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.
A new commercial of Kit advertising the Infiniti Q60 has been released online. A promotional image of it has also been released and added to the gallery. What a lovely surprise seeing as though things are quiet at the moment. Click here to see the video and below to view the picture in full
It has been announced that Brimstone has also been chosen to screen at the Venice Film Festival which takes place from August 31 – September 10. Following that announcement the first official still from the film featuring Kit as his character Samuel and Joanna (Emilia Jones) was published online. Click on the link below to see the full image
The organisers at the Toronto International Film Festival announced this morning that Brimstone has been chosen as one of a numberof films to be given a Special Presentation at the festival in September. Congratulations to all cast and crew!
A couple more interviews Kit participated in when filming Call of Duty have been released along with some on set images. I’m aware they’re pretty much the same with regards to the gaming footage but both had something which the other didn’t have
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A new interview of Kit talking about the impending release of COD: Infinite Warfare has been released where he talks about the villain of the piece, Admiral Salen Kotch and why he accepted the role. The video also includes some behind the scenes footage from during the filming process
Following the announcement this morning that the seventh season won’t debut until next summer, HBO has announced that the Game of Thrones Season 6 Blu-ray and DVD release date for November 15, 2016. The series will be released digitally on August 1.
The bonus content for the digital release of Game of Thrones Season 6 will include:
Bran’s Journey – A nine-minute feature delving into the shocking and revelatory journey Bran Stark took in Season 6.
The Dothraki World – Behind-the-Scenes featurette bringing viewers up to speed on the Dothraki culture, not seen since Season 1.
Inside Game of Thrones: Prosthetics – Behind-the-Scenes featurette detailing what goes into the show’s prosthetics creation.
The Game Revealed – Five-part series covering the creation of Season 6’s most epic set pieces and scenes.
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.
Well, there it is. Kit has been nominated for his role in this seasons Game of Thrones in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in Drama category. Absolutely thrilled for him!
Edit; Kit has released a short statement via Entertainment Weekly on his nomination
“It is a serious understatement to say that I am somewhat stunned. For my work on Game of Thrones to be recognized in this way is an emotional moment for me. I could not be more humbled.”