The lands of Westeros and beyond will live on.
For six seasons to-date, fantasy series 'Game of Thrones' - adapting George R R Martin's 'A Song of Ice & Fire' novel series - has entertained audiences on HBO, returning for a seventh penultimate season this July as showrunners begin their preparations to wind up and conclude the story.
George R R Martin will be involved with any 'Game of Thrones' spinoffs
Though this series is one that will reach its end by the end of 2018, viewers will still be able to enjoy the lands of Westeros and beyond, as it's been revealed a total of five different spinoffs are being developed behind-the-scenes at HBO. Of course, that's not to say all five will hit the small screen at some point - rather, a pilot script is being developed for five different ideas - but it's highly likely we'll see at least one or two picked up to order before too long.
Continue reading: George R R Martin Crushes Two 'Game Of Thrones' Spinoff Theories
The 'Game of Thrones' author edits the series of graphic novels, which currently has 22 volumes.
‘Game of Thrones’ author George R R Martin has announced that his series of graphic science fiction novels Wild Cards is being adapted for television by NBC Universal. Martin edits the anthologies alongside Melinda M. Snodgrass and the seres has had contributions from over 30 authors since it began in 1987.
George R R Martin has a new TV series in development
Announcing the news on his website, Martin said that development will begin immediately and he hopes this will be just the first of several interlocking series. However he will not be working on the series himself, due to his exclusive development deal with ‘Game of Thrones’ network HBO.
Continue reading: George R. R. Martin's 'Wild Cards' Series Is Coming To Television
The new series of ‘Game of Thrones’ will air before Martin’s new book is published.
Author George R. R. Martin has confirmed he's missed the last deadline for his latest book, which would allow it to be published before the new series of ‘Game of Thrones’ begins. Martin had a December 31st deadline to meet, but his failure to have his book completed on time means that ‘Game of Thrones’ sixth season will air before its source material is released.
George R R Martin has missed the deadline for his latest book.
‘The Winds of Winter' is not finished,’ Martin began a post on his official blog. ‘Believe me, it gave me no pleasure to type those words. You're disappointed, and you're not alone. My editors and publishers are disappointed, HBO is disappointed, my agents and foreign publishers and translators are disappointed... but no one could possibly be more disappointed than me.’
Continue reading: George R. R. Martin Misses 'Game Of Thrones'' TV Deadline For New Book
The fourth time the show has ranked top in the pirate world
Game of Thrones is top of everything - it’s won a staggering 158 awards between 2011-2015 and it’s a firm favourite with millions of fans worldwide. And now, the fantasy drama has scooped another prize: as the most pirated TV show of 2015 for the fourth year running.
Creator George R. R. Martin with some of the Game of Thrones cast
According to Torrentfreak, the season five finale was illegally downloaded 14.4 million times and more than half of those came in the week after the US premiere.
Continue reading: Game Of Thrones Is Most Illegally Downloaded Series Of 2015
'Game of Thrones' is the most pirated TV show.
The upcoming return of Game of Thrones has prompted a huge surge in internet piracy with fans downloading episodes of the HBO show at a rate of 100,000 times per day. Game of Thrones has seen an almost 50% year-on-year increase in the number of episodes illegally downloaded.
The Game of Thrones cast with original author George R.R Martin
The report into global illegal downloading, carried out by security firm Irdeto, found that more than 7 million Game of Thrones episodes from seasons one to four were downloaded between February 5 and April 6.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Episodes Pirated 100,000 Times A Day
Back in 1993 Martin laid out his ideas for the fantasy series to his agent Ralph Vicinanza.
A letter written by ‘Game of Thrones’ author George R.R. Martin to his agent Ralph Vicinanza in 1993 has appeared online, after being photographed hanging in the offices of publisher HarperCollins. The letter shows some of the author’s original ideas for the series, as well as demonstrating how much Martin’s vision has changed over the years.
George R. R. Martin and the cast of HBO's 'Game of Thrones'
The Guardian reports that the letter outlined the structure for the “the high fantasy novel” Martin had promised Vicinanza, as well as revealing details about significant characters. "When completed, this will be the first volume in what I see as an epic trilogy with the overall title, A Song of Ice and Fire," the author told his agent.
