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HBO might be working on Game of Thrones prequel series about the Valyrian empire, titled Empire of Ash

Game of Thrones is ending. It’s sad, but it’s true. We know that the show recently finished filming, and while it doesn’t premiere till next year, we already have prequel ideas in development. Now we know that one of these is a show based on the Age of Heroes, and HBO recently ordered a pilot for this particular idea. As we wait in patience for any news on the other prequels, a new rumor has now broken out, saying that HBO might be making a prequel series about the Valyrian Empire. Read on!

This rumor comes from an administrator on the Game of Thrones Wiki, and it says that HBO is also working on a series called Empire of Ash, which will focus on the rise and fall of the Valyrian Empire. Apparently, this is the prequel idea helmed by Max Borenstein, one of the few writers working on Game of Thrones prequel ideas for HBO. The rumor also says that this one has the next best chances of being ordered for a pilot, after the already approved Age of Heroes series.

The rumor is quite detailed, and reveals several key things. First of all, it’s about the events leading to the Doom of Valyria, and will also cover the origins of the Targaryen family:

“It reveals the social, economic, and political crises which tore apart the empire from within.”The tipster apparently revealed that the people working on the shows have also: “relied extensively on fan-made wikis such as ours as a guide to the storyverse and worldbuilding”

Empire of Ash is apparently going to be at least five seasons long, so we can expect a lot of detail to be covered. There’s more details. The post says:

“According to its summary documents, this story addresses themes of a free republic in decline, the fallout of military and cultural imperialism, colonialism, immigration, and racial diversity.”

There’s also going to be hundreds of dragons. The show will have a lot of diversity, with actors of color and LGBT community as the casting instructions ask for the same. A part of the reason is because the show will have some focus on Sothoryos, which is like the ASOIAF equivalent of Africa. Speaking of characters, there are details on two main ones:

“One of the main characters, a POV core cast member, is a platinum blonde black female dragon-rider – one of her parents was a white Valyrian, the other a foreigner, leading some to deny that she’s a “real” Valyrian.”

The other one is described as below:

“One of the other main characters is a self-made former slave, a deceptively matronly-looking Asian woman in her 50s, that’s now not only one of the richest citizens but also a major political leader and government intrigue-player.”

Other characters mentioned are Aenar Targaryen and his daughter Daenys the Dreamer. (Let’s hope for a Daenys the Menance mini-series, too.)

The report also says there will be a lot of emphasis on world-building, and the people working on the show have already made extensive notes, including storylines, formed into what they’re calling “bibles.”

Finally, the show is apparently already close to development, and Miguel Sapochnik might direct the pilot. HBO is also apparently considering making more than just two prequels, and “starting to see this as their Star Wars scale franchise and are planning it out in advance.” Well, there’s a lot more detail in the original post, so go read it, over here. We’re very excited about this. What about you guys? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

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Ever since its announcement, fans all around the world are going crazy over the rumors of casting for the Game of Thrones’ prequel House of the Dragon. Fans have been debating about the best choice for The Rogue Prince, Daemon Targaryen, over the last few weeks.

The House of the Dragon series is based on George R. R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood. The book covers the first 150 years of House Targaryen’s rule in Westeros. The show will be allegedly centered around The Dance of the Dragons, a civil war that happened about 170 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

The casting call for Daemon was recently published. It said that HBO seeks an actor between the ages of 40 and 50 years old. It solidifies the theory because Daemon was middle-aged when the civil war began.

The character description for Daemon is as follows:

The younger brother to King Viserys, Daemon wasn’t born with ‘naked ambition’ for the throne despite being in line for it. He’s less methodical and more impetuous. Not to mention easily bored… stumbling from one distraction to the next with the subconscious yet singular obsession with earning the love and acceptance of his brother the king. Most of Daemon’s joy is found at sword-point. But even as the most experienced warrior of his time, he vacillates between vile and heroic, making him the true rogue of the series.”

Full offense, Patrick Wilson could play Daemon Targaryen and I’d be DELIGHTED. https://t.co/bN5gAnyWfC

— Naomi || B L M ✊🏿 (@NaomiMakesArt) August 31, 2020

Recent reports have @HBO looking for their Daemon Targaryen in the House of the Dragon. One of the most important casting decisions they’ll face. Richard Armitage would be a good shout #DanceoftheDragons #TargaryenCivilWar pic.twitter.com/uDIaZbESuW

— Ⓜ️ark James (@MJI45) September 4, 2020

Jumping on fancasting roles, there’s only one true choice to play Daemon “The Worst” Targaryen: Orlando Bloom pic.twitter.com/oI6TBedQSW

— Joe Magician 🧙‍♂️ (@TheJoeMagician) November 6, 2019

Tell me with a valyrian lacefront that this ain’t Daemon Targaryen…. it’s Daemon pic.twitter.com/BBgK0Fkmu7

— Mj (@ThisGrayArea) August 20, 2020

Some of the fans are expressing their trust issues online, saying the casting can either make or break the show. Some common fan choices for the role are Patrick Wilson, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, and Ian Somerhalder.

Who do you think would be the perfect choice? Let us know in the comments below.

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Last week the world was deprived of another jewel that once shined bright over the big screen. The entertainment industry is mourning the loss of multi-talented actress, Diana Rigg. She passed away at her home on Thursday at the age of 82.

