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Peter Dinklage Says ‘It’s Time’ For Game Of Thrones To End

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage thinks now is the perfect time to end HBO’s acclaimed fantasy series. The show is based on the novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, though series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have since had to overtake the books with their show as Martin has yet to complete and release his final volume.
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2018 PGA Awards: All the nominees in the 3 film and 9 TV categories for Producers Guild of America prizes

The Producers Guild of America hands out its awards on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. That is the night before the Screen Actors Guild does the same. Unlike, the latter, which will air on TNT and TBS, the PGA ceremony is not televised. However, it is an equally important stop on the road to the Oscars.

The PGA Awards has an enviable track record at presaging the eventual Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards. The guild and the academy have agreed on 19 of the most recent 28 Best Picture champs. Last year, all nine Oscar nominees for Best Picture numbered among the 10 PGA contenders; only “Deadpool” was snubbed by the academy. The PGA prize went to “La La Land” while the Oscar was (eventually) won by “Moonlight.”

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Nominees for the 29th annual edition of the PGA awards in the three film
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HBO's Casey Bloys Explains Why We Have to Wait an Eternity For Game of Thrones Season 8

Every time I remember that the final season of Game of Thrones won't come out until 2019, I sprout a single gray hair. I can only assume by the time HBO's fantasy epic finally returns to TV, I will be officially old and gray, with only the thought of Jon and Daenerys having 20 beautiful children to sustain me. So, what's to blame for this two-year gap between seasons and my premature descent into senior citizenry? According to HBO programming chief Casey Bloys, perfectionism. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Bloys explained that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are using the extra time they've been given to pore over each and every detail in season eight. "Here's what I'll tell you: They take the time they need to do the show at its highest level of quality. As the show has gone on, it's gotten bigger - big battle scenes,
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Game of Thrones: HBO Boss Defends Decision to Air Final Season in 2019

Game of Thrones: HBO Boss Defends Decision to Air Final Season in 2019
Game of Thrones fans erupted in a chorus of “Shame!” earlier this month when it was confirmed that the series’ eighth and final season will not air until 2019. But HBO president Casey Bloys is defending his decision to delay the Emmy winning dragon drama’s return.

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For starters, “It wasn’t necessarily a delay,” he argues, adding that the 2019 announcement came after showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss took stock of their Season 8 need. “It was based on when they felt that they could
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‘Game of Thrones’ Prequels Won’t Premiere Until At Least 2020, HBO Boss Confirms

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‘Game of Thrones’ Prequels Won’t Premiere Until At Least 2020, HBO Boss Confirms
Don’t expect to see any of the “Game of Thrones” prequel spinoffs until at least 2020. That’s the word from HBO original programming president Casey Bloys, who said nothing will air for “at least a year after the final season.” With confirmation that the final season of “Thrones” doesn’t air until 2019, that pushes the future series into the next decade.

Bloys said the five potential projects are all still in the works, and he’s seen some material, but that it’s not a bakeoff. “They’re all on different schedules,” he said. “They didn’t start at the same startlines, so we’re at different stages, but I’m very encouraged by what we’ve seen. I don’t have a timetable when we’re going to make decisions on anything. I could make between zero and five. Probably more likely around one.”

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Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Has to Wait Until 2019 – HBO Boss Casey Bloys Explains

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Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Has to Wait Until 2019 – HBO Boss Casey Bloys Explains
Game of Thrones” fans know they’ll have to wait until 2019 to witness the HBO epic end — but that doesn’t mean they’re happy about it. Still, there’s a very good reason to take 2018 off, HBO Programming chief Casey Bloys told TheWrap Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour. The delay is “totally driven” by letting David Benioff and D.B. Weiss do the version of Season 8 that they’re “most proud of,” Bloys said. More specifically, it’s “both the actual production and then the post, and the special effects,” he responded when we pushed for specifics on the longer-than-expected...
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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Black-ish’ Top Humanitas Prize Finalists

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Black-ish’ Top Humanitas Prize Finalists
Writers for “Game of Thrones,” “Black-ish,” and “The Big Bang Theory” and the film “Human Flow” are among the television and documentary nominees for the 43rd annual Humanitas Prize announced Wednesday. Winners in each category — 30-minute, 60-minute, children’s animation, children’s live action, Sundance feature film, and documentary — will receive $100,000 in prize money.

