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Date: Tuesday, 2016 Jul 19, 01:12 GMT | Message # 76
HBO Confirms "Game Of Thrones" Season 7 Delay
HBO has made the not unexpected announcement that the seventh season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" will be run for a shortened length of seven episodes that will premiere later in the year - sometime in Summer 2017 to be precise.
Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming says in a statement: "Now that winter has arrived on 'Game of Thrones,' executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing. Instead of the show's traditional spring debut, we're moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule."
As per usual, production will be based in Northern Ireland while additional portions will be filmed in Spain and Iceland. HBO has also announced that the "Game of Thrones" Season 6 Blu-ray and DVD release date has been moved up with a November 15th release. That season is also going digital early and will be available to purchase on August 1st.
The recent sixth season pulled in an average 25.1 million viewers for its ten-episode run including linear plays on the pay cable network and its sister channels, DVR, on-demand and streaming services HBO Go and HBO Now. Easily the most-watched series in modern HBO history, the number is up significantly from the fifth season's average of 20.2 million viewers per episode.
Understandably, better to delay than rush. And at the end of the day will most definitely be worth the wait.
Date: Sunday, 2016 Jul 31, 00:44 GMT | Message # 77
"Game Of Thrones" Final Season Confirmed
"Game of Thrones" executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have previously teased it, now the pair used HBO's Television Critics Association panel today to confirm that the eighth season of the series will be the show's last. HBO programming president Casey Bloys tells EW:
"They [the showrunners] have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do. Believe me, as the new [programming executive] coming in, if I could get them to do more. I would take 10 more seasons. But we take their lead on what they think they can do the best version of the show."
Bloys also spoke about the potential for a spin-off series. It sounds like the network is open to the idea but if it were to happen it would be a long way off.
"We've talked about it, it's something I'm not opposed to, but of course it has to make sense creatively. I'm not sure that the guys could really wrap their heads around it when they're just about to start production. It's a pretty intense production, they're about to start production soon. I'm open to it. The guys weren't opposed to it, but there's no concrete plans for it at this point."
"Game of Thrones" recently received 23 Primetime Emmy nominations, the most of any nominee for the third year in a row. The seven episode seventh season is expected to return mid-2017.
All good things must come to an end. And that's why they stay good.
Date: Tuesday, 2016 Aug 09, 02:02 GMT | Message # 78
HBO Plans "Game Of Thrones" Concert Experience
HBO and Live Nation have announced plans for the "Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience" arena spectacular. Tickets go on sale starting Saturday, August 13th at LiveNation.com.
"Game of Thrones" composer Ramin Djawadi, along with a full orchestra and choir, will take fans on a musical journey through the Seven Kingdoms with the help of some cutting edge technology.
The concert which will begin its 28-city North American tour in February 2017 and will appear in such venues as Madison Square Garden and the Los Angeles Forum.
During the performance, fans will see the various realms found in Westeros and Essos featuring footage from the series and all-new visuals created for the tour.
Date: Thursday, 2016 Sep 01, 00:40 GMT | Message # 79
Jim Broadbent Joins "Game Of Thrones" Cast
One of the last British acting legends who has NOT been a part of HBO's "Game of Thrones" is finally joining the lavish fantasy series in its upcoming seventh season - the one and only Jim Broadbent.
As usual with 'Thrones' now that we've gone beyond the books, everything is being kept top secret. All that's known about Broadbent's role is that it will be significant.
Filming on the new season will take place in Northern Ireland, Spain and Iceland, with a debut slated for Summer 2017 on HBO. The upcoming season will also be shorter than usual with just seven episodes.
Broadbent has been in several films this past year including "Eddie the Eagle," "The Legend of Tarzan" and next month's "Bridget Jones's Diary".
I remember Jim Broadbent when he was in the classic comedy "Only Fools and Horses" as DCI Roy Slater. He was wicked!!!
Date: Saturday, 2017 Jun 10, 00:20 GMT | Message # 80
Game Of Thrones Season 7: Episodes Lengths Revealed
The premiere of Game of Thrones Season 7 is not that far away now.
After waiting almost one year for the highly anticipated return of the fantasy drama, it sucks to know that the season will span just seven episodes.
Fans have been holding onto hope that the episodes would have a longer runtime this season to make up for it, and thanks to HBO, we now know exactly how long the episodes will span.
Have a look below at the official runtimes.
Episode 1: 59 minutes
Episode 2: 59 minutes
Episode 3: 63 minutes
Episode 4: 50 minutes
Episode 5: 59 minutes
Episode 6: 71 minutes
Episode 7: 81 minutes
The most glaring thing is that Episode 4 spans just 50 minutes. That will be the shortest installment in the history of the series.
However, three episodes span 59 minutes, thus, making them one of the top 5 longest running episodes.
Episode 3 will actually run 63 minutes, which is pretty good. Who does not want to spend extra time in this vivid fantasy world?
Episode 6 will clock in at 71 minutes, while Episode 7 will be 81 minutes. Yes, those two represent a whole lot of Game of Thrones.
The seven new episodes of the series kick off July 16th.
Date: Thursday, 2017 Jun 22, 00:58 GMT | Message # 81
Full Trailer: "Game Of Thrones" Season 7
HBO has released a new full trailer and a dozen character posters for the seventh season of fantasy epic "Game of Thrones".
Boasting two minutes of almost entirely new footage, and all on a massive scale that any major blockbuster would envy, there's looks at everything from Daenerys' fleet arriving at King's Landing, the Night King advancing, massive land battles, and more.
"Game of Thrones" returns to the network with seven new episodes from July 16th.
Game of Thrones Season 7 - Promotional Stills
Date: Wednesday, 2017 Jul 19, 00:56 GMT | Message # 82
"Game Of Thrones" Season 7 Smashes Ratings Records
The seventh season premiere of "Game of Thrones" broke ratings records on HBO Sunday night, the episode drawing in 16.1 million total viewers in overnights.
The figure is an incredible 50% increase from last year's premiere and the most-watched season premiere of any HBO series to date.
The episode also saw the highest number of concurrent viewers across the streaming services HBO GO and HBO Now.
Additionally, the premiere was also the show's most-tweeted episode of all time with 2.4 million tweets sent during the episode. Ed Sheeran's cameo alone accounted for approximately 7% of the online conversation.