Let’s speculate wildly about Game Of Thrones based on this picture of Maisie Williams’ shoes

The Game Of Thrones producers have been going to extreme lengths to keep the secrets of their eighth and final season securely under wraps. Pretty much all we know is that the final six episodes will be very bloody and very expensive, which, frankly, could be said about every season up to this point. This lack of…

Prison bans the Game Of Thrones books because inmates might do…something…with all those maps

George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire books are a little grim as far as pure escapism goes, but that hasn’t stopped at least one Maryland prison from banning them on the grounds that their contents qualify as potential tools for escape. Per a recent piece for The Marshall Project, courtesy of Maryland…

Sophie Turner promises the final season of Game Of Thrones will be its bloodiest yet

Game Of Thrones’ eighth and final season is due out some time next year, which means the most ruthless game of musical chairs ever is coming to an end. With HBO deploying Mission: Impossible-style methods to prevent any spoilers, we don’t have much insight into the new season, beyond the fact that the final six …

The Westworld finale is going to stoke more Game Of Thrones crossover theories

Westworld’s second season one-upped its predecessor by introducing not just new parks, but confusing, abstract manifestations like The Cradle, The Forge, and The Valley Beyond. Still, despite all the rips in reality, there was some neat stuff to grab onto in the finale, like Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and Bernard’s…

The Game Of Thrones cast finally managed to throw a wedding without anybody getting murdered

Defying the series’ tradition of Red, Purple, and presumably other-colored Weddings that end with somebody inevitably getting their throat slit or literally puking out their own guts, the cast of Game Of Thrones have finally managed to watch someone get married without anybody being murdered. It probably helped that…

Game Of Thrones' final season cost twice as much as the last 2 seasons 

Just last month, Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke claimed she didn’t know anything about what was going to happen in the show’s series finale, but Nikolaj Coster-Waldau at least seems to have a much better idea of what’s going on. Speaking with Variety, he said that showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff “couldn’t…

Game Of Thrones’ season-8 scripts self-destruct after filming

The producers of Game Of Thrones are going to some pretty extreme lengths to protect the secrets of their final season. According to the New York Post, actors on the show have only been given special digital copies of the shooting scripts that will “disappear” immediately after filming. Where previously a watermarked…

Here's how to tell a good fantasy language from whatever it is that Jabba does

By the h’bhor of Vaksis, fantasy languages can be a great way to bring a sense of believable mystery to fictional worlds. Whether Game of Thrones’ guttural Dothraki, The Lord of the Rings’ lilting Elvish, or the garbled throat-clearing of Star Wars’ Wookie-talk, hearing characters speak in made-up tongues helps…

Game Of Thrones' The Mountain is now officially the world's strongest man

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the 29-year-old Icelandic actor/professional bodybuilder who plays mute wall of muscle Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on Game Of Thrones, has never been the kind of guy you want to pick a fight with at a bar. Now, though, he’s got a title to match his 6'9", 400-pound physique: The World’s…

George R. R. Martin announces release date for new book that's not The Winds Of fucking Winter

It’s a long-standing irony of the A Song Of Ice And Fire series that there are more trolls writing these books—i.e., one—than there are actually featured within them, with author George R.R. Martin apparently delighting in his continued efforts to mess with people whose only sin was loving his work, often to the…

Game Of Thrones showrunners recorded the audio commentary for Rick And Morty's "Pickle Rick" episode

Though your personal preference may vary, Szechuan sauce and “I’M PICKLE RICK” are easily in the top five most-circulated bits and quotes from Rick And Morty season three. The former took on risible life outside of the show, while the latter has had its Breaking Bad parallels broken down by co-creator Dan Harmon. The…

It's Rumor Time: Gendry might row his way into a big part of Game Of Thrones' final arc

Game Of Thrones has more characters than it knows what to do with, especially if you include people we’re never going to see again, like, say, the theater troupe that almost got Arya killed. But not all side characters are equal—and the bastard son of Robert Baratheon seems like someone who could still play a big role.

Amazon's Lord Of The Rings prequel might be the most expensive TV show ever made

Last fall, we reported that Amazon had acquired the rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s renowned fantasy saga, The Lord Of The Rings, a move that’s seen by many as a bid to establish its own Game Of Thrones-style ratings juggernaut. We also noted the hefty price tag, which Amazon recently confirmed was $250 million. Now, after…

HBO is prepared to spend a shitload of money on Game Of Thrones spin-offs

Dragons and ice zombies and ice-zombie dragons aren’t free, as HBO would like to remind fans of its wildly popular (and frequently pirated) fantasy series Game Of Thrones. Specifically, the premium network seems to be stressed about the budgets for the one or more spin-offs—sorry, “successor shows”—currently being…