Game of Thrones Casts More Whores

By Ani Bundel on

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Oh Goody!

You know, there’s one thing this show doesn’t have enough of, and that’s whores, wouldn’t you say? I mean, we only have female whores, male whores, whores whose roles are to make subtext text, whores whose roles are greatly expanded, whores who accidentally get sent to Joffrey and find themselves making snuff films. (Sometimes the latter two are even the same whore!)

There’s still quite a few roles I haven’t seen filled that I’m concerned about. Many of them from Tyrion’s storyline specifically. But this one? Wasn’t one of them.

Mild spoilery casting stuff after the jump.

Game of Thrones Wins Best International Program at the TVCAwards

By Ani Bundel on

 

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America may have trouble appreciating Game of Thrones. But at least across the pond, TV viewers know a good thing when they see it.

Last night, the TV Choice Awards aired from the London Hilton on Park Lane. The show is mostly a local TV affair–East Enders was the big winner of the night, which I suppose is the UK equivalent of giving all the Emmy awards to Modern Family. But when it came to imported TV, Game of Thrones took home first prize. The competition in this category included the aforementioned Modern Family which airs on Sky1, The Big Bang Theory which broadcasts on E4, and the show which everyone seems to like to compare with Game of Thrones, AMC’s The Walking Dead which over there airs on FOX.

Forums are here!

By Rowan Kaiser on

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As promised, we’ve opened up a new forum, at http://forum.winteriscoming.net/

Come on in, post your favorite pictures from the show, speculate wildly about Season 5, and more!

 

Meet your new WiC editor, Andrea Towers

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Hi everyone!

I’m Andrea Towers, and I’m super happy–like Sansa Stark eating lemon cakes happy–to join the WiC.net team as an Assistant Editor.

Although I was an avid fantasy and sci-fi reader as a child, it took until the TV adaptation for me to fully find and embrace A Song of Ice and Fire. Of course, once I started dabbling into the world, I was completely sold. Complex characters? Fantasy settings? Dragons? I quickly latched onto the entire universe and soon started become fascinated with everything that makes Game of Thrones the story we know and love. I devoured the books, plowing through A Storm of Swords (my favorite) in less than three weeks, anxiously reading whenever I could – at work, before bed, on my commute. As the television series progressed, the show caused me to fall in love with the characters even more than I already had. I think it goes without saying that being able to join this world in a professional capacity is a dream for me both as a writer and a fan.

Game of Thrones Casting For Tyrion Lannister “Double…” In Spain?

By Ani Bundel on

 

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Spanish website Los Siete Reinos is reporting that Modexpor International (that’s the company conducting casting for Game of Thrones in Spain) announced on its Facebook site that they are currently seeking a “double” for Tyrion Lannister.

A body double for Tyrion, huh? I could see that in Meereen and Croatia. But in Spain? Spain is where they’re filming Dorne. Is Tyrion going to show up somehow in Dorne? Or do they just think, since they’re casting in Spain, they might as well cast his stunt double while they’re there?

Color me befuddled by this news.

On story structure and spoilers in Season 5

By Rowan Kaiser on

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Hi everyone, I’d like to discuss spoilers and coverage of the show’s production, and its relation to George R.R. Martin’s novels at this point in the show. First, I want to be as clear as I can here, it is never our intention to annoy you by telling anything you don’t want to know about the story. If that happens, please let us know in comments, on Twitter, via e-mail, or however, and we’ll try to do better.

However, Season 5 of Game Of Thrones is going to make straightforward spoiler/not-spoiler or sullied/unsullied coverage impossible. The first four seasons were easy. We knew that the Battle Of Blackwater would end Season 2, we knew that the trial and escape of Tyrion would end Season 4. These were the endings or turning points of the books. The show was a reasonably direct adaptation of the source material, and the source material told a mostly straightforward story of the same characters moving through the same chronology in the world of Westeros.

That’s not true anymore. Season 5 is going to be totally different, and it’s going to be totally different in three important ways…

Game Of Thrones Adds New Filming Location In Croatia

By Ani Bundel on

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As we showed earlier this week, some of the cast of Game of Thrones is already in Croatia. Currently filming is occurring in Kastel Gomilica, which stands in for Braavos. We’re got pictures of the sets going into Klis Fortress for Meereen. Now the production has added a third location, one they’ve never filmed in before.

