All men must die, but first, German actor Tom Wlaschiha will live as Jaqen H'gar during the second season of "Game of Thrones."
Entertainment Weekly reports that the actor has landed the fan-favorite role of the Faceless Man of Braavos, an assassin and one of the criminals being transported to The Wall in the North alongside Arya Stark, currently posing as the boy Arry.
There isn't much more that can be added here about Jaqen without spoiling some cool twists, so let's just leave it at this: read the book and you'll see why Jaqen is so completely awesome!
Good and obnoxious news, "Game of Thrones" fans: Theon Greyjoy's cunning and cutthroat sister Asha has been cast... but her name isn't Asha anymore!
Gemma Whelan, who's starred in "The Wolfman" and "Gulliver's Travels," will play the fierce ironborn warrior woman in season two, Entertainment Weekly reports. But she won't be known as Asha in the series: instead, her character has been renamed Yara.
The news confirms previous rumors that Asha was on the cusp of a name change, with producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss recently confirming that they were considering the option due to similarities between Asha and Osha, the Starks' wildling captive introduced towards the end of the first season of "Thrones."
"Friday Night Lights" fans, stop your weeping — the show ain't over yet.
Well, the show is over, but the story is looking likely to continue. "Battleship" director Peter Berg, who helmed the "Friday Night Lights" movie some years ago and helped shepherd the critically adored and recently concluded small-screen version, announced during the current TCA press tour that he's working on bringing the televised "FNL" back to movie theaters.
"We're writing a script," he said of the project, according to TV Line. “We’ve been meeting with [fellow 'FNL' EP] Jason Katims for the last couple of weeks. We have a real good script idea. We want to do it. We’re very serious about doing it. We intend to do it.”
You know nothing, skeptics of HBO.
According to the news coming out of TCA 2011, the HBO network is in for the long haul with our personal favorite of their television line-up, "Game of Thrones." Though only the first season has aired so far, Entertainment Weekly reported on the event and has the news that the show will carry through to the end of the book series it is based on.
“We told [author George R.R. Martin] we’d go as long as he keeps writing,” HBO co-president Richard Plepler said.
Although I love San Diego Comic-Con with all my heart and soul, I don't always love fighting the crowds to attend the panels. Getting to HBO's "Game Of Thrones" event is another story, however. And naturally, the panel and its featured guests did not disappoint its rapid fans...myself included.
Before a very excited crowd of over 4,000 fans, with a reported 2,000 left waiting to get in, George R.R. Martin stepped to his moderator's podium sporting flame-patterned suspenders and was greeted with raucous applause, cheers, screams. Martin introduced a season-one sizzle reel, after which he brought out cast members: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harrington, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke, plus producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Here are the highlights from this magical hour of "Game of Thrones" excellence:
Just like winter, "Game of Thrones" season two casting news keeps a-comin'. The role call thus far: we've got Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne, Stephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon, Carice van Houton as Melisandre and Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth.
While HBO is at it, why not add one more to the clash of kings?
The latest casting news comes from none other than "A Song of Ice and Fire" mastermind and "Thrones" executive producer George R.R. Martin, who announced on his blog (via Spinoff Online) that veteran actor Oliver Ford Davies is joining the HBO series as Maester Cressen.
He's perhaps an unfamiliar name for those of you who haven't read the "Ice and Fire" books, of course, so check out a quick primer after the jump if you feel so inclined. But once again: spoiler alert!
Good things come in threes! One day after finding out who's playing Melisandre and Stannis in "Game of Thrones" season two comes word that Liam Cunningham has landed the coveted role of Davos Seaworth.
Entertainment Weekly once again broke the news of Cunningham's casting, announcing that the Irish actor will join the HBO series for its currently shooting second season.
In case you haven't read the books that "Game of Thrones" is based on, we've got some background on Davos' character for you after the jump, but fair warning — minor spoilers lie ahead.
Winter is coming, albeit not until next spring. Doesn't mean we can't start getting excited about "Game of Thrones" season two right now though, does it?
Casting news has been coming fast and furious on the HBO fantasy series' second season, and now two more roles have been filled out. Alas, our predictions have fallen through with this latest round of casting, but we're happy to be wrong in this case.
Entertainment Weekly reports that two of the season's most crucial characters — two of the most essential roles on the show, really — have found their live-action counterparts: Carice van Houton is Melisandre the red priestess, while Stephen Dillane clashes with kings as the fearsome Stannis Baratheon.
By Russ Frushtick
Note: The following interview, as well as the video below, contains spoilers about the events of "Haven" season one. If you're looking to remain in the dark, here's a cat eating a piano.
Fans of creepy towns in New England full of cooky inhabitants and supernatural goings-on know the best man for the job is Stephen King. He's been doing this sort of thing for decades, you see. One of his latest novels on the subject matter, 2005's "The Colorado Kid," was picked up by Syfy and turned into "Haven," a full TV series based on the creepy, titular town. The show stars Audrey Parker (Emily Rose), an FBI agent sent to Haven, ME for a routine case. But, as routine cases usually go in Stephen King projects, things get weird, fast. The show's first season aired last year and developed a cult following. On July 15, the show returns for season two. We sat down with Emily Rose to catch us up with the strange goings on up north.
Sometimes dreams do come true, even in the wicked world of Westeros.
A few weeks ago, we posted our wish list of which actors and actresses we'd like to see playing the new pivotal roles in season two of "Game of Thrones," and today, one of our wishes was granted: just as we hoped and predicted, British actress Gwendoline Christie has joined the cast of the HBO fantasy / political thriller series as Brienne, Maid of Tarth.