Game of Thrones U.S Red Carpet Premiere, tonight on livestream!

Game of Thrones season 5 will make its US debut tonight at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, with the show’s stars in attendance. Once again, fans will have the opportunity to enjoy seeing their favorites walking the red carpet via livestream, courtesy of Facebook. The livestream event will run from 6PM-7PM PST (9:00pm–10:00pm EST).

Hosted by Veronica Belmont and Mara Raphael on the red carpet, the cast will be answering questions from fans, submitted via Facebook and Instagram.



Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Cast members expected to attend include Alfie Allen, Ian Beattie, Dean-Charles Chapman, Gwendoline Christie, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Liam Cunningham, Peter Dinklage, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jerome Flynn, Aidan Gillen, Conleth Hill, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Michiel Huisman, Michael McElhatton, Hannah Murray, Iwan Rheon, Sophie Turner, Carice van Houten, Maisie Williams, and more.

The network has also promised a “never-before-seen behind-the-scenes video featuring footage from the new season” that will be aired following the red carpet coverage, at 7PM Pacific time- we’ll keep you posted on what the new footage contains.

And of course we’ll be covering the red carpet photos and interviews as they pour in tonight.

The hype for Game of Thrones season 5 is building in intensity. Today, HBO officially released the synopses for episodes 1-3 for this season, confirming the ones leaked several weeks ago by SpoilerTV.

EMMY®– AND GOLDEN GLOBE-WINNING HBO SERIES

GAME OF THRONES RETURNS FOR FIFTH SEASON APRIL 12

 

Jon Snow is struggling to balance the demands of the Night’s Watch with those of the newly arrived Stannis Baratheon, who styles himself the rightful king of Westeros.  Meanwhile, Cersei scrambles to hold on to power in King’s Landing amidst the Tyrells and the rise of a religious group led by the enigmatic High Sparrow, while Jaime embarks on a secret mission. Across the Narrow Sea, Arya seeks an old friend and a fugitive Tyrion finds a new cause.  And as danger mounts in Meereen, Daenerys finds that her tenuous hold on the city requires hard sacrifices.

The Emmy®– and Golden Globe-winning GAME OF THRONES returns for its ten-episode fifth season SUNDAY, APRIL 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by other episodes on subsequent Sundays at the same time. Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, the hit series is an epic story of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years, and only the lust for power is eternal.

Returning series regulars on GAME OF THRONES this season include: Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage(Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Aidan Gillen (Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Diana Rigg (Lady Olenna Tyrell), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Maisie Williams(Arya Stark) and Sophie Turner(Sansa Stark).

Additional returning series regulars this season include: Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Dean-Charles Chapman (Tommen), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Stephen Dillane (Stannis Baratheon), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Conleth Hill (Varys), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane),Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis), Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Snow),Carice van Houten (Melisandre) and Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand).

New cast members for the fifth season include: Jonathan Pryce (the High Sparrow), Alexander Siddig (Doran Martell), DeObia Oparei (Areo Hotah), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Obara Sand), Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (Tyene Sand), Jessica Henwick (Nym Sand), Nell Tiger Free (Myrcella Baratheon) and Toby Sebastian (Trystane Martell).

April’s episodes:

            Episode #41: “The Wars to Come”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: April 12 (11:30 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 13 (12:30 a.m.), 14 (9:00 p.m., 4:05 a.m.), 15 (3:45 a.m.), 16 (10:00 p.m.), 17 (9:00 p.m.), 18 (1:15 a.m.) and 24 (8:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: April 13 (9:00 p.m.), 17 (2:00 a.m.), 18 (5:00 p.m.) and 19 (8:00 p.m.)

Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) adjust to a world without Tywin. Varys (Conleth Hill) reveals a conspiracy to Tyrion (Peter Dinklage). Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) faces a new threat to her rule. Jon (Kit Harington) is caught between two kings.

Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michael Slovis.

 

Episode #42: “The House of Black and White”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: April 19 (11:30 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 20 (10:15 p.m.), 21 (9:00 p.m., 2:30 a.m.), 22 (11:50 p.m.), 23 (10:00 p.m.), 24 (9:00 p.m.) and 25 (1:50 a.m.), and May 1 (8:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: April 20 (9:00 p.m.), 24 (2:00 a.m.), 25 (12:45 p.m.) and 26 (8:00 p.m.)

