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Spoiler Alert! After the shocking Season 5 finale of HBO's Game of Thrones, one of the many questions left unresolved is whether or not Kit Harington's Jon Snow is really alive or dead. The Night's Watch commander was savagely attacked by his "brothers," who left him for dead during the finale, Mother's Mercy. While we likely won't get any solid confirmation about Jon Snow's fate until next year, the show's official Twitter account has released the first Season 6 poster, featuring a cryptic image of Snow, while teasing that the new season will debut in April.
There has been plenty of evidence that supports http://movieweb.com/game-of-thrones-season-6-kit-harington-jon-snow/Kit Harington's Jon Snow being both alive and dead. Back in September, new photos surfaced that showed Kit Harington on the Northern Ireland set. Some have speculated that the Red Priestess Melissandre (Carice van Houten) could use her supernatural powers »
All the Game Of Thrones rumours, casting news, and speculation about dead characters who might be alive in the next season in a spoiler-filled roundup
With filming well underway for season six of Game of Thrones, speculation is rising as to what we can expect as David Benioff and Db Weiss head fully off-piste from George Rr Martin’s books with every day seemingly containing a new hint from on set. Here’s our guide to the best of the rumours.
Warning: this article is full of spoilers and speculation. Do not read it if you want to come to season six unspoiled.
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- Sarah Hughes
When Carlton Cuse was starting out in the business, his office on the Warner Bros. lot was next to that of John Sacret Young, creator of “China Beach.” He spent hours at Young’s side, not only learning the craft of writing for television and features, but also about the process of showrunning. “He was very generous with me,” recalls Cuse. “And I appreciated that.”
That experience — as well as his later partnership with screenwriter Jeffrey Boam (the “Lethal Weapon” movies, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”) — taught him the value of creative collaboration. As he worked his way up through the industry — from “The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.” and “Nash Bridges” to the groundbreaking “Lost” — he’s been paying it forward, again and again. The ranks of television’s top producers include many graduates of what Damon Lindelof jokingly calls the Carlton Cuse School of Showrunning: Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. »
- Debra Birnbaum
To call Game of Thrones a phenomenon would be something of an understatement. Shortly after it premiered in 2011 it became the most talked about show on TV, breaking its genre trappings and going on to spark a mainstream interest and acceptance of fantasy and the fandom that comes with it. The show has become something of a gateway drug, sending the previously suspicious in search of George Rr Martin’s original novels and giving them a taste of a subculture they never imaged they could enjoy so much.
Game of Thrones was able to overcome long standing prejudices against fantasy by approaching the problem with a certain amount of grit. The political drama blends seamlessly with the supernatural elements of the show, and the darker scenes tend to be sandwiched with just the right amount of levity. Writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss knew that, if they got it right, »
- Phil Archbold
If you haven't caught up with the latest season yet, there will be plenty of Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk. As the long wait for Season 6 of Game of Thrones continues, many fans are still seeking clarification regarding the shocking Season 5 finale, Mother's Mercy. This episode featured the death of two important characters, whom many think are still alive, and may even be returning for Season 6, although a passage from the upcoming book Game of Thrones: The Noble Houses of Westeros sets the record straight about one of these deaths. Again, if you want to avoid any Game of Thrones spoilers, stop reading now.
Mother's Mercy featured the deaths of both Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington), but there has been evidence that both may still be alive. Kit Harington has been spotted on the set as production continues on Season 6, and »
More Thrones. We need more. One the plus side, 10 episodes per season is the perfect amount to produce top quality content, on the down side, it means we only get 10 episodes every year. That’s why every shred of Thrones is lapped up and savoured.
In such a huge world, there will always be storylines omitted and events overlooked. Despite David Benioff and D.B. Weiss having 50 hours to play with so far, they’ve still only scratched the surface of what could be shown from Westeros, making Peter Jackson’s feat of condensing J.R.R. Tolkein’s Middle Earth into a trilogy even more impressive.
Every second in Westeros matters, both for the characters in the world and the creators of the show. The story must be tight, sharp and tense, and that’s why plenty of material was shot but failed to make the cut, including the »
- Michael Potts
Ned’s beheading. Blackwater. Red Wedding. The Mountain vs The Viper. Sansa’s rape. Erm, too late for a spoiler alert?!
