BAYEUX, France (AP) — Famously, Arya Stark always preferred her sword Needle to needlework. Still, even she would be impressed with the giant tapestry now on show in France that recounts the plot of “Game of Thrones” in glorious and, of course, gory and salacious detail. With the award-winning saga about power struggles in mythical […]
Hold your dragons, Game of Thrones fans, another prequel of the hugely popular fantasy series is eyeing a green light. HBO is close to giving a pilot order to a GoT prequel from author and GoT co-executive producer George R.R. Martin and Colony co-creator/exec producer Ryan Condal, which is set 300 years before the events in Game of Thrones and tracks the beginning of the end for House Targaryen.
When the Emmy nominations are released Tuesday, the HBO fantasy saga could be in the running for television’s top honor for its eighth and final season. It’s earned three previous top drama series awards and is the defending champ.
The final season of Game of Thrones triggered strong reactions, with loyal viewers questioning everything from the writing to the lighting. The hit HBO drama from creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss concluded Sunday night. The ending was polarizing to say the least, with reactions burning up Twitter.
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The pay channel said the 17.4 million viewers who watched Sunday’s episode either on TV or online represent a season-opening high for the fantasy saga. HBO Now also posted its biggest streaming night ever, the channel said Monday.
The channel is well into the hunt for a worthy successor, with one possibility an untitled prequel to “Game of Thrones” created by Martin and Jane Goldman and starring Naomi Watts. Set to begin shooting a pilot in June, it’s among several potential “Thrones” spinoffs being weighed, with discussions at HBO about “how many is too many,” said programming chief Casey Bloys.
The curtain came down on an era for HBO Wednesday night as it hosted a massive final season premiere event for Game of Thrones. The screening of the first of the show’s last six episodes was a spectacle unto itself. Radio City Music Hall was packed with industryites and celebrities who are far removed from the Seven Kingdoms.
NEW YORK (AP) — “Game of Thrones” fans, get ready. HBO announced Sunday night that the eighth and final season will begin on April 14. In a one minute and 44 second teaser released Sunday, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) are seen in the crypts of Winterfell. […]
HBO has officially kicked off marketing for the eighth and final season of the fantasy epic, the biggest hit in its history.
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO’s “Game of Thrones” set yet another audience record Sunday with its seventh-season finale. Nielsen says an all-time high of 12.1 million viewers were tuned in to the wildly popular fantasy drama. An additional 4 million caught the episode on streaming channels. The seven-episode season began with 10.1 million viewers, while […]
In what’s sure to be another devastating turn of events for HBO, the newest episode of Game Of Thrones has leaked online, four days ahead of schedule.
NEW DELHI (AP) — An India-based media technology company said Wednesday that it regrets the recent leak of an episode of the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones” by four of its current and former employees. Indian police have detained the four suspects, but said their motive for leaking the episode titled “The Spoils of War” was […]
The expanded landscape of television has room for both Game of Thrones and Twin Peaks, and many more besides, but their temporary overlap poses a conundrum: Not just which to watch live and which to stream later, but which direction TV is headed, and whether it’s possible to head in both at once.
The Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere broke ratings records on HBO Sunday night. The episode drew 16.1 million total viewers, including 10.1 million who watched on the linear channel and the rest coming from DVR and streaming.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” will have the chance to immerse themselves in their favorite show next summer. The show’s fan site Watchers on the Wall said Tuesday it will host a three-day convention in Nashville, Tennessee, from June 30 to July 2, 2017. The agenda will include panels, performances, […]
HBO’s Game of Thrones was the most-pirated TV series in 2015, according to copyright and privacy news site Torrent Freak. This is the fourth year the Emmy-winning drama has retained this crown, with an estimated 14,400,000 illegal downloads. That’s nearly double the estimated 8,100,000 illegal downloads that Torrent Freak reported it had last year.
With Andy Samberg emceeing, Viola Davis became the first African-American woman to win best actress in drama series at Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, while Jon Hamm won for best actor after seven previous nominations. HBO took 14 awards with Game of Thrones named best drama and Veep best comedy.
HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo said at the Television Critics Association summer meeting yesterday that the drama series’ producers are leaning toward three more seasons after the just-concluded season five.
A controversial end to the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones led to huge ratings, and viewers also took to Twitter to sound off. Sunday night’s episode generated 436,000 total tweets three hours before, during and three hours after the episode, according to Nielsen Social, up 79% from 243,000 tweets for the season four finale on the same night a year ago.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rape is dramatic. No wonder it’s a tried-and-true device for TV drama. It’s certainly a staple of “Game of Thrones,” the wildly popular HBO series whose disapproving viewers “fear that rape has become so pervasive in the drama that it is almost background noise: a routine and unshocking occurrence,” as The […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. senator is among those condemning a rape scene on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” In a comment tweeted Tuesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill described the sexual assault as “gratuitous” and “disgusting.” The Democratic lawmaker from Missouri said she was done with the show. Others critics included the website The Mary Sue, […]
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” The University Honors Program calls the class “Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History” and students can take the course for honors credit, The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reported ( http://bit.ly/1FZj88k ). The popular cable TV […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has the dubious honor of being popular with both pirates and viewers. After its fifth season began Sunday, users of a Twitter-owned live-streaming app shared the fantasy drama. HBO said Tuesday it sent “take down” notices to Periscope, the app that allows video streaming from users’ phones […]
HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones continues to build its popularity, at least judging by Twitter activity. Sunday’s season-five premiere of Thrones generated a unique Twitter audience of 5.98 million, according to Nielsen Social, or the number of accounts that saw at least one tweet about the episode. That was up 33% from the same night last year, when Thrones had a Twitter audience of 4.51 million. The show was also up slightly year-to-year in total tweets, rising 6% from 250,000 to 265,000.
This is the second shoe to drop from the announcement today about Dish Network’s carriage agreements with Turner and HBO. The satellite company says that its $20 a month Sling TV streaming service will also offer HBO for an additional $15 beginning before April 12, when the new season of Game Of Thrones premieres.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – “Game of Thrones” addicts, begin the countdown: HBO’s series is returning in April. The cable channel said Thursday that 10 episodes of “Game of Thrones” will show during its fifth season that begins April 12. Also returning that day are the comedies “Silicon Valley” and “Veep.” The hit fantasy series known […]
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Authorities say Belfast actor J.J. Murphy has died days after starting his new role on the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” No cause of death was given for the 86-year-old, who worked for decades on the Belfast stage. Murphy was cast to portray Ser Denys Mallister, the oldest member of […]