Arya (Maisie Williams) arrives in Braavos. Pod (Daniel Portman) and Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) run into trouble on the road. Cersei fears for her daughter’s safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma) seeks revenge for Oberyn’s death. Stannis (Stephen Dillane) tempts Jon. An advisor tempts Daenerys.

Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michael Slovis.

 

Episode #43: “High Sparrow”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: April 26 (11:30 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 27 (11:15 p.m.), 28 (9:00 p.m., 2:30 a.m.), 29 (1:45 a.m.) and 30 (10:00 p.m.), and May 1 (9:00 p.m.), 2 (10:00 p.m.) and 8 (8:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdate: April 27 (9:00 p.m.)

In King’s Landing, Queen Margaery (Natalie Dormer) enjoys her new husband. Tyrion and Varys walk the Long Bridge of Volantis.

Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod.

 

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    1. Looking forward to it!

      As a European, I may sleep through it, though. Which is a pity, but by the time I wake up I’ll have aaaall the news at my fingertips immediately, which is actually awesome. So I won’t complain 😛

      Weren’t going to show a new ‘Behind the Scenes’ along with the premiere… or something? I can’t recall where I got that idea from…

      By the way, random thought of the moment: while admiring some of the great Eastwatch-by-the-Sea artwork out there, I’ve been wondering —will we see Eastwatch in Season 5?

      On the one hand, we haven’t heard a pip about it, including any related casting, such as Cotter Pyke (conversely, Denys Mallister has been cast, and going by the reports from the premiere, the Choosing will be fought between him and Alliser Thorne, instead of between Mallister, Pyke and Janos Slynt.) On the other hand, Jon’s definitely going to Hardhome by boat, so he simply has to go through Eastwatch, that much is certain.

      The question is: will we get to actually see it? If Sam is going away some time this season as he does in AFCC, which Sam’s chat with Gilly in “The Wars to Come” may imply, this could be where Jon and Sam part ways, so it doesn’t have to be filler, it can be justified to be shown as part of the story. I’m sure they’re strained enough in terms of CGI budget this season, so creating a place as relatively inconsequential as Eastwatch may be overkill, but… I just wanna see it. The Eastern End of the Wall at the Sea itself, with a cool castle by the coast. It’s just something that would look cool on-screen, especially with the show’s budget nowadays.

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    2. Ummm, so why isn’t

      Tom Wlaschiha

      on the list? Does this mean he won’t be in the main cast after all?

      Have a nice evening watching the premiere tonight, everyone! I hope the livestream will be better than the London premiere one.

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    3. Maelina,

      “Including.” The list is not complete. Also, that’d be a pretty big spoiler for a widely released press release. However, HBO has included Wlaschiha in other stuff, like the “cast” section of each of the season five episodes in the HBO schedule.

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    4. Luka Nieto,

      Yeah, I guess so. I just don’t really get why they’re still trying to keep his return a secret. I mean, even the description says Arya is looking for an old friend in Braavos…

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    5. Maelina,

      Who knows, maybe the original German report that claimed he would be a starring cast member was wrong. Maybe he’s a guest star like Olenna and others. Sue the Fury would know better, I’m sure.

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    6. (And I’m pretty sure Wlaschiha was left off the press release deliberately since he was supposed to be a surprise. I don’t think the people updating the schedule were very careful. HBO’s PR people are smarter.)

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    7. Luka Nieto,

      Eastwatch sounds cool. Although it has to look worse than castle black since castle black is like the main fort and it already is pretty crappy. So east watch shouldnt be that hard to make.

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    8. Besides Kit,Lena(pregnant) and Natalie Dormer pretty much everyone from main cast.Nice.Stephane Dillane should be there.We need Stannis. 🙂

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    9. Crabber’s Son,

      Even if Eastwatch is in, I wouldn’t expect the set to be more than a crappy port —that is, if they’ve built a physical set at all; maybe we only see the characters arriving or departing. The main thing is the CGI vista of Eastwatch and the Wall, and in that case it doesn’t matter much in terms of budget if they make the castle big or small. But I do agree, it can’t be particularly impressive, because if it does Castle Black would look even shittier in comparison.

      Sue the Fury,

      No worries! 😉

      Could you cover my last two paragraphs about Eastwatch, please? I didn’t consider them to be spoilery, but I asked the same question in the other thread and someone, maybe you, edited a spoiler tag in. After reading it again, I see that I do give away a couple of things concerning Sam and the state of the Night’s Watch. I’m so sorry :/

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    10. For those interested, it was just announced that Neil Marshall will direct an episode of Hannibal this upcoming season (it’s called “The Great Red Dragon” which should indicate the importance of the episode for those who’ve read the books).

