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Game of Thrones Season 6 Blu-ray and DVD Coming in November

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Along with all their other announcements about season 7, HBO has also announced that the Game of Thrones Season 6 Blu-ray and DVD has a release date for November 15, 2016. The series will be released digitally on August 1.

The bonus content for the digital release of Game of Thrones Season 6 will include:

  • Bran’s Journey – A nine-minute feature delving into the shocking and revelatory journey Bran Stark took in Season 6.
  • The Dothraki World – Behind-the-Scenes featurette bringing viewers up to speed on the Dothraki culture, not seen since Season 1.
  • Inside Game of Thrones: Prosthetics – Behind-the-Scenes featurette detailing what goes into the show’s prosthetics creation.
  • The Game Revealed – Five-part series covering the creation of Season 6’s most epic set pieces and scenes.

The Game of Thrones Season 6 Blu-ray will include all of the above as well as:

  • In-Episode Guide – Dig deeper into the show with this in-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations, and relevant histories.
  • Histories and Lore – Learn about the mythology of Westeros and Essos as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves in 18 history pieces.
    • The Old Way: narrated by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk)
    • The Kingsmoot: narrated by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk)
    • The Sunset Sea: narrated by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk)
    • War of the Ninepenny Kings: narrated by Brother Ray (Ian McShane)
    • The Great Tourney at Harrenhal: narrated by Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick)
    • Robert’s Rebellion: narrated by Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau)
    • Vaes Dothrak: narrated by Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen)
    • The Dothraki: narrated by Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen)
    • Northern Allegiances to House Stark: narrated by Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner)
    • Children of the Forest vs. the First Men: narrated by the Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow)
    • Brotherhood Without Banners: narrated by Thoros of Myr (Paul Kaye)
    • Oldtown: narrated by Grand Maester Pycelle (Julian Glover) and Qyburn (Anton Lesser)
    • House Dayne: narrated by Young Ned Stark (Robert Aramayo)
    • The Little Birds: narrated by Lord Varys (Conleth Hill)
    • Knights of the Vale: narrated by Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish (Aidan Gillen)
    • House Tarly: narrated by Randyll Tarly (James Faulkner)
    • Riverrun: narrated by Brynden ‘the Blackfish’ Tully (Clive Russell)
    • Great Sept of Baelor: narrated by the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce)
  • The Battle of the Bastards: An In-Depth Look – Behind-the-scenes piece examining the production challenges of creating this epic event, including explorations of VFX, stunts, and interviews with key cast and crew.
  • Recreating the Dothraki World – Behind-the-scenes piece looking at the creation of Vaes Dothrak and its importance to Dany’s evolution.
  • 18 Hours at the Paint Hall –Follow all three shooting units as they converge in this behind-the-scenes snapshot of a day in the life of the largest show on television
  • Audio Commentaries – The most commentaries ever recorded for Game of Thrones, featuring:
    • Episode 601: Director Jeremy Podeswa, Director of Photography Greg Middleton, and Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne)
    • Episode 602: Writer Dave Hill, Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), and Ben Crompton (Dolorous Edd)
    • Episode 603: Director Daniel Sackheim, Production Designer Deborah Riley, and Dean-Charles Chapman (Tommen Baratheon)
    • Episode 604: Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm)
    • Episode 605 (2 commentaries): Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy), Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy), Ellie Kendrick (Meera Reed), and Kristian Nairn (Hodor); Prosthetics Supervisor Barrie Gower, Camera Operators Chris Plevin and Ben Wilson, and Executive Producer Bernadette Caulfield
    • Episode 606: Director Jack Bender, Director of Photography Jonathan Freeman, John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), and Hannah Murray (Gilly)
    • Episode 607: Producer/Writer Bryan Cogman, Ian McShane (Septon Ray), and Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell)
    • Episode 608: Director Mark Mylod, Essie Davis (Lady Crane), and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)
    • Episode 609 (2 commentaries): Director Miguel Sapochnik, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), and Kit Harington (Jon Snow); Director of Photography Fabian Wagner, Visual Effects Producer Steve Kullback, and Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Bauer
    • Episode 610 (2 commentaries): Executive Producers/Writers David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister); Special Effects Supervisor Sam Conway, Camera Operator Sean Savage, and Producer Chris Newman
  • Deleted Scenes – Four deleted scenes.

