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JUL
10
2 WKS

HBO Execs Talk 'True Detective' Casting, 'Game of Thrones' Future

HBO Execs Talk 'True Detective' Casting, 'Game of Thrones' Future

Hot off their 99 Emmy nominations, HBO CEO Richard Plepler and his programming president Michael Lombardo took the stage Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour to a barrage of questions.

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JUL
8
2 WKS

'Game of Thrones': 10,000 Extras Apply for Season 5

'Game of Thrones': 10,000 Extras Apply for Season 5

The competition to land a spot on Game of Thrones season five is even fiercer than a battle with The Mountain.

PHOTOS 'Game of Thrones': 20 Best Quotes

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JUN
20
1 month

How George R.R. Martin Ended Up in 'Gay of Thrones' (Video)

How George R.R. Martin Ended Up in 'Gay of Thrones' (Video)

George R.R. Martin surprised Game of Thrones fans this week — and we're not talking about Sunday's shocking finale.

The author made a surprise, last-minute cameo in Gay of Thrones, Funny or Die's Thrones recap series in which a hair stylist recounts (to varying degrees of accuracy) the happenings of the HBO series' latest episode.

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JUN
18
1 month

'Game of Thrones': Where Will Season 5 Go?

'Game of Thrones': Where Will Season 5 Go?

Game of Thrones has ended for now, and though the finale's departed characters are barely in their graves, what's the harm in looking ahead to season five?

The showrunners, directors and writers have dropped hints during previous interviews with The Hollywood Reporter, and we've compiled the best of them below.

1. Cersie will be "pissed off"

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JUN
16
1 month

'Game of Thrones' Finale: Tyrion Dominates Twitter Conversation

'Game of Thrones' Finale: Tyrion Dominates Twitter Conversation

[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Sunday's Game of Thrones season finale, "The Children"]

Game of Thrones' lit up Twitter like wildfire Sunday — and though the season four finale saw the Lannisters lose their head, the family was the big winner on Twitter.

Lannister characters were mentioned more than 100,000 times with Tyrion notching the most (45,509) and his Tywin coming in second at (26,539). The numbers are courtesy of ListenFirst Media.

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JUN
16
1 month

'Game of Thrones' Director on Finale Shockers and the 'Dark Place' Season 5 Is Headed (Q&A)

'Game of Thrones' Director on Finale Shockers and the 'Dark Place' Season 5 Is Headed (Q&A)

[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Sunday's Game of Thrones season finale, "The Children."]

Director Alex Graves unveiled his Game of Thrones finale on Sunday.

After directing four episodes this season and tackling some of the year's toughest scenes, he says the deaths of Shae and Tywin were the "hardest emotionally" for him.

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JUN
16
1 month

TV Ratings: 'Game of Thrones' Finale Brings 7.1 Million Viewers

TV Ratings: 'Game of Thrones' Finale Brings 7.1 Million Viewers

Game of Thrones wrapped its most-watched season to date in an expectedly big fashion. The Sunday finale of the HBO drama's fourth run was watched by 7.1 million viewers in its 9 p.m. airing, up 32 percent from Thrones' season 3 finale.

The gross audience for the finale on Sunday, counting an additional two airings, was 9.3 million viewers. The show's 9 p.m. airings this season averaged 6.8 million viewers, up 37 percent from last season.

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JUN
15
1 month

'Game of Thrones' Finale: Where Did Everyone End Up?

'Game of Thrones' Finale: Where Did Everyone End Up?

[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Sunday's Game of Thrones season finale, "The Children"]

Game of Thrones giveth and it taketh away.

In its season-four finale, Thrones took away four characters but also gave beloved Jon Snow (Kit Harington) a last-minute stay of execution.

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JUN
15
1 month

'Game of Thrones' Showrunners on 'Cruel' Finale, Season 5 Plans (Q&A)

'Game of Thrones' Showrunners on 'Cruel' Finale, Season 5 Plans (Q&A)

[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Sunday's Game of Thrones season finale, "The Children"]

It didn't seem possible, but Game of Thrones has unleashed an episode that may rival The Red Wedding as among its most talked about ever.

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JUN
15
1 month

'Game of Thrones' Shae on 'Emotional' Finale: 'She's Angry, Hurt and Lost' (Q&A)

'Game of Thrones' Shae on 'Emotional' Finale: 'She's Angry, Hurt and Lost' (Q&A)

[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Sunday's Game of Thrones season finale, "The Children"]

Game of Thrones said goodbye to several key character's in Sunday's finale.

Shae's (Sibel Kekilli) death was particularly painful to watch and was equally grueling to shoot — so much so that Kekilli says she and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) didn't want to rehearse the scene too much ahead of time.

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JUN
15
1 month

'Game of Thrones': Relive Season 4 Before the Finale

'Game of Thrones': Relive Season 4 Before the Finale

Update: Read our Q&A with Game of Thrones' showrunners here, and Shae actress Sibel Kekilli here.

Game of Thrones' fourth season has been arguably its most eventful yet.

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JUN
14
1 month

'Game of Thrones' Quiz: Match the Costume to the Character (Photos)

'Game of Thrones' Quiz: Match the Costume to the Character (Photos)

As a die-hard Game of Thrones fan you might be able to name all three of Daenerys' dragons or each of the Seven Kingdoms – but can you match the elaborate costumes with their characters?

Here The Hollywood Reporter presents seven costumes, some more recognizable than others. Write down your guesses for whom they belong to, and check your work at the bottom of the post.

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JUN
13
1 month

'Game of Thrones' Finale: What Will Happen? (Video)

'Game of Thrones' Finale: What Will Happen? (Video)

Sunday's Game of Thrones finale is being hyped as the series' biggest episode ever, and while it's squarely spoiler-free, the trailer for the episode does reveal some clues.

1. Dragons return

We're not sure what they will be up to, but it's always a safe bet to end the season with a little dragon fire.

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JUN
11
1 month

George R.R. Martin 'Astonished' Donors Paid $20,000 to Be Killed Off in Future Book

George R.R. Martin 'Astonished' Donors Paid $20,000 to Be Killed Off in Future Book

George R.R. Martin turned heads last week when he offered to kill two people in a future novel for $20,000.

To his surprise, the two spots in his charity contest sold out within hours, and another eight people soon joined a waiting list, with all begging the author of A Song of Ice and Fire to take their money and kill them off, too.

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