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TellTale Games Releases Another Game of Thrones Teaser

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A brand new teaser (the third actually!) has been released for Telltale Games upcoming new episodic game, “Game of Thrones.” This teaser gives us a little more information regarding the setting and character of the highly anticipated release.

It should be noted that there are spoilers for the book and/or TV series if you are not caught up.

It appears that the timeframe and area for the game is in North and will focus on Stannis while he intervenes against House Bolton and House Greyjoy. However, there could also be a new story that we don’t know about being presented in the familiar territory.

IGN attempted to contact TellTale to confirm the storyline but were unable to get any information.

More information will likely release soon! For now you can watch the teaser below:

Game of Thrones Season 5 Cast Announced

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Last week at the San Diego Comic-Con 2014 event, HBO took the opportunity to announce the new cast members for the next season of “Game of Thrones.” Most notably is that we will see a majority of the House Martell and the Sand Snakes.

  • Alexander Siddig – Doran Martell
    • The ruling lord of Dorne and older brother to the late Prince Oberyn Martell.
  • Toby Sebastian – Trystane Martell
    • Prince Doran’s son and heir to Dorne. Betrothed to Myrcella Baratheon.
  • Nell Tiger Free (recast) – Myrcella Baratheon.
  • Jessica Henwick – Nymeria (“Nym”) Sand
    • The second eldest of the late Prince Oberyn’s bastard daughters
  • Rosabell Laurenti Sellers – Tyene Sand
    • The daughter of the late Prince Oberyn Martell by Ellaria Sand.
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes – Obara Sand
    • The eldest bastard daughter of the late Prince Oberyn Martell.
  • DeObia Oparei – Areo Hotah
    • The long-serving captain of Doran Martell’s palace guard, renowned for his loyalty and his elongate.
  • Enzo Cilenti – Yezzan
    • An extremely wealthy slave trader before Daenerys outlawed the slave trade.
  • Jonathan Pryce – High Sparrow
    • A devout and pious man, the High Sparrow came to King’s Landing to serve those forgotten by much of the world – the poor, the downtrodden and the infirm.

Season 5 of “Game of Thrones” will premiere in 2015 around the month of April. Series author, George R.R. Martin has revealed that he is not going to write an episode in the fifth season as he has done in previously seasons.

Game of Thrones: Season 5 To Film Partially in Spain

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“Game of Thrones” is still about a year away from premiering its fifth season but HBO has announced that it will add Spain as one the filming locations for the next season. Part of the season will shoot in the Province of Sevilla according to the announcement.

HBO didn’t reveal which part of Westeros that Spain will be representing but is rumored that it will be much awaited country of Dorne. D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, the “Game of Thrones” show runners and executive producers have already confirmed we will be seeing Dorne in season five. Also considering in the novels, Dorne is described as rocky, mountainous, arid, and dry. The Province of Sevilla lays in the Andalusia region which relatively matches that description. 

Season 5 of “Game of Thrones” begins filming in Belfast later this month.

GRRM Speaks Out About Game of Thrones Rape Scene

 

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Earlier this season we saw a scene in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” that differed significantly from the source material. It called into question the showrunners adaptation skills of the novels drew ire from the fans. Novel series author, George R.R. Martin even spoke out about the scene differences.

In the scene in the show, we see Jaime Lannister rape his sister Cersei next to the corpse of their incest-bred son, Joffrey. In the novel, there is not even the slightest hint of rape. Martin responded to the changed scene in his LiveJournal account saying:

As for your question… I think the “butterfly effect” that I have spoken of so often was at work here. In the novels, Jaime is not present at Joffrey’s death, and indeed, Cersei has been fearful that he is dead himself, that she has lost both the son and the father/ lover/ brother. And then suddenly Jaime is there before her. Maimed and changed, but Jaime nonetheless. Though the time and place is wildly inappropriate and Cersei is fearful of discovery, she is as hungry for him as he is for her.

