Inside Game of Thrones Season 6

HBO has released several Behind the Scene videos, taking you behind the scenes of the upcoming sixth season.  The videos vary from the prosthetics used in the show, to the journey to Spain.  Check them out for yourself below! 

The Best Seat in the House

Prosthetics

Visual Effects

Journey to Spain

Game of Thrones returns April 24th at 9 PM.  

New Game of Thrones Funko Pop Figures Revealed

At the 2016 New York Toy Fair, Funko unveiled some new Game of Thrones figures.  And to top it all of they released some new lines of Game of Thrones figures, including Dorbz-style figures, and Mystery Minis.  

Below you can see the Dorbz-styled figures.  Included in the bunch are Danerys, Tyrion, Eddard Stark, Jon Snow, and the Night King.  

The Mystery Mini figures are less happy in appearance, but what they lack in happiness they succeed in sheer number of different figurines.  The Mystery Minis include characters such as: Varys, Ser Davos Seaworth, Bronn, Ser Jorah Mormont, and many more.  

And finally the line you've all been waiting for, Funk Pop Vinyls!.  The new line of Funk Pop Vinyls will include a variety of characters from Season 5, such as: Melisandre, Ser Jorah Mormont, Bronn, Stannis Baratheon, A Harpy, the Night King, Margaery Tyrell, an Unsullied, and Rhaegal.  

Game of Thrones Enters the 2016 Guinness World Records

Game of Thrones has crossed another milestone, they have officially made it into the Guinness World Records.  

According to Entertainment Weekly, Game of Thrones aired the larges simultaneous broadcast of a television drama with the second episode of season 5.  The episode was simulcast to 173 countries and territories around the world, staring at 2 AM on April 20. 

If you're interested in picking up a copy of this historic edition, the 2016 Guinness World Records book will be released September 10.  

Game of Thrones Will Be at Least Eight Seasons

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Michael Lombardo, HBO's programming president, announced that Game of Thrones would run to at least season eight.  Originally David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the showrunners, had declared that season seven would be the end.  However now it looks like that isn't the case at all.  Lombardo said this:

Seven-seasons-and-out has never been the [internal] conversation.  The question is: How much beyond seven are we going to do? Obviously we're shooting six now, hopefully discussing seven.  [Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are] feel like there's two more years after six.  I would always love from them to change their minds, but that's what we're looking at right now. 

Of course this doesn't mean the show has been green lit for the eight seasons.  But it is reassuring to hear that the option is now being talked about.  

In the interview with Lombardo, he was also asked about the possibility of doing a prequel series.  This is what he said to that:

I would be open to anything that Dan and David wanted to do - about Game of Thrones, or any subject matter.  It really would depend fully on what they wanted to do.  I think you're right, there's enormous storytelling to be mined in a prequel, if George and Dan and David decide they want to tackle that.  At this point, all the focus is on the next few years of the show.  We haven't had any conversations about that at this point.  

Game of Thrones San Diego Comic-Con Schedule

San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, and once again the cast of Game of Thrones will be attending.  Along with having their own panel at the famous Hall H, the cast will be attending some other panels.

To make attending the Con a bit easier, here is a schedule where you will be able to find the stars of Game of Thrones.  

Friday

Tales of Halloween: A First Look at the Ultimate Halloween Event

Who: Neil Marshall 

Time: 1:30 PM

Location: Horton Grand Theatre 

Description: "Directors Neil Marchasll (Game of Thrones, The Descent), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw 2/3/4), and Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate) and producers and Epic Pictures founders Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson (Turbo Kid, 11-11-11) join cast members Lin Shaye (Insidious 1/2/3), Greg Grunberg (Heroes/Reborn, Star Wars Episode VII), and Grace Phipps (FrightNight) to discuss the making and collaborative process of the most ambitious horror anthology to date. See the Tales of Halloween trailer debut, followed by a Q&A session moderated by cast member Adam Green (Frozen, Hatchet)."

Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session

Who: Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Natalie Dormer, Conleth Hill, David Nutter, Hannah Murray, Carolyn Strauss, Sophie Turner, Carice van Houten, and Maisie Williams. 

Time: 2:30 PM

Location: Hall H

Description: "Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO's Game of Thrones concluded its 10-episode fifth season in June and will begin filming its sixth season this summer. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, is an epic story of treachery and nobility, set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years. Panelists include (in alphabetical order) Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy/Reek, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell, Conleth Hill as Varys, David Nutter (director), Hannah Murray as Gilly, Carolyn Strauss (executive producer), Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, and Maisie Williams as Arya Stark."

Saturday

TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites 

Who: Maisie Williams 

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Ballroom 20

Description: "TV Guide Magazine brings the screams to San Diego again for this all-star, must-see panel. Moderated by senior writer Damian Holbrook, stars from TV's hottest shows provide a lively discussion filled with behind-the-scenes scoops. Panelists include David Anders (iZombie), Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple), Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Eliza Taylor (The 100), Ming-Na Wen (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones)."

Childhood's End

Who: Charles Dance

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Description: "Syfy's upcoming miniseries based on the Arthur C. Clarke classic novel stars Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Mike Vogel (Bates Motel), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Daisy Betts (Last Resort), and Yael Stone (Orange Is the New Black). The cast will be on hand, along with director Nick Hurran (Sherlock: His Last Vow) and screenwriter Matthew Graham (Doctor Who) to discuss how they brought the iconic novel to screen for the very first time."

Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass

Who: Gwendoline Christie 

Time: 3:45 PM

Location: Hall H

Description: "A discussion among fierce, fearless, actresses Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Kathy Bates (American Horror Story), and other flat out fantastic females, who will open up about the power and privilege of playing women who redefine the rules and refuse to yield. Moderated by Sara Vilkomerson."

A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones Fan Discussion

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

Description: "Amin Javadi (Podcast of Ice and Fire, Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast), Kyle Maddock (Podcast of Ice and Fire, AfterBuzzTV), and Tara Lynne (The Geekiary, Ice and Fire Convention) discuss popular and obscure fan theories, compare the books versus the television show, and take part in a general Q&A."

For everyone attending this years SDCC enjoy!  And if you're not going this year, check back here for the recordings of these events, including the entire Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session.  For more information and details on these events head on over to the official San Diego Comic-Con website.  

"The Dance of Dragons" Viewership Breakdown

The numbers are in for the latest episode of Game of Thrones, "The Dance of Dragons".  And although they saw an increase, from the previous weeks episode, it was just by a hair.  "The Dance of Dragons" was viewed by 7.14 million people during its initial airing, an increase of 140,000 people, or just 2%. 

I had expected to see "The Dance of Dragons" bring in closer to 8 million viewers.  But still its nice to see an increase in the viewership.  The only question this raises is whether or not the finale will bring in a higher number than the, record breaking, premiere for this season.  Looking at previous seasons, the season finale episodes have always preformed the best.  

What do you think though?  Are you surprised with the viewership for "The Dance of Dragons"?  And do you think the final episode will break the record as the most viewed episode of the season?

Game of Thrones Nominated for 2 TCA Awards

The Television Critics Association (TCA) has just announced the nominations this week, for their annual awards.  The TCA recognizes outstanding achievements in television.  This year Game of Thrones has nabbed two nominations.  

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

  • The Americans - FX
  • Empire - Fox
  • Game of Thrones - HBO
  • Justified - FX
  • Mad Men - AMC

Program of the Year

  • The Americans - FX
  • Empire - FOX
  • Game of Thrones - HBO
  • Man Men - AMC
  • Transparent  - Amazon

It should be interesting to see how Mad Men preforms, since it was the series final season this year.  And it's also pretty interesting to see Transparent nominated for Program of the Year, I believe this is Amazon's first ever TCA nomination.  

So who do you think will win these two awards? Will the final season of Mad Men sweep the brackets, or do you think Game of Thrones, or any other show, has a chance of winning the awards?