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Game of Thrones is HBO's fantasy series based on George R.R Martin's popular A Song of Ice and Fire series. In a world where no one is safe and treachery looms around every corner this sex-fueled, violent world is designed for even those who would traditionally shy away from a fantasy series. This Emmy winning show is unlike anything else that has ever been tried on television The series seems to only get better and better as the seasons roll on. Below is all of the latest news, featured articles and character profiles. If you can't find what you're looking for try the search bar above! As the Starks would say: Winter is Coming.

George R. R. Martin not writing an episode for Game of Thrones Season 5

George R. R. Martin not writing an episode for Game of Thrones Season 5

Right on the heels of the Season 5 casting news, renowned author of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin, has announced that he will not be writing an episode for Game of Thrones Season 5. George has previously written one episode for each of the four past seasons. Depending on your perspective, this could be either good or bad news, as his reasoning is that he wants to focus on completing The Winds of Winter. The full scoop is over on Vulture, but here are the relevant parts of the transcript: Which shooting location are you going to choose to visit this season? Seems like a tough one since you’ve added another warm, exotic...

Game of Thrones Season 4 Blooper Reel

Game of Thrones Season 4 Blooper Reel

In case the huge Season 5 casting news wasn’t enough for one day, the Game of Thrones San Diego Comic-Con panel also showed a bloopers/outtakes reel for Season 4. Take a look: This is the first time we’ve seen this sort of thing from the show. Hopefully the trend continues! Game of Thrones returns in Spring 2015. We’ll provide an exact air date when we have it.

Game of Thrones Season 5 Cast Revealed!

Game of Thrones Season 5 Cast Revealed!

As revealed at the Game of Thrones San Diego Comic-Con panel today, we now have official casting news for the upcoming fifth season. The new roles are as follows: Doran Martell will be played by Alexander Siddig. “Doran Martell is the ruling lord of Dorne and older brother to the late Prince Oberyn Martell. Unlike his brother, Doran is even-tempered and deliberate. Now, all of Dorne waits to see how their lord will react to his brother’s death.”       Trystane Martell will be played by Toby Sebastian. “Trystane Martell is Prince Doran’s son and heir to Dorne. His father betrothed him to Myrcella Baratheon as part...

Game of Thrones Season 4: Scene of the Season

Game of Thrones Season 4: Scene of the Season

It’s that time of year again. There were a number of memorable moments from this season’s Game of Thrones, but which in particular stood out to you? Our writers have selected a few of their favorites, but we here at HBOWatch leave it up to you to decide: what is this year’s Scene of the Season? And the NOMINEES are:   TYRION’S TRIAL Tyrion Lannister’s monumental scene came in the latter half of Season IV. Falsely accused of murdering his nephew, the late King Joffrey Baratheon, enduring a hostile and never-ending feud with his older sister, Queen Regent Cersei Lannister, and being betrayed at the hands of...

Directors for Game of Thrones Season 5 Announced!

Directors for Game of Thrones Season 5 Announced!

Thanks to EW, we now have a full list of directors for the upcoming fifth season of Game of Thrones. Strangely, most of the names are new to the show, with only one Thrones alumnus returning – David Nutter, who previously directed “The Rains of Castamere”, and will now direct the final two episodes of Season 5. Here’s the breakdown: Episodes 501 and 502: Michael Slovis (episodes of AMC’s Breaking Bad, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU)Episodes 503 and 504: Mark Mylod (episodes of Showtime’s Shameless and HBO’s Entourage)Episodes 505 and 506: Jeremy Podeswa (episodes of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and...

Game of Thrones Season 4 DVD/Blu-ray Release Date Confirmed

Game of Thrones Season 4 DVD/Blu-ray Release Date Confirmed

The fourth season of Game of Thrones is set to be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download on February 17th, 2015. As you can see here, the official box art has been unveiled. The set will also include the usual array of behind-the-scenes- segments, histories and lore of Westeros, and audio commentaries, among other things (full details below). The Blu-ray set (which comes with a Digital Copy) will be available for $79.98, while the DVD set will be $59.99. There are no pre-order options available yet, but we’ll get them to you as soon as possible. This information comes from an HBO press release, the transcript of which you can...