The whole dynamic is different in the show, where Jaime has been back for weeks at the least, maybe longer, and he and Cersei have been in each other’s company on numerous occasions, often quarreling. The setting is the same, but neither character is in the same place as in the books, which may be why Dan & David played the sept out differently. But that’s just my surmise; we never discussed this scene, to the best of my recollection.

Also, I was writing the scene from Jaime’s POV, so the reader is inside his head, hearing his thoughts. On the TV show, the camera is necessarily external. You don’t know what anyone is thinking or feeling, just what they are saying and doing.

If the show had retained some of Cersei’s dialogue from the books, it might have left a somewhat different impression — but that dialogue was very much shaped by the circumstances of the books, delivered by a woman who is seeing her lover again for the first time after a long while apart during which she feared he was dead. I am not sure it would have worked with the new timeline.

That’s really all I can say on this issue. The scene was always intended to be disturbing… but I do regret if it has disturbed people for the wrong reasons.

Game of Thrones: Season 5 Casting Tons of New Characters

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While it seems like every new season (and every new book for that matter) of “Game of Thrones” sees dozens and dozens of new characters added, next year’s season 5 will get a whole new region , along with its inhabitants, added to the cast.

Warning: there are some various potential spoilers for non-book readers below. 

According to WinterisComing.net (and leaks from their undisclosed source), we know that the following characters from the books are currently looking for casting.

Prince Doran Martell

  • Doran is described as the major new player this year, appearing in multiple episodes. The fiftysomething prince uses a wheelchair, is reclusive and rules wisely. It appears the show is looking to continue the trend it started with Pedro Pascal, and cast Latino actors for the Martell clan.

Prince Trystane Martell

  • Trystane, the handsome fiance of Princess Myrcella, is being aged up to 18.

Areo Hotah

  • Doran’s personal bodyguard will appear throughout the season, assisting the prince with his duties. The show is particularly looking for a black actor to fill the role.

The show is also casting for the “Sand Snakes” – i.e. Oberyn’s bastard daughters.

Obara Sand

  • The eldest and most athletic Sand Snake will be having a major fight scene with a series regular character — not one who crosses her path in the books. This is an interesting change.

Nymeria Sand

  • Nymeria is described as ‘mixed race,’ with her father being the fairer (Oberyn) and her mother being darker skinned. The second oldest of these Sand Snakes, she’s beautiful, emotional and very strong.

Tyene Sand

  • The youngest of the Sand Snakes that we meet uses her wits and seductive powers and is less of a physical fighter than the other Sand Snakes. She is just as deadly as her sisters, however, but her weapon is poison.

The rest of Westeros and Essos are also getting some new faces including,

High Sparrow

  • The books’ pious head of a religious movement will be appearing in several episodes in season 5.

Septa Unella

  • The show is looking for a character actress to play the imposing and unrelenting septa who spends a lot of time with a major series character next year.

Maggy the Frog

  • A fortune teller in “A Feast for Crows” she’ll be in one episode next year.

Lollys Stokeworth

  • In ‘Mockingbird,’ Bronn announced his intention to marry Lollys, whom Tyrion considers ‘dimwitted.’ It looks like the sellsword will still be around next year.

Yezzan

  • A sleazy Meereenese slave owner.

The Waif

  • The strange child from the books that Arya encounters will likely be played by an older actress, one in her later teens, and we understand the show is specifically looking for a woman of East Asian descent for the part.

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” Adds Gwendoline Christie

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Gwendoline Christie, also known as the most awesome “Game of Thrones” character Brienne of Tarth, has joined The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. 

Christie will play Commander Lyme. She is replacing Lily Rabe who was originally cast in the role. Lyme is one of the leaders of District 13, the district in the futuristic Panem that is rebelling against the government. She hails from District 2 and is a past victor of an unknown Hunger Games.

The fourth film in the hit YA franchise, which sees the return of main actors Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, is currently filming back-to-back with Mockingjay – Part 1.