Sets are now going up in the town of Šibenik, Croatia, in the Fortress of St. John. According to their local news paper, Sibenik.in, these pictures are construction for something being filmed in Season 5.

Exactly what? Well, we’re not sure. But that never stops one from speculation! More pictures, a few guesses, and a vague book spoiler or three, after the jump.

Dame of Thrones: Catelyn Stark

By Rebecca Pahle on

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Everybody ready to get their Dame on? Today we’ll be talking about Catelyn Stark, one of a too-small number of people in Westeros with some perspective and a sensible head on her shoulders. Well, not on her shoulders anymore. Wait, no, that’s her son. I’m sorry, was that too soon?

Warning: This edition of Dame of Thrones features major book spoilers for a particular plot twist that we’ve heard won’t actually be in the show. You know. That thing. (Spoilers at the link!)

Game Of Thrones Actors Taking Part In Stand Up 2 Cancer

By Ani Bundel on

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The Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon airs tonight on all the major networks. Game of Thrones stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, and Pedro Pascal are among the dozens and dozen (and dozens) of celebrities announced to be taking part.

This is the biggest version of the telethon yet, with a new twist. Instead of you calling to talk to your favorite celebs, they can call you. Head over and sign up at werecallingyou.org.  They just want your name, email address for spamming, plus your social media handles and phone number and you could be lucky enough to receive a phone call from Arya, where you can ask what it was like to leave the Hound on the ground to die slowly. All in the name of beating cancer!

On a more serious note, I lost a parent to a cancer just a year ago, and also lived through my spouse having it. It’s a serious problem. I’m not a proponent of wandering around in bright colors as if that will cure anything, but I do think raising money for research is a worthy cause. I’ll be tuning in. Fingers crossed Arya calls.

 

Isaac Hempstead-Wright confirms appearance in Season 5 of Game Of Thrones

By Rowan Kaiser on

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After Kristian Nairn revealed that his character, Hodor, wasn’t going to be appearing in the fifth season of Game Of Thrones, speculation ran rampant that Hodor’s consistent companion on the show, Bran Stark, would not be appearing either.

However, in a new video interview from On Demand Entertainment, pointed out to us by commenter “O’Toole,” Isaac Hempstead-Wright directly says that he’s filming the next season of Game Of Thrones as his next project.

Video below, as well as some mild speculation….

If Bran Is Cut: No More Hodoring

By Ani Bundel on

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Yesterday, we were stunned to learn that Hodor and Meera were telling papers that they would not be appearing in Season 5. My first–rather slow witted thought–was to picture Bran, underground, communing with the Weir tree he met at the end of last season all by himself.

But over the course of the last day, what started out as “Hodor and Meera are not back for Season 5″ has morphed into “Hodor and Bran aren’t back for Season 5.”

HBO and the Game of Thrones production are refusing to comment at this time, so we don’t have confirmation-confirmation (yet.) But one look at Isaac Wright’s twitter account shows he is no where near Croatia (unlike his Stark siblings.) Instead, last I checked, he’s on holiday in Venice. If I had a Magic 8 Ball, it would tell me signs look good this will be confirmed, if not today, then soon.

As for why we may very well be without Bran and Hodor this season, let’s talk spoilers from the books.

Game of Thrones Wins A Guinness

By Ani Bundel on

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The show may have been shut out of the major Emmys, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be completely devoid of awards. First George R.R. Martin was awarded a typewriter, and the honor of all of us humming “Write Them Faster” to the show’s theme song, courtesy of Weird Al. Now the show can sit that next to the other slightly dubious honor of being in the Guinness Book of World Records for the Most Pirated Show Ever.

Ahead of the 2015 edition’s release (September 10th), Guinness put out a statement announcing the more popular items included this year. On the subject of GOT:

Records also tumbled on television. The hugely popular HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones makes its way into the 2015 book as the Most pirated TV program. ”GOT” retained its spot atop Torrent Freak’s top 10 list of most pirated TV shows, with 5.9 million downloads per episode.

HBO and Warner Bros. executives have controversially stated that “receiving the title of the ‘most-pirated’ was better than an Emmy,” creating a “much needed cultural buzz.”

I love that phrase: “Much Needed Cultural Buzz.” Considering the show smashed all torrent records last June with 254,114 people downloading, er excuse me “sharing” the finale episode the night it aired, I suppose there’s not much the execs can do but call it a victory. It certainly puts the show back in the headlines.

 



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