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George R R Martin Teases 'Game Of Thrones' Spin-Offs


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Set to conclude with its eighth season and, with its seventh season right around the corner, fans of HBO fantasy series 'Game of Thrones' - based on the uncompleted novel series 'A Song of Ice & Fire' by George R R Martin - can rest assured that they'll likely still be visiting the Seven Kingdoms and beyond, even when 'GoT' has left the small screen.

George R R Martin promises 'Game of Thrones' spin-offs are moving forwardGeorge R R Martin promises 'Game of Thrones' spin-offs are moving forward

For some time, the team at HBO who have been working on 'GoT' have been coming up with some ideas for a number of potential spin-off shows, working closely with author Martin to allow authenticity. Earlier this year, it was revealed that four different ideas were in development, with a number of high-profile writers involved such as Jane Goldman, Max Borenstein, Carly Wray and Brian Helgeland. Martin then revealed a fifth idea was also being floated around, but didn't reveal a writer attached.

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John Oliver And HBO Being Sued For Defamation By Coal Tycoon Robert E. Murray


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British comedian John Oliver, along with broadcaster HBO and his team of writers for his US show ‘Last Week Tonight’, is being sued for defamation by coal industry tycoon Robert E. Murray.

A lawsuit filed on Wednesday this week (June 21st) cites the most recent episode of ‘Last Week Tonight’ and claims that Oliver and his team “executed a meticulously planned attempt to assassinate the character of and reputation of Mr. Robert E. Murray and his companies,” according to a report by The Daily Beast.

Back on Sunday (June 18th), Oliver took aim at Murray, the CEO of Murray Energy Corporation, in a segment that suggested the coal executive doesn’t do enough to protect his employees in the workplace.

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Critics Won't Get 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Episodes Early


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Based on the best-selling but incomplete novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' by author George R R Martin, HBO fantasy series 'Game of Thrones' has entertained audiences for six full seasons now, with a seventh right around the corner. As the most-watched show in the TV network's history, you'd think they'd want to hang on to it for as long as possible. When season 8 eventually comes round however, it'll be the last in the series and consist of just six episodes, as opposed to the usual 10 or the next season's seven.

Could the White Walkers take over in season 7?Could the White Walkers take over in season 7?

This weekend it's been revealed that the network will be following suit when it comes to the critics with what they did last year. They won't be releasing any episodes, check discs or the likes to journalists ahead of the seventh season's premiere, in a bid to tackle the leaking of episodes which happened with season 5 and prior. As television's most expensive show to make, leaks are a huge deal. They take away from overall viewership and make a big impact.

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Nell Tiger Free Reveals Original 'Game Of Thrones' Season 5 Death Plans


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There's no denying the immense popularity of HBO fantasy series 'Game of Thrones'. With six seasons aired to-date and a seventh right around the corner, the show - based on the incomplete 'A Song of Ice and Fire' novel series by George R. R. Martin - continues to surprise its viewership with shocking twists and turns.

Myrcella was mourned by her brother and father in 'Game of Thrones'Myrcella was mourned by her brother and father in 'Game of Thrones'

One of the curveballs the show likes to continue chucking at those watching is the death of fan favourite characters. Nobody's safe in the Seven Kingdoms, Westeros and beyond, as Nell Tiger Free discovered during season 5 when her character Myrcella Baratheon was poisoned and died on a ship back to King's Landing.

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There Will Likely Only Be One 'Game Of Thrones' Spinoff


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There's no denying just how popular HBO fantasy series 'Game of Thrones' has become across the six seasons to-date, and with a seventh season on the horizon made up of just seven episodes, the appetite for new information regarding the franchise is higher than ever before.

Could the White Walkers take over the Seven Kingdoms?Could the White Walkers take over the Seven Kingdoms?

Whilst we now know that next year's eighth season will be the last for this particular series, there have been reports of a number of spinoffs being in production at HBO. This doesn't mean we'll be getting more than one when the time comes, however.

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HBO And Jon Stewart Cancel Animated Shorts Project


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HBO and Jon Stewart have mutually decided to cancel the proposed and much-anticipated ‘animated shorts’ project that had been announced more than a year-and-a-half ago because of technical problems, it has been announced.

The project, first revealed way back in November 2015 shortly after Stewart had signed off from Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ after presenting it for 16 years, had been vaunted as the next step in Stewart’s career after his late night hosting duties.

“HBO and Jon Stewart have decided not to proceed with a short-form digital animated project,” the network said Wednesday (May 24th), according to the New York Times.

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'Game Of Thrones' Team Working On Ideas For Spin-Off Series


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While ‘Game Of Thrones’ will be coming to an end next year, fans of the series will be delighted to learn about new reports confirming that creator George RR Martin and a team of writers are working on ideas for spin-off shows that could see the HBO show live on for years.

‘Game of Thrones’ is the most-watched show in the history of HBO, and speculation around its future has been swirling in recent months as the show heads into its penultimate season later in 2017.

Game of ThronesGeorge RR Martin and the 'Game of Thrones' cast in 2013

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'The Leftovers' Executive Producer Damon Lindelof Discusses Series' Final Season


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Following a small community sent into shock by the disappearance of 100 people, 'The Leftovers' has entertained audiences for two seasons now, with series lead Justin Theroux as Kevin Garvey. From Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta - the latter of whom wrote the novel of the same name - fans of the show were a little disappointed to discover that the third season would be the series' final outing.

Liv Tyler in 'The Leftovers'Liv Tyler in 'The Leftovers'

Still, in knowing that their show would be coming to an end, Lindelof and Perrotta have been given the chance to give the series an ending they would be proud of. It's always a pain for writers when their creations are cancelled without being allowed to bring a definitive end to their series, so at least this isn't something that has happened here.

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Jim Broadbent Joins Cast Of 'Game Of Thrones' For Season 7


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Veteran British actor Jim Broadbent has joined the cast of ‘Game of Thrones’ for its seventh series, in what is described as a “significant” role.

The 67 year old actor, renowned for dozens of award-winning roles in movies, on television and the stage, is to play a major part in the seventh and penultimate series of HBO’s ever-popular fantasy drama when it returns in the summer of 2017, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Jim BroadbentJim Broadbent is to play a "significant" role in 'Game of Thrones' series 7

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Kit Harington And Maisie Williams Tease 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7


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‘Game of Thrones’ stars Kit Harington and Maisie Williams have teased fans of the show with descriptions of how the upcoming seventh season might pan out.

The 29 year old actor, who plays Jon Snow, was speaking to The Hollywood Reporter this week, and was asked the obligatory question of whether he could tell them anything about the next season. Keeping it cagey, Harington replied that he felt it was going to be “very bleak”.

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Lisa Vidal and HBO Tuesday 24th February 2009 Los Angeles Premiere of HBO's new mini series 'The Pacific' held at the Grauman's Chinese Theater Hollywood, California

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David Walliams, HBO and Matt Lucas - David Walliams as Tom and Matt Lucas as Mark USA - Film stills from HBO's 'Little Britain USA' Season 1 Tuesday 22nd July 2008

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David Walliams, Hbo and Matt Lucas
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Kevin Connolly and HBO Thursday 10th July 2008 The cast of HBO's 'Entourage' filming a scene at the Urth Cafe on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood Los Angeles, California

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Kevin Dillon and HBO Wednesday 7th May 2008 at the film set for HBO's 'Entourage' at Urth Caffe in West Hollywood Los Angeles, California

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