Ed Sheeran wishes his Game Of Thrones character had been killed, just to make you all happy

As alarming and stunt-like as it seemed when we first learned that Ed Sheeran would appear in an episode of Game Of Thrones, his actual cameo proved to be much less distracting than it could’ve been. Playing a Lannister soldier who crossed paths with Arya Stark on a journey to King’s Landing, Sheeran was really just…

Game Of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi loves playing the show’s score live

If you’re a Game Of Thrones fan and you’ve been looking for a Westeros fix, you’re in luck: the Game Of Thrones Live Concert Experience is back on tour, with composer Ramin Djawadi and a full orchestra bringing the show’s score to life. Ahead of the tour, we spoke with Djawadi about the experience of sharing the music…

Ramin Djawadi talks about creating the soundscapes for Game Of Thrones and Westworld

Game Of Thrones and Westworld are two of the most popular shows on television, and two of the most musically impressive. The main theme for Game Of Thrones is as iconic as any of the show’s numerous characters, and Westworld has made its mark with stylized orchestral covers of classic songs. The link between the two…

Game of Game Of Thrones thrones: 43 big upcoming fantasy and sci-fi shows

Since debuting in April 2011, HBO’s Game Of Thrones has slowly become the defining television phenomenon of this decade, dominating the pop culture conversation in a way no other show has since the glory days of The Sopranos. It was one of a number of shows angling to step into the mob drama’s place, along with …

Game Of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi ranks his top 5 musical influences

If you’re a Game Of Thrones fan and you’ve been looking for a Westeros fix, you’re in luck: the Game Of Thrones Live Concert Experience is going back on tour, with composer Ramin Djawadi and a full orchestra bringing the show’s score to life. Ahead of the upcoming tour, we asked Djawadi an to rank the genres and…

Oh shit, there’s 3 seconds of new Game Of Thrones footage

Last night, HBO released a new sizzle reel full of goodies old and new: Mahershala Ali in that True Detective trailer! Meryl Streep’s Big Little Lies hair! Flight Of The Conchords and My Brilliant Friend! Peter Dinklage making a “whoops” face in My Dinner With Hervé! But fuck all that interesting shit, we’ve got three…

Here's all of the worthless shit Game Of Thrones stars have said about the finale

You know the deal at this point: There are exactly six episodes of Game Of Thrones left. It’s been a long time since the last one aired (August 2017!) and it’ll be a long time until the next one does (sometime next year). You already know people are going to die. Lots of them! This is, at least partially, the “Game Of…

George R. R. Martin says Gandalf's death inspired his own thirst for blood

You’re probably bored by now of fantasy authors touting the impact of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings series, but it’s worth hearing Game Of Thrones author George R.R. Martin riff on it, as he’s very likely the author’s truest successor. In a new interview with PBS—in conjunction with the network’s upcoming The…

Game Of Thrones will end early next year, just as the spin-off starts filming

Today, during the TCA press tour, HBO president Casey Bloys announced that the final season of Game Of Thrones will premiere “in the first half of 2019,” implying at the very least that we won’t have to wait until next July to see what happens to all of our favorite romantically involved relatives. Game Of Thrones has…

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…