Game of Thrones’ sixth season was probably the strongest, offering up nothing but epic payoff as the show begins to do what George R.R. Martin clearly never will: finish the story. Martin’s sixth book is still nowhere in sight, and he had another planned after that. I’m willing to bet the sixth book eventually comes out, but I’d be surprised if he actually ever finished the series. HBO has done too good a job for him. Now they’re looking at four different avenues of prequel series for after GoT is finished, and Westeros is certainly deep enough in lore to support ONE (not all four are going to get greenlit). The seventh season and eighth season are going to be a split finale for the show, with eight episodes this year and seven episodes in 2018 (maybe 2019 now as they are apparently ballooning to feature-length). Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Game of Thrones Season 6 (2016) “The Light of the Seven”
Last night, Game of Thrones debuted select episodes in select IMAX theaters and along with the awesomeness of seeing Westeros on an IMAX screen, fans were treated to the first trailer from season five of Game of Thrones. The fifth book in George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series (and the last one he’s managed to finish) is called A Dance with Dragons. The fifth season has been integrating the fourth and fifth books since as far back as the third season. It keeps getting better and better and I will have to find some way of acquiring HBO again so I can see the premiere of season five on April 12, 2015 at 9 p.m. And I have to say…..it looks fantastic!
At the Game of Thrones panel at Comic Con, a video of the departed (and it’s already quite a hefty list) cast members was shown in memoriam. Warning! If you are not caught up, and don’t want to know who’s bought the farm in the seven kingdoms, I would not watch this. Game of Thrones Season 4 is on the way, set to air on HBO in spring 2014.
Not that there was much doubt about it, but HBO has renewed Game of Thrones for a fourth season. The first episode of season three premiered on Sunday night and the series is drawing in a little over 11 million viewers a week across multiple platforms. Seasons three and four cover the third book in George R.R. Martin’s fantasy epic, A Song of Fire and Ice: A Storm of Swords. The book is well over a thousand pages, so I’m glad they’re giving it room to breathe over two 10-episode seasons. It’ll also give Martin time to finish writing the final two books in the series. Book six will be entitled The Winds of Winter and Martin, who is actively involved in the show, says it’s a monster.