Continue reading: Read George R.R. Martin's Original Letter Pitching 'Game Of Thrones'
With six months to go before the next series of 'Game of Thrones', 'A Song of Ice and Fire' author George R R Martin has released a guide to his fantasy world of Westeros.
'Game Of Thrones' has taken the world by storm. With 60 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and 14 wins throughout its four seasons, the HBO fantasy drama has overtaken the popularity of the original books. Yet it still continues to gain fans every day, in part due to the show's viewers being desperate to discover what happens next; once you begin reading the books, however, it becomes clear that 'A Song of Ice and Fire''s world has more history that HBO suggests.
George R.R. Martin at the cast of HBO's Game Of Thrones
The series' writer, George R R Martin has helpfully compiled much of that history in 'The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones'. In promotion for the guide, Martin visited the New York cultural and community centre at 92nd Street Y, and answered questions about his fantasy world. While announcing that the HBO series is currently filming in Spain, Martin offered that "I think ['Game of Thrones' is] probably the best looking show on television". That said, it isn't what he originally intended the lands of Westeros to look like. He made this point by drawing attention to the iconic Iron Throne, and how his version from the books is uglier and bigger than the version 'Game of Thrones' viewers are familiar with. "It was put together by blacksmiths," he explains, "not by craftsmen and furniture manufacturers."
In between seasons of Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin keeps tensions high with a book teaser that's actually not a teaser at all.
Obsessive Song of Ice and Fire(that'sGame of Thrones to TV people)fans are often very creative and very detail-oriented, it’s no secret. So much so, that some of them have apparently worked out the ending to Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. One of the more prominent theories is correct, the author said simply. But he’s not about to say which one.
Fans love to rag on George R. R. Martin for his notoriously slow and painstaking writing process.
The actor's unexpected death and his contribution to the show will be respected by the producer.
Following actor JJ Murphy’s death on Monday, his character in Game of Thrones is still in question. The actor had just started filming as Ser Denys Mallister in the HBO series, when he collapsed and died on Friday. Mr. Murphy was 84.
JJ Murphy's role will not be re-cast for season 5.
With his theater background, Murphy was a great choice for the role calm, kind and courteous Ser Mallister. Murphy had been working on the Northern Irish theatre scene since the 1940s and was an active member of Equity, the British actors’ union and had worked for years at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre. Murphy also played a village elder in the upcoming feature Dracula Untold and appeared in the CBBC series The Sparticle Mystery.
Irish actor JJ Murphy collapsed and died just four days into filming scenes for season 5 of 'Game of Thrones'.
The Belfast-born actor JJ Murphy, 86, has died just four days into filming scenes for HBO's 'Game of Thrones'. Murphy was to play Ser Denys Mallister, the oldest member of the Night's Watch in the fifth season of the show, however, he collapsed and died on Friday August 8.
According to the Guardian, Murphy's agent Philip Young, Murphy was "absolutely delighted" to be cast "in one of the biggest productions in the world at this stage in his career."
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Actor JJ Murphy Dies Four Days Into Filming
'Game of Thrones' writer George R.R. Martin has made his attitude towards those questioning whether he will die before he completes the beloved fantasy series. Never one to mince words, 65-year-old Martin tells those who question his health "f**k you".
George R.R. Martin is 65. Let's just repeat that - only 65 years old. And, so it appears, in relatively good health. So if you're worried about Martin departing this mortal coil any time soon, don't be and certainly don't bring it up with Martin as the Game Of Thrones writer is tired of hearing about it.
George R.R. Martin at the Game of Thrones season premiere in New York.
Facebook employee Dave Goldblatt donated $20,000 to George R.R. Martin's Prizeo campaign and in return has earned himself a seriously cool prize.
On June 5 A Song of Ice and Fire author/legend George R. R. Martin posted a page on Prizeo asking for people to help him raise money for the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and The Food Depot of Santa Fe. He asked for people to make small donations and in return they would be entered into a competition to meet him face-to-face. Not only would the winner get the chance to meet Martin, but they would share a helicopter to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and they would be able to ask him any questions they want about the show!
George R.R. Martin offered those who made donations various different incentives
Donating certain amounts would also reap rewards. For example, if you were to donate $25 you would get a thank you e-card, while a $500 donation would get you a signed map of Westeros. $750 would land you a signed and dedicated Game of Thrones cookbook, while a whopping $7,500 donation would score you a pair of tickets to the Season 5 premiere. The highest donation, the $20,000 “Martyr” donation, offered 2 people the chance to appear in the next novel that the author writes.
