Good news for ‘Thrones’ fans old and new this morning: The series has already been picked up for a second season on HBO. Premiere night on Sunday pulled in 4.2 million viewers, and critics have been widely praising the show – so it looks like the GOT cast and crew can look forward to another adventure in Northern Ireland in their near future.
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George R.R. Martin has released some exciting news on his blog: After a 30-year relationship, he's tied the knot with his longtime partner Parris. In addition to his wedding photos, GRRM also posted a great pic of the Stark children (Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, and Sophie Turner) posing with Sophie's new adopted pet, Zunni - the dog who played Lady in Game of Thrones.
Reports from last week's Television Critics Association press event have spreading far and wide online, and amid the slate of all the new programming coming in 2011, 'Game of Thrones' made quite a splash. Here's the latest:
- Sean Bean told Collider.com about the many benefits of being typecast in fantasy roles.
- Winter Is Coming and Westeros both covered the press event and deconstructed every piece of available information for fans (including an in-depth recap of the roundtable discussion with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss at WiC).
- TV critic Maureen Ryan shared her thoughts on the press-only preview shown at the event and also spoke with the cast and creators of the series.
- And just in case you needed a strong testimonial from series creator David Benioff, a report from Access Hollywood included one of his favorite aspects of the story: "A lot of people get killed. George's world is a violent world - there's a lot of killing and bloodshed and eviscerations and decapitations and there's a lot of sex. It's one of the things that I loved about these books."
What other great 'Thrones' info. from the TCA press tour have you seen around the web? Post your links in the comments.
The holiday weekend gave fans a chance to glut themselves on some fresh 'Game of Thrones' updates, including the new 60-second preview with more footage from the show. Here's a rundown of the latest chatter around the web:
- Time, MTV, EW and Gawker all picked up the new video, which sparked plenty of conversation across their sites.
- Westeros performed their standard (read: extremely detailed) analysis on the new preview.
- George R.R. Martin announced the latest cast member to join the series: David Bradley as the curmudgeonly Lord Walder Frey.
What else have you been reading about the series recently?
The extensive character images published by EW this week generated some serious excitement among GOT fans online (and short hair or not, it seems Jaime Lannister's charm is definitely doing its job). Here are some more of the latest headlines:
- George R.R. Martin traveled to the cold north country (Minnesota) to sign books and speak at a gaming convention.
- Amanda Peet did her best to explain her husband David Benioff's new show on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' ('Thrones' talk begins at the 25-minute mark).
- EW posted an item on its "Inside TV" blog with some more details from the set, as well as a report on Khal Drogo's favorite hobby: "I lie naked in furs," says actor Jason Momoa. "I think I'm naked more than I talk."
What other news have you been reading around the web? And what are you hoping to see as more characters are revealed?