22 . 07 . 2012


A few more photos from Quoile Jetty, where they’re filming some Riverrun and House Tully scenes.

13 . 07 . 2012

Season 3 Premiere Date


Game of Thrones season 3 will premiere 3/31/13! 

12 . 07 . 2012

Looks like the paperback of A Dance with Dragons is coming out August 28, 2012


(Which means a new chapter from TWOW, obviously). Dunno if this has been mentioned, and I don’t remember seeing the date for the paperback before, so I thought I’d put it here. 

09 . 07 . 2012

Comic Con Panel: Ygritte in, Cersei out


“The panel for HBO’s excellent fantasy drama series is still on, however it looks like star Lena Headey won’t be in attendance, as originally announced. Entertainment Weekly has announced that Headey had to back out of the upcoming Friday panel due to a schedule conflict. While Cersei Lannister’s absence definitely won’t go unnoticed, there’s a bright side to the situation. As GoT has no shortage of interesting female characters, Headey’s seat won’t remain empty. Rose Leslie will be taking Headey’s place on the panel.”

29 . 06 . 2012

Attendees for GoT panel at ComicCon announced


Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A session— Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO’s Game of Thrones series concluded its 10-episode second season on June 3. Created and executive produced by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, the series follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power in a land where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. Season 2 of the hit series told an epic story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honor, conquest and triumph, set in an enthralling world of intrigue, seduction, and magic. Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, production of season 2 also took place in Croatia and Iceland. Some of the cast featured in the second season and appearing on this panel are (in alphabetical order) Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, and Richard Madden as Robb Stark. George R. R. Martin, who also serves as a co-executive producer and writer on the series, moderates with executive producer Carolyn Strauss. Hall H

28 . 06 . 2012

Tara Fitzgerald cast?



A London Evening Standard article mentions Fitzgerald will be filming season 3 soon.

We’re speculating she may be Selyse, since Dragonstone scenes will be shot first, probably, like last year.
07 . 06 . 2012


Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington to star opposite Vera Farmiga in thriller Greenland Time

EXCLUSIVE: Game of Thrones and The Seventh Son star to play opposite Vera Farmiga in Sigma/Zentropa thriller.

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is to play opposite Vera Farmiga in Sigma/Zentropa thriller Greenland Time.

Sigma is re-teaming with regular collaborator Zentropa on the Greenland-set psychological-thriller about a woman out for revenge on the man who killed her daughter in a hit-and-run accident.

Gillian Berrie produces for Sigma, Marie Gade produces for Zentropa.

Writers David Newman and Catherine Linstrum make their feature directorial debuts on the project which was developed by the UK’s BFI/Film Agency for Wales. The latter has also committed production finance. The project is aiming for an October/November shoot.

Harington is currently shooting on Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures’ fantasy The Seventh Son alongside Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander with Sergey Bodrov directing.

He is also due to reprise his role as warrior Jon Snow in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, which is scheduled to shoot a third series in Northern Ireland this summer.

31 . 05 . 2012

Theon Greyjoy, Reality Star? Game of Thrones Cast Picks Who Deserves a Spin-Off

Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) I think Theon is doing pretty good at the moment. His life is pretty messed-up… It might be a bit X-rated at times, but I think it would be worth a view.  I definitely couldn’t watch with my children though because that would be too embarrassing. I wouldn’t want to know some of that stuff. I think his story would make for a lot of … watercooler moments the next day, going, “Oh my God, did you see what he did?”

Robb Stark (Richard Madden) Theon! What Theon gets up to would be worse than Jersey Shore. But you can’t help but watch it.

Jon Snow (Kit Harington) I think Samwell should have a spin-off. He’s such a wonderful character, and John Bradley plays him so well. John and I have always talked about doing a spin-off with Jon Snow and Samwell like a buddy comedy.

Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) Tyrion should have his own reality show spin-off. Or Tyrion and Bronn. They would be such a funny comedy duo.

Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) I think Bronn. When I was watching the show, I realized who his character was and how much it’s got to do with how funny he is. He’s obviously got a big story behind him, and no one really knows it. I think that’s what’s so likable about him, that he’s not too serious, and you don’t know much about him, so you got nothing to dislike about him.

Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) My spin-off series would feature Hodor and quite a lot of landscape shots, since he won’t be saying much.

Jaime Lannister (Nicolaj Coster-Waldau) Reality shows need a lot of sex, so it would be Theon. It would be very entertaining to watch.

Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony) Elyas Gabel’s character, Rakharo. I really want to know what happened on that horse-ride trip that he took and unfortunately did not come back [alive] from. Basically, if I could go on a road trip with Rakharo, that would be brilliant just to see what he gets up to. He speaks a different language and is a fascinating character… That or like some kind of reality TV show about government led by Tyrion, where he’s laying the smackdown on every politician. On the Election Trail with Tyrion Lannister would be quite fun.

Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) The dragons definitely.

Ygritte (Rose Leslie) I love Tyrion. I love watching him. He is my favorite, so I think if Tyrion had a spin-off show, I’d be all over that. I’d love to watch that.

Gendry (Joe Dempsie) Definitely Theon Greyjoy. Never a dull moment in that boy’s life; there’s always something going on. And he’s also such an interesting character because of what happened in medieval times when families would take a ward as a hostage. You’re brought up by people, but essentially you have that internal conflict. You almost become part of the family. They’re keeping you captive so your real family behaves themselves. It’s a difficult thing to wrestle with. Theon today, in today’s world, if he was famous, that would go completely to his head.

Lancel Lannister (Eugene Simon) This sounds really dark, but I’m going to say it would probably be Sansa. She starts with her story with these aspirations of marrying a charming prince and having little princes and princesses and ever constantly this kind of pure fantasy dream world. But the truth is, it would be an incredibly dark comedy to see how the reality show of her life actually panned out given what happens to her. So I think it would just be a hugely dark comedy to watch how Sansa’s world suddenly descends into absolute misery. I have a dark sense of humor.

Irri (Amrita Acharia) I love Joffrey. I think he’s amazing. I think I love him even more because Jack Gleeson, who plays Joffrey, is so sweet in real life.

30 . 05 . 2012

Who would GoT stars choose for their Hand?


Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) I think possibly I would go with somebody like Nietzsche. Somebody who was really a philosopher, a good advisor, a guider… But I would probably fight with him nonstop.

Robb Stark (Richard Madden) -  My dad is pretty smart. I think he’d have my back. Yeah, keep it in the family. I’d put my dad there and keep an eye on what he’s doing.

Jon Snow (Kit Harington) -  I’d have my brother Jack probably. He probably would try to steal the throne from me actually, but I think if anyone’s going to try to steal it off of me, I’d want it to be him. And he’s an inherently a good person so I think he’d rule the kingdoms quite well.

Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) - I would have to pick my mom because she gives me good advice all the time, as I’m growing up. I think she’s been a brilliant Hand of the Queen.

Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) - I’d want someone funny, someone a bit like Bronn, a comedian maybe. I really like Lee Evans actually. He’s kind of my same humor and does a lot of impressions that are funny, so yeah, probably Lee Evans.

Bran Stark  (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) - If I were on the Iron Throne and I had to choose a Hand, I would want Tyrion. He seems to have every angle covered. But assuming I can’t have a Westerosi character, I would choose Sigmund Freud. He could get to work on Joffrey and Cersei’s complex relationship, and I would get Joffrey an electric guitar and lessons from Metallica as he needs to channel his blistering fury into something less psychopathic.

Jaime Lannister (Nicolaj Coster-Waldau) -  If I were on the Iron Throne, I’d call my sister and say, “You want to be queen?”

Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony) - I’d like to first point out that I’ve never sat on the Iron Throne set or otherwise. But if I were to sit on it, I would choose my best mate Don, who when I was at school, we were in prefects together. And he was a wonderful, wonderful right-hand man. I think he’d be brilliant at it.

Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) -  It would be Aidan Gillen as Littlefinger, definitely. You know not to trust him, but he’d be a brilliant operator for you.

Ygritte (Rose Leslie) - The novelist Georgette Heyer wrote my favorite book, These Old Shades. In the book, there’s a character called the Duke of Avon. He’s a seriously cool character, very slick. I think I’d have to go for him. I love him. I love reading that book over and over.

Gendry (Joe Dempsie) - I would pick legendary soccer manager Brian Clough who managed a football team that I support in the late ’70s and ’80s. He was quite a character and took no prisoners. One of his most famous quotes was when someone asked him if he as the best manager in the country. He said, “I wouldn’t say I was the best manager in the country, but I’m in the Top 1.” Michael Sheen played him in a film years ago called The Damned United.

