If your shelves are already groaning under the weight of Game of Thrones collectibles and memorabilia of all kinds, don’t stop now — add another shelf, because you’ll want to make room for this new stuff courtesy of Funko and McFarlane Toys.
Season eight is so close I can almost taste it. After a year and a half with no new Game of Thrones on our screens, the three months that are left until April 14 feel like such a breeze. The cast appear to be in the same groove, because they’ve thrown themselves all-in, in terms of promoting the upcoming final season. This week, as a guest on Irish TV network RTÉ One’s The Late Late Show, Liam Cunningham joined the hype brigade and teased the possible doom of Davos—and of all men, for that matter. Valar Morghulis!
The cast keeps expanding for the yet-unnamed Game of Thrones spin-off, set far back in the days of the legendary Age of Heroes, when the First Men and the Children of the Forest fought side by side in the War for the Dawn to turn back the White Walkers. We’re really going to need a real title soon, guys; how about… huh, The Long Night?
Anyway, though the main stars were recently announced, with Naomi Watts and others making up the core cast, there have been casting calls for many other characters since September, when we learned they were looking for a diverse talent pool, a trend that’s held ever since, and still does in the casting calls we exclusively bring you today!
As she so often is, Sophie Turner was interviewed, this time by W Magazine, where she is asked about her hair (uh, again), but she also tells them of what she took from set, and of the fact that she’s terrible at keeping secrets; so much so that the Game of Thrones ending may not be such a secret anymore! But fear not, you will not find it online…
The more we learn about life on a Game of Thrones set, the more we can appreciate everything that went into creating that on-screen grittiness.
Sophie Turner, Emilia Clarke and Liam Cunningham recently talked about their experiences on Game of Thrones, with Clarke discussing the complex emotions she feels to be leaving the show behind, Cunningham hyping the new season, and Turner dishing on the not-so-stellar hygiene she had to adopt. A maid with purple serpents in her hair, indeed!
The Night’s Cast, the official podcast of Watchers on the Wall, keeps on truckin’ with our discussion of Season 7, and this time we’re talking Episode 2, “Stormborn.”
An interesting new Game of Thrones promo has surfaced over the last few days, never before seen by fans. While the entirely animated video holds no season 8 material (all quotes are from earlier seasons) and we’ve not been able to confirm its official status, the beautifully crafted promo was made by Mirari, a company who has worked with HBO Asia on previous teasers. The video features the animated creation of a tapestry, using artwork by artist Bubug. It’s noted on Bubug’s Deviantart page that the illustration was made by them “for Mirari + Co for the Tapestry – Game of Thrones 2019 promotion.”
We know from previous news stories that actors from Game of Thrones have taken home various mementos from the show — Maisie Williams took home the Ned Stark-esque brown leather jacket from Season 7, for example. Kit Harington has expressed a desire to keep Longclaw once the series ends, although the showrunners have become less than willing to part with it. So maybe a life-sized statue will fill the void instead?
Lately the hits just keep on coming for Season 8 of Game of Thrones — five seconds of new footage last week, and the premiere date (April 14th) paired with an eye-popping (largely unexpected) teaser for the final season this week!
Tonight, as promised, HBO unveiled the long-awaited premiere date of Game of Thrones season 8- and a new teaser! The teaser dropped just ahead of the third season premiere of True Detective starring Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali, tonight at 9PM ET. The “Crypts of Winterfell” delivers spooky hints of things to come for House Stark, and confirms that Season 8 will hit our television screens starting on April 14, 2019!