You can pre-order your own copy by clicking here.

Game of Thrones Season 7 to Premiere in Summer 2017

It was previously reported that “Game of Thrones” would have a delayed production schedule because, you know, winter has finally come. It was speculated that this would mean a later premiere date and that has now been confirmed.

It was just announced by Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming, that the seventh season has a debut slated for summer 2017 on HBO.

It was also revealed that production will take place in Northern Ireland to get the wintery scenes, while additional portions will be filmed in Spain and Iceland. Locations for shooting in Spain will include Sevilla, Caceres, Almodovar del Rio, Santiponce, Zumaia and Bermeo.

There is no date yet for the summer premiere but it should be announced soon.

“Now that winter has arrived on ‘Game of Thrones,’ executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing,” said Bloys. “Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.”

 

Last week, Game of Thrones received 23 Primetime Emmy nominations, the most of any nominee for the third year in a row. This year’s nominations include Outstanding Drama Series, 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington), 3 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Max von Sydow), 2 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Miguel Sapochnik, Jack Bender) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss).

Production on the Next Season of Game of Thrones Delayed

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The return of “Game of Thrones” has been delayed unfortunately. The series, which usually premieres every year around March/April, has been pushed back due to production being delayed. But there is a pretty good reason at least.

Executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed in a podcast that filming of season seven will not begin in July, as it normally does. The problem is from a lack of winter weather and since winter has come, production needs some wintery sets, Weiss explained:

We’re starting a little bit later because, at the end of this season, winter is here, and that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more. We kind of pushed everything down the line so we could get some grim, gray weather, even in the sunnier places that we shoot.

The showrunners did not let on as to when production will begin.

It was also revealed a few weeks ago that the end of the series is closer than anyone wants. The plan is to wrap it up with 13 more episodes spread over two more seasons.

There is no official word from HBO on whether this production delay will affect the season seven premiere air date but it seems likely with a delayed production schedule.

Game of Thrones Season Finale Gets Record-High Ratings

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Not sure if this is surprising to ANYONE but the sixth season finale of “Game of Thrones” has a record high of viewers and received the show’s highest ratings for a single episode.

The extra long finale episode which clocked in at 69-minutes, reached 8.9 million people, breaking its season five finale record of 8.1 million people, according to Nielsen. Among viewers between the ages of 18 and 49, the episode scored a 4.4 rating, higher than any other Game of Thrones episode. The show has been drawing around 23.3 million viewers each week, up 15 percent from last year, reports USA Today.

Unfortunately, there is bad news. According to showrunners Game of Thrones will wrap up after two more seasons both of which will be shorter seasons of about 7 episodes each rather than the standard 10. Showrunners have said there are max 15 episodes left in the series total.

HBO says Game of Thrones To Last At Least EIGHT Seasons

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“Game of Thrones” showrunners have previously mentioned that they think the show will end up running around 70 hoursm yet HBO programming president Michael Lombardo recently revealed that the series will go on for at least EIGHT seasons.

He proclaimed,

“Seven-seasons-and-out has never been the [internal] conversation,” Lombardo said to critics at the Television Critics Association’s press tour Thursday when a reporter asked if the show would end after seven. “The question is: How much beyond seven are we going to do? Obviously we’re shooting six now, hopefully discussing seven. [Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are] feel like there’s two more years after six. I would always love for them to change their minds, but that’s what we’re looking at right now.”

Eight season is not the final order especially considering the currently order has the show renewed through next year only. However, Eight seasons as a verbal commitment is pretty comforting.

Even if the show did end at eight seasons, there has been talk about a prequel season where fans could see events such as Robert’s Rebellion. There is a LOT of material to tackle that has been mentioned in the book series and seriously laid the ground work for the chain of events for the war we see now.

“I would be open to anything that Dan and David wanted to do—about Game of Thrones, or any subject matter,” Lombardo said. “It really would depend fully on what they wanted to do. I think you’re right, there’s enormous storytelling to be mined in a prequel, if George and Dan and David decide they want to tackle that. At this point, all the focus is on the next few years of the show. We haven’t had any conversations about that at this point.”

Lombardo also discussed the shocking events of the recent season finale and whether Jon Snow is really dead. Lombardo maintained the same stance as the rest of the show’s team.

 “Dead is dead is dead,” he said. “He be dead. Um, yes. Everything I’ve seen, heard and read, Jon Snow is indeed dead.”

