Monthly Archives January 2010

HBO screening pilot now

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It seems likely HBO has begun screening the pilot for Game of Thrones. This is based off of a few unconfirmed reports, in addition to the fact that HBO president Michael Lombardo was quoted on Jan. 14 as saying they … Continue reading

More from Harry Lloyd

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Harry Lloyd continues his press tour, which is mostly to promote his role in the West End production, The Little Dog Laughed, yet Game of Thrones always seems to come up. Here we have not one, but two different places … Continue reading


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Due to the lack of news and the fact that a series pick up is becoming more and more of a possibility, I think it would be a good time to start discussing who they may be casting that will … Continue reading

Catching up

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Let’s catch up on some Thrones-related news, shall we? George R. R. Martin comments briefly on the weapons that will be appearing in the HBO series. Apparently they will be using their own designs and not Valyrian Steel’s designs, as … Continue reading

Welcome to

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Welcome to Winter Is Coming’s new home. Be sure to update your bookmark! I’m on WordPress now, which means a few things have changed around here. One thing you may notice are the categories are now tabs above the posts … Continue reading

Rumor: HBO looking to book Paint Hall for 5 years

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An interesting comment was posted on Hibberd’s story about Thrones. The commenter states that he was talking to the Paint Hall studio manager today and apparently HBO is thinking of booking 2 hangers within the studio for the next 5 … Continue reading

For sale: one direwolf pup

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According to this ad, the pups that worked on the Game of Thrones pilot are were for sale. Assuming the ad is correct, they used Siberian Huskys to stand-in for direwolf pups. Fantastic litter of pups. MOVIE STAR PUPS,have been … Continue reading

UPDATE: HBO to screen pilot in two weeks, eyeing spring 2011 premiere

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Although there wasn’t any official mention of Game of Thrones at today’s TCA event, we did get an update via Matt Roush of TV Guide Magazine. Here is what he tweeted from tonight’s event: HBO programming chief tells me they’ll … Continue reading

Interview with FX producer Julia Frey

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Today I am excited to post an exclusive interview with the coolest visual effects producer in Hollywood, Julia Frey. Julia first came to our attention when she posted some great (a little too great in HBO’s estimation) photos of some … Continue reading

Weekend round up

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Here are some small updates from over the weekend. -Another Harry Lloyd interview, this one at This is London. In it, Lloyd mentions that his role in Game of Thrones has raised his profile in Hollywood and he has begun … Continue reading

Production status report: 2010 edition

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I did a few of these posts last year during the downtime. Basically I just speculate on what the status of the production is: what they are working on currently and what their future schedule may look like. It seems … Continue reading

Episode 2: What comes next?

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Reader About Yea High left a comment in a recent post in an attempt to spur discussion about episode 2. I thought it would make for an interesting discussion, so I’ve decide to create a new post. AYH’s comment, originally … Continue reading

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