There’s a lot about Season 7 to raise an eyebrow over, but chances are the epic episode “The Spoils of War” isn’t one of them. And if it is, The Night’s Cast, the official podcast of Watchers on the Wall, is here to change your mind.
Not that we’re clamoring for the end of Game of Thrones per se, but the chance to hang out with Emilia Clarke at the Season 8 red-carpet premiere? That’s something we can all hope for.
News from Westeros was coming at us fast today, from a new interview with Liam Cunningham to some rather distressing news about a furry friend from the cast. Let’s dive in!
There’s nothing like a bright piece of con news on a Monday morning. And it’s a fantastic one today!
Con of Thrones has announced that Game of Thrones star John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) will appear at Con of Thrones 2019 on Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13. Bradley joins a growing lineup already including GoT star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, announced in January. Last week it was announced that fan-favorite podcasts History of Westeros and A Storm of Spoilers will be returning for this year’s con.
Bradley has been with the show since season one as the smartest member of the Night’s Watch, and best friend to Jon Snow. This will be the actor’s debut appearance at Con of Thrones, hot on the heels of the final season of Game of Thrones.
From his first appearance on Game of Thrones (chastising Jaime while skinning a stag) Tywin Lannister was preoccupied with legacy, bringing up the topic every so often – usually whenever any of his children displeased him. Tywin’s mission statement for his children was to ensure that when he and his children and his children’s children were all dead, the Lannister name would live on. And live on as a family name to be feared.
Cersei regarded herself as a female Tywin and she bought in on the paternal lesson that strength and fear went hand in hand, but she probably won’t end up doing the Lannister name much good. History is written by the victors and, since it’s unlikely that Cersei will win this game of thrones she’s playing, history will probably not be kind to her. But even if Cersei manages to pull off a dramatic upset, something she’s managed in the past, history might still not be all that kind. Based on Cersei’s actions and circumstances (and some ingrained misogyny), it’s highly likely that she’ll be long remembered as a witch.
To go forward we must go back. Well, okay, “must” might be too strong of a word. Still, it is fitting that, mere months before the final season of Game of Thrones airs, we get a peek at the script of the very first and much maligned Game of Thrones pilot that-never-was.
It’s time once again for the winter TCA press tour, where the networks talk up their latest projects. HBO stepped up to the plate today, with HBO’s programming chief Casey Bloys giving the network’s presentation in Pasadena, CA. Naturally Game of Thrones is the most exciting part of his talk, for us!
Game of Thrones keeps hitting us with new content, but never fear — we here at The Night’s Cast, the official podcast of Watchers on the Wall, can keep up!
It’s here, everyone! No, not the trailer, but the first official images from season 8!
Game of Thrones executive producers and writers David Benioff and Dan Weiss aren’t exactly known for their penchant for interviews, so our ears always perk up whenever they subject themselves to one. This time, on the occasion of being honored with the Visual Effects Society Award for Creative Excellence, the showrunners delved into the challenges of VFX, especially in the early seasons, and the lessons that taught them. Also: a great little tease about the largest battle sequence ever we’ll see in season eight…