Lancel Lannister (Eugene Simon) - If I could choose somebody to be my Hand to the King it would probably be, if he were alive, Peter Sellers. There you go. Peter Sellers, before he did Dr. Strangelove and went insane.

Irri (Amrita Acharia)  - I was thinking of a superhero. Let’s have Wonder Woman. She’d be by my side, she’d be my mentor, why not?

Note: I have no idea why TV Guide paired Wonder Woman with a pic of Peter Dinklage. It should be with this gorgeous woman:

28 . 05 . 2012

Talking Game of Thrones: Adaptation Versus Reimagining

…an interesting phenomena this season that is becoming more and more apparent as it progresses: more and more people seem to qualify their high enjoyment of the series with the caveat that they have to “separate” the novels from the TV show.  

 -Elio Garcia, Jr. aka Ran of WesterosOrg

16 . 05 . 2012

Edmure Tully to appear in S3 of Game of Thrones


Per wic.net, a leaked audition tape confirms that Nina Gold, Robert Sterne and company are in the process of casting Catelyn Stark’s younger brother, a major player in the events of A Storm of Swords who has yet to be mentioned on the television series.

Here is Irish actor Tom Sullivan reading for the part of Edmure Tully.

02 . 05 . 2012


“On Tuesday, HBO made two announcements in the realm of acquisitions. The network said it would be producing “True Detective,” a crime series based on the hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana starring Matthew McConnaughey and Woody Harrelson. It also confirmed reports it was passing on the pilot for Jonathan Franzen and Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of Franzen’s novel “The Corrections,” which starred Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal and was being produced by Scott Rudin.

It’s tempting to interpret the twin announcements as evidence of HBO’s broader plans. A sign, perhaps, that the smash success of its two highest-performing shows, “True Blood” and “Game of Thrones,” has convinced the network that the path to success is the lurid, fantastical one favored by hormonal young men.” -Joe Satran, the Huffington Post

Yes, that’s it, Joe Satran.  You obviously have your finger on the pulse of…  Oh, fuck it.

19 . 04 . 2012

Game of Thrones: Meet the Women


“It’s all fallen on me,” says Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) in Episode 2 of Game of Thrones’ sizzling second season. The cunning queen is musing about maintaining her ruthless family’s rule over a kingdom ripped apart by civil war, but she could be speaking for all of the show’s female characters. In a mythical world where only men are allowed to be in charge, these women are increasingly finding themselves gaining power and making big decisions.

“They are all incredibly smart,” explains Headey. “And they are fighters. Having been held back for being female makes them all the more dangerous — and therefore exciting.”

With three of the show’s major female characters now widowed, audiences can expect to hear “Yes, m’lady” a whole lot more this season as wives who once channeled their power and influence through their husbands step into more forceful roles.

In Cersei’s case, her husband, King Robert Baratheon, died under suspicious circumstances (her hands might not be exactly clean), leaving her queen regent to her power-mad teen son, King Joffrey. The boy executed his father’s adviser, Ned Stark, and now holds Ned’s daughter Sansa (Sophie Turner) hostage, while her sister Arya (Maisie Williams) is on the run.

Ned’s widow, Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley), is desperate to get her girls back and is acting as adviser to her son Robb, who has declared himself King of the North, as he wages war on the royals.

Meanwhile, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), the only woman claiming the throne, is stranded in the desert and is leading a small band of followers, along with three baby dragons. “It’s a male-oriented world,” says Clarke. “The women are up against a lot. It takes guts.”

But it isn’t just high-borns gaining clout. Season 2 introduces a mysterious priestess, warrior women and brothels full of beauties privy to the secrets of the realm’s most powerful men. These new female characters include Melisandre (Carice van Houten), witchy counsel to would-be king Stannis Baratheon; Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), a warrior in the service of Stannis’ brother, Renly; Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), Renly’s savvy wife; bold Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan), daughter of Iron Islands ruler Balon Greyjoy, who, yes, also craves the crown; and Ygritte (Rose Leslie), a wildling from north of The Wall. Then there’s one former prostitute who exerts influence in a much gentler way: Shae (Sibel Keikelli), the love of Cersei’s brother, Tyrion. His desire to protect and impress her fuels much of the story line as he schemes to keep his family in power.

“The women of Westeros have obstacles they must find a way around,” says executive producer Dan Weiss. “That makes their predicaments so, so interesting.”

We take a closer look at the ladies who may ultimately decide the Game’s winner in TV Guide Magazine’s exclusive digital issue available today on Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook.