Directors for Game of Thrones Season 5 announced

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Entertainment Weekly has just released a breakdown of directors for Game of Thrones Season 5.

The fifth season of Game of Thrones will have five directors, with each taking charge of two back to back episodes. It looks like we’re in for a batch of newcomers to the show next year, with only one familiar name on the list, David Nutter, who will be closing out the season with the last two episodes.

We’ve already learned that Michael Slovis will be at the helm of the first two episodes, but we can also welcome Mark Mylod, Jeremy Podeswa, and Miguel Sapochnik into the fold. Notably absent are Alex Graves, Neil Marshall, Michelle MacLaren, and Alik Sakharov, as well as our showrunners, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who are likely focusing on other aspects of the upcoming season.

Here is the full breakdown:

Episodes 501 and 502: Michael Slovis (episodes of AMC’s Breaking Bad, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU)
Episodes 503 and 504: Mark Mylod (episodes of Showtime’s Shameless and HBO’s Entourage)
Episodes 505 and 506: Jeremy Podeswa (episodes of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Showtime’s The Tudors)
Episodes 507 and 508: Miguel Sapochnik (episodes of Fox’s House and Fringe)
Episodes 509 and 510: David Nutter

Game of Thrones Season 4 coming to Blu-ray and DVD on February 17

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HBO has just announced that Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season will be released on February 17, 2015.

The official box art has been unveiled, as well as some details on the bonus content we can expect. The usual roundtable discussions, on-set interviews, audio commentaries, and animated histories will be included, as well as features on the Battle for the Wall, the Bastards of Westeros, and a special sit-down with Byran Cogman and those we lost in Season 4.

The Blu-ray set with Digital Copy will be available for $79.98, while the DVD set will be available for $59.99.

Full video of the Game of Thrones panel at London Film and Comic Con

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A number of cast members were guests at London Film & Comic Con this weekend, and Flicks And The City has shared a full video of the Game of Thrones panel. Gethin Anthony, Finn Jones, Kristian Nairn, Ellie Kendrick, Sibel Kekilli, and Ian Beattie had a good time talking about their work on Thrones, and answering plenty of hypothetical fan questions. And in case you missed it yesterday, Finn Jones closes the panel by sending Joffrey’s piñata head flying in one sweeping slice.

Rose Leslie says goodbye to Ygritte, lands new action film role

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The Hollywood Reporter broke the news this weekend that Rose Leslie has landed one of the lead roles in Summit Entertainment’s upcoming supernatural action film, The Last Witch Hunter. Rose will be going from wildling to witch in the new project, and will play love interest to the film’s lead witch hunter, Vin Diesel.

Very exciting news for Rose, but she won’t be getting away from Game of Thrones quite yet. As we reported yesterday, she’ll be joining the cast later this month at San Diego Comic Con.

She also spoke about her time as Ygritte in a new interview with Radio Times. Rose reveals what she’ll miss about playing the fierce wildling, the best fan delivery of ‘you know nothing’ she’s ever received, and how she celebrated her last scene on Game of Thrones.

You’ve just finished playing Ygritte in Game of Thrones. Was it a relief to take off the pelts?

It was very nice to have styled hair, not just greased up and tied back. But I’ll always miss the furs and the bow and arrow.

Do you get people coming up to you saying your catchphrase, “You know nothing, Jon Snow”?

I do, it’s just an expression of how loved Game of Thrones is. I was having lunch with a girlfriend in London about a year ago and I was debating what I wanted on the menu. The waitress came up and I said, “I just don’t know.” She came out with “You know nothing” – deadpan. Her timing was perfect.

Game of Owns: The Afterglow

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Episode 230 – The Afterglow

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Heading further into the on-season, GOO returns to catch up on a slew of news and Westerosian politics.

New details about Game of Thrones season five filming in Seville

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Alcazar Water Gardens

The latest news from Spain is that location shoots for season five of Game of Thrones will happen in October, from the 14th to the 22nd at the Real Alcázar in Seville, and then the show will move on to Osuna.  Preparations of the alcázar will begin the week before.

ABC.es reports that production will film inside the Mudéjar Palace of the alcázar for the first three days, and  will work exclusively in the gardens for the remaining six days shoot in Seville.

HBO confirms official line-up for Game of Thrones panel at San Diego Comic-Con

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HBO has announced the official list of attendees for this year’s Game of Thrones Panel at San Diego Comic-Con! The list confirms what we saw on Friday’s official schedule, but comes with the welcome additions of cast member John Bradley, and Craig Ferguson as the official moderator.

