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The Last of Us TV series might surpass the budget of Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones was the biggest show of the 21st century. It set new records for viewership, awards won and the budget required to make the show. Being such a big hit ensured that the fans will get to return to Westeros, and that’s why we are getting the prequel series House of The Dragon. However, it is going to face tough competition from a show from HBO itself. The TV adaptation of the video game The Last of Us has created quite a buzz recently. This time, it is in the news for the cost of its production, and it might exceed the budget that was used to make Game of Thrones.

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Based on the super-popular video game of the same name, the show follows a man named Joel (Pedro Pascal) who’s forced to bring a young girl named Ellie (Bella Ramsey) across a zombie-infested United States because she might be the key to a cure. Filming is reportedly now taking place in Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Canada, and there, the head of one of the labour unions working on the project offered up some fascinating information to the local CTV News, via Forbes.

This project well exceeds the eight-figure per episode mark,” said Damian Petti, president of IATSE 212. “So there is a multiplier effect on our economy in terms of its impact. There are hundreds of related businesses benefitting from the plethora of work.” The expenditure, according to Petti, began with six months of pre-production leading into a 12-month shoot. The first season is expected to be 10 episodes.

Are you excited about The Last of Us? Tell us in the comments below!

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The year 2020 was a Red Wedding year for most people around the world. Many near and dear ones were taken away from us, including Game of Thrones’ Diana Rigg. The flow of tragedies did not stop with the wretched year, as the world was still battling the pandemic, the second wave of coronavirus 2021. We lost an important source of Game of Thrones news source in April this year. Sarah Hughes, who wrote for The Guardian and Observer, was a big A Song of Ice and Fire fan from long before the TV series premiered on HBO. She passed away in April this year at the age of 48 due to stage 4 cancer. Game of Thrones alum Kit Harington memorialized the late journalist with a small video message.

Harington appears in a reel of people memorizing Hughes on a website celebrating her life. The whole video is nearly two hours long and very heart-touching, but the Twitter account @KitHarington10 excerpted Harington’s section for Game of Thrones fans. Harington can be seen reading an article Hughes wrote for The Guardian in 2019 about Game of Thrones and her cancer diagnosis, shortly before the final season was about to release.

Kit Harington reads an excerpt from “Game of Thrones” in memory of journalist Sarah Hughes. •

Special thanks to Dane Whitman • Black Knight era @KHfanPH for the link to the video https://t.co/uPKCdpDD7H pic.twitter.com/09JwZ1fEff

— Kit Harington (@KitHarington10) July 12, 2021

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— Kit Harington (@KitHarington10) July 12, 2021

Let us remember Sarah Hughes, as her watch has now ended, and keep her in our thoughts and prayers for her great service to the Game of Thrones community. Amen!

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It has been nearly a decade since the last A Song of Ice and Fire novel came out. Game of Thrones wrapped up filming two years ago, and many people blame George R. R. Martin’s negligence to complete the series being the major factor why the finale felt so rushed. However, Martin recently informed his fans he is truly writing Winds of Winter, despite his busy schedule and what fans think of him.

He wrote on his blog Not A Blog, “It was the first time I’d left home and/or cabin in a year and a half, since the start of the pandemic and the quarantine. I have to say, it was great to get away from my office chair, even if it was only for a few days.”

“It’s always nice to be back in Santa Fe and the Land of Enchantment, but I have to admit, it was great to get away for a few days. Of course, during my ten days on the road and away from the internet, the email piled up. And I found some eight hundred letters waiting for me on my return. Which may help explain why I am weeks late in making this post, but… That’s all for now.”

“The woods were lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and books to write before I sleep.”

Hopefully, Martin is talking about Winds of Winter here, and he earlier said he aims to finish it by early 2022. Do you think Martin will complete the series before it’s too late? Tell us in the comments below!

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A piece of sad news for all the Game of Thrones fans waiting impatiently for the prequel House of The Dragon has recently surfaced on the internet. The fast progress of the filming has hit a severe roadblock due to the pandemic. HBO has shut down production on House of the Dragon due to a Covid-19 case. According to Deadline, the UK shoot has been paused for two days after a positive case in zone A was reported, which includes cast and crew.

The production member and the actor have been isolated and close contacts are required to quarantine. Production is scheduled to resume on Wednesday. It is not known yet as to who were the ones who were tested positive for the virus.

The news has dealt a major blow to the expectations of the fans who were expecting the show to arrive early in 2022. The progress on the Game of Thrones prequel was going on smoothly until now, and was progressing really quick. Leaked pictures from all over the internet hinted HBO is taking great strides in this direction, and they are leaving no stones unturned to make this show a great hit.

Recently, two new HBO spinoff shows were rumoured to have been in works at their headquarters. One of them is based on the Golden Empire of Yi Ti. Not much is known about them as of yet.

We wish a speedy recovery to the cast and the crew and hopefully, they’ll be back on track and make up for the lost time. Send your well wishes in the comments below!

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