From The Golden Child to Game of Thrones, distinguished British actor Charles Dance has had his hand in more than a few nefarious plots. But revealing a major spoiler from Game of Thrones Season 3 (which, by the way, Dance confirms) in our interview? SO EVIL.
Just last week we heard a rumor that HBO was telling the Game of Thrones crew to stick around, because they could be shooting two more seasons very soon. Now one of the show's stars confirms he's headed back to work for season three, and he's already preparing for his death scene. SPOILERS AHEAD!
Winter is coming for the characters of Westeros, the world of George R.R. Martin's series, A Song of Ice and Fire. For us television viewers, Game of Thrones season 2 is also coming, some time in April 2012. And we'd all better be prepared.
The Game of Thrones creator is among the most acclaimed and successful sci-fi and fantasy authors ever, thanks to works like the epic A Song of Ice and Fire, the superhero series Wild Cards and scripts for the Beauty and the Beast TV series. And like many lovers of all things genre, he can trace it back to one particular book—which just happened to be a Christmas present.
It didn't take long after Game of Thrones debuted earlier this year for HBO to decide they wanted a second season. We've only seen glimpses of that second season so far, but rumor has it HBO wants to act even faster this time to lock down not one, but two more years of royal carnage.
We've still got a while to wait before Game of Thrones kicks off its second season next spring, but HBO has decided to torture us even further with a couple of minutes of tantalizing behind-the-scenes footage. Among the highlights: new characters, new crowns for new kings, and old characters in new trouble.
There have been a host of remixes/covers of the sweeping Game of Thrones theme music, but no one has thought to add lyrics. Until now.
Back in April, Peter Dinklage told the world that he didn't consider his television series Game of Thrones to be fantasy. After watching the first episode, with its White Walkers and wights, we had to conclude that Dinklage was embarrassed by the F-word. Now we know the reason for his prejudice.
Ever since Game of Thrones season 1 ended, we've been biding our time with displacement activities, like listening to different versions of the theme song, rereading the books and wondering how long it will take for season 2 to get here. (FYI: April 2012.) But now we have something else to look forward to: not one, not two, but three videogames.
Before he started his landmark Song of Ice and Fire series of novels, which would spawn the Game of Thrones TV series, George R.R. Martin devised and edited Wild Cards, an ongoing anthology that built a gritty, realistic world of superpowered heroes and villains.