In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Varys actor Conleth Hill provided his thoughts on his time on Game of Thrones and not all were positive. Hill revealed he was ‘disappointed’ with the final few seasons of the show, and was upset about Varys’s death, specifically, he was saddened that Varys did not get to have a final scene with Littlefinger, as Littlefinger had been his nemesis.
Hill said he ‘kinda dropped off the edge’ after Season 6, noting Varys himself was also pushed to the sidelines and had not been focused on as much. Hill was frustrated by this but understood that, as a show about a great number of characters, he understood that not everyone could hold the spotlight. He said that though the last few seasons were not the best part of the experience, he thoroughly enjoyed his time on the show, over all.
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He noted his favorite Varys scenes involved talking with Tyrion as they traveled in the cart together across Westeros, but commented that he was “dismayed” that Varys seemingly dulled a little in the later seasons, making mistakes he would not have previously made.
Still, Conleth Hill did say that his inclusion in the show was perhaps the high point of his career, saying it was surreal to be working on such on a huge show. His favorite moment was when they shot at Fair Head in Ireland, which is coincidentally where Hill grew up and where he first dreamed of being an actor.
Game of Thrones will air its final episode this Sunday at 9pm ET on HBO.
Exciting news! According to Deadline Stolen Picture, a production company set up by Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, is set to adapt the epic fantasy drama novel Rivers of London.The novel by Ben Aaronovitch follows Peter Grant, a former policeman who becomes a magician’s apprentice. The series of novels follows Peter as he solves magical crimes, blending urban fantasy with crime thrillers. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have previously collaborated to make films such as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End. They will be developing the book as a TV series, with the two expressing great excited at bringing Aaronovitch’s world to life.
Ben Aaronovitch has been brought onto the series as an executive producer. Simon Pegg noted this was important for him, wanting to make sure the creator’s vision is adhered to. Often, Pegg noted, writers are treated unfairly and have their ideas stolen rather than being creative partners. Making Aaronovitch a producer of the series will make sure his vision is faithfully adapted and allow him to create his world again onscreen. Each season is intended to adapt one of the books, with the first season slated for ten episodes. Currently, the team is in the assembly aspect of the series but hopefully, Rivers of Londons will grace our screens soon! It sounds like a great project and certainly something for any urban fantasy fan.
The book To Offer Compassion: A History of the Clergy Consultation, co-authored by Doris Andrea Dirks and Patricia A. Relf has been tapped to receive a big screen adaptation by Storyboard Entertainment. The book tells the true story of a group of ministers and rabbis forming the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion (CSS) for the purpose of offering consulting services to women with unwanted pregnancies, including referring them to licensed physicians to perform abortions. The book offered a compelling on the largely forgotten movement, drawing from interviews from the CCS’s participants and official documents.
Kor Adana, co-producer and writer of Mr. Robot, has been brought on to help adapt this unique story into a feature film. According to this article from Deadline, Kor Adana feels a sense of ‘urgency’ to tell this story and showcase ‘how compassion can make real change.’ Considering his well-known commitment to realism for Mr. Robot‘s hacking technology, Kor Adana seems the right man to tackle this project.
To Offer Compassion will be out in paperback this summer, with no set release for the feature film adaptation. Pick up a copy for yourself and see this unique story unfold on the page while gearing up for the eventual adaptation!