They’re just five hugely outrageous moments from the first five seasons of Game of Thrones, ones that had our eyes-dropping, eyes-popping, and minds-blowing (which is actually a pretty vivid way to describe Oberyn’s death as well).
While they have created some of these memorable moments purely for the screen (Sansa’s wedding night, Shireen’s death), and altered others fairly significantly (Robb’s pregnant wife at the Red Wedding), the majority do come or are at least inspired by what’s on the page.
The show stuck fairly close to the books throughout the first couple of seasons, but David Benioff and Dan Weiss have gradually made more and more changes the longer it’s gone on. It’s now at the point where they’ll »
- James Hunt
HBO has announced that the fifth season of Game of Thrones is set to arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on March 15th, 2016, and we’ve got the cover art for you here, along with a list of the special features…
You Can Pre-order Game Of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season From Amazon UK Or Amazon Us
– Anatomy of an Episode: Mother’s Mercy – Details about the creation of “Mother’s Mercy,” from the writing table all the way through to visual effects
– The Real History Behind Game of Thrones – In a two-part series, historians and George R.R. Martin discuss the era known as “The Wars of the Roses” and other historical events that served as inspiration for his novels
– Audio Commentaries – Twelve audio commentaries with cast and crew including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Iain Glen, Maisie Williams, Natalie Dormer, »
- Gary Collinson
You’re always gambling when you emphatically push a show which covers attempted child murder, gratuitous incest, frequent rape, blood, guts and gore…in the very first episode. HBO probably didn’t know exactly what they’d let themselves in for, but the man who green-lighted Thrones will no doubt be wading in a mound of cash with a smug grin permanently attached to his face.
The success of the show is astronomical, and while Lord of the Rings may sound like a lazy comparison, Thrones is to TV, what Peter Jackson’s fantasy epic is to the film industry. Thrones is a showcase of how a gorgeous cinematic world can be translated to the small screen, and proves that audiences Do enjoy deep-rooted, medieval, political manoeuvring as a way to relax.
- Michael Potts
Aside from a few casting stories, most of which haven't been confirmed by HBO yet, there is very little we know about Season 6 of Game of Thrones. The beloved fantasy series eschewed its annual tradition of confirming new cast members at Comic-Con this year, so all we've had to go on this summer as production started are a handful of rumors and photos from the set. If new set photos are to be believed, yet another deceased Game of Thrones character will be brought back to life in Season 6. There will be Spoilers for those who aren't caught up through Season 5, so read on at your own risk.
Just months after his beloved character Jon Snow seemingly died in the Season 5 finale, Kit Harington was spotted on the set, sparking rumors that he will be either brought back to life, or that he wasn't dead at all. While we don't »
For the very first time since HBO debuted Game Of Thrones back in 2011, both fans of the series and of the source novels by George R.R. Martin are equally in the dark about what’s to come on the next season.
The plot of the TV show is now up to date with what went down in the fifth book, A Dance With Dragons, so until Martin unleashes The Winds Of Winter on his adoring public, we are all in uncharted territory… for the most part.
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Though most of the main plot threads of the show have either caught up with or surpassed the corresponding events of the novels, showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff did choose to leave some pretty major things out of the first five seasons that we know will be touched upon next year – and others we can only assume/hope will be. »
- Mark Cassidy
Back in July, HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo revealed that the hugely-successful fantasy series Game of Thrones will run for at least eight seasons. Now A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin has addressed the possibility of the show making the jump to the big screen, claiming that a movie will indeed happen.
“There will be a movie but I will not be involved,” Martin tells the Daily Star (via Collider). “I have too much to do. That is something HBO and Db and David are dealing with. I have two more books to finish and I still have so much to do.”
See Also: Major spoiler for Game of Thrones in new season 6 set photos
- Gary Collinson
A Game of Thrones movie has been in the cards for a while. Though last we heard, HBO doesn't want to move in that direction, instead concentrating on a possible prequel. DailyStar out of the UK claims to have recently spoken with creator and author of the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' book series, upon which Game of Thrones is based. And George R.R. Martin seemingly confirmed that a movie will happen. Though, it will be missing one very important thing. Namely, him. But is that report at all accurate? According to the author, not at all. On his official blog, he calls the DailyStar account completely false.