While that is not the most encouraging thing we have ever heard, fans were left with some good news. Season 5 will be available on home video next month—much earlier than usual.

Trailer for Episode 2 of Game of Thrones

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Telltale Games has given us an official trailer for the next installment in their “Game of Thrones” series. The next release is episode 2 out of 6 and is titled “The Lost Lords,” the episode is set to be released for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PC/Mac and Steam on February 3rd, for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 on February 4th, and for iOS on February 5th.

Episode Two picks up as House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath is occupied by Whitehill soldiers. The survival of the family depends upon those who are left. Placed at King’s Landing, the epicenter of intrigue, Mira Forrester must weigh her loyalty to Margaery Tyrell against the needs of her family, while choosing how to play the political games of Tyrion Lannister. One misstep could spell doom for Mira and her entire family. To the far north, Gared Tuttle finds that the wall and its crows hold little love for a squire from the Wolfswood, but finds kinship in the bastard son of Ned Stark. Gared must prove worthy of becoming a ranger in order to carry out the mission given him; one that is vital to the future of those he serves. To the east, Asher Forrester, the exiled son, is called back to Westeros to aid his family, but how can one man help when the Boltons rule the north with an iron fist? Meanwhile, an unexpected source of hope returns to the Forresters, but Ironrath is no place for the weak.

Episode 1 is available now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS, and PC.

HBO to Release Documentary Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life

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In preparation for the upcoming fifth season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” the network is releasing a behind the scenes documentary for fans. The documentary is titled Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life and it will take viewers to various filming locations that are used in the show such as Belfast, Ireland Dubrovnik, Croatia and more of the Seven Kingdoms.

Season 5 will take viewers even further into Westeros as they venture into Dorne for the first time. The documentary will explore the location the show used as a backdrop for Dorne, one of the nine regions of the Seven Kingdoms.

Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life will air Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. EST on HBO. The trailer can be seen below.

Game of Thrones Season 5 Gets Premiere Date

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During a Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour today, HBO officially announced today that have in fact renewed “Game of Thrones” and gave fans what they actually wanted to hear: a premiere date. Season five of  the series will debut on Sunday, April 12th at 9:00pm ET/PT. Season 5 will have ten episodes as has been the case with previous seasons.

It was recently announced that an exclusive season 5 trailer will debut in IMAX theaters as they screen Season 4’s final two episodes.

Game of Thrones is Coming to IMAX

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For some reason that I am sure HBO thought was warranted, the network has announced that the popular series will be heading to IMAX theaters later this month. Sort of.  Theaters will show the final two episodes of season four and an exclusive trailer for season five.

This is the first time in history that a television show will be shown like this in IMAX. If you choose to experience it, you can relive the Battle of Castle Black as well as the Emmy-nominated season four finale, “The Children.”

Greg Foster, senior executive vice president of IMAX Corp says,

“The scope and production quality of the show is quite remarkable, which will be highlighted even further in select IMAX locations—allowing fans, as never before, to become a part of author George R. R. Martin’s world that [showrunners] David Benioff and D. B. Weiss created for HBO. It has the action, storyline and epic nature that our fans seek in IMAX and we’re thrilled to team with HBO and our longtime partners at Warner Brothers to offer audiences a chance to experience it in the ultimate theater setting joined by other fans of the series.”

The IMAX showings will run in 150 theaters for one week beginning Jan. 23. We currently have no premiere date for season five of “Game of Thrones” but typically it has premiered either the last week of March or the first week of April.

Watch New Trailer for Telltale’s Game of Thrones

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The first trailer for the upcoming new Telltale game series, “Game of Thrones” has been released. The trailer, known as “Iron From Ice” is for the first episode of the game series.

The trailer is narrated by Lena Headey who plays Cersei Lannister in the television show on HBO.  The game follows the members of House Forrester — long-time allies of House Stark. With Cersei in the mix, this doesn’t bode well for the Forresters.

Some of the television show’s cast members will reprise their roles for the game including Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), Ramsay Snow (Iwan Rheon). More cast members are reported to join in later game episodes.

“Game of Thrones” by Telltale will be six episodes long with five playable characters from the Forrester family. It will be releasing on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC/Mac, iOS, and “additional platforms.” We currently do not have an official release date.

You can watch the trailer below: