Actors behind Grey Worm, Euron and Margaery Tyrell all star in zombie flicks, and other news


Welcome to the post where we watch movie trailers starring various Game of Thrones cast members. Today, the secret word is “zombie.”

Let’s kick things off with Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), who’s been off the show since the end of season 6 but still knows how it all ends. Soon enough, you’ll be able to see her on the big screen in Patient Zero:

Dormer plays a CDC virologist named Dr. Gina Rose who helps the survivors of a zombie apocalypse search for patient zero (Stanley Tucci) in the hope that he can help them develop a cure for the infected. As you can see in the trailer, things don’t go well. Doctor Who star Matt Smith, sporting a very-strange-to-hear American accent, plays Morgan, a human survivor who can communicate with the infected.

Patient Zero will hit theaters on September 14, with a digital release a month earlier.

Continuing with zombies, if you ever wanted to know what Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk) would look like as a wight, look no further than the first trailer for Overlord, the new World War II flick from producer J.J. Abrams:

Euron has a nice smile.

Overlord, which also stars Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), follows of a group US paratroopers who drop behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day. The soldiers infiltrate a small village and discover the Nazis are conducting secret experiments in an attempt to make undead super-soldiers.

In other words, something something something Nazi zombies. Overlord lands in theaters on November 9.

Leaving behind zombies for aliens, Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger) has a lead role in Project Blue Book, History’s new UFO series.

You know, no matter what Gillen appears in, he’s always got that accent…

Inspired by a real-life Air Force program from the early 1950s, Project Blue Book follows astronomer J. Allen Hynek (Gillen) and Air Force Captain Michael Quinn (Michael Malarkey) as they investigate UFO landings and government coverups.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Sean Jablonski says the series “is not a little green men show. This is more of a government conspiracy show with a great sci-fi twist…and also a character piece.”

"Everything we see is and is not what it is. We’re not gonna take the position, certainly not early on, that little green men are running around and it’s just a question of finding them. The creature that you see in that tank is to them what they think it is, and yet it’s not."


Gillen himself elaborated: “Some things are explained in a logical, scientific manner, and some things can’t be. That’s the way it was for [the real] Hynek.”

Project Blue Book will premiere on History this winter.

Moving on, Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) is set to star in the young adult movie The Darkest Minds, from the producers of Stranger Things:

Based on Alexandra Bracken’s novel, The Darkest Minds takes place in a world reeling from a plague that kills nearly all of America’s children. Those who survive develop special abilities, and 16-year-old Ruby Daly (Amandla Stenberg) is one of the most powerful. After she and her friends run away from a government internment camp, they decide to form a rebellion to fight back against their torturers.

Christie plays Lady Jane, a bounty Hunter tasked with retrieving the kids. You can see The Darkest Minds in theaters on August 3.

Okay, enough trailers. John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) posted this picture to his Instagram during his trip to Disneyland Paris, and threw in some Game of Thrones references while he was at it:

I guess taking Heartsbane from Horn Hill just wasn’t enough to satisfy Bradley’s cleptomania.

Finally, Khloé Kardashian is watching Game of Thrones, which is obviously the biggest thing to happen to it in…ever.

You’re welcome.

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