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    11. Martin’s going to this one, right? The guy who was “clearing” his schedule. I hope someone pops The Question.

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    12. No John Bradley. They missed a trick there he’s by far and away the most watchable of the cast when it comes to interviews and panels.

      Very intelligent and genuinely funny.

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    13. Heading out in an hour, already looking entirely too sexy for my own good.

      All of your Khaleesi cosplayers will belong to me. Wouldn’t be surprised if I pull Emilia herself tbh.

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    14. hmm… tempted to stay up for this…
      No work atm, as I had an operation last week, so may as well tbh. It also gives me chance to watch Better Call Saul early so even if this is as bad as the UK one, it won’t be a completely wasted night.

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    15. King Tommen,

      I didn’t expect Francis Dolarhyde to lead men into an epic battle. I joke, I joke. Looking forward to it 😛 Has he been cast for this Hannibal season, by the way? The eponymous Red Dragon, I mean.

      Dutch maester,

      Good catch! Still, doesn’t surprise me. His character being the king means he has to be important, in a way that his five-years-younger book counterpart couldn’t ever be. Considering Tommen is not eight in the show, it’d just be weird if he doesn’t affect the plot in any way. In a way, he’s one of the wild-cards of the season, since Tommen in the books and Tommen in the show don’t have much to do with each other, mostly because of their huge age difference —besides a general good-natured temperament, that is.

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    16. Ah, the joy of not knowing if I’ll be called into work tomorrow morning. Stay up till 3 AM and gamble? Decisions, decisions!

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    17. Geralt of Rivia,

      I wish Dillane would show up, rush by and ignore everyone. (But filming “The Tunnel,” perhaps). Maybe Lena will.

      Nice to see Aiden Gillen’s coming out again. I hope facebook serves better questions than AP.

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    18. King Tommen:
      For those interested, it was just announced that Neil Marshall will direct an episode of Hannibal this upcoming season (it’s called “The Great Red Dragon” which should indicate the importance of the episode for those who’ve read the books).

      It’s great! Love Hannibal. Though, the episode title may be temporary. They use names of meals for every episode. This season the cuisine is italian.

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    19. Luka Nieto,

      Yes, Richard Armitage will be playing Dolarhyde. This season of Hannibal should be fantastic, although I can’t quite wrap my head around the fact that Thrones Season 5 will be nearly finished by the time it airs!

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    20. HBO, the character is named Ramsay BOLTON, not Snow!

      I expect parts to be flayed over this.. 😛

      As for the cast that’s present, I’m looking for a Michael McElhatton and Iwan Rheon interview. As for Kit and John not being expected to be there, they already did the UK-premier and did the Oxford Society-thing… I don’t think we could ask more of them really.

      As for Eastwatch, I think that’s a simple YES-please from most of the fans. I could see it happening like this: The group returns from Hardhome, hear that Maester Aemon kicked the bucket, LC-Snow sends Sam off during a dramatic scene in Eastwatch, Jon returns to CB and gets his ftw-ending. I think having Sam in Braavos in 5×10, witnessing Mercy could be quite possible

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    21. ctid:
      No John Bradley. They missed a trick there he’s by far and away the most watchable of the cast when it comes to interviews and panels.

      Very intelligent and genuinely funny.

      I believe he’s working on a movie at the moment so he probably couldn’t make it.

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    22. Ser Oromis Locke,

      Considering episode five is titled “Kill the boy”, which references Aemon’s last words to Jon, I’m pretty sure they’ll condense it so those are his last words period (or very nearly his last words), and he dies right there and then, quite a few episodes before Hardhome.

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    23. Gatehouse Ami,

      I wish just one premiere with the whole Team Dragonstone.Stephane is pretty much like Stannis in real life.It seems,that he simply doesn’t care about that fancy stuff. He just get the shit done on screen and that’s it. 😀 At least dynamic duo Liam/Carice will be there.

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    24. Geralt of Rivia,

      Stephen Dilane is the best actor for Stannis because well.. IRL he has the same vibe. And outside of that, Stannis is just awesome so regardless of who plays him he stays cool. 😛

      And tbh, an actor should do what he likes really. It’s not like a huge disaster happens if he does not attend. If he isn’t into it, then he shouldn’t go really.

