Good news! Ratings for Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones have gone up compared to episode 2.
Despite the previous week’s untimely direwolf death that rankled some viewers, HBO’s Game of Thrones rose in the ratings for the first time Sunday night. The show’s Sunday’s 9 p.m. airing was seen by 2.4 million, up from the past two weeks’ 2.2 million.
Combined with the 11 p.m. airing, the show climbed to 3.1 million viewers, well above the previous benchmark of 2.9 million. Meanwhile Thrones premiere episode has climbed up to 8.7 million viewers via all the HBO platforms.
HBO has confirmed it’s 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards category placements, which includes Game of Thrones and Kit Harington, amongst other incredible actors from the show. What exciting news. Go Kit!
“Game of Thrones” debuted to strong reviews and ratings. Like “Boardwalk Empire,” it was renewed for a second season after only one episode had aired. HBO sent Emmy voters an impressive screener package and has confirmed the following category placements for its two hot new dramas:
“Game of Thrones”
Drama Actor: Sean Bean
Drama Actress: Lena Headey
Drama Supporting Actor: Mark Addy, Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Aiden Gillen, Kit Harington, Jason Momoa
Drama Supporting Actress: Emilia Clarke, Michelle Fairley
Read more here at Winter Is Coming and here at GoldDerby.
Very exciting news! Game of Thrones has been renewed by HBO for a second season!
LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2011 – Following strong critical and viewer response to the series’ April 17 debut, HBO has renewed GAME OF THRONES for a second season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.
“We are delighted by the way David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have brought George R.R. Martin’s amazing book series to the screen, and thrilled by the support of the media and our viewers,” said Lombardo. “This is the continuation of an exciting creative partnership.”
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, GAME OF THRONES follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power in a land where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime.
Among the early critical raves, TV Guide has called the show “a crowning triumph” and “brilliant,” while the Los Angeles Times termed GAME OF THRONES “a great and thundering series,” as well as “wild and bewitching.” The Hollywood Reporter praised the “excellent storytelling, superb acting and stunning visual effects,” and the New York Post observed that the “art directing, acting and incredible sets are as breathtaking as the massive scope of the series.”
The gross audience for the premiere night of GAME OF THRONES on the main HBO channel was 4.2 million viewers.
Wonderful news! Kit has been cast in a new project called Silent Hill: Revelation and filming starts today in Toronto. Congrats!
Adelaide Clemens and Kit Harington will star in Silent Hill: Revelation 3D for writer-director Michael J. Bassett.
The film begins lensing in Toronto today.
Clemens was seen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Harington stars in HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is based on the acclaimed survival horror videogame franchise by Konami and is the sequel to Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody’s earlier Silent Hill directed by Christophe Gans.
For years, Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by terrifying nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever.
Clemens is repped by UTA and manager Ashley Josephson while Harington is repped by CAA.
Edit: Here’s a nice little statement from producer Don Carmody.
“Adelaide is breaking out of the indie world with commercial features such as X-Men and the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road. She and Kit are emerging young talent and their chemistry and dynamics make them a brilliant addition to the Silent Hill team.” Read more?
HBO has finally announced the official premiere date for Game of Thrones. The show will premiere on HBO on April 17th. We will be able to watch the first episode of the show in 100 days!
Fantastic news! HBO is going to air a 15 minute making of of Game of Thrones on December 5th. We will probably see some of the Artisans clips included and the previously aired behind the scenes feature but this promises some more from the set!
Need more Game of Thrones in your life? Tune in to HBO December 5th at 8:45 pm to see the ‘Inside of Game of Thrones special’!! Also make sure to pick up the new Entertainment Weekly on newsstands now for a ‘first look’ and exclusive photographs