Diana was an important part of the Game of Thrones family. She played the role of wise and cunning ‘Queen of Thrones’ Lady Olenna Tyrell. Her journey began in 2013 with the introduction of the character in the series, and she made the character likeable in the common households.

Rigg’s presence is being deeply missed by her Game of Throne’s co-stars. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played Jaime Lannister on the show expressed his sentiments on Twitter.

Dame Diana Rigg . She always raised the bar with her incredible talent, intelligence and wit. An absolute joy and honor to work with. May her soul Rest In Peace https://t.co/BC4annah1H

— Nikolaj CosterWaldau (@nikolajcw) September 10, 2020

John Bradley, who played Samwell Tarly on the show tweeted:

Diana Rigg was just wonderful. But you all knew that already. Everybody did. Very sad news. #dianarigg

— John Bradley (@johnbradleywest) September 10, 2020

Another Game of Thrones star, Liam Cunningham, who played Sir Davos Seaworth, said on Twitter,

Rest in peace. A remarkable wonderful and enormously talented human being. https://t.co/50ZXLEe9vI

— liam cunningham (@liamcunningham1) September 10, 2020

The official Game of Thrones Twitter account posted, “Be a dragon. The realm will always remember Diana Rigg.”

Be a dragon.
The realm will always remember Diana Rigg.

— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) September 10, 2020

Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin also paid his respects :

I am late to post about this, but I was very saddened by the news of a couple recent deaths. The world of television and film lost a titan with the passing of Dame Diana Rigg. Such an amazing talent.   It was such an honor to have her on GAME OF THRONES as the Queen of Thorns… pic.twitter.com/kD3R3Fl7V9

— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) September 14, 2020

Writer for the show Bryan Cogman tweeted:

Diana. Words in a tweet can’t possibly express what an incredible honor it was to write for her, work with her on set, and get to know her. Got lots of juicy showbiz stories out of her – everything from Sondheim to George Lazenby to Kermit the Frog… (thread) pic.twitter.com/IiQ5rA1Odi

— Bryan Cogman (@cogman_bryan) September 10, 2020

Mark Gatiss, who played Iron Banker Tycho Nestoris, said,

It was my great joy and privilege to have known Diana Rigg. From three slightly hysterical months at the Old Vic in ‘All About Mother’ to writing The Crimson Horror for Diana and her wonderful daughter Rachael. Flinty, fearless, fabulous. There will never be another. RIP pic.twitter.com/2EGc4MVx0S

— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) September 10, 2020

From Pedro Pascal’s (Oberyn Martell) Instagram :

Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) posted on Instagram:

Nathalie Emmanuel, who played Missandei tweeted:

An icon and powerhouse left this world today… Rest in Peace Diana Rigg ✨✨✨ #RestinPeaceDianaRigg

— Nathalie Emmanuel (@missnemmanuel) September 10, 2020

Actor Flinn Jones, who played her on-screen grandson Loras Tyrell posted on his story :

Diana was a dazzling actress and a compassionate and kind human being. Her presence was comforting and inspiring for her co-stars, so was the beauty with which she executed her roles. Other than Game of Thrones, she starred in the 1960’s The Avengers, the Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and many more.

We as fans pray that her soul rests in peace. Please feel free to share your feelings with us in the comments below.

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It’s not so easy to become the talk of the town, especially if you’re considering it for “good” reasons. But if you’ve been a major Game of Thrones star, and display equal parts chic and sass, the task won’t be that difficult; add to that a marriage with a popular music figure, and a newborn, and everyone wants to talk about you. We’re talking about Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas, and the newest addition to their family, their baby girl named Willa. Although Sophie and Joe have not come out on social media with the news of the baby or the name, their reps have mostly confirmed. Now, after almost three weeks since they welcomed their first child, the parents have put out a picture. It’s not with the baby, but just the couple with the ongoing trend of the Vogue Cover Challenge filter. Read on to find out more.

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Joe Jonas posted a picture of himself and her wife on his Instagram story. It was a relaxed selfie of the couple displayed on a custom cover of Vogue with the caption – “Wear a mask that’s the tea”. The slogan is in line with what Sophie had said while promoting social distancing and self-isolation after Evangeline Lilly’s open disregard for the safety measures. This is the first time they’ve shared a photo since the birth of their child on July 22.

We had learned that the couple was already obsessed and couldn’t stop gloating about their new addition. But they are being super cautious too, as they should be, due to the threat of the coronavirus. However, Sophie and Joe have just not been interested in getting any media attention when it comes to the baby. Right from the start of their pregnancy rumors back in February, they’ve remained silent about all the speculations. So, perhaps, they want their newborn to be raised in a normal, loving environment with as little outside glare as possible. Who wouldn’t see the need for that in today’s paparazzi culture; where even babies become celebrities, with cameras following everywhere!

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E! had reported a few details about how the couple was responding to this new change in their lives. “They are home and getting settled. Joe is very hands-on and involved. He wants to do everything he can and loves being with the baby and helping Sophie,” the source had said. It further added that the two are “so excited to be parents”. They have “been texting pictures to friends and calling on FaceTime to show her off. Everyone is very excited about them.” May they have a safe and blissful journey ahead!

Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.