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    25. My sister lives in San Francisco ~ and I told her to GO THERE TONIGHT. She says that the War Memorial Opera House is absolutely beautiful, but the neighborhood, which borders on the “Tenderloin” district of SF, is dark, dangerous, and very dicey. Perfect venue for a “Game of Thrones” Red Carpet!

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    26. Tereeza777:
      My sister lives in San Francisco ~ and I told her to GO THERE TONIGHT.She says that the War Memorial Opera House is absolutely beautiful, but the neighborhood, which borders on the “Tenderloin” district of SF,isdark, dangerous, and very dicey.Perfect venue for a “Game of Thrones” Red Carpet!

      Perfect venue for the privileged. Some fans are pissed off cos GoT actually didn’t invite them to the GoT premiere in SF. 100 super fans of GoT are supposedly just Twitter employees ‘n few rich kids. The Rich rule Westeros, the Rich rule this fuckin’ World.

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    27. Major Character Death Theory
      Based on Hannah Murray not being mentioned as a regular, and considering she was last season, I am now convinced that she, Gilly, will be the “Major” cast member who was shocked at being killed off this season despite being alive in the books. She has been on the show since season 2, and she has always filmed in Northern Ireland. I don’t for certain she has read the books, but interviews I’ve read certainly indicate that. Also if they don’t send Sam to Oldtown what need do they really have for Gilly at this point?

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    28. Dutch maester,

      Good to see Michael McElhatton on the list too. I hope we get more of him this season than season 4. It appears as though he has lost his beer belly too, maybe this means we could get a leeching scene.

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    29. Bradley Ashworth,

      IIRC in a couple interviews, Hannah has said she only reads her sections of the script, as to not spoil anything for herself. While this practice certainly isn’t mutually exclusive with having read the novels, my first inclination is that has not, in fact, read the entire series.

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    30. Bradley Ashworth:
      Major Character Death Theory
      Based on Hannah Murray not being mentioned as a regular, and considering she was last season, I am now convinced that she, Gilly, will be the “Major” cast member who was shocked at being killed off this season despite being alive in the books. She has been on the show since season 2, and she has always filmed in Northern Ireland. I don’t for certain she has read the books, but interviews I’ve read certainly indicate that. Also if they don’t send Sam to Oldtown what need do they really have for Gilly at this point?

      But how in the heck is she going to kick the bucket? I’m all for it, because even in the books she’s just there

      so Mance’s kid gets taken away from Mel, but seeing how:
      – A. Show!Mance has no kid
      – B. Show!Mance is being burned, instead of Rattleshirt

      There’s really no point in adding that plot. Gilly was being plocked with Sam just so he could have someone to talk to on his plot and if that plot gets offseasoned, then there’s no point.

      All Gilly has left to do at this moment is take care of Little Sam. And I’m leaving that ambiguous on purpose.. 😛

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    31. Lion of Night,

      Ah fair enough, while it is still possible that she has read Sam’s chapters in the books, you’re most likely right then. And that would still line up with the comments made by the actor who has an unexpected death.

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    32. Kneels before the Altar of Divine Pizza.

      Please, oh benevolent and saucy Father, let them ask questions other than those we have heard 157 times. It’s five seasons in, time to stop asking about D & D meeting with Martin to discuss the possibility of turning the books into a show.

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    33. Ser Oromis Locke,

      Those are my thoughts as well.

      Based on the episode five title (“Kill the boy”), the fact that Sam and Gilly will promise to each other that “wherever one goes the other goes too” in the premiere, the black brother being ceremonially burnt in the trailer who looks very much like Aemon, and that Sam has to be given something to do when Jon isn’t around, both this season and the next, this is how I think it will pan out: Aemon dies in 5×05, “Kill the Boy”, and between then and 5×07, “The Gift”, Jon will choose to send Sam away, whether it is to become a Maester as in the books or for some other mission, but whatever it is I’m sure it’ll be connected to Aemon’s death. Then, whether it is in “The Gift” or in 5×08, Jon and Sam will part ways, hopefully at Eastwatch.

