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Go on the Set of Game of Thrones Season 4

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HBO has officially released a new behind the scenes video for the upcoming fourth season of “Game of Thrones.”

The fourth season will premiere on Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m. Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, the hit Emmy-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom.

Members of the ensemble cast include Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. The executive producers are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield, and co-executive producers are Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.

You can watch the behind the scenes video below:

5 Teases for the Upcoming Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailer

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APRIL 6. Guys, we just have to make it to April 6. HBO has officially announced the return of “Game of Thrones” to take place on, you guessed it, April 6 with the season 4 premiere. The first trailer will air this Sunday at 8:58 p.m. ET before “True Detective,” but you can get five early teases below.

Members of the ensemble cast includes Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. However, season 4 will also see several new stars join the cast for the season.

The executive producers are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield, and co-executive producers are Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.

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

To get you even more excited, as if that was possible, HBO has released 5 Vines teasing the official debut of the trailer this weekend. I am not sure why they couldn’t just release the trailer considering all the effort they put into release vines but oh well. You can watch them below!

Game of Thrones Most Pirated TV Show of 2013

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If there is anything I know for sure, it is that HBO and AMC make some DAMN fine television shows. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and AMC’s “Breaking Bad” are the two most downloaded and pirated shows of 2013.

The season 3 finale of “Game of Thrones” was downloaded 5.9 million times, most within one week after it aired in June. This is the second year in a row that it takes the top spot. The series finale for “Breaking Bad” which set several ratings records as well, was downloaded 4.2 million times.

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes this summer quipped that widespread piracy of “Game of Thrones” was “better than an Emmy,” and said HBO has been dealing with theft of its content for years. “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan said in a BBC interview that piracy helped boost the show’s “brand awareness,” while also acknowledging it was a problem.

However, Gale Anne Hurd, the executive producer of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” vehemently disagrees.

“There’s a mistaken belief by many of my peers that piracy is somehow good, that viewers will develop a habit to pay for it,” Hurd said. “I’m not sure they really understand other than anecdotal evidence that their ratings go up that the people who pirate are not then going to choose legal downloads or legal viewing in the future.”

The piracy figures tracked by TorrentFreak include only files downloaded via BitTorrent’s file-sharing protocol, excluding illegal sharing on cyberlocker and streaming sites.

Telltale’s Game of Thrones Confirmed With Teaser Trailer

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A few weeks ago it was rumored that TellTale Games was working on a “Game of Thrones” video game similar to their extremely popular “The Walking Dead” series. At the time, the developer remained quiet about the rumors but at this weekend’s VGX Awards event, Telltale announced it had two new projects on the way one of which is an untitled GoT project.

TellTales Games went a step further and released a teaser trailer for their two new projects which you can see below.

Currently, it is still not known whether the game would be based on the HBO series or the source material, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin. The HBO series is based on the novels from “A Song of Ice and Fire” written by Martin. He began the first volume of the series, A Game of Thrones, in 1991. He published it in 1996. Martin gradually extended his originally intended trilogy to seven volumes, the fifth of which, A Dance with Dragons, took him five years to write before its publication in 2011. Martin’s work on his sixth, The Winds of Winter, is still underway.

I am pretty sure we can count on TellTale to give us something amazing.

Game Of Thrones Jack Gleeson Is Done Acting Once King Joffrey Is Gone

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King Joffrey is a character we all love to hate. And by hate I really mean LOATHE. The “Game of Thrones” character played by Jack Gleeson is one of the most famously bad characters in television and literature. So when his character inevitably exits the show, Gleeson has stated that he plans to quit acting. For good.

Gleeson said he would rather quit acting so he can focus on charity work during an interview with The Independent. According to the interview, a recent trip to Haiti with international aid organization, Goal, was one of the deciding factors that led Gleeson to wanting to step out of the limelight and spend more time doing charity work.

Whether this ends up being permanent or not, it is still incredibly selfless and admirable. Though it would have been nice to see him in a non-villain role. One day maybe? Either way, way to go Gleeson.

“Game of Thrones” is scheduled to premiere in early 2014 on HBO. It will be based roughly on the second half of A Storm of Swords, the third book of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin, of which the series is an adaptation. The season will consist of ten episodes .

Telltale Reportedly Developing Game of Thrones Video Game

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Telltale Games, the company behind the hugely successful “Walking Dead” video games series is reportedly developing a new game based on everyone’s favorite fantasy series, “Game of Thrones.” IGN has reported that they have heard from multiple sources that the developer is working on the game adaptation.

However, it is not currently known whether the game would be based on the HBO series or the source material, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin.

When asked, Telltale Games responded simply,

“We get these sorts of rumors about what we could be working on next cropping up all the time. Officially we have no comment.”

If anyone is going to make a “Game of Thrones” video game, I would want Telltale to be one of the developers. If it is anything like the “Walking Dead” season games it would be massively successful and masterfully well done (I am assuming, of course.) What we don’t need is another fuck up like the last “Game of Thrones” video game that failed both in the eyes of critics and fans.

