A few hours ago HBO have confirmed whilst present at the TCA’s that season 8 of (lets face it everyones favourite show) will be its last. No word yet as to how many episodes it will contain but by the sounds of things it won’t have the usual 10 that we have all been used to, following suit of the announcement made for season 7.
New HBO programming president Casey Bloys met the press Saturday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour and the first question he fielded was about the future of the HBO fantasy drama. The executive also confirmed that yes, the plan is for the yet-to-be announced eighth season of the adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy drama to be its last.
HBO most recently renewed the drama for a shortened seventh season — consisting of seven episodes — and producers have noted that they envision a total of 75 episodes of the series as a whole. Through season six, the show has produced 60 episodes. Bloys reiterated that an episode count for the eighth season — which is all but a formality — has yet to be determined but noted that conversations for a spinoff remain on the table.
“We’ve talked about it,” he said. “It’s not something I’m opposed to but it has to make sense creatively. I’m not sure the guys can wrap their heads around it when they are about to start production. We’re open to it; the guys aren’t opposed to it but there’s no concrete plans right now.”
Game of Thrones ranks as HBO’s most-watched — and longest-running — series. The recently concluded sixth season wrapped with an average of 25 million total viewers across multiple plays, DVR and non-linear viewing.
With the arrival of winter on the series, production will be delayed and the series, which typically bows in March or April, will not return until next summer.
Summer is coming. HBO is officially confirming some major changes for Game of Thrones.
Season 7 of the fantasy sensation will not return until summer 2017 – pushing back from the show’s usual strategy of premiering each edition of the series in the spring (typically April).
Also, the network is confirming for the first time that next edition will consist of seven episodes (a pull back from the show’s usual 10 hours). Plus, HBO added that the next season will be shot in Northern Ireland, Spain, and Iceland.
The producers have previously told EW they wanted to cap the hit series at 73 hours, with seven episodes next year, and six in an eighth-and-final season. (“We’ve known for several years now how many hours, roughly, we want it to go, it hasn’t changed,” Benioff said.) HBO has not yet confirmed anything about season 8, however, so that part of their plan is not yet official.
Thrones has managed to ratchet up its production values with each season, and having fewer episodes will likely allow more time for the team to polish every hour of the show. The producers have tapped directors Alan Taylor, Jeremy Podeswa, Mark Mylod, and Matt Shakman for next season.
I’m aware these are slightly late but as many of you know I’ve spent the last few weeks in London seeing Dr Faustus and meeting Kit both of which were amazing and very successful. High quality images from on the set of his latest project Call of Duty Infinite Warfare have been added to the gallery and the link to view them is below the article
Kit Harington may be a hero fighting medieval-style battles on Game of Thrones — but the actor is taking a turn to the dark side in his next role, as the main villain on the new Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare video game. Then again, “infinite warfare” does sound a lot like what Jon Snow has been up against throughout Thrones, so maybe it’s not so different after all.
Using state-of-the-art performance capture technology, the Call of Dutyteam and director Guy Ritchie filmed Harington over the course of a week to bring his dark character to life for the futuristic video game. The game is a classic war story: players are captains of their own warships, fighting space-age battles against the evil Settlement Defense Front, which Harington’s character leads. Apparently his Admiral will pursue players throughout the narrative of the game, culminating in a major showdown. So looks like you’ll have to go up against Jon Snow in order to win the game
Scans from this weeks edition of Entertainment Weekly have been added to the gallery thanks to my friend Ashley. This weeks issue previews the upcoming episode Battle of the Bastards which airs June 19 in the US and June 20 in the UK
Massive apologies for the delay in being able to get hold of these. I’ve other scans ready to be uploaded as well but my time online right now is limited so will upload them as soon as possible. Until then enjoy and the translation will follow soon
Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington is one of a host of film and television stars taking part in a one-off theatre performance for Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle.
The 28-year-old actor, best known for playing Jon Snow in the bloodthirsty fantasy drama, will join James McAvoy, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Christopher Eccleston to star in a charity theatre production of The Children’s Monologues.
The Slumdog Millionaire filmmaker will direct the show, comprising a sequence of monologues adapted by writers such as Sir David Hare, Neil LaBute and James Graham, retelling the first-hand accounts of 15 young children growing up in the rural township of Rammulotsi, South Africa.
The performance will take place at the Royal Court Theatre on Sunday October 25, with proceeds going to Boyle’s creative arts charity Dramatic Need.
Harington – who made his stage debut in 2008 in the National Theatre’s adaptation of War Horse and appeared in the Donmar Warehouse’s production of The Vote earlier this year – said: “I’m honoured to have been asked to be part of The Children’s Monologues. To get to work with some of the country’s most exciting writers and actors, whose work I have long admired, and with the brilliant Danny Boyle, is an amazing opportunity.”
“To be able to tell the stories of impoverished children from the other side of the world, which they themselves have penned, is a unique and important experience that I couldn’t possibly turn down. Dramatic Need is an incredibly special cause and will produce a night of charity and theatre which should be daring, moving and an experience not to forget.”
Whatever you do don’t ask Jon Snow about his hair. If you want to stay on his good side of Kit Harington anyway..
He’s told the Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw that the constant questions drive him “insane”. The Game of Thrones star talked to Grimmy about his upcoming role in the film version of Spooks, which is coming out in May. The 28-year-old described it as a “kind of British Bourne”. “It’s a good spy thriller… it’s more high octane and we had a bigger budget than the TV show,” said Kit.
“There’s a lot of stunts, a lot of explosions. It’s edge of your seat stuff. “I did all the stunts myself which was a bit hairy at times.” The actor said that it was intimidating to take on a Spooks film because the TV series was so popular, running for 10 years. “Whenever you’re entering a beloved franchise, that has a fan base, when people are already dedicated to it, it is kind of daunting.”
Game of Thrones star Kit Harington doesn’t like being considered one of the sexiest men in Hollywood. The 28-year-old, who is well known for his portrayal of warrior Jon Snow in hit HBO series Game of Thrones, was named one of People magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive last year. But Kit doesn’t like being lauded for his looks.
“To always be put on a pedestal as a hunk is slightly demeaning,” he told news.com.au. “It really is and it’s in the same way as it is for women. When an actor is seen only for her physical beauty it can be quite offensive.”
Kit believes objectification against both men and women just feeds into stereotypes. He also considers the practice to be a huge distraction.
“Well, it’s not just men that can be inappropriate sexually; women can be as well. I’m in a successful TV show in a kind of leading man way and it can sometimes feel like your art is being put to one side for your sex appeal. And I don’t like that,” Kit explained.
“In this position you get asked a lot, ‘Do you like being a heartthrob? Do you like being a hunk?’ Well, my answer is, ‘That’s not what I got into it for.'”
Kit absolutely loves portraying Jon Snow in Game of Thrones. And he’s elated his character’s personality has rubbed off on him in key ways.
“Well, I have an inner warrior,” Kit smiled. “And I’m proud of my inner warrior. He fights for me every day. That’s one of the things I like about myself. I can be quite brave in situations and foolhardy at the same time. Like Jon, just like Jon.”
Thanks to my friend Luciana for sending these our way. I haven’t included the whole spread, only pages which include Kit. If you’d like to see them anyway, drop me a comment on here and I will send them to you. Once the outtakes from this shoot are available in better quality I will also add these to the gallery