Winter is coming, and this time it's bringing along a new cast of characters. In addition to Jon Snow, Rob Stark and Daenerys Targaryen, we'll be meeting Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall, in the upcoming third season of "Game of Thrones."
Ciarin Hinds has been cast as Mance, and fans get their first look at his portrayal of the character in a new behind-the-scenes video blog for the hit HBO fantasy series. Hinds can be seen talking with Kit Harington's Jon Snow, seemingly for the first time. "You're Ned Stark's bastard," he says in the clip.
As all dedicated "Game of Thrones" fans well know, winter is coming. It looms, menacingly, much like the long wait we still have for the start of the third season! Okay, the wait for the season premiere on March 31 isn't quite as ominous as the evil winter coming to Westeros, but every time we see any mention of the new season we get more ancy for March to get here already.
Case in point, there's a new teaser trailer out online today that is set to air on HBO this Sunday. The nearly one-minute teaser does NOT feature any footage from the upcoming season, but it features some clever concept art and a first-look at a particularly ominous figure from the books. Check out the teaser below!
By Hannah Soo Park
We may be in for the TV revival of our dreams, but it looks like we're not exactly getting the Bluth family reunion we were hoping for.
If you're anything like us, you've desperately been keeping your eyes peeled for any "Arrested Development" news in the past few months. That said, you most likely know by now that each new episode this spring will focus on a single character—but that detail comes with a new twist. Creator Mitchell Hurwitz recently revealed to USA Today that Michael, played by Jason Bateman, is the only member of the Bluth clan set to make consistent appearances throughout the 13 or 14 episodes.
Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Isaac Hempstead-Wright made quite an impact when they sang the opening credits sequence for the "Game of Thrones" season one DVD, but this time they're back with one better. For the season two DVD, the trio of Stark children have decided to lay down some sick beats for their own rendition of the title song. Didn't you know there's beat boxing in Westeros?
The result is pretty amazing. Not only are they beat boxing, but the three child actors also (sort of) narrate the opening credits. If we're not mistaking, that's Turner -- aka Sansa Stark -- rapping for the majority of the video, though even she admits that she isn't the best at it.
"I can't rap, but I'm going to say something in a big cap," she sings as Williams cackles in the background. Watch the entire video after the jump, and love your life just a little bit more today.
Before you react to this news, make sure you read all of it, because it could be taken as bad news if you don't pay attention.
Production has stopped on the new season of "Arrested Development."
Please stop screaming. It's going to be okay. They've only paused production to they can film more episodes than they originally planned. See, good news.
There's a storm of swords brewing in the Seven Kingdoms. It's just a shame that no one seems to realize that the real war lies north of Westeros.
"Game of Thrones" returns for its third season on March 31, 2013, bringing the frosty fury of winter along with it. Based on a portion of the third novel in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, "A Storm of Swords," the teaser identifies what the real war humanity faces is truly all about — and it's nothing that any of our heroes, save for the men of the Night's Watch, seems to give a hoot about.
Watch the teaser below!
You thought what happened to Ned was bad? Trust me, "Game of Thrones" fans, you haven't seen anything yet — but you're about to.
Westeros.org reports that the "Thrones" casting department has put out a call for extras for a night shoot on October 12 and full availability on October 15 through 19. The extras they're seeking are male-only cellists and male and leg-only amputees. The latter group needs to be comfortable with prosthetics that will make their legs look newly severed.
Those details might sound like the par-for-the-course ugliness fans of "Thrones" have come to love and expect over the years. But "A Song of Ice and Fire" readers know better. Those readers know all too well that we're finally here; the moment we've been dreading since "Thrones" went into production.
Vague discussion of major spoilers are ahead.
If you are a big fan of either Showtime's "Homeland" or ABC's "Modern Family," last night's Emmy Awards were probably a ball for you. If you're a fan of anything else, it was just another three-hour award show.
Now that all of the winners have been named, you can take a look back and see who cleaned up for television this time around.
Click past the jump for a complete winners list for the 2012 Emmy Awards.
Ron Moore is heading from outer space to medieval times. The "Battlestar Galactica" showrunner will next tackle a television version of "A Knight's Tale" that has been picked up by ABC.
Deadline has the news, reporing that "the series is expected to stay close to the premise and the style of the movie -- it is described as a medieval fantasy incorporating modern music and themes that follows the journey of a young man who starts out impersonating a knight of the realm and ends up becoming one." The 2001 feature film starred Heath Ledger as the titular knight, Shannyn Sossamon as his love interest and Paul Bettany as Geoffrey Chaucer.
As fans of Moore will know, he's more than adept at adapting previously successful projects to the small screen. Though it might seem like a strange choice to have him tackle "A Knight's Tale," we'd argue that this is some of the best television news we've heard in a long time.
When someone mentions Freddie Highmore, your mind probably goes to young Peter, sitting on a bench, in "Finding Neverland," or Charlie Bucket in Tim Burton's revisionist "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Though he's had a number of more adult roles as he's gotten older, nothing comes close to what Highmore is about to take on next.
TV Guide revealed that Highmore will play a younger version of Norman Bates, the psycho at the heart of "Psycho," and the main character of A&E's new television series. The series, which comes from executive producer Carlton Cuse of "Lost," has been making a number of big casting announcements recently.