The HBO series is based on the novels from “A Song of Ice and Fire” written by Martin. He began the first volume of the series, A Game of Thrones, in 1991. He published it in 1996. Martin gradually extended his originally intended trilogy to seven volumes, the fifth of which, A Dance with Dragons, took him five years to write before its publication in 2011. Martin’s work on his sixth, The Winds of Winter, is still underway.

Michiel Huisman Joins Game of Thrones Season 4 in Secret Role

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According to a recent report from TV Line, Michiel Huisman, most known for his role on the show “Nashville,” has joined the cast of season 4 of “Game of Thrones.” However, the role that he has taken has not been disclosed. HBO’s hit series will use the second half of the third  A Song of Ice and Fire book titled “A Storm of Swords,” as the basis for its fourth season.  Continue reading

What Happens When Game Of Thrones Catches Up With The Books

 

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George R.R. Martin, the writer of the novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire, is acutely aware of fans worries that the HBO show based on the novels could catch up to his unfinished series. Frankly, we are all screaming, “write faster!” The worries are real however. ASOIAF still has two books remaining to be written with no release date in site for the 6th book and considering how long it took him to churn out the first 5 books, fans already know the wait is long and grueling. Continue reading

Drink Like A Westerosi With Stark Raving Wine: The Perfect Game of Thrones Wine Pairing – Review

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If you watch even just one episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” you will notice at least one thing. LOTS and lots of wine. A staple among the characters of George R.R. Martin’s world, wine seems to seep through every scene. Now, fans (21 years old or over, of course) can drink like their favorite characters with Stark Raving wines.

I watch “Game of Thrones” pretty religiously every week and was excited to get the chance to try out a new wine that would fit perfectly with my Sunday night tradition. The Stark Raving wine line comes in four different and unique wines. A white, a red, a Cabernet, and a malbec. Superficially, I absolutely LOVE the bottle design for these wines. They each feature a vintage steampunk-eaque design that looks cool and enticing. Seeing this at a wine store, I would immediately be interested.

The White Wine

Like Sansa Stark, the white wine is sweet yet bold. It has a fruity and juicy taste that reminds you of those warm summer nights. The white wine is a blend of chardonnay, muscat, malvasia bianco. Like Sansa, the white may seem like a one dimensionally sweet, however, with each sip, the complexity reveals itself more.

This one was my favorite of the Stark Raving wines. I loved the relaxed mixture and overall fruit-infused taste. It is recommended to this wine chilled which gives it an even sweeter and refreshing taste.

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The Red Wine

Like Arya Stark, the red wine is filled with a big and bold personality. If there is anything we know about Arya, it is that she is both strong and fearless and this wine perfectly encapsulates her never giving up attitude. This dark red wine is rich in flavor being a blend of  jammy fruit like dark bing cherries and ripe plums along with  tannat, zin, merlot, cab sauv, and petit sirah.

I personally really enjoyed this wine as the after taste of each sip of filled with a sweet fruit flavor that made me want to go back for more.

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The Cab

This Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect pairing for the Robb Stark of the family. It is both extremely forward and little spicy. It is a mix of ripe berries balanced by medium tannins giving it one of the boldest tastes of all. Whether he is on his quest to conquer the North or dealing with those who oppose him and his new wife, Robb would find a perfect wine companion in this Cabernet.

I found the Cabernet to be one of the strongest of the four wines. It has a very distinct taste and is great for the seasoned wine drinkers like the Lannisters.

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The Malbec

Similarly to Catelyn Stark, the malbec wine is both dark and spicy. While Catelyn is not afraid to do or say what she thinks is right, even when it lands her in jail at the request of her own son. Her feisty personality and dark character flaws finds a natural partnership with the malbec of Stark Raving wines. The medium bodied wine is a mixture of  Dark cherries and smoky bacon creating a unique taste fit for the Starks of Winterfell. There is not doubt that if Ned was alive, he would be enjoying this wine next to the hearth or at dinner with Catelyn.

The malbec has one of the more interesting tastes of all four wines. It took a few sips before I decided I liked it and from there it grew on me. This wine would be perfect for those relaxing evenings watching “Game of Thrones,” with friends or solo.

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Stark Raving Wines is the perfect pairing for “Game of Thrones.” It can bring you closer to the world of Westeros and Essos as you drink alongside your favorite characters, not to mention would make a great addition to any party with friends and family.

“They generously spill wine throughout the show – so it seems natural to join them in celebration as viewers wind down from their weekends on Sunday nights.”

You can learn about where to buy your own bottle of Stark Raving wine by visiting their official website.

*Note: Items were received in partner with the publication of this review. 

Game Of Thrones Renewed For Fourth Season

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At this point I don’t know why HBO doesn’t just renew the series until the very end of the books. They KNOW it will continue to be popular but that it will also have a definite ending at the end of the book series. Either way, HBO has officially renewed the series for a fourth season only a few days after the premiere of the 3rd season on March 31st.  Continue reading