Mockingjay – Part 1, the third of four films based on Suzanne Collins’ popular YA novels, will hit theaters Nov. 21, 2014.Mockingjay – Part 2 will follow one year later on Nov. 20, 2015.

Along with starring on HBO’s fantasy hit Game of Thrones, Christie’s film credits include 2009’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

Every On-Screen Game of Thrones Death in Just 3 Minutes

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“Game of Thrones” season 4 is finally here tonight and I know you are probably just as excited as me and the rest of the world. In preparation for the new season, you can now watch a montage of EVERY on-screen death from the first three seasons. Yes, seriously.

Spoiler alert: obviously, there are a LOT of spoilers if you have not seen all of seasons 1-3.

Watch the glorious video below!

Season 4 of “Game of Thrones” is based on the second half of “A Storm of Swords,” the third book in the series A Song of Ice and Fire written by George R.R. Martin.

HBO Announces Premiere Dates for True Blood’s Final Season and Damon Lindelof’s The Leftovers

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HBO has announced several premiere dates for the next few months. Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof’s end times drama, “The Leftovers,” will debut its 10-episode first season immediately following the Season 4 finale for Game of Thrones on Sunday, June 15 at 10 PM ET/PT. “True Blood” will kick off its seventh and final season (also 10 episodes) on June 22 at 9 PM.

“The Leftovers” is described as a “an original look at The Rapture… because it’s not entirely clear The Rapture happened.” It is based on Tom Perrotta’s novel of the same name.

This Sunday, just before “Game of Thrones'” 9 PM premier, HBO will air teasers for both “The Leftovers” and “True Blood.” You can see the teaser trailers below:

George R.R. Martin Wants to End “Game of Thrones” on the Big Screen

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“A Song of Ice and Fire” author George R.R. Martin recently told the Hollywood Reporter that there are currently discussions to end the HBO series, “Game of Thrones” with a film rather than with the television series.

The long running fantasy novel series was originally planned as a seven-part series, the latest installment being “A Dance with Dragons,” published in July 2011. Meanwhile, the HBO show is premiering its fourth season, this Sunday, April 6, which is said to begin by adapting the latter part of the third book. That means that the show could catch up with the books fairly soon not to mention that the actors are aging faster than the series is progressing.

Martin told the trade at the Lincoln Center premiere for the fourth season last night that the show may run longer than the books:

“It all depends on how long the main series runs. Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight? Do we run for 10? The books get bigger and bigger (in scope). It might need a feature to tie things up, something with a feature budget, like $100 million for two hours. Those dragons get real big, you know.”

According to THR, we might also see more adaptation from Martin as his three prequel novellas, “Tales of Dunk and Egg,” set in Westeros 90 years before the events in “Game of Thrones,” are also being considered for a film adaptation. The prequel’s characters including Ser Duncan the Tall are somehow related as direct ancestors to those in “Thrones,” according to the author, though he won’t reveal how.

Game of Thrones to Wrap Up After “Seven or Eight Seasons”

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With the fourth season of “Game of Thrones” literally just around the corner, Vanity Fair recently did a spread featuring the cast and news about the series.

There has been a lot of debate regarding what will happen when the series catches up with the novel series which is notoriously slow running. Show co-creator David Benioff says:

“Last year we went out to Santa Fe for a week to sit down with him [Martin] and just talk through where things are going, because we don’t know if we are going to catch up and where exactly that would be. If you know the ending, then you can lay the groundwork for it. And so we want to know how everything ends. We want to be able to set things up. So we just sat down with him and literally went through every character.”

Series author, George R.R. Martin also added,

“I can give them the broad strokes of what I intend to write, but the details aren’t there yet. I’m hopeful that I can not let them catch up with me.”

Benioff and co-creator D. B. Weiss revealed they would like to wrap it up after seven or eight seasons.

“It doesn’t just keep on going because it can. I think the desire to milk more out of it is what would eventually kill it, if we gave in to that.”