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    34. Book AND show spoilers below

      So perhaps after Mance dies in Episode one, sometime between then and episode 5 it is revealed he has a son that is with the Wildlings at Hardhome. Perhaps one that was whisked away to HH secretly and immediately after his Mance’s burning. When Jon finds out about it, he goes to Aemon for advice. Aemon tells him to “kill the boy” and John is placed in a parallel dillemna to his father Ned who had Robert pushing for Danaerys to be killed all throughout season 1. That becomes the primary reason Jon travels to HH. Either to kill Mances son or to present the Wildlings with an alternate future, joining Stannis’s army under the terms that Mance’s son will not be harmed. But of course when we get to HH, all hell breaks loose because of the oncoming Weights and WW. Perhaps even the WW end up stealing away with Mance’s son, seeing as they have already been established in the book and moreso in the show to have a propensity for either sacrificing babies or converting babies into the WW of Tomorrow.

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    35. Armsbendback,

      If Mance’s son was going to be included, he would’ve been seen or mentioned by now. Also, that’s not what “Kill the boy” means. Yes, titles have multiple meanings, but not as it relates to the same character. Will Aemon give Jon his metaphoric “Kill the boy” speech and then a literal one about killing a boy? Of course not. And why would Aemon, of all people, want the boy to die? It makes no sense.

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    36. I’ll be interested to see if Dean-Charles Chapman actually has been promoted to the main cast once the season begins. It would make sense, given his expanded role. Unlike Huisman, Emmanuel, McElhatton, Rigg, and Varma, he wasn’t on the cast list that appears on HBO’s schedule. But that list is always incomplete. Furthermore, there always seem to be a few minor discrepancies between the actors whose names appear on the press release and the actors whose names actually appear in the opening credits. Under different circumstances, I might have wondered if Hannah Murray’s absence from both the cast list on HBO’s schedule and this press release meant that she wasn’t going to be a series regular this year. But she wasn’t named on those two lists last year either.

      I agree with Sue and the other commenters above who have speculated that Tom Wlaschiha was almost certainly left off this press release for spoiler-related reasons.

      King Tommen,

      That’s fantastic news! In addition to his work on Game of Thrones, Marshall has a strong background in the horror genre. He should be able to achieve something truly spectacular within the unique visual palate that the series has established. Given Hannibal’s tradition of naming each episode after elements of foreign cuisine, I do think it’s possible that the title “The Great Red Dragon” may be a placeholder. Then again, Bryan Fuller has said that Episode 3×08 will be the episode where the show’s take on Red Dragon will begin. Perhaps an event that significant is worth breaking convention for.

      It’s mildly unfortunate that Hannibal got pushed to the summer. But then again, its financial favorable model as an international co-production has been the only thing that’s saved it on NBC for the past two years. Airing in a less competitive timeframe for broadcast TV should enable Fuller sufficient leeway to wrap up the show in accordance with the plan he’s envisioned (currently, I believe that’s somewhere between 5-6 years). And having a new season of Hannibal to watch this summer will certainly help ease my annual case of Game of Thrones withdrawal. You know, the one that kicks in every year after the season ends but before filming and casting news for the next production cycle starts to leak. 🙂

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    37. Luka Nieto:
      Armsbendback,

      If Mance’s son was going to be included, he would’ve been at least mentioned by now. Also, that’s not what “Kill the boy” means. Yes, titles have multiple meanings, but not as it relates for the same character. Will Aemon give Jon his metaphoric “Kill the boy” speech and then a literal one about killing a boy? Of course not. And why would Aemon of all people want Mance’s boy to die? It makes no sense.

      Thanks for the input! I’m just reacting in realtime, perhaps (more aptly obviously) not connecting all the dots in the right way and forgetting key points from the book.

      But if David and Dan did want to take liberties, I suppose Aemons reasoning for wanting Mance’s son dead is the idea that the Wildlings, if they knew their was an heir to Mance, might be more opposed to helping Stannis/the Nights Watch? So Aemon’s stance might be that it is for the good of the NW/realm if Mance’s heir was extinguished.

      As far as no mention of Mance having a son, couldn’t it be info a NW member overhears and relays back to Jon, that Mance has a son, who is now being hidden/protected at HH?

      Obviously a big stretch from the ASOIF text and not likely.

      Just re-reading the quote from the Kill the boy line and obviously I am way off with my idea!

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    38. Armsbendback,

      Yeah, the “kill the boy” thing is something completely different, which will be in the show, as an episode has been titled after it. And I meant that if Mance’s son was going to be introduced in season five, he would’ve been seen or mentioned in previous seasons.

