Monthly Archives April 2009

Patience is a virtue, part 2

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An article on the Broadcasting & Cable website, sent along by Tom Hogan from the aforementioned Boardwalk Empire blog, highlights something that many of you have correctly identified. Sue Naegle, President of HBO, has this to say regarding HBO’s philosophy … Continue reading

Patience is a virtue

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You have already heard me comment on the possibility that HBO may be prepared to announce that they have ordered a full first season of Game of Thrones. Certainly there is quite a bit of speculation involved, so we will … Continue reading

GRRM comments on N. Ireland

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George R. R. Martin has posted on his Not A Blog regarding the press release. He confirms that filming will be in October. He also gives some history on the Paint Hall, including an informative video, and teases that some … Continue reading

Press release confirms Northern Ireland

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A press release from the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland has confirmed that Game of Thrones will be filming there in the third quarter of 2009. In addition they mention that a massive … Continue reading

Let’s predict!

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So with casting drawing near I thought it would be fun to make some predictions about who we think will be cast in the upcoming pilot. This is going to be different than most casting discussions because it is not … Continue reading

Other HBO shows and casting

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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I suppose that means I should be pretty flattered to discover this blog following the production of Boardwalk Empire. Does it look at all familiar? To be clear, I have no … Continue reading

Possible remote shooting locations revealed

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Since they first stated that the filming would take place in the UK, I wondered how they planned on handling the Dany scenes. There didn’t seem to be a location on any of the UK’s islands that would be a … Continue reading

Based on a book: good or bad?

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In the comments from my last post, Marko brings up an interesting point of discussion. Does the fact that Game of Thrones is based on a book series help or hurt its chances at building up a large viewership? On … Continue reading

Helfer’s mystery pilot revealed?

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While poking around the internet for any Game of Thrones news, I came across a press release from March 18th for a pilot announcement regarding Tricia Helfer. It seems she has been cast in a pilot in production for Canwest … Continue reading

The April Fools’ Joke That Almost Was

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The faithful readers of George R. R. Martin’s Not A Blog may have noticed his April Fool’s joke post yesterday about bringing on a fellow writer to help him co-author Dance and the rest of the series. While the post … Continue reading


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