The cast will also be signing autographs on Friday at the WB booth at 3:30pm.

Full details below:


The GAME OF THRONES panel in Hall H at 1:40 p.m. will be moderated by Craig Ferguson. The panel will include: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, executive producers, writers and showrunners of GAME OF THRONES, and George R.R. Martin, co-executive producer and author of the bestselling fantasy book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” on which the HBO drama is based. Cast members scheduled to attend (in alphabetical order): John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane), Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark). Autograph signing is at the WB booth at 3:30 p.m.

Kristian Nairn set to embark on ‘Rave of Thrones’ Australian national tour

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Before we knew Kristian Nairn as our beloved Hodor, he had already made a name for himself traveling the world as a DJ. It was announced yesterday that Nairn’s night and day job will be colliding, as he (or DJ Hodor in this case) will embark on a national Australian tour in August, aptly titled ‘Rave of Thrones.’

According to a press release, Nairn will be “showcasing some of the deepest house from all seven kingdoms” in six capital cities across Australia on August 28 through September 7. The shows will be Game of Thrones themed, with the venues transformed in the fashion of the finest halls in Westeros. Costumes will not only be encouraged, but will be mandatory, and you had better be fancy.

Nairn will be joined by Sydney artist EGO who will perform a Thrones themed visual set, as well as a range of surprise guests.

So grab your wigs, furs, gowns – and tickets, which are available now. Full tour dates and links below:

Cast Roundup: The return of Walder Frey, and covering magazines

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Here are a few small Game of Thrones related treats for your eyes on this Sunday evening.

IGN caught up with David Bradley recently on the set of his new television series The Strain, and didn’t miss the chance to ask about one of the most hated characters on Game of Thrones.

On the subject of “good” and “bad” characters, Bradley admits that Walder Frey lands in the category of totally irredeemable, and jokes that “You don’t invite guys like that to your wedding.”

He also discusses the reaction to the infamous Red Wedding, and reveals that we might be seeing him again soon:

“I’ve had people winding their car windows down and shouting at me. [laughs] …They shout, “I can’t forgive you for what you’ve done!” Michael McElhatton (“Roose Bolton”), who was my co-conspirator in the Red Wedding, when we finished the scene, we both agreed that we might just stay off the street for a few days. [laughs]

I bumped into David Benioff and a few of the Starks that I, um, got rid of at Comic Con in San Diego last year, and we all had a meal and a drink. And they said, “Oh, we’ll be seeing you again soon.” Obviously not in the fourth season, but I’m sure there’s some kind of retribution waiting for me somewhere down the line. But I like to think he gets away with it. [laughs]”

Šibenik officially confirmed as shooting location for Game of Thrones season 5

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St James Cathedral in Sibenik

St James Cathedral in Šibenik

The town of Šibenik, Croatia, has been rumored to be a new location for Game of Thrones since May, with one Croatian site stating that filming was “definitely” going to happen, and mentions of Šibenik on Embassy Films’ application for extras work.

Finally this week, in a public statement from Deputy Mayor Danijel Mileta, town officials confirmed the show will be shooting in September.

The announcement, however, has been met with some local controversy. According to Šibenik.in, HBO has had trouble securing one location in the center of town due to a bishop’s objections. Because of the content and themes of Game of Thrones, the bishop has decided he doesn’t want the diocese-managed building to be a part in the project.

Keisha Castle-Hughes rumored to be joining Game of Thrones

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Keisha Castle-HughesAccording to the New Zealand Herald, Academy Award-nominated actress Keisha Castle-Hughes is rumored to be the newest addition to season five of Game of Thrones.

The Herald reports that the actress, best known for starring in Whale Rider, is telling friends she’s landed the part of a Sand Snake in the upcoming season. The specific Snake is unknown at this time, as three of Oberyn Martell’s daughters will be turning up in season five.

The newspaper cites Castle-Hughes’s Twitter activity as another possible hint at casting, with her traveling to London and Belfast recently and frequently expressing enthusiasm for the show.

We have reached out to HBO for official confirmation of a casting.

Visual effects breakdown of the wight attack sequence from the Season 4 finale

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Scanline VFX has released a breakdown of the visual effects work they did for Game of Thrones Season 4. This is a good one – the wight attack from the season finale, which we know was touted as quite an expensive sequence that took up to the very last minute to complete. Watch as Scanline brings the wights to life, and then blows them up.

GAME OF THRONES: Scanline VFX Shot Breakdowns Reel from ScanlineVFX on Vimeo.



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