Game of Thrones is without a doubt the most popular original TV series to ever air on HBO. And it solidified its place in the history of cable television a couple of weeks ago when it won the Emmy for Best Original Drama Series. »
Forget taxes, there’s only one guarantee in Westeros: Death. Game of Thrones is set in the most precarious world where turning a corner could be the last thing you ever do, and every stranger (or friend) you see is your potential murderer.
The way George R.R. Martin killed characters off in his books is extraordinary, showing zero remorse in scribbling fan-favourites out of his story. This is the case with the show too, with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss comfortably adopting Martin’s bold attitude. Many times, it has been handled perfectly, no matter how devastating the result.
Sean Bean could’ve strolled through Thrones as Ned Stark for many seasons, but while his death was early and horribly shocking, it ignited an immense range of storylines that have played out superbly since. Ned’s execution set the benchmark and fired an enormous signal of intent that the »
- Michael Potts
Ever since the tumultuous events of Game of Thrones' death-filled Season 5 finale, Mother's Milk, there have been several burning questions on the minds of fans. The finale was even more torturous since we can't look ahead to George R.R. Martin's books, as the show has caught up to those story lines and the author has yet to publish the final two novels in his A Song of Fire and Ice series. One of the biggest burning questions from the finale has seemingly been answered, with The Daily Mail posting new photos from the set earlier today. Be warned, there will be plenty of Spoilers if you aren't caught up with the show thus far, so read on at your own risk.
For sheer spectacle, nothing on television comes close to “Game of Thrones.”
The show’s budget is nearly three times that of a typical network drama series, hovering around $10 million per episode. The production of each season is executed like a military campaign, spanning four countries, a cast of hundreds, months of location shooting and post-production vfx to create the cinematic fantasy realm of Westeros and related lands.
HBO’s investment has generated a rabid following of viewers around the world. But for all its success, one prize eluded the army led by creators/showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss: respect from the creative community. All that changed this month when Television Academy voters, as if by delayed reaction, showered the show’s fifth season with a record-setting 12 trophies, including the drama series win at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 20.
“From very early on, we knew that if »
- Cynthia Littleton
Spoiler Alert! Last week, Game of Thrones star Kit Harington seemed to tease in a recent interview that his beloved character Jon Snow, who was killed in the Season 5 finale, may still be alive. The 29-year-old actor revealed that he will probably be in his thirties when his run on the show ends, prompting massive speculation that his beloved character will be brought back to life in Season 6. While hitting the red carpet at last night's Emmy Awards, actress Maisie Williams revealed that Jon Snow is actually dead, and that interview Kit Harington gave was "fabricated."
"He's dead. Sorry. And the interview you've all read that thinks that Kit [Harington] spoiled it is fabricated and totally false."
It was a big night for HBO’s epic fantasy series Game of Thrones last night at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, with the show enjoying a record-breaking haul of 12 awards, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama (Peter Dinklage).
In total, HBO pulled in 43 Emmys, winning Outstanding Comedy Series (Veep) and Outstanding Miniseries (Olive Kitteridge), while Viola Davis became the first African American woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress, Drama (How to Get Away with Murder) and Mad Men’s Jon Hamm finally received the award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Drama at the eighth time of asking.
Check out a full list of the winners here…
See Also: List of winners from the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Outstanding Drama Series
“Game of Thrones” (Winner)
“Better Call Saul”
Outstanding Comedy Series
- Gary Collinson
Today is the television industry's biggest event, with the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Andy Samberg, airing live today, starting at 8 Pm Et/5 Pm Et on Fox. History was made during the telecast, when Viola Davis became the first African-American actress ever to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, for her role in ABC's How to Get Away with Murder, while Mad Men star Jon Hamm ended his Emmy losing streak by picking up his first ever statuette. The big winner tonight, though, was HBO's Game of Thrones, which took home four Emmy Awards tonight, bringing its total to 12, counting the Creative Arts Emmy Awards that were held earlier this month (visit Emmys.com for the full list of winners).
After being nominated for Outstanding Drama Series for its first four seasons on the air, Game of Thrones finally won the big award tonight, »
Andy Samberg more than proved his ability to host a major awards show, but it was Veep and Game of Thrones — as well as Viola Davis and Jeffrey Tambor — who really made history at the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
HBO cleaned up in the Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series awards, with the network's political satire breaking Modern Family's six-year winning streak in the former category. "If Veep is about one thing, it's about hope," said the show's creator Armando Ianucci. "The hope that anyone in America, no matter what their race or creed, »
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