      Also, they’re dispensing with Mance quite quickly, as it seems D&D will kill him in 5×01 for real (there’s nothing pointing to the glamour, as there is in the books), so I doubt they’ll then bother with his son.

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    39. I can’t see anything new or of interest coming from these interviews. I’ll check back later for the new video that is supposed to be released.

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    40. GRRM confirms Casterly Rock and Highgarden will be introduced in “the book he’s writing now” —that is, The Winds of Winter.

      Though I’m pretty sure we knew that already. Anyway, he also says “I’m looking forward to write about them”, which either means he misspoke and they will appear in ADOS, not TWOW, or that he hasn’t written anything set there for TWOW yet.

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    41. Jeb,
      Tyrion Pimpslap,

      That didn’t even cross my mind. Doesn’t have to be that way.

      It’s safe to say that, if and when Cersei gets herself free from the Westerosi Inquisition, she will have to flee to Casterly Rock, either because she has no power left at the capital or because of… you know, in the books at least, Aegon. So, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s Cersei who becomes our POV for Casterly Rock. Who could be a more meaningful character to formally introduce us to the Lannister household, after all? As for Highgarden… no idea. That may mean a new POV, unless Aegon and Jon Connington take a strange detour…? Sam is the closest character right now, since he’s at Oldtown. Maybe he goes to the capital of the Reach?

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    42. Luka Nieto,

      If we do see numerous(hopefully) chapters there, I wonder who’s POV chapters they would be? Is it possible events happen in KL during TWOW that are so momumental that the main POV characters currently in KL head back to their families seat of power.

      Does Cersei get exiled to CR. Does Jamie go their to defend against Iron Islanders? Does another untimely death send Margaery back to Highgarden.

      Or do we gain access to these locales through characters who have only been mentioned before or who have been more secondary characters through the first five books.

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    43. These interviewers aren’t completely annoying me for some reason.
      Maybe after that AP interviewer at the London premiere I’m more forgiving. I’m enjoying this 😛

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    44. Armsbendback,

      Remember, Margaery is not a POV character (in the books.) Even if she or any of the Tyrells went to Highgarden, we wouldn’t see it.

      Without introducing a new POV, Highgarden could mean Sam, who is quite close already, or maybe even Jon Connington or Arianne. If it’s not them, it’s just gotta be a new POV. Probably a minor 1 or 2 chapter POV, like those that unfortunately abounded in AFFC and ADWD. Willas or someone like that. However, I wish it could be a major POV, and that it were Margaery. I’m just curious about how different she’d be from the show version, since the show version is mostly based on Cersei’s quite subjective suspicions in the books. But all that speculation is for nothing, because I’m pretty sure GRRM confirmed there wouldn’t be any new POV characters.

      So… Sam goes to Highgarden, then?

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    45. Luka Nieto:
      Armsbendback,

      Remember, Margaery is not a POV character (in the books.) Even if she or any of the Tyrells went to Highgarden, we wouldn’t see it.

      I need to start thinking before I press the “post comment” button.

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    46. Nathalie Emmanuel looked absolutely fantastic on the carpet, loved the little metal accents on her blouse and skirt and the spring color scheme looked good on her. The interviewer really needs to up her game though, not complimenting the actors on the dress, etc.

      Did anyone catch the GRRM quote about visiting Highgarden and Casterly Rock in Winds, “fist pump” yea baby get exited. The big question though is will D&D include them in their adaption.

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    47. tyjon,

      Ive been saying for a while theres no way we wont get a new location in season 6 and season 7 and theres only 4 that are left really Oldtown, Highgarden, Casterly Rock, and Storms End.

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    48. tyjon,

      If it involves any major storylines and characters already introduced in the show, 100% yes. If not, if it’s to do with, say, Aegon, then… probably not. Hopefully it’s gotta do with people like Cersei and Sam, which would probably mean we’d get to see it.

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    49. So Gwen Christie said

      Brienne bites into a man’s feet with her teeth this season. Maybe the show’s choreography of its version of her Shagwell fight.

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    50. tyjon,

      I think they’d like to do Casterly Rock, because it has been mentioned a lot, and would look incredible if they found the right location.

      Can’t see them doing Highgarden though as there is no where near enough time for it.

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    51. Crabber’s Son,

      We’ll probably never have another “main setting” in which characters spend most of their time for whole seasons (King’s Landing, Winterfell, the Wall, Qarth (unfortunately), Meereen, and that’s about it), but new settings? Of course! I very much doubt that, by 2017, we will not have seen Casterly Rock, in particular.

