One of the more interesting things about shows like AMC‘s The Walking Dead and HBO‘s Game of Thrones is how the stories change from the written form to the small screen. Characters live, die and go in all kinds of directions that book reading fans never expected. The trick though, is to make those changes work within the framework of the overall story. Both The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones have been handling these changes quite well. Next season in Game of Thrones we’re going to see another character, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) go off in a different direction from the written page and we’ve got some spoilery details here.
Filming has been underway for Season 3 of Game of Thrones for a few weeks now and it looks like things have moved on from the icy north to the scenic and sunny coasts of Croatia, which stands in for much of King’s Landing and the lands farther east where Daenerys and her dragons are. The Croatian press has snapped a few photos of stars Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Aidan Gillen, Jerome Flynn, and Daniel Portman all arriving. Check ’em out below,
That dress! It’s gorgeous! I would wear it everyday. Going to the store, the post office, wherever the hell I had to go it’d always be in that dress. And I’m saying this as a girl far more comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt.
In addition to the snapshots there’s some video of the actors’ arrival, too.
Game of Thrones returns to HBO on March 31st. That’s only 135 days from now! Not, that uh, I’m keeping count.
And hey, speaking of Game of Thrones, who else feels Peter Dinklage was robbed at the Emmy’s?!?
Source: Winter is Coming
‘Game of Thrones’ Roundup: First Set Images From Season 2, Trailer for PC Game & Lengthy Preview of New Comic
There’s been bits of Game of Thrones news popping up lately, and we’ve neglected to mention any. Shame on us, I know. We’ll be accepting you hate mail shortly. In the meantime, let’s share the latest buzz from Westeros.
As you’re probably well aware, they’re currently filming the second season. Winter-is-Coming.net (a great source for all your up to the minute Game of Thrones news), laid hands on our first look at season two filming. Most importantly, it’s our first look at Emmy winner, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) and Jerome Flynn (Bronn) on set. Here’s a sample,
Check out winter-is-coming.net for the full report.
This week was also the release of Game of Thrones comic’s first issue. Written by George R.R. Martin and Daniel Abraham, art by Tommy Patterson with a cover by Alex Ross. Here’s the first page, just to wet your appetite.
To check out the entire, lengthy preview visit Newsarama. It promises to be a fantastic comic, and I’m sure one day will have a beautiful, complete collectors edition we can all drool over.
Finally, did you know they’re making a PC game based on The Song of Ice and Fire book series. Called A Game of Thrones: Genesis, this strategy game “takes place before the events of the novels, in the time of Aegon the Conqueror, and the trailer shows at least one reason why that’s a good thing: dragons!”
The first trailer was just released, watch it below,
I want a dragon.
Oh! One more thing, in addition to Peter Dinklage snagging his Emmy, the show also won a Creative Arts Emmy for their main title design. Okay, I admit it, this is only an excuse for me to include the show’s opening sequence. But I bet you’ll be watching it again, too. It’s addictive. The music, so good. The cool way they represent the map of Westeros. Perfect.
There’s your update on what’s happening in Westeros. Game of Thrones returns Spring 2011 which is really too far off. Hopefully soon the first season will release on DVD/Blu-ray. Re-watching the first season and rereading the books should tide me over till spring.
Just what Game of Thrones needs; a “buddy style” spin off about a dwarf and his sword for hire. Tyrion is one of the most interesting characters in the Game of Thrones series, every time we learn a little tidbit about his growing up is captivating in it’s grim, often heartless details. This NerdBastard is still calling for an Best Supporting Actor Emmy for Peter Dinklage’s portrayal of Tyrion. If it happens, I want the actor Jerome Flynn (Bron) to follow Peter on stage to help him accept the award.
I’ll let you get to the video now, but let NerdBastards know what you think of season one Game of Thrones. Did it measure up for you? Was anything left out of the series that was in the books that you feel made a difference?