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Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this fantastic Friday? One crafty fan creates an incredible replica of Game of Thrones' Iron Throne, Ice-t voices characters from 1980s cartoons and the late Chris Farley becomes a part of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. But first, we have senior citizens reacting to the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Elders React To Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer
Earlier this month, Warner Bros. debuted the second trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in front of a packed crowd in Hall H during Comic-Con. The fine folks at Fine Brothers Entertainment have put together a video where "elders" react to this epic trailer. »
Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have said that they plan on having the show last seven seasons - meaning that next season, season six, would be the next-to-last. If you're already grieving that, there may be some hope that the show could go longer than that. Speaking at the Summer TCA, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo batted away the idea that seven seasons was definite. "That's definitely open," he said. "Seven seasons and out has never been the conversation. The question is, how much beyond the seven are we going to do?" What's that? Good news and Game of Thrones?! That's right. Lombardo had some more specifics, adding that Weiss and Benioff are "feeling like there are probably two more years after six. As I've said before, I'd always love for them to change their minds, but I think that's what we're looking at right now. »
"Game of Thrones" is rolling. After a successful, though controversial, fifth season, the series garnered the most Emmy nominations of any show this year - a massive 24. At this point, even the smallest rumor of a filming location is big news. With prestige and popularity that keeps climbing it may seem strange to be talking about the end. But the end is coming whether we or HBO's head of programming, Michael Lombardo, want it to or not. Speaking at the Television Critics Association's annual summer press tour, Lombardo weighed in about the future of the network's flagship series. In the current TV landscape where the showrunners can be as famous as their series, it is no wonder David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will have to be comfortable with any plan that is set in place. The Wrap pulled a few choice quotes from the TCA event but one stands »
- Michael Hindle
Game of Thrones will rage on for at least eight seasons, says HBO programming president Michael Lombardo – despite claims from showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss that they were only interested in creating seven.
"'Seven seasons and out' has never been the conversation," Lombardo said Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, according to the L.A. Times. "The question is how much beyond seven are we going to do. [Benioff and Weiss] feel like there's two more years after six. I would always love for them to change their minds. »
Production is already under way on Season 6 of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones, which will be the first season that isn't based on any of George R.R. Martin's books. While fans impatiently wait for the author to complete the last two books in his A Song of Fire and Ice series, many have also wondered if the show will run for seven seasons, one for each book, or if it will go even longer, given its massive popularity. During HBO's TCA press tour presentation, HBO president Michael Lombardo revealed that series creators/showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are currently planning to end the show after eight seasons.
"Seven seasons and out was never the case. The question is how much beyond (seven seasons) it will go. David and Dan are feeling there are two more years after Season 6, that's what we're looking at right now. »
The Television Critics Association summer press tour took place today which means there’s tons of television news coming out of California this evening. HBO president Michael Lombardo dropped one of the most eye raising bits of info: their flagship show “Game Of Thrones” is looking to close up shop after season eight. According to Lombardo, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are “feeling like there’s probably two more years after [season] six.” The HBO president admitted he would “love for them to change their minds, but that’s what we’re looking at right now”(previously, the HBO chief said he’d hoped the show would run at least a decade). Makes sense as eight years, plus development is a long time to do one project. Benioff and Weiss have probably earned the clout to do anything they want and could possibly pull off some big feature film work if they so aspired to. »
- Rodrigo Perez
The Television Critics Association summer press tour took place today, which means there’s tons of television news coming out of California this evening. HBO president Michael Lombardo dropped one of the most eye-raising bits of info: their flagship show “Game Of Thrones” is looking to close up shop after season eight. According to Lombardo, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are “feeling like there’s probably two more years after [season] six.” The HBO president admitted he would “love for them to change their minds, but that’s what we’re looking at right now.” Previously, the HBO chief said he’d hoped the show would run at least a decade. This certainly makes sense as eight years, plus development, is a long time to do one project. Benioff and Weiss have earned the clout to do anything they want, and could pull off some big feature film work if they aspired to. »
- Rodrigo Perez
At first thought to be on track for seven seasons, HBO and showrunner duo David Benioff and Dan Weiss have informed fans of Game of Thrones that we can now expect eight seasons of the megapopular series based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. At least eight.
