Casting news has slowed but there’s still plenty of Game of Thrones discussion in the media this week.
- The show’s prominence in pop culture continues with a Lannister catchphrase on Suits, and a photographic reference in The Office‘s poster for their 9th and final season.
- Showbiz award site Gold Derby puts Game of Thrones‘ Emmy odds for Best Drama at 50-1. Ouch!
- Matthew Yglesias of Slate takes a look at “Westeros’ Uneven Level of Technological Progress”. He also has a piece on Meereenese guilds and occupational licensing, offering insight into Daenerys’s difficult situation in the later books.
- Joe Dempsie has two new interviews out this week. He talked to the Guardian about his new BBC show Murder, and spoke with Idol Magazine. He had this to say about working on Game of Thrones:
You’re also such a small cog in such a big machine and that’s actually quite nice, I know a lot of actors want to be the centre of everything but with this it’s more of a team effort and you have to get on with the work yourself because the director has a million other things he has to think about, they trust that you know what you’re doing.
- Game of Thrones will make its free-to-air debut in New Zealand next month on the Prime network, after some editing to comply with the rules of the Broadcasting Standards Authority. This would remove much of the nudity and graphic violence from the show.
Ours is the Fury: One has to wonder exactly how long the episodes will be when they air on Prime, after the editing is done.