Game of Thrones has the dubious distinction of being the most pirated TV show in the world and it has also entered the Guinness World Records as the most pirated show. This shows us how much people love the show and HBO is trying it’s best to convert the audience that illegally downloads the episodes into a paying audience. They have been trying many methods to achieve that and last year they entered the Guinness World Records for the largest simultaneous broadcast for a drama show.
India is a big market for Game of Thrones and HBO has been trying hard to ensure that Indians watch the series legally. Last year Game of Thrones season 5 was simultaneously premiered in India but the fans were unhappy as the show was heavily censored.
Luckily this year Star India has entered into a partnership with HBO, which allows it’s video streaming service Hotstar to stream Game of Thrones season 6 episodes minutes after they have aired in USA. This means Indian fans will be able to watch the latest Game of Thrones season 6 episode at 7.30 AM every Monday, which is really wonderful. This will ensure that they don’t have to worry about the show spoilers, which is a big issue for many fans who have to wait before they are able to watch the latest episode.
The best thing about watching Game of Thrones on Hotstar will be that it will be uncensored. Indian fans will finally be able to watch uncensored Game of Thrones in a legal way and that is one thing that has excited the fans. You will also be able to watch all the seasons and Game of Thrones specials on Hotstar, so you can just refresh your knowledge of Game of Thrones Season 5 before the latest season premieres.
The series will be a part of a monthly subscription service called Hotstar Premium and it is priced at Rs 199 a month and the 1st month will be free. This is cheaper than what Netflix costs in India and Netflix doesn’t even stream Game of Thrones.
We would like to know how many of you are planning to use Hotstar for watching Game of Thrones. Please let us know in the comments section below.
Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is fast on track for release in 2022. It is a well-known fact it wasn’t the only series HBO was planning to develop back in 2019. There were a number of prequel series, of which House of The Dragon got the chance to move forward to production. Another prequel, rumoured to have been named Blood Moon, was scrapped. The fans were disheartened, and so was the cast. The show’s lead, Naomi Watts, was in tears. One of the crew members, Tom Canton recently posted an image of cast member Naomi Watts in full costume working on the show from back in 2019.
An Actor, namely, @naomiwatts , Prepares…
Throwback to a special moment in my career filming with the inimitable Naomi Watts here in the stunning cave of natural beauty, known as “Grotta del Turco”, or “The Cave of The Turk”, in Gaeta, Italy, two years ago.
Located over… pic.twitter.com/C8e8Sl3LKV
— Tom Canton (@Tom_Canton) April 6, 2021
Blood Moon, which was to be set well over one thousand years before the mother series. There is no Iron Throne. There are no dragons. Westeros is a very different place.
Unfortunately, HBO cancelled Blood Moon after showrunner Jane Goldman and her team made a pilot, but we’re still getting little bits and pieces of what we missed here and there.
We never learned the name Watts’ character, but we knew she was “a charismatic socialite with a dark secret.” The show had a full ensemble cast that included Josh Whitehouse, Naomi Ackie, Jamie Campbell Bower, Denise Gough and many more. We also know that the Children of the Forest would have played a big part on the show.
What do you think of Naomi’s scrapped prequel? Tell us in the comments below!
Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin seems to be quite busy these days. He’s working on House of The Dragon, on various unknown prequels at HBO, and his superhero series Wild Cards. He recently teased the return of one of the heroes in his upcoming Wild Cards novel, Ripple Effects, on his blog Not A Blog.
He wrote, “Remember the Candle?
No? Tsk. Obviously, you are behind on your Wild Card reading. The Candle was one of the contestants on the first season of American Hero back in 2007, as chronicled in INSIDE STRAIGHT. You missed INSIDE STRAIGHT? That’s not a problem either. You can snag a nice hardcover edition from Beastly Books, my newly-reopened (yay!) bookshop in Santa Fe. At Beastly Books, ALL the books are signed, and INSIDE STRAIGHT has more signatures than most, with autographs from many of the contributors as well as yours truly.
But I digress. I was talking about the Candle. For all of you who might be wondering what the Candle has been up to since American Hero… and who he was, and where he came from, and how those amazing powers of his worked… our Hugo-Award-winning author Laura J. Mixon has some answers for you. So be sure to check out her brand-new, original Candle novella, “Ripple Effects,” upcoming on Tor.com.
It’s a terrific story, and if there is a whit of justice, it should contend for awards. But you can be your own judge. “Ripple Effects” goes live on Tor.com on MAY 19, and like all the Wild Cards stories on Tor.com, it’s FREE FREE FREE.
Give it a read, but be warned… Wild Cards has been known to be addictive.”
Are you excited about his new novel? Tell us in the comments below!
Video games and TV shows/movies have often worked hand-in-hand to help promote each other. They also provide the ultimate user experience, where players can live through their favourite films or series. Last month, Fantasy Flight’s A Game of Thrones: The Board Game was successfully incorporated into the Android and IOS version. Looks like there are more opportunities out there for Game of Thrones fans to play as their favourite characters. Carolina Warlord has released the first early version of the Game of Thrones mod for Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord. This total conversion mod changes Calradia into Westeros and Essos from the HBO series.
According to the modder, this mod aims to feature hundreds of characters. It also aims to have over twenty kingdoms from the Free Folk, north of the wall, to the Dothraki of the Great Grass Sea.
As said, this first release is a very early access version and is nowhere close to complete. Thus, you should temper your expectations. For instance, the Custom Main Map is an early temporary version with many abnormalities due to leaving native vista texture in place. However, the modder plans to create a new map when the modding tools are fixed and completely implemented. You can download the mod from here.
Do you know about more such mods being used in the gaming world? Tell us in the comments below!