Continue reading: Meet 'Game Of Thrones' Newest Character: Dave Goldblatt
$20k for a role in GoT
George R.R. Martin promised that he’d write in and gruesomely kill a new character And the winner of that Prizeo.com competition was Dave Goldblatt, a product specialist who reigns from San Francisco. The Facebook employee threw down $20k for the opportunity to be an actual character in the next Song of Ice and Fire book, and then be brutally killed off in Martin’s patented style.
Goldblatt paid $20k to be one of these guys for a bit in the clearest vindication of the saying "more money than sense" ever
"I’m just lucky enough to be in a position to do this," Goldblatt said of the $20,000 prize. "Obviously, the money is going to charity, so it’s an added bonus. I didn’t immediately seek to help wolf sanctuaries, but the more I read about the charities, I learned it was a worthwhile cause." (ABC)
The 'GoT' author is a pretty easy-going guy, but after four seasons he is bound to have a few grievances to air.
George R. R. Martin is a pretty modest guy: choosing to avoid the celebrity lifestyle his fame and fortune befit, he has seen his fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire turned into one of the most successful television series of all time, Game of Thrones.
Averaging 18 million viewers per episode and breaking piracy records with the premiere of the currently airing season four, the show has surpassed The Sopranos as HBO's most watched serial.
The author has very few bad things to say about HBO's series or showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss and seems fairly content letting them bring his visions of Westeros to life. However, there are a few things Martin wants his fans to know, in particular that if it were up to him, there'd be a lot more episodes.
Who threw 20 grand down to feature in the books, and then die?
You may have heard that George R.R. Martin and Prizeo had teamed up to give two well-off Game of Thrones fans the chance to have a character names after them in his upcoming novel from the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series.
Game of Thrones. Picture: Sky Atlantic
The list of prizes is extensive, and the most common donation is the one Martin talks most of on the Prizeo page itself; enter for the chance to go and see the author at his home in New Mexico, then take a helicopter trip to the wolf sanctuary where all the money donated will be going.
George R.R Martin's computer is older than yours.
When George R.R. Martin wrote his A Song of Ice and Fire books, and his token episode for each season of HBO's Game of Thrones, he didn't do it on Microsoft Word. He didn't even do it on Pages, or InCopy, or FinalDraft, or TextMaker or WordPad, or Textpad, or on paper. No, George R. R Martin wrote some of the most lucrative works of fantasy on WordStar 4.0. Yeo, WordStar 4.0.
George R.R Martin Writes on a DOS Machine
During his appearance on Conan on Tuesday night (May 13, 2014), Martin explained why he likes working on the archaic software, which was sort of like the early 1980's Microsoft Word.
Continue reading: George R. R Martin Writes On DOS. Won't Even Entertain Microsoft Word.
Sunday night's 'rape' scene on Game of Thrones has sparked a lot of debate, but was it, or wasn't it?
Epic Spoilers Alert!
The internet’s gone batsh*t crazy over the Game of Thrones ‘rape’ scene on Sunday night’s episode Breaker of Chains. Joffrey, he of the snivelling and sadistic tendency, is finally dead and while his mother Cersei, stands by his body, his Uncle/Father Jaime enters and that’s when stuff gets freaky.
What would Tyrion Lannister make of his brother Jaime's forceful advances on their sister?
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones': When Is A Rape Not A Rape?
Arya Stark is on the warpath in the new excerpt.
George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series has become notorious for plenty of things, not all of them good – long, entertaining, full of food, political intrigue, sex and murder, well-written characters and of course, painfully long periods between each book. With five SoIaF titles out, Martin’s writing process has become something of a running joke online. So when he released a chapter – yes, that’s right, he’s doing it one chapter at a time now – of the next book, The Winds of Winter, the internet exploded.
George R. R. Martin - writer, destroyer of mental health.
The book, with a release date yet to be determined, will be the sixth installment in the series and is a long time coming after 2011′s “A Dance With Dragons.” Martin has said the series will contain a total of seven books, a la Harry Potter, with the final installment — “A Dream of Spring” — also in the pipeline. Of course, no release date has been announced for that one either.