Recipients will be announced at the annual Humanitas Prize event on Feb. 16 at the Beverly Hilton.

“In the past few years we have experienced a spectacular renaissance of television and documentary filmmaking,” said Humanitas president Ali LeRoi. “There is an embarrassment of riches in terms of both the quality and quantity of work, so choosing these finalists from among the wealth of notable submissions we received this year was a challenge — albeit a wonderful one.”

“Whether it’s a deep documentary dive into a challenging subject, a hilarious half-hour sitcom episode or a heartfelt independent feature, all of the
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AFI Awards Salute ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘The Post,’ ‘Game of Thrones’

AFI Awards Salute ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘The Post,’ ‘Game of Thrones’
Guillermo del Toro hugged Christopher Nolan and Reese Witherspoon huddled with Patty Jenkins, all while Steven Spielberg greeted a line of well-wishers at the AFI Awards Friday at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons, which AFI topper Bob Gazzale described as an opportunity “to be together as a community.”

Jason Blum, producer of “Get Out,” told Variety that it’s “the best event of the weekend.”

The mood is always friendly since there is no competition, no TV cameras, no envelopes, and no acceptance speeches. There was also no suspense: The 10 films and 11 TV shows honored were announced Dec. 7.

Hollywood has been under fire for gender inequality, sexual harassment, and lack of inclusion, but those those things were unspoken from stage, since the brisk ceremony is all about showcasing the year’s work. But the gender issue was addressed subtly in the film clips chosen by AFI to quickly depict a century of great film and TV work
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'Game Of Thrones' season 8 to air in 2019

Final season will be six episodes according to HBO.

Source: HBO

The eighth and final season of Game Of Thrones will not return until 2019, HBO has confirmed.

In a statement the cable service said the series will be a six-episode run.

They also announced that David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will be on directing duties, with the writing team consisting of Benioff, Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.

The finale of season 7, The Dragon And The Wolf, aired on August 27, 2017.

Back in May, HBO announced plan to develop four potential offshoots of Game Of Thrones with the main series coming to an end.

They did not specify if the projects would be spin-offs, prequels or sequels, noting only that each project will explore different time periods of Martin’s “vast and rich universe”.

Writers attached at the time were author George R.R. Martin, Max Borenstein, Jane Goldman, Brian Helgeland and [link=nm
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Game Of Thrones Won’t Return Until 2019 After All

Batten down the hatches, folks, for the long night is here.

True to those early rumors, Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season won’t arrive until 2019, at which point David Benioff and D.B. Weiss – along with directors David Nutter (“Mother’s Mercy”) and Miguel Sapochnik (“Hardhome,” Battle of the Bastards”) – will see in the six-episode finale.

News of a 2019 release window isn’t all that surprising when you consider that season 8 will ostensibly be built around feature-length episodes. Last year, the seventh season ranged from 59 to 80 minutes, ending with the frankly unmissable finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf.” This, coupled with the prolonged production cycle, all but confirms that HBO has no intention of rushing new episodes of Game of Thrones out the gate. And we can’t say we’re complaining.

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Game Of Thrones Confirmed Not To Return Until in 2019

We've been hearing for months that Game of Thrones Season 8 probably wouldn't premiere until 2019. Just in case you were holding out for a chance that it might premiere this year, you can throw those hopes away. 

HBO issued a short announcement confirming that the final six episodes of Game of Thrones won't start airing until 2019. As of right now, there's no specific release date. Where just going to have to accept this, hunker down, be patient, and wait.

It's ok, though! Series creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss previously explained they planned to spend a year and a half crafting the final episodes of the series because they to make sure the finale delivers a spectacular and satisfying ending for the fans. If they deliver that, it will be well worth the wait.