      Sigh.

      I don’t mind people calling Dany “khaleesi” that much, but if they want her in the Iron Throne, they probably should learn her name.

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    52. What is with all this “whoooooing”? I mean can they go more than 30 seconds without doing it? The phoniness makes this borderline unwatchable.

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    53. And… that’s it!

      A new behind the scenes video about the stuntmen and planning fight scenes. Some cool new footage there! Pretty short, though.

      I’m pretty sure Jorah and Daario don’t teleport to Dorne, and that the actors were simply doing a full rehearsal of Daznak, and the plaza de toros wasn’t ready yet for some reason. Still weird.

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    54. Luka Nieto:

      I’m pretty sure Jorah and Daario don’t teleport to Dorne, and that the actors were simply doing a full rehearsal of Daznak, and the plaza de toros wasn’t ready yet for some reason. Still weird.

      Well it’s close to Osuna and the whole team was camped in Sevilla and the Alcazar so makes sense to train everywhere in the same sessions.

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    55. Arkash,

      Hey! You just posted that in the Westeros forum! 😉

      I’ve never posted there, but right now I’m up to date with that single thread, because people post there quite often. So yeah, I’m a lurker.

      Arya fan,

      Anything interesting from their interviews we missed by watching the main one?

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    56. Pretty enjoyable watch. They did a good job jumping in if the actor seemed to be stalling out during the questions instead of standing there awkwardly. D & D with their go-to “all we wanted to do was get to the Red Wedding” shtick.

      Random Greyjoy fan: “Yeah well, all I wanted to do was watch Victarion toss people overboard. Some of us are dreamers I guess.”

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    57. Luka Nieto:
      Crabber’s Son,

      We’ll probably never have another “main setting” in which characters spend most of their time for whole seasons (King’s Landing, Winterfell, the Wall, Qarth (unfortunately), Meereen, and that’s about it), but new settings? Of course! I very much doubt that, by 2017, we will not have seen Casterly Rock, in particular.

      Sigh.

      I totally agree. I also think it’s likely we’ll see Oldtown and/or Highgarden however briefly.

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    58. Tereeza777,

      The neighborhood directly around the Opera House isn’t too bad, but, yes, right across Van Ness and up about a block (in the Tenderloin) is pretty sketchy.

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    59. Much more enjoyable interviews than during the London premiere. The women looked much more gorgeous too! Hannah Murray, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams, Natalie E., Sophie T., Carice, Keisha C.H., all looked stunning! Michiel Huisman, wow! Also, the questions from FB were a good touch to involve the fans.

      So….. more Westeros locations in the next 2? 3? 4? books!

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    60. Arkash,

      Well… that’s a thread focused entirely in show news, so one would assume it’d have little of the expected ‘Westeros.org’ vitriol… One would hope. One would be wrong. But I’ve learnt to ignore it. That’s the main reason I don’t actually write there —I don’t wanna argue with those people. There’s plenty of reasonable folks there, but also way too much drivel and poison (which passes for witty criticism for many in that forum, apparently.)

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    61. I’m pretty sure the video had an ice sword? So Hardhome will not only include fights with wights but white walkers? Maybe I’m blind.

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    62. Mara Raphael is truly scary. Did you see how some of the actors looked at her weird during segues?

      Also, please link the HD photos of Sophie Turner and Hannah Murray so that I may get on with my night.

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    63. Steve:
      What is with all this “whoooooing”? I mean can they go more than 30 seconds without doing it? The phoniness makes this borderline unwatchable.

      The “spontaneous” selfie-video with Maisie was probably the worst I’ve ever seen. The entire hired mob started chanting along!? If not for new tidbits I wouldn’t watch this at all..

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    64. GRRM said the number on of pages he’s written for TWOW on mashable. Did anyone else hear that? I couldn’t hear him clearly.

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    65. Luka Nieto,

      It would be AWESOME, if we could get White Walkers at Hard Home, but regardless whether we do or not, I think the show is doing a great job of moving that storyline forward and making the White Walker threat seem more immediate to the series. I think they’ll definitely be making it past the Wall come Season 6.

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    66. Luka Nieto,

      I remember a while back (years ago, actually) when GRRM said that Casterly Rock and Highgarden would be prominent locations in Winds. He also said something suggesting that he wouldn’t introduce any new characters that become POV characters, but there may be new POVs from characters that have already been introduced (can’t remember where I read that though).

      Cersei is the most likely CR character, though Edmure Tully is heading there as well. As for Highgarden, my guess would be Garlan Tyrell, as he’s already been introduced and Willas was supposed to be a player and those POVs usually don’t get featured (same deal for QoT). Marge is an option as well, as is Samwell or anyone else in the area.

      Considering he seems to be expanding some aspects of the story (though these last two would take us to the seats of all 7 houses plus Riverrun), I find it hard to believe that he’ll still wrap the whole thing up in 2 books, even if they do have 3000 pages total. lol

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    67. Luka Nieto,

      He’s Konradsmith. It’s not bad on AFOIAF at all. Elio and Linda get a bad rep, but they’re quite rightly book purists so it’s to be expected. The worst are the partisan Dany/Stannis/Sansa fans and some of them come over here anyway.

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    68. ctid,

      Who knows, I may give it a try some day. The problem there is that the basic assumption seems to be that the show is a “fine” TV show and a pretty horrible adaptation, and all those who disagree have to constantly say so. That’s been my experience reading only that thread. Considering I’m quite the show “apologist” (or, you know, I like the show and find it a great adaptation of the books in spirit, if not a literal translation), I’m afraid It’d be quite exhausting for me there. I like to endlessly argue, but even I get tired. And I have no filter, I cannot stop when I get on an argument. So… maybe it’s better if I don’t get an account at all. We’ll see.

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    69. After just re-reading parts of AFFC, there’s a Cersei chapter in which she

      tells Osney Kettleblack to fuck a queen (Margery) and kill a boy (Jon Snow). Is it at all possible that Cersei could send an assassin to the wall in the episode “Kill the Boy” to deal with Jon after learning that the Night’s Watch is hosting Stannis?

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    70. Luka Nieto,

      He did say the word “hundred” but I think it wasn’t plural, so there must have been another word before that. Maybe “a few”, “a couple of” or whatever. I hope someone was recording that so it can be checked.

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    71. ctid:
      Luka Nieto,

      He’s Konradsmith. It’s not bad on AFOIAF at all. Elio and Linda get a bad rep, but they’re quite rightly book purists so it’s to be expected. The worst are the partisan Dany/Stannis/Sansa fans and some of them come over here anyway.

      Why are we still talking about that Demon called Linda?

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    72. Luka Nieto,

      That’s my bet. Looks like the same axe we saw Loboda holding on the trailer. Altough the guy who was running towards him look more like a wight than a White Walker there.

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    73. I hope they do this every year, but last year’s was infinitely better. Are constantly scrolling Twitter feeds on giant screens a good idea for a live stream? Events like this are better without the screaming Twitter staff. This isn’t New Year’s Eve in Times Square, hype man. Looks like they spent all of the budget on the London Premiere which was immensely better than this. All of the dead air on AP Live made it seem like you didnt miss much, but tonight a lot of the interviews seemed cut short.

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    74. Jeb,

      Best wishes for a speedy recovery from your operation!!!

      I love the thought we’re going to get to “see” Highgarden and Casterly Rock in the books, at some point.

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    75. Jim:
      Sorry, but this is lame as hell. I’ve seen mustache twirling slicked back hair car salesmen less fake than this.

      Can’t agree more. They are just repeating “exciting, amazing, great…” all the time. It’s ridiculous.

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    76. zambi76: How about a wedding?

      Well, GRRM did specify there would be more weddings in Winds and based on the World book, Highgarden does look like it escaped from a Disney movie, so it would be a good setting. lol Who are you thinking gets married there?

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    77. Luka Nieto:

      I’ve been wondering —will we see Eastwatch in Season 5?

      How do you reach Hardhome?

      Did anyone else find those interviewers completely annoying?

      Aidan is so quiet, almost shy, when he’s being interviewed. I noticed this before, and, like you do, wonder if he’s under the weather. Total 180 from LF.

      Catch Ian Beattie’s blush? What’s that all about? (I wonder!)

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    78. Darren,

      GRRM has said that he’s not written any new PoV characters for Winter, which would rule out those characters. We should hope that he sticks to that: except for the one-off chapters that gave us 3rd-party development of a protagonist, the new PoV chapters in Crows and Dragons really bogged down GRRM’s storytelling.

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