April 17th Launch date for Game of Thrones

Just a  quick post to conform that HBO have announced the 17th of April for the release date of the first episode of Game of Thrones in the USA. Currently I can’t find any information relating to a UK launch date, with no mention of The show on the Sky Atlantic site yet, however with [...] Read more »

Sky Atlantic to be the home of Game of Thrones

The new Sky channel called Sky Atlantic due to be launched on the 1st of February 2011 is going to be home of Game fo thrones in the UK. Like it or not the station marketed as ‘The home of HBO’ in the UK is going to be the only place we can watch any [...] Read more »

Charles Dance Confirmed as Tywin Lannister

In what struck me as a surprising and left field piece of casting, HBO announced veteran UK actor Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister yesterday. Charles a fan of the books, has been the favourite within the production team for some months now, who approached him as he was filming for Your highness in the paint hall in [...] Read more »

Sky gain rights to show Game of Thrones in the UK !

It looks like  Game of Thrones is going to be shown in the UK, and  that it is going to be shown on SKY TV .  As Sky have announced they have just signed a 5 year exclusivity deal with HBO. I’ve got to say i’m gutted about that so far I have avoided giving [...] Read more »

Game of Thrones starts filming in Belfast

Yesterday principle filming started on the Game of Thrones series at the Paint Hall Belfast and in other key locations around  Northern ireland. Many members of the Game of Thrones cast have been in Northern Ireland this past week. Little news has come out as to what is being shot to date with some sites [...] Read more »

Aiden Gillien cast as Littlefinger

More casting news announced today is the not so suprising but much appluaded news that Aiden Gillen has been cast as Littlefinger. Aiden is came to fame for his lead role in  know for his role in TVs Queer as folk, but also well know for his work in ‘the wire’. Also leaked by GRRM [...] Read more »

Game of Thrones Promo Picture

The above picture was released to the public at about the time that HBO first announced that Game of Thrones had been green lighted. It comes from one of the opening scenes in the Pilot, so expect to see it within 2 or 3 minutes of the first epidosde. As many others before us have [...] Read more »