones. Kit Harington, who played the role of Jon Snow on the show managed to grab a nomination in the best actor in a drama series.

The show has previously grabbed multiple best drama nominations, and a couple of actor nominations to Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey. Dinklage is the only winner, having received the supporting actor in a series, miniseries or motion picture made for television, back in 2012.

While Dinklage won the Best Actor Emmy for the year, he wasn’t the choice for this nomination. Given the fact that Kit Harington was considered might be surprising for some, but he might make it.

The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be hosted by Ricky Gervais, and will be held on Sunday, January 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT. Do you think Kit could win this one? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones complete series Blu-ray set is here in time for the holidays!

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Game of Thrones complete series Blu-ray set is here in time for the holidays!

It’s that time of the year, and HBO has a little something for those of us that still love Game of Thrones enough. Nearly half a year after the end of the show, HBO is now bringing the whole series out on Blu-ray, just in time for the holidays. Read on!

You might remember the frenzy that everybody entered a couple of days ago when the official Game of Thrones Twitter account tweeted out “Winter is Coming”, but it turns out that this was just a warning that millions of Game of Thrones fans can now get their hearts broken, again, from the comfort of their homes. Check the announcement tweet, below:

This marks the arrival of the complete series on optical disks, with a total of three sets — a normal Blu-ray set, a DVD set, and a collector’s edition Blu-ray set. The normal Blu-ray is priced at $199.99, the DVD set at $169.99, and the collector’s edition at $249.95. For now, the sets are open for preorders, and you can find the links to your preferred retailer, here. The sets will be available on the 3rd of December.

The one issue seems to be that these are not 4K HDR Blu-ray prints, which isn’t really acceptable in 2019. So far, only Season 1 has gotten the 4K HDR treatment, and there is no clue about when we might get to see a 4K HDR Blu-ray set.

So, planning on getting the Game of Thrones disc sets as a gift? Let us know in the comments, down below. Happy holiday season!






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