The directors who will be working on Season 8 include showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik.
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'Game of Thrones': Eighth and Final Season Will Air in 2019, HBO Confirms

It's official!

HBO announced via press release on Thursday that the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will air in 2019. The network's confirmation comes months after HBO Head of Programming, Casey Bloys, hinted that the final episodes would be airing next year.

"The scripts are written and they’re boarding it all out,” Bloys said at the summer Television Critics Association press tour in July. “It’s a big season. I don’t have the answer yet, but they’re working on it."

According to Thursday's press release, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will serve as season eight directors, while writers include Benioff, Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.

Thrones star Sophie Turner revealed in December that the series wouldn't return until 2019.

"I feel this sense that everything is over Game of Thrones-wise," she told Variety. "I have nothing to lose right now, because I don’t have
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Game of Thrones to officially return in 2019 for eighth and final season

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It's all happening, folks! HBO has confirmed that the eighth and final season of Game Of Thrones will air in 2019! Furthermore, the premiere cable network also revealed that series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be among those directing episodes for the new season alongside David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik. In the past, Sapochnik has been the man behind... Read More...
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‘Game of Thrones': HBO Confirms Final Season Will Air in 2019

HBO is being incredible sardonic in a new press release about the return of Game of Thrones. "Your readers may be interested to know," it begins, which is really the biggest possible understatement. The network is confirming what Sophie Turner spilled the beans on last month, which is that Game of Thrones' six-episode eighth and final season will premiere in 2019. The TV night will be dark and full of terrors until then, but HBO also revealed that directors for the new season include David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik. Writers for Season 8 …
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It's Official: Game of Thrones' Eighth and Final Season to Premiere in 2019

It's Official: Game of Thrones' Eighth and Final Season to Premiere in 2019
The year 2018 is long and devoid of a certain fantasy epic.

Game of Thrones will not return until 2019, HBO announced Thursday, ending months of speculation about when the dragon drama would return for its eighth and final season.

The cabler did not release a specific start date for the six-episode run. It did, however, confirm that episodes will be written by showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, as well as Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill. As previously reported, Benioff and Weiss direct episodes, including the series finale, and fan favorites David Nutter (Season 3’s “Mother’s Mercy,” Season 5’s “The
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‘Game Of Thrones’ Returns For Eighth & Final Season On HBO In 2019

It’s official. HBO has confirmed that its fantasy saga Game of Thrones based on George R.R. Martin’s books will return for a six-episode eighth and final season in 2019. The premium cabler also confirmed that series creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss are among the directors for the new season along with David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik. Season 8 writers are Benioff, Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill. Sapochnik has directed four episodes including two of what many fans…
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Apple is Developing a New Show From One of the ‘Confederate’ Creators

About a month ago, we learned that the creators of Confederate – HBO’s alternate history series that drew widespread controversy based on the premise alone – were “not actively working on” that show at the time. Two of Confederate’s four creators, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, are slightly busy pulling together the final season of HBO’s Game of […]

The post Apple is Developing a New Show From One of the ‘Confederate’ Creators appeared first on /Film.
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Kit Harington On The End Of ‘Game Of Thrones,’ ‘Gunpowder’ & What’s Next

Spoiler Alert: This story kind of contains details of tonight's Gunpowder finale. Exclusive: "I will say I think I'm understandably more affected by it than I thought I would be," a circumspect Kit Harington says of the coming end of Game of Thrones. While he won’t unveil anything from the David Benioff and D.B. Weiss-run GoT, thick in the filming of the eighth and final season of the HBO blockbuster in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the man known to millions as Jon Snow is…
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Contest: Win Game Of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season on Blu-ray

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For many viewers, winter officially arrived with the recent Blu-ray (including Digital) and DVD release of Game of Thrones Season 7, and to celebrate the latest adventures in Westeros, HBO Home Entertainment provided us with two Blu-ray copies of the seventh season to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (2) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

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2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Game of Thrones Season 7 Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on December 20th.
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