Game of Thrones Season 5: News Blast

By Rhiannon Kavity on Aug 7, 2014 to Game of Thrones

It’s almost impossible to stay completely up to date on all of the Game of Thrones news flooding the Internet. It’s seems as though the moment you turn around, or log off your computer, new casting information or an interview is revealed.

Game of Thrones just might be the only show that’s popularity seems to increase during the off-season.

In an effort to keep all our fellow HBOWatchers up to date on all things GoT, we’re going to do a quick break down of all the highlights this week just in case you missed anything.

Hopefully, it should help to fill the gaping hole left in your hearts by the lack of Westeros.

George R.R. Martin, author of the infamous A Song of Ice and Fire series, aka the book that led to the Game of Thrones show, spoke out on his blog regarding the accusations of racism in GoT casting. People raise questions on why so few people of color have been cast in roles and why those who have end up playing slaves or servants. This isn’t something new, or the first time such allegations have been made, and as always Martin perfectly combats the issue.

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Speaking of the Creator of all things GoT, he will be rereleasing his children’s book The Ice Dragon on October 21, 2014. The story, though for children, takes place in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, and is sure to top the Best Sellers list just like the original series. You can pre-order it today by clicking here!

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, had her first appearance at SD Comic-Con this year. She teased some big changes for the eldest Stark girl, which is hardly surprising considering her sudden partnership with Littlefinger. She even discussed her experience with her on-screen husband Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) and gave her opinion on their character’s relationship by saying:

“Doing the scenes with Peter is fun because he’s so funny and we get on really well. It’s nice because we both really understand the relationship that they have. They have this unspoken trust – she’s so much more open with him than she is with [other people]. You can see she’s a lot more relaxed around him, even if it’s just a snarky comment, she wouldn’t say that to someone else in court. She doesn’t want to trust him because he’s a Lannister but she knows that she can. It’s really sweet.

Sean Bean (Ned Stark) hosted an AMA on reddit this week. The thread was in support of his new show “Legends” which will air on TNT August 13th. Whether he expected it or not, Bean was bombarded with questions not about his new show but about the dearly departed Ned Stark.  If you want to read the entire thread, you can see it here.

Here are some of his best responses:

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Not that’s it’s a surprise to any of us but Game of Thrones finally hit 19 million viewers, which basically means there’s 19 million of us fanpersoning over how we badly want to fast-forward through the next year and get to the premiere!

Stay tuned to HBOWatch for all your GoT news and leave some comments below with your own thoughts!

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Alexandra Mitchell
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That Sean Bean AMA is amazing! I was cracking up as I read through it. I bet Sean Bean would be great in a comedy film or show where he didn’t die. Ahh, a girl can dream…

Eleonora Iafano
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Great article, Rhiannon. I, being one of those over the top obsessed GoT fans, need to have snippets of information over the coming months to make it through. Lol. Now, when it comes to the diversity of the casting, what a lot of people need to understand is, that Westeros is based on a medieval society and it’s not meant to be racist. This is what GRRM envisioned and brought to life through his writing. I took enough Medieval History in university to understand that the countries that were focused on the most were England, France, Italy and Spain. I… Read more »
Shanna
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The problem with this is that there were people of color in Europe during those times. Just because some classrooms and perhaps even colleges fail to teach this doesn’t make it any less true. So, I think that’s where some of the claims of racism are coming from. Also, I find it interesting when I look at the choices they made with who all ended up being shown as slaves and such. They are all black or brown, very few seem to be white. So, are they trying to have it both ways? It’s medieval Europe and so no coloreds… Read more »
trueRouteRunner
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You see what you want to see. Dany is on a journey nowhere near her place of origin. She is in a foreign land far across the sea. Most humans in this regin have dark colored hair darker skin tones, (if you watch the ending again the crowd is filled with Latino, Arab and Asian Actors, some might have African lineage but so do Egyptians they are from Africa as well. Remember how big Asia is? I don’t need to go into how many countries there are in that continent) that does not make them “BLACK”. If Dany was dark… Read more »
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