Coronavirus has spread throughout the world faster than any other known disease in recent times. Although the mortality is not very high, its huge transmission rate is alarming! With each passing day, it’s becoming more and more difficult for governments to contain the sheer impact of the numbers. During these testing times, people from all walks of life are chipping in with their helpful donations. These are going to the relief funds so as to help make more space for coronavirus patients. Amidst this, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) has made an appeal to her followers on Instagram. It’s an appeal to donate to her charity SameYou’s COVID-19 relief fund. And as a token of gratitude, she will have a virtual-dinner with twelve of those donors, selected randomly.
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Emilia shared a video message on Instagram. She asked for people’s help to raise a sum of £250,000 for SameYou’s COVID-19 relief fund. But there is an attached value in the help, apart from the blessings of those in distress. “When you donate, you can click on a link, and that will be a randomized process. And twelve lucky people will join me virtually. We’re going to put together a store cupboard dinner. We’ll cook it and eat it together. And we’ll discuss lots of things; isolation, fear, and funny videos, and the fact that I can’t really cook. So, it’s going to be fun, it’s gonna be interesting,” Emilia said.
As you might recall, SameYou is Emilia’s organization that helps in the rehab of people who recover from brain injuries. She talked about how SameYou’s relief fund will help the patients of COVID-19 and those with brain injuries as well. “We have to create more beds for the NHS (National Health Service) to take care of COVID-19 sufferers. And when you’re doing that, the brain injury survivors are leaving the hospital early, as we all have to do at this time. So, they need somewhere to go. With our partners in America, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and our partners in England, UCL, we’re creating a virtual rehab clinic; so that brain injury survivors have somewhere to go, somewhere to feel safe, not alone and isolated.”
Game of Thrones stars have been infected too, with Kristofer Hivju (Tormund) testing positive, followed by Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand) who actually performed with Emilia Clarke on-stage days before testing positive.
Clarke founded SameYou as part of her own journey after recovering from two brain aneurysms during the early years of Game of Thrones. It’s a good thing that her charity is doing for the patients and healthcare workers during these times of global crisis; plus there’s the dinner with the mother of dragons. So, it’s a package deal then! Go on and donate if you can.
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Game of Thrones was the biggest TV show of the 21st century. It set the bar for quality TV shows really high. The fantastical epic became a household name and caused a gigantic rise in HBO’s viewership. The series won tons of awards during its run, making the show a popular franchise. However, HBO has suffered a steep decline in ratings and viewings since the conclusion of Game of Thrones.
The 50 top-rated networks of 2020 by adults in the 18-49 age range shows that HBO suffered a 52 per cent drop. Linear viewing (i.e. watching shows at scheduled times) on the US premium network saw an overall demographic drop of 38 percent. Other US networks were also hit with declines as reported by Variety. However, cable news networks were high up on the list owing to big stories in 2020. Fox News Channel reported a 43 per cent increase in viewing figures.
HBO is planning to make a huge comeback post the Red Wedding year 2020. The television giant released their epic line up for upcoming shows and movies. The list included much-awaited movies like Zack Snyder’s Justice League. It also included a teaser for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon.
Game of Thrones fans are already hyped up for the prequel series. The epic line-up shows huge promise and will definitely put the network back on top. Are you excited about the upcoming shows and movies? Talk to us in the comments below!
The world is a boxing ring where you fight to keep yourself on your feet. People all around the world had to box really hard through the Red Wedding year 2020. The new year comes with huge expectations and promise. Game of Thrones’ Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson has already started preparing for the bouts he has to face (quite literally). The strongman faced Irish boxer, Steven Ward, in an exhibition match and astonished everyone with his skills.
The duo went head to head at a sold-out Conrad Dubai on Friday. As it was an exhibition match, there was no victor declared. Ward was knocked down by Björnsson in the second round of the match. However, he bounced back in the final round with a flurry of punches that left Björnsson with a bloody nose.
Thor was full of praise for cruiserweight Ward after the lively draw: “Steven is unbelievable. I doubt many people would want to step into a ring with someone my size. Stevie has a big heart. To come here and do this exhibition with me means a lot. I needed that experience. Steven is the same height as my opponent in September, and this was great.”
Björnsson will face long time rival Eddie Hall later in September this year in Las Vegas. Are you excited about the World’s Heaviest Boxing match? Talk to us in the comments below!
Game of Thrones was the biggest TV show of the past decade. It was a blissful escape from reality for the audience and a gold mine for HBO. The show set the standard for quality TV shows really high. It seems the television network is keen on exploring the Game of Thrones universe even more. HBO recently released a teaser for the show’s prequel, House of The Dragon in their programming line-up for 2021-2022. This has created a huge hype amongst the fans of the fantasy series who want to relive the mythical landscape.
There’s more good news for fantasy lovers, as HBO is planning for more Game of Thrones related projects at their headquarters. One of them is an animated TV show based on the series. An animated Game of Thrones series is in the very early development stages at HBO Max, Variety has confirmed with sources.
There are no details available about what the focus of the potential series would be. No writers or talent are currently attached to the project. The television giant declined to comment.
Last week there were rumours about another Game of Thrones prequel in early stages of development. A series based on George R.R. Martin’s Tales of Dunk and Egg is in the works at HBO. The story follows the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and a young Aegon V Targaryen (Egg) 90 years prior to the events of Game of Thrones.
What are your thoughts about an animated version of Game of Thrones? Talk to us in the comments below!