If you’ve been following our Game of Thrones news, you know that there is a big battle set to take place in season eight. The sequence took 55 days to film, and we concluded back in January that it would likely happen in the mid-season. Now, thanks to the actor who plays the Night King – Vladimir Furdik – we know whether we were right or not!
Look, there’s plenty of reasons why Game of Thrones Season 5 doesn’t get the love that other seasons do – but all dunking on Dorne aside, there’s some good stuff to be discussed about this polarizing season. On this episode of The Night’s Cast, the official podcast of Watchers on the Wall, join Vanessa, Samantha and special guests Aziz and Sean from History of Westeros as we do just that!
I’ll be honest, as a beer drinker I don’t like stouts. So I was apprehensive before trying King in the North Imperial Stout, from Brewery Ommegang’s new Royal Reserve Collection- even with my love of the Starks and King Jon Snow! I prefer the lighter, sweeter offerings from Ommegang such as the Iron Throne Blonde Ale or the Winter is Here Double White Ale. However, this new imperial stout won me over. Brewery Ommegang has chosen well with their fourth installment in their Royal Reserve Collection, giving us the King in the North Barrel-aged Imperial Stout just as the winds of winter have begun blowing.
Richard Madden and Kit Harington both took bittersweet trips down memory lane recently, Madden, by re-watching The Red Wedding and Harington by reflecting on the end of his tenure on Game of Thrones. Additionally, Maisie Williams has announced that she will also be attending Comic Con Experience in Brazil in December.
This past Thanksgiving we revealed our holiday merch giveaway and, though many of you participated, only one could take the Viserion Ice Dragon and Iron Throne ornaments home. A week later, it’s time to announce who the lucky participant is!
And the winner of the Watchers on the Wall holiday giveaway is….
HBO certainly plays the long game. Earlier this year, a Game of Thrones reunion special was filmed in Belfast, hosted by Conan O’Brien. However, it has recently been announced that there are no plans to air it on HBO’s network. Rather, it will be exclusively available on the Game of Thrones complete series box set due for release at some point in 2019.
This morning on ITV’s Lorraine, Iain Glen showed up with Ruth Wilson to promote their new BBC drama Mrs. Wilson, based on the remarkable real life story of Wilson’s own family, but Game of Thrones had to come up, and it did, with the Scottish actor proclaiming yet again that season eight’s six final episodes will be particularly long.
Jane Goldman’s Long Night-set spin-off begins filming in just a few months, so it’s no surprise that casting calls for the prequel’s pilot keep popping up again and again. Today, this trend continues! Though personal details remain elusive, this batch of casting calls we uncovered does reveal a few interesting characters… read on for the details!
On last night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, George R. R. Martin showed up to promote his latest book, Fire & Blood, which was published this week, as we just covered. Martin’s conversation with Colbert, however, quickly veers away from his fictional histories to tales of murderous turtles and their shared love of Tolkien. Take a look!
It’s Thanksgiving here in the USA, the semi-official kickoff of the holiday season where we sit around, argue with our families and eat far too much, before tree-trimming and endless shopping for our loved ones begins. That seems like a great time for a holiday merch giveaway! What’s up for grabs? An appropriately themed gift for one of our readers- a pair of Game of Thrones holiday ornaments, from HBO’s Kurt Adler line of collectibles!
The Viserion Ice Dragon ornament, crafted from resin, is an impressive 7.5 inches. And of course, everyone wants the Iron Throne ornament, designed in beautiful detail, standing 4 inches tall. Both pieces hang from chains, and can live on your tree (or anywhere else in your castle) if you win our giveaway. For the next seven days, we’re accepting entries in this worldwide giveaway. To enter to win it, all you need to do is leave a comment here! (See below for more entry methods and a closer look at the prizes.)