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Game of Thrones Had Viewers Yelling at Their TVs

Huge reveals, a long-gone character re-emerges, and more

(Newser) - A possible pregnancy, the return of a possibly important character, and, as the Verge notes, a huge reveal "designed to make the audience scream at the screen" were just some of the plot points in Sunday night's Game of Thrones. Needless to say, there are some major spoilers... More »

Game of Thrones Scene Torched Record 20 Stuntmen

And more details from the latest episode

(Newser) - If you haven't watched the latest episode of Game of Thrones, stop reading now, because major spoilers are ahead. Even two days after the "jaw-dropping" episode aired, behind-the-scenes details are making headlines. Some of the best tidbits:
  • The Los Angeles Times pulls the most interesting details from HBO'
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HBO Hackers Demand Millions in Ransom

Data dump so far has included 'Game of Thrones' script

(Newser) - A group of hackers posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday and demanded a multimillion-dollar ransom from the network. HBO, which had previously acknowledged the theft of "proprietary information," says it's continuing to investigate and is working with police and cybersecurity experts. In a... More »

'Jaw-Dropping Ending' on Game of Thrones

And a much-awaited reunion

(Newser) - Last week's episode of Game of Thrones boasted a long-awaited meeting, and this week's offered another. Three Starks finally joined up in Winterfell, and that wasn't even the most exciting part of Season 7's portentously titled "The Spoils of War." What everyone's... More »

Sunday's Game of Thrones Will Be Shocking ... ly Short

Episode is 50 minutes, shortest in series' history

(Newser) - Game of Thrones fans who've gotten used to settling in for long episodes (the first three episodes of the current season were each an hour or more) may be disappointed to hear that Sunday's episode will be the shortest in the series' history. It's just 50 minutes... More »

Deathbed Confession Jolts Game of Thrones

Inside 'The Queen's Justice'

(Newser) - Sunday night's Game of Thrones episode brought the long-awaited meeting of fire and ice—that of Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow—but "The Queen's Justice" brought so much more. What's being said about the season's third episode (spoilers abound):
  • Rolling Stone provides a recap, noting
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Euron's Gift Revealed in Epic Game of Thrones Battle

All you need to know about episode 2 of season 7

(Newser) - Two down, five to go in this seventh season of Game of Thrones. "Stormborn's" final scene is a talker, but plenty went down before that. A spoiler-laden guide:
  • If you're looking for a recap, turn to NPR , which presents a lively play-by-play. (One of the characters merits
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Game of Thrones Creators Plan Controversial New Show

'Confederate' will exist in an America where slavery still exists

(Newser) - The showrunners behind Game of Thrones already have their next project lined up when the eighth and final season is over. (Season seven just began .) David Benioff and DB Weiss will stick with HBO for Confederate, which has a controversial premise. The show will explore what would have happened... More »

After Uproar, Director Defends Ed Sheeran's GoT Cameo

'I’m actually a bit surprised that people have made that much fuss about it'

(Newser) - Twitter exploded after Game of Thrones fans got a surprise cameo on Sunday night's season premiere: English singer Ed Sheeran playing a Lannister soldier. Heavy rounds up some of the best memes about his appearance, while USA Today gathers up a range of the reactions, ranging from bafflement ("... More »

A Surprise Cameo on Game of Thrones Premiere

We're giving you your spoiler alert for Season 7 now

(Newser) - Winter has arrived in mid-July, which in Game of Thrones-speak means that the HBO show was back on the air Sunday night—and per the Los Angeles Times , the premiere of the seventh season "belonged to [the] women." Those women being Sansa Stark, Cersei Lannister, and Daenerys Targaryen,... More »

Get Your Game of Thrones Fix With Brand-New Trailer

Winter may or may not have come, but the dragons have certainly arrived

(Newser) - Game of Thrones is (nearly) back, baby! Variety reports the first full trailer for the upcoming seventh season of the HBO hit was released Wednesday. It features everything you love about Thrones: Cersei smirking contemptuously, Daenerys talking about her right to rule, armies running at each other, and various Starks... More »

8th Season May Not Be the End of Game of Thrones

HBO awaiting scripts for possible spinoffs

(Newser) - Fans of Game of Thrones may be able to breathe a sigh of relief . HBO—which will air the final season of the hit series next year—says it has enlisted four writers to produce scripts for possible GOT spinoffs, reports Variety . The writers have been given as much time... More »

'Sad Day' Arrives for Azure Window

'Game of Thrones' landmark collapsed into the sea

(Newser) - A landmark familiar to Game of Thrones fans vanished in suitably dramatic style Wednesday when it crashed into the sea during a storm. The Azure Window rock arch in Malta was the backdrop to the wedding of Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo in the first episode of Game of Thrones... More »

Rod Stewart's 'GoT Scene' Sure Looks Like Something Else

Singer apologizes for what some call an ISIS imitation

(Newser) - A video of Rod Stewart pretending to behead a man kneeling in front of him on a sand dune in the Abu Dhabi desert sure gives the impression that he's imitating Islamic State executioners. Not so, according to Stewart. The 72-year-old singer says the video of him among a... More »

GOT Star Has (Non-Shadow) Baby With Guy Pearce

'Placenta smoothie anyone?'

(Newser) - A winter-appropriate onesie is coming—for the new baby of Carice van Houten and her partner, Australian actor Guy Pearce, People reports. The 39-year-old Dutch Game of Thrones star was tagged in Pearce's Twitter announcement Monday, which proclaimed, "A cute little package arrived and told us his name'... More »

HBO Makes the End of Game of Thrones Official

This may be the only time HBO isn't excited about a big 'Game of Thrones' death

(Newser) - Despite the outcry from fans and, presumably, HBO executives' wallets, Game of Thrones creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff have long said the fantasy series would end after eight seasons. HBO finally made that official during Saturday's Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles. “Believe me...if... More »

HBO Confirms Your Game of Thrones Fears

Season 7 will be late and short

(Newser) - Sorry, Game of Thrones fans: As feared , the HBO show's seventh season won't be here until summer 2017 (typically, the new season arrives each year in the spring), and it will only be seven episodes long instead of 10. "Now that winter has arrived on Game of ... More »

Game of Thrones Gets 23 Emmy Nominations

HBO gets 94 nominations

(Newser) - Game of Thrones has received the most nominations for this year's Emmys, the AP reports. The HBO fantasy series received 23 nominations, edging out FX's The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, which received 22 nominations. HBO was the top-nominated network at a presentation Thursday morning in... More »

Game of Thrones Delayed Because Winter Isn't Coming

The show needs to wait for the real-life weather to change

(Newser) - The wait for the next season of Game of Thrones just got a bit longer because, as io9 reports, winter isn't coming. At least not yet. New seasons of Game of Thrones typically debut in April, but weather in the European locations where the show films could push that... More »

In Game of Thrones Finale, a Theory Confirmed

And so ends Season 6

(Newser) - Sunday night brought "The Winds of Winter," the end of Season 6 of Game of Thrones. For those who watched, or aren't fearful of spoilers, a rundown of the best analysis, cheers, and tears:
  • "This post contains spoilers that prove fan theories can sometimes turn out
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