According to EW, at today’s TCA press tour, HBO boss Michael Lombardo also said he would (of course) be open to a prequel series if Weiss and Benioff were interested after Game of Thrones proper concludes. Personally, while I respect the idea of maintaining creative/visual continuity to a prequel, I’m not so sure I’d be put off with new takes in the setting.
For fans who cringe at the term “prequel” and who experience Grrm’s world only through the tv show, don’t worry, because Martin has published prequel material that’s »
- Jay Tomio
“‘Seven seasons and out’ has never been the conversation,” Lombardo told reporters during HBO’s presentation at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour on Thursday. “The question is, how much beyond the seventh season are we going to do?”
According to Lombardo, “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are “feeling like there’s probably two more years after [season] six,” noting that he would “love for them to change their minds, but that’s what we’re looking at right now.”
Lombardo has previously gone on record admitting that he wants to see “Game of Thrones” run for a decade: “We started this journey with David and Dan. It’s their vision. Would I love the »
- Laura Prudom
Other than “When will George R.R. Martin finally finish his book?”, the most consistent question from “Game of Thrones” fans is: “How long will the series last?” At today’s TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour, HBO head of programming Michael Lombardo said that the series will likely run through Season 8. However, he added that he’d like co-executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to change their minds and to move forward with additional seasons. In fact, the network is in favor of staying in the Westeros business for as long as they are able. Lombardo is open to a prequel series – if the creative team feels they have a compelling story to tell. As to the mixed response to this past season -- particularly in regards to Sansa Stark's frightful arc -- Lombardo said that violence has been a thread throughout the series. Adding that he fully supports Benioff and Weiss artistically, »
- Roth Cornet
Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss might as well give up all hope — like so many of their characters, there's a chance they're not going to escape the show alive. That much was made clear Thursday afternoon during the Television Critics Association's press tour, when HBO president Michael Lombardo revealed that he sees the show continuing past the long-rumored seventh-season endpoint. "Seven-seasons-and-out has never been the conversation,” he said. "The question is how much beyond seven are we going to do." This, despite the showrunners perhaps not being entirely onboard with an indefinite run, and the growing problem of how to reconcile George R.R. Martin's source material with the increasingly divergent show. But while the length of the show's run is still very much up in the air, Lombardo did provide a concrete answer to another question. When the subject of Jon Snow came up, he »
- Neil Janowitz
Good news and bad news, Game of Thrones fans. The good news? We're probably getting more than the originally-predicted seven seasons. The bad news? Game of Thrones still has to end sometime, and that sometime is probably after season eight. When HBO's president of programming Michael Lombardo addressed critics during the 2015 Summer TCA press tour, he was immediately asked about when the highly popular fantasy series might come to an end, especially since the show has now caught up to George R.R. Martin's books. The answer, in a nutshell, is that the show will end whenever executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss want it to end. "I think »
The end of “Game of Thrones” is in sight. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo predicted Thursday that the Emmy-winning fantasy series will likely end after its eighth season. “Obviously we’re shooting season six now, hopefully discussing seven,” Lombardo said Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. He indicated that the final word on when to end the series will rest with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. “I think their feeling is we’re looking at two more seasons after six. I’m hoping they’ll change their minds, but that’s what we’re looking at right now. »
- Daniel Holloway
As Game Of Thrones films its sixth season, speculation continues about the end of the hit fantasy drama. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss had been quoted as saying that they’d envisioned the series to run for seven seasons. “Seven seasons and out was never the onversation,” said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, in his first solo executive session today at TCA. “The question is how much beyond (seven seasons) it will go.” “David and Dan are feeling… »
The first five seasons churned through the first five books in George R.R. Martin's novel series. While the remaining two novels have yet to be published it seemed like seven was a good 'guess-timate' for seasons, and show runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss had previously indicated they'd like to end things before the show outstays its welcome.
