The discrimination against women is a curse that our society still bears even in the 21st century. Gender-based violence is a mockery of the social values we strive so hard to perfect. According to a recent study, about 97% of women have faced some kind of molestation in their lives. It is an alarming sign that shows how unsafe our world has become for half of humanity. Even though majority of Game of Thrones staff ardently fights for women’s safety, unfortunately, one alum has been accused of molestation charges. Actor Elyes Gabel has been accused of assaulting his girlfriend and was arrested in New York City last week. Gabel played the Dothraki warrior Rakharo on Game of Thrones.
Gabel’s girlfriend is keeping her identity private, but the details of her case are beginning to emerge. She told police that Gable used both of his hands to “apply pressure” to her throat, “forcefully squeezing it” and resulting in “redness and substantial pain.” She also said that Gabel spat in her face and insulted her with misogynistic slurs, adding: “I’m going to punch your f—ing face in.”
Gabel’s lawyers issued a statement to reporters denying all these allegations, but they will have to defend their story in court. He was released without bail and is due back in court on July 7.
Recently, Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco accused Marilyn Manson of sexual assault. What steps do you think we can take to prevent crime against women? Tell us in the comments below!
Fans of Game of Thrones all around the world are already on their toes, ever since House of The Dragon started filming. Every now and then we get sneak peeks at the set as the shooting progresses every day. There’s more good news for the admirers of the Martinverse. It looks like HBO are moving forward with another Game of Thrones spinoff show ‘10,000 Ships‘. And they have already chosen the navigator to steer the upcoming series. Amanda Segel, co-exec producer on Hulu’s Helstrom, has been tapped to write the spinoff show, according to Deadline.
The drama will follow the journey made by warrior queen Princess Nymeria and the surviving members of the Rhoynars. They travelled from Essos to Dorne following their defeat by the Valyrian Freehold in the Second Spice War. This migration took place around 1,000 years before the events depicted in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels. Arya Stark, played by Maisie Williams, named her direwolf after Nymeria.
Segel’s past writing credits also include CBS’ The Good Wife (also as the producer). She developed a TV series based on the video game Skull and Bones from Ubisoft.
The 10,000 Ships will be the second prequel series, if given the green light to production. House of The Dragon is fast on its track already. Let’s hope this show doesn’t get scrapped like the spinoff Blood Moon!
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Time-Traveling has been the topic of fantasy ever since human beings learned the concept of time and space. Notable authors like H. G. Wells (author of The Time Machine) have tried to show what it would be like to really own a Time Machine. HBO’s upcoming series, The Time Traveller’s Wife, will be narrating one such story, starring Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie. HBO has announced that the sci-fi series has started production in New York, almost two years after the show was first ordered.
HBO’s new drama series is based on the novel by Audrey Niffenegger. Rose Leslie and Theo James have been tapped as the leads in The Time Traveller’s Wife. Adapted by former Dr Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat. The Time Traveller’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time-travel.
The six-episode first season of HBO’s The Time Traveler’s Wife is being adapted by Steven Moffat, credited both as executive producer and writer. Talking about the themes of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Moffat says:
“This is a story of loss but it’s not a tragedy. It’s about a time traveller but it’s not science fiction. Despite Clare and Henry’s time scrambled relationship, this is the tale of a grand, ordinary love – but not necessarily in that order. This is a dream project for me. I have always loved Audrey Niffenegger’s extraordinary, moving novel and it has inspired me many times, so to be adapting it for television is the thrill of a lifetime.”
Leslie welcomed her first baby with her husband Kit Harington earlier in January this year. What do you think about the upcoming sci-fi series? Tell us in the comments below!
Game of Thrones ended nearly two years ago. The cast and crew of the show have moved on to new ventures. Most have started working on new filming projects, like Richard Madden and Aidan Gillen. Some have done theatre for a change like Emilia Clarke and Indira Varma. While some, like Maisie Williams, have started their own podcasts.
Maisie Williams has launched her own film podcast, Frank Film Club. The Frank Film Club is a place where you don’t have to study film to have an opinion. The Game of Thrones actress’ new show takes a deep dive into cinema through the lens of four young women in the industry covering a wide range of genres: from pre-2000s to independent and box office, to documentaries and foreign language.
Frank Film Club (in a nutshell) is a film club for people who love films but get flustered when asked to articulate why – anything goes and everyone’s welcome! @frankfilmclub
Listen to our into episode now https://t.co/347QT7azWJ and join us twice a week every week 🤍 pic.twitter.com/Bj6ZQdNbW0
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) May 20, 2021
Every Tuesday and Friday the hosts watch a film and get together to discuss their individual takes. Season one will cover ﬁlms such as Pixar’s Soul, Boots Riley’s Sorry To Bother You and Ridley Scott’s Thelma And Louise.
“We really wanted to make a space where there’s no pressure to speak about film in a certain way, where we could be ourselves and enjoy the freedom of the discussion,” said Williams. “Frank Film Club is a place where you didn’t have to study film to have an opinion. We’re so grateful and excited to share it with listeners everywhere.”
Maisie was last seen filming for the Sex Pistols biopic series. What do you think of Maisie’s podcast? Tell us in the comments below!