HBO at San Diego Comic-Con 2014

HBO at San Diego Comic-Con 2014

SDCC 2014 is fast approaching, and runs this year from July 24th – 27th. HBO issued a press release detailing which of their associated shows will be presenting panels. HBO’s Game of Thrones and True Blood, and Cinemax’s Banshee will all present separate panels over the four days. Here’s all the information you need: The HBO series TRUE BLOOD and GAME OF THRONES and the CINEMAX series BANSHEE are confirmed for panels and autograph sessions at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014. Below is panel information on the three series. Expect live coverage of all HBO and CINEMAX Comic-Con activities at HBO Connect...

Game of Thrones San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Lineup

Game of Thrones San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Lineup

We have good news for those of you who plan on attending the San Diego Comic-Con this year. On Friday, July 25th, Game of Thrones will present a panel and Q&A session in Hall H, from 1:40pm – 2:40pm. Here’s the official word: The GAME OF THRONES panel in Hall H at 1:40 p.m. will be moderated byCraig Ferguson. The panel will include: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, executive producers, writers and showrunners of GAME OF THRONES, andGeorge R.R. Martin, co-executive producer and author of the bestselling fantasy book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” on which the HBO drama is based. Cast members scheduled to attend (in...

George R. R. Martin gives the Iron Finger to naysayers

George R. R. Martin gives the Iron Finger to naysayers

  In a recent interview with the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger, the acclaimed author of A Song of Ice and Fire, upon which Game of Thrones is based, was asked how he would respond to fans’ worries about his health giving out before he has the opportunity to finish the remaining books. Martin responded thusly: “I find that question pretty offensive, frankly, when people start speculating about my death and my health. So fuck you to those people.” Although his response was accompanied by a signature chuckle and raised middle finger, it is apparent that he feels insulted by such inappropriate questions, and rightly...

Šibenik, Croatia confirmed as new Game of Thrones filming location

Šibenik, Croatia confirmed as new Game of Thrones filming location

We can now confirm that the Croatian town of Šibenik will be used as a new shooting location for scenes in the upcoming fifth season of Game of Thrones. Astute book readers can probably guess what this location will be used for, from the images alone. Šibenik town officials and the Deputy Mayor, Danijel Mileta, announced this week that the show will be shooting in their town in September. However, the announcement was met with some unfortunate local controversy. Here’s a rundown of it from WiC’s report: The announcement … has been met with some local controversy. According to Šibenik.in, HBO has had trouble securing...

HBO “not concerned” about Game of Thrones outpacing books

HBO “not concerned” about Game of Thrones outpacing books

Recently, one of our writers posted an opinion piece on whether Game of Thrones will outpace A Song of Ice and Fire before George R. R. Martin finishes writing the (proposed) remaining two books. We now have much more concrete information on this matter. Thanks to EW, we now know that HBO executives are “not concerned” about the series overtaking the remaining books. Here’s an extract: HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler and programming president Michael Lombardo were asked by critics Thursday if there was anything “short of nuclear war” that would prevent Thrones from completing its entire story as planned....

Oberyn Martell’s daughter cast in Game of Thrones?

Oberyn Martell’s daughter cast in Game of Thrones?

According to the New Zealand Herald, Kiwi Academy-Award nominated actress Keisha Castle-Hughes is rumored to be cast as one of the Sand Snakes, the late Oberyn Martell’s bastard daughters of whom he spoke so fondly last season. The newspaper states that Ms. Castle-Hughes has been sharing the news of her casting with her friends. In addition to this, her Twitter activity would seem to point towards something Thrones related, in that she has traveled to London and Belfast recently, lauded the show, and followed numerous cast members. At this time, it is unclear which daughter she may be playing, but we will be sure to update you as...

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