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See First Images From ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8!

Sixty-Five days and counting. We’re almost two months away from the final season of Game of Thrones and HBO is fanning the giant-dragon-wingspan-sized-hype flames with new promotional photos. The pictures reveal almost nothing, aside from the characters who will be returning and the fact that winter has evidently arrived.

 

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The worldwide TV phenomenon based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga is on its way to a legendary close. As always, we are forever grateful to “the American Tolkien” for the magic he brings to the screen.

Game Of Thrones season eight premieres on April 14th.

 

 

 

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Naomi Watts to Lead Upcoming ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel

There is news from the HBO citadel! Casting has begun to take place for the upcoming prequel for the Game of Thrones series. Previously, there had been mere rumors of a spin off in the make but we now know that HBO had ordered a Game of Thrones prequel and we’re dying to see it. Not only are we dying to see the actual show, we are dying to see the new cast who will be starring. It has been officially announced that Naomi Watts has been signed to lead the ensemble cast of this upcoming prequel.

 

 

 

 

 

The Game of Thrones prequel is being written by Jane Goldman, who has written for X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass, and she has partnered with our great and glorious George R.R Martin, the author of the Game of Thrones series. Currently, Naomi Watts is the first of many actors to be cast. The series is actively casting roles and seeking someone to direct it as well. Though still on its bare bones, it’s slowly building up and the basic story line has been shared which gives us hope that the series will be great. The network released an official description of the show, they write:

 

 

Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East, to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.

 

 

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The Game of Thrones prequel will not premiere until a year after the original series has concluded. We can expect that we will see the prequel in 2020 after the original series has concluded.  Though the original cast will not be used, we can expect to fall in love with this new and developing cast (and of course weep when they are tragically killed off). This is so far a good casting, I can’t wait to see what else the prequel will have to offer. Look out for news and follow the Game of Thrones Twitter and Facebook to keep up with upcoming news.

 

 

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HBO Releases Trailer for ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Adaptation

Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend is nearing its on-screen premiere, as HBO has just released the trailer for the upcoming adaptation. 

 

The coming-of-age novel is the first book in a 4-part series, called The Neapolitan Novels, which follows the lives of childhood friends Elena and Raffaella throughout their adolescence into their old age.

 

 

 

The Neapolitian Novels have been embraced by many audiences and Ferrante has received positive reviews from critics since the release of My Brilliant Friend. The New York Times referred to Ferrante as, “One of the great novelists of our time.”

 

 

“Her voice is passionate, her view sweeping and her gaze basilisk. Her subject is the domestic world, and part of her genius lies in her capacity to turn this sphere into an infernal region, full of rage and violence, unlimited in its intellectual and emotional reach.”

 

 

HBO is taking Ferrante’s passionate and heartwarming tale to the screen and this official trailer shows audiences that the Italian author’s riveting story is just as emotional on screen as it is on page.

 

 

My Brilliant Friend will premiere in November 2018.

 

 

 

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New ‘Game of Thrones’ Episode Script Reveals the Fate of Tormund Giantsbane

When Game of Thrones ended its seventh season many fans were left wondering the fate of Tormund Giantsbane.

 

The last we saw of his character, he was attempting to escape the crush of the Wall which began to crumble. Now it looks like we may have an answer as to whether he will return next season.

 

HBO recently release the episode script for the seventh season finale when they submitted it in consideration for the 2018 Emmy Awards. A PDF of the episode script, along with episode scripts of several other TV series, is available to view on the Emmys website. 

 

Here is an excerpt taken from the script:

 

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While the script doesn’t plainly state whether Tormund survived or not, the fact that it doesn’t straightforwardly state that he died is a good sign. In the season 5 finale in which Jon Snow is brutally stabbed by several member’s of the Night’s Watch, the episode script explicitly revealed his death, as shown in the episode script HBO shared with Entertainment Weekly.

 

Therefore if Tormund truly did see his demise, it’s likely HBO wouldn’t have had a reason to hide it on page.

 

Do you believe Tormund Giantsbane will return – either alive or as a white walker – in the next season? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

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