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Game of Thrones showrunners share a secret rivalry with Breaking Bad

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Game of Thrones is part of those television shows that have left a serious mark upon the entire world, and with a popularity that keeps on growing, our favourite fantasy show sometimes has to battle with other popular shows as well. One such greatly famous and loved show is Breaking Bad, which has often tied in competition with Game of Thrones, the recent incident being the near perfect rating on IMDb for both the shows.

After Game of Thrones season 6 episode 9, Battle of The Bastards aired, post a phenomenal battle sequence on the episode, Game of Thrones scored an amazing rating on IMDb, it was almost as close to the rating of 10/10 that a Breaking Bad episode, Ozymandias received. With this sweet rivalry between Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad fans, you’d wonder whether the show runners and directors also share it in common.

And during one of the interviews at the Emmys, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B Weiss revealed that they enjoy the secret rivalry they share with the director of Ozymandias, Rian Johnson. Benioff and Weiss revealed how they spoke to director Miguel Sapochnik, who directed Battle of The Bastards, about wanting to beat Johnson in the race of scores on IMDb.

“Well, can we tell you guys a secret?” Benioff began. “After that episode aired, we were talking to Miguel Sapochnik every hour, and all we kept doing ― we didn’t look at the ratings, we didn’t look at any of that stuff ― we were checking the IMDb episode rating. ‘Cause our friend Rian Johnson directed the ‘Ozymandias’ episode of ‘Breaking Bad,’ which was the 10.0, and we’re like, ‘We gotta get freakin’ Rian!’”

We hope fans also keep this competition going until after Game of Thrones ends!






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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.

Let us know your thoughts on the news!






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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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