From the Maester’s Desk – House of the Dragon’s Potential for Expansion and Diversity

"Fire Can Not Kill A Dragon" by ertacaltinoz.

“Fire Can Not Kill A Dragon” by ertacaltinoz.

“This is going to be the whitest show on television”. That was the gist of many reactions I saw across the web when HBO confirmed that the “Age of Heroes” prequel wasn’t getting picked up, moving forward instead with a series based on George R.R. Martin’s FIRE & BLOOD.

And it’s not an unwarranted reaction. As we fans know, Game of Thrones had a number of controversies during its 8-season run. Some I feel were quite overblown (such as the “Starbucks cup” or Jon not petting Ghost after the Battle of Winterfell), but other grievances people had with the show were understandable, and one of those was the lack of representation when it comes to people of color.

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Alternate Endings Debunked by Maisie Williams

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It’s been a rumor before the final season of Game of Thrones even began filming: “they’ll shoot alternate finale scenes so the real ending doesn’t leak!” There wasn’t much reason to believe this, but showrunner David Benioff added fuel to the flames by implying as much, and a few cast members said it outright–though, as it turns out, they were either misdirecting the press for fun or misinformed themselves. Whatever their reasons, if there were still any doubts, Maisie Williams is here to put them to rest.

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Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones’ Sansa Stark, Has a New Stark on the Way!

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Good news is hard to come by these days, isn’t it? The world is on fire (literally), the people are divided, and House of the Dragon is potentially 2 full years away. Egad. So when some good news comes along, we have to celebrate it like the miracle that it truly is. And that good news comes from one of our favorite actors. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), the Queen in the North, and ruler of 1 kingdom, is expecting a child, and we couldn’t be happier for her.

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George R.R. Martin tackles differences to his books in Game of Thrones ending

George R. R. Martin at the 2015 Emmy Awards

George R. R. Martin at the 2015 Emmy Awards

Both author George R.R. Martin and showrunners Benioff and Weiss have largely avoided discussing the differences between the show’s ending and what we may eventually find in his books, and we’ll probably not get a detailed answer until The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring are released, if they ever are. In the meantime, any news on the subject feels like a precious gem of information. That is the case with a new interview with Martin, who largely avoids giving us specifics… but also gives us a lot to talk about, especially regarding the ending of Daenerys Targaryen!

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Picks Up Two Wins Out of Three Total Screen Actors Guild Nominations!

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At the hour when it counted most, when there are no more seasons to earn nominations, Game of Thrones season 8 stepped up to the plate and did what it had to do. With only three nominations on the table, being nominated alone was a nice present, or even winning one! But, two outta 3? That just goes to show all the season 8 naysayers that GOT can still bring home the bacon. But, it’s not only the awards that are exciting – With all the glitz of the awards, comes the glam of the red carpet. And as ever, the GOT cast knows how to bring the heat! So who won? And who showed up to the carpet? Let’s find out together…

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