The fight against Coronavirus and its disease COVID-19 has become the biggest priority all over the world. And the soldiers who are combating the illness head-on are our public health workers and officials. However, the chink in their armor is proving to be a lack of crucial resources; such as PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and ventilators. PPE is a protective gear worn to protect the whole body from health hazards. Almost every country is facing this shortage and many private and independent firms have come forward to aid the government in this. The step-father of Game of Thrones star Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) owns a printing company that’s helping the health workers by providing them PPE. Isaac informed us about this on his Instagram page and urged everyone to be ready to help as and when it’s required.
Wright shared photos of himself on Instagram, wearing a mask and showing the safety gear meant for the face. The gear that the actor wore over his mask to cover his entire face had his name written on it; thus, signaling that every health worker can write their names on the top of their gear. “My step-dad’s printing company @speedscreen_ is currently producing and donating PPE for key health workers,” Isaac wrote. The company is also taking people’s help in this effort via the online fundraising platform, JustGiving. To remind that more help would be needed in the future to meet the rising demand of PPE, Isaac further wrote, “They have reached their target on JustGiving but please keep an eye on the page as they may need more funds to cover materials as more are needed! Link is in bio.”
It’s a wonderful gesture during this time of crisis. Another GoT star, Emilia Clarke had also reached out to people on Instagram recently. She asked her fans to donate to her charity, SameYou’s COVID-19 fund. As a reward, she had offered a virtual dinner to twelve lucky donors. As you might recall, Emilia was starring in the West End play, The Seagull with Game of Thrones co-star Indira Varma. After Indira tested positive for COVID-19, it raised concerns over possible infection for Emilia Clarke and other performers as well. Indira was the second GoT actor to test positive for the virus, after Kristofer Hivju.
So, it looks like the Game of Thrones cast is keeping its eyes open for the fast-coming threats of this global pandemic. We have already seen Sophie Turner spreading awareness on her social media; she warned people of the deadly effects of not practicing social distancing. Hence, whether it’s the King of the Six Kingdoms or the Queen in the North, the realm comes first, always! Well, we praise their valiant deeds.
Coronavirus has now infected close to 1.8 million people globally, causing over 100,000 deaths. If you want to help your government in their efforts of containing COVID-19 and helping those who are worst-hit by its side-effects, you can donate to your respective government relief funds; or provide resources such as PPE, if possible. And if not, you can work from home and practice social distancing. Every bit of your help counts.
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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!