A fifth “Game of Thrones” prequel series is officially in the works at HBO and the project’s writer is a familiar name to the fantasy drama’s fans with a massive amount of Westeros experience.
EW confirmed today that Bryan Cogman, who has worked on “Game of Thrones” since Season 1, has been tapped to pen a potential fifth prequel project for the network. It was previously known that four prequels were in development, though George R.R. Martin said that a fifth was also in the works. When Martin first spoke of the fifth writer being recruited in May, he said that apart from himself and “Thrones” experts Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson, “I don’t know anyone who knows and loves Westeros as well as he does.”
Cogman has worked on the show in various capacities over the years, most recently as a writer and co-executive producer. Among the episodes Cogman has written for the series are “Stormborn,” the second episode of Season 7, and “The Broken Man, the seventh episode of Season 6 which introduced the character of Lyanna Mormont.
Since GoT showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have declined to be involved with the prequels (and with Martin already involved two of the other four), Cogman is arguably the next-best possible addition to the prequel squad from the show’s current creative team.
The four writers previously announced are Max Borenstein (“Kong: Skull Island”), Jane Goldman (“Kingsman: The Golden Circle”), Brian Helgeland (“Legend”), and Carly Wray (“Mad Men,” “The Leftovers”).
Details for the five projects are being kept under tight guard, though Martin has made clear that each project is a prequel rather than a spinoff and that none of the current main cast of the series will be involved. He has also ruled out fan theories that any of them will focus on his characters Ser Duncan the Tall and Aegon the Unlikely, or Dunk and Egg as they are popularly known. He has also said that Robert’s Rebellion will not be the subject of any of the prequels.
He has also ruled out fan theories that any of them will focus on his characters Ser Duncan the Tall and Aegon the Unlikely, or Dunk and Egg as they are popularly known. He has also said that Robert’s Rebellion will not be the subject of any of the prequels.
Like all TV projects in development, none of the prequels are guaranteed to air. HBO programming president Casey Bloys has said that he might only eventually greenlight one of them. The executive also recently said that any Game of Thrones prequel won’t air until at least a year after the flagship series concludes. GoT is expected to return for its final season in either late 2018 or 2019. So we’re probably looking at 2020 until we see a follow-up GoT title.
The executive also recently said that any Game of Thrones prequel won’t air until at least a year after the flagship series concludes. GoT is expected to return for its final season in either late 2018 or 2019. So we’re probably looking at 2020 until we see a follow-up GoT title.
Cersei Trashed Jimmy Kimmel On His Own Show, In An Epic ‘Game Of Thrones’ Insult War
Many fans haven’t been able to digest the obvious fact that Game of Thrones Season 7 is over! And it is a long wait until you get to see it next. What a season it has been Twisted plotlines or the interlaced and subliminal meanings (not to forget the innumerable leaks), GoT S7 didn’t disappoint, not with one frame.
We all are dying with GOT withdrawal syndrome! And in our desperate attempt to find a cure, we have, alas chanced upon a remedy that did us more than just good.🙂
So, here it is. Lena Headey locked horns with Jimmy Kimmel in an epic GOT-inspired insult war on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Getting into the character of Cersei Lannister, she rebuked and trashed him on his show, and managed to get the last word too!
It was Awesome!
The duo drank from a goblet of wine and started to insult each other. Here are a few key moments from the show that will give you a dose of sarcasm and satire.
When Kimmel asked Headey if he should pour the wine, and she replied in her signature Cersei tone, “Don’t touch it!”
But all hell broke loose when the match finally commenced and Lena went straight for it.
Savage. That’s what that was.
But hey, Jimmy is not the one to take it lying low. He hit back by welcoming her on the show with his incest joke!
“MUST BE SO EXHAUSTING.”
And, Cersei was back with her venom.
Not just that. In another take, Jimmy cleared the air by saying that this is going to be the last time for Lena (pretty sure that was for Cersei) on his show!
However, if you think that was brutal, wait till you hear what’s coming next.
As it turns out, Lena DESTROYED Jimmy with a bomb he never saw coming!
Watch this Video Below.
How do you feel about Cersei’s Reply? Comment your thoughts below.
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HBO Released an Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms
Game of Thrones Season 7 Blu-Ray is set to be released on December 12th and with that, An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms will also be released. It’s a 45 minute special and HBO has unveiled the first chapter of Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms.
The 45-minute special will accompany audio commentaries of the episodes as well as two behind-the-scenes featurettes. Conquest and Rebellion is a new extension to the History & Lore features from previous DVD releases, and features Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and more series stars to narrate.
The first chapter is titled: Valyria’s Last Scion: House Targaryen. Watch the Video below.
The Digital release of Season 7 will be available from September 25th. The digital release will also include a behind the scenes Titled “Creating the North and Beyond”. This video will showcase Jon Snow’s epic trek north of The Wall and his latest battle with the Night King’s army.
Here are all of the specs for the Blu Ray release:
Blu-ray™ & DVD Exclusive Bonus Features Include:
Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms– From the Game of Thrones realm comes the never-before-seen story of the tumultuous events that shaped the world of Westeros for thousands of years before the series start. Cast members Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), Conleth Hill (Varys), Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) team up to narrate the animated telling of Aegon Targaryen’s attempts to conquer the Seven Kingdoms, written by show writer Dave Hill.
From Imagination to Reality: Inside the Art Department– Extensive two-part featurette detailing the astonishing work of Production Designer Deborah Riley and her Art Department, dissecting the process behind the creation of this season’s incredible new sets, including Dragonstone, Casterly Rock, Highgarden, the Dragonpit, and more.
Fire & Steel: Creating the Invasion of Westeros- Revisit this season’s most pivotal moments with this behind-the-scenes featurette, including interviews with key cast and crew breaking down how fans’ favorite moments were created.
Audio Commentaries– Commentaries on every episode with cast and crew including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Jacob Anderson, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, and more.
Blu-ray™ Exclusive Bonus Features Include:
Histories and Lore– 7 new animated pieces that give the history and background of notable season 7 locations and storylines including The Dragonpit, Highgarden, Prophecies of the Known World, the Rains of Castamere and more all narrated by cast members including Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen and more.
In-Episode Guides– In-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters and locations.
Digital Download Exclusive Bonus Features Include:
Creating the North and Beyond– Behind-the-scenes featurette delving into the massive undertaking of creating and filming the battle in Episode 6 of Season 7.