The network however isn't so fast to let its biggest cash cow go. Appearing at the Television Critics Association's press tour late Thursday, HBO president Michael Lombardo says: "Seven-seasons-and-out has never been the conversation. The question is how much beyond seven are we going to do."
He then adds that Benioff and Weiss are: "feeling like there's two more years after six. »
- Garth Franklin
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this fantastic Friday? We have the ultimate movie car chase supercut, a custom-made Star Wars-themed Playstation Playbook and Brie Larson reads the "script" from the upcoming Emoji movie. But first, we have a comprehensive breakdown on how the hit Game of Thrones TV series almost never happened. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Game of Thrones History Lesson
If you're a Game of Thrones fan desperately seeking something Westeros-related to pass the time before Season 6 arrives next spring, then you'll certainly enjoy The Film Theorists' comprehensive video about how the series almost never happened at all. Most die-hard fans know that series creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff won »
Every character seems to have a hidden motive; anyone could die at anytime, but that doesn’t mean they necessarily have to stay that way. It’s an established rule that there’s always more than meets the eye.
Because of this, and also because Martin takes so long between books and people love to waste time on the internet, a huge number of theories about the series have sprung up online, with the likes of Reddit and westeros.org being full of people giving their views on what ‘x’ really means, who ‘y’ really is, and what in the hell has happened to ‘z’.
Some of these have a lot to back them up, and make an awful lot of sense, »
- James Hunt
Last week, HBO's Game of Thrones held their annual Comic-Con panel, but fans didn't get any insight into Season 6, since production hasn't started yet. While speaking with The Los Angeles Times, Emilia Clarke teased that this season will be epic and shocking. The actress didn't reveal any specific details. Though, her enthusiasm for Game of Thrones Season 6 is readily apparent. And holds a lot of promise for fans eager to return to this world. She explains.
"There's so much in store for her. I'm saying that obviously because I've read the script for next season. It's really exciting. Next season, I've said this before, but there's a lot of seasons where you need to (rightly so) kind of need to set the scene. And you have a couple of episodes where you're like, 'Ok, feeding information, I get it. We're finding out about this person. And we know about that person. »
Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley announced the 2015 Emmy nominations this morning. Spoiler alert: they were both nominated, along with Jon Hamm for Mad Men, Taraji P. Henson for Empire, Amy Schumer for Inside Amy Schumer, and Anthony Anderson for Black-ish. There are a few double nominees and a ton of first-timers, making this year's race already one of the most exciting in a while - not to mention the fact that Game of Thrones has a whopping 24 nominations. Take a look at the full list below! Outstanding Drama Series Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange Is the New Black Outstanding Comedy Series Louie Modern Family Parks and Recreation Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, »
“Game of Thrones” brought in a dragon-sized haul of Emmy nominations on Thursday morning, leading the race with 24 noms and bringing HBO to a cumulative total of 126 — the most for any network this year.
“Thrones” breezed past its previous record of 19 nominations, with its tally including recognition in the categories of drama series, supporting actor in a drama (Peter Dinklage), supporting actress in a drama (Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey), guest actress in a drama (Diana Rigg), directing for a drama (David Nutter, Jeremy Podeswa) and writing for a drama (David Benioff & D.B. Weiss).
Naturally, stars Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Headey (Cersei Lannister) were thrilled for their own nominations in the supporting actress category, but equally jubilant that the other was recognized.
“It feels bloody amazing. I wholeheartedly believe that she deserves it much, much more than I do,” Clarke said of Headey. “She’s one of the finest actors ever, »
- Laura Prudom
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