March 29th, 2013
02:03 PM ET
It wasn't a simple task for George R.R. Martin to trust showrunners David Benioff and D.B Weiss with his masterwork, "Game of Thrones."
Benioff recalls the day they called the writer, and tried to get him on board.
"We thought this was going to be a very tough sell, because we said, 'We love your books. We would love to adapt them. We don't think they can be movies,' " Benioff said. " 'We think maybe it can be an HBO series.' And we're waiting to hear the click, because, you know, there's just less money and for a novelist, it's less money in letting your book get optioned by HBO versus a movie studio."
February 14th, 2013
10:57 AM ET
December 28th, 2012
03:27 PM ET
October 10th, 2012
01:34 PM ET
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" is coming to Broadway, and it'll have a "Game of Thrones" star as its lead.
The New York Times reports that actress Emilia Clarke, better known to "Thrones" fans as Daenerys, has been cast as Holly Golightly in the new adaptation from Tony winner Richard Greenberg.
April 30th, 2012
09:35 AM ET
[This post contains spoilers for the April 29 episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones," as well as the George R.R. Martin "Song of Ice and Fire" novels upon which the series is based.]
You saw the note about spoilers, right? If you haven't seen Sunday's "Game of Thrones" and don't want a big plot point given away, flee to the hills now.
OK ... now that it's just us ...
One of the catchphrases of the series is simple and direct: "When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die." Ned Stark learned it last season, and with Sunday's episode we learned (as readers of the novels know) that main characters biting the dust is sometimes the rule, not the exception.
April 23rd, 2012
09:59 AM ET
[Note: This post contains spoilers for the April 22 episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones," and the George R.R. Martin "Song of Ice and Fire" novels upon which the series is based.]
Forget for a moment that on Sunday's "Game of Thrones," Peter Dinklage provided more Emmy-worthy moments as Tyrion, the black-sheep “imp” coming into his own as a power player in the cutthroat titular game.
Let's also momentarily put aside that poor Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) finally got her rag-tag band of followers out of the desert – albeit landing in the city of Qarth, where the two-legged variety of vipers appeared to be as common as the sort slithering through the sand outside.
No, the scene from Sunday's episode that’s sure to have folks talking is its final one – in which the shadowy (hooray for double entendre!) fire priestess Melisandre gets involved in the game in a big, and creepy, way.
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