David Benioff and D.B Weiss explain why they omitted Lady Stoneheart


Oh, Lady Stoneheart. Her omission from Game of Thrones was one of the show’s first major departures from A Song of Ice and Fire. Now, six years on, showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss explain their thought process behind their controversial decision in James Hibberd’s upcoming book, Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon: Game of Thrones and the Untold Story of the Epic Series

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Excerpt from James Hibberd’s book delves into the infamous unaired Game of Thrones pilot

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Much like a car accident off the side of the highway, I am morbidly fascinated by the disastrous original pilot of Game of Thrones. Fortunately for people like me, James Hibberd’s upcoming book, Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon: Game of Thrones and the Untold Story of the Epic Series, will offer a behind-the-scenes look into (among other things) the myriad factors that made that episode un-screenable.  Continue reading →

Beloved Character Actress and Game of Thrones Tyrell Matriarch Dame Diana Rigg Dies at 82


2020 has long been considered the worst year in modern history, but now my fellow Game of Thrones fans and I have officially been kicked while down. Our utterly beloved Queen of Thorns – the Matriarchal Tyrell Rose of Highgarden, aka Olenna Tyrell – Dame Diana Rigg has died, leaving an unfillable hole in our hearts. It is with immense sorrow that I write this, as few actors on Game of Thrones have ever left such a mark in their time on screen as did she.

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The Winners of the Game of Thrones HalloweenCostumes.com Giveaway!

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After a week of great participation from Watchers on the Wall readers around the world, it’s time to announce the winners of our HalloweenCostumes.com Giveaway! Chosen from entrants on Twitter, Facebook and here at Watchers, we offered up three amazing prizes from HalloweenCostumes.com’s wide selection of Game of Thrones costumes. With fall coming and the spookiest of holidays around the corner, a few of our readers are about to receive a timely and fun gift.

Now, without further ado, our three lucky HalloweenCostumes.com prize winners are…

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Enter to win the Game of Thrones HalloweenCostumes.com Giveaway!

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Autumn is coming! And with it, Halloween, our favorite night of the year. Get ready for your socially distant gatherings this October and start prepping for next year’s cons with our newest worldwide giveaway, thanks to HalloweenCostumes.com. We’re giving away three Game of Thrones costumes to our readers from the site’s wide selection. Live your dragon fantasy or walk the walls of your own “castle” in a fun costume this fall, and enter to win!

How to enter? Check out the selection here and at HalloweenCostumes.com, leave a comment, and discover more ways to win below!

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HBO releases casting call for Daemon Targaryen and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau discusses the fan response to season 8


In these uncertain times it’s deeply comforting to hear that at least one thing is still on track … and that’s the Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon. A casting call has surfaced for the role of Daemon Targaryen, who is slated to be one of the leads in the series. In other news, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau recently said he “almost wanted” to donate to the petition to remake season 8 of Game of Thrones.

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