‘We’ve Gone All In,’ Says Game of Thrones Star Nikolai Coster-Waldau on the Show’s Final Series

By June 24, 2018Adaptations, News
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Based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, HBO’s Game of Thrones has since become one of the biggest TV shows of all time since its first season aired in 2011. With its mix of fantasy, gritty realism, and true-to-life depictions of politics and power struggles, the series has enjoyed millions of viewers and acclaim from critics.

Seven years and seven seasons later, HBO is currently working on the eighth and final season which is set to air in 2019. In what will no doubt be a bittersweet finale, we’ll see how the epic story wraps up, who will finally sit the Iron Throne, and who will die trying. Unlike previous seasons, season eight will only consist of six episodes, but it is said they will be longer than average.

Expectations for the series’ finale are sky high and it seems HBO is sparing no expense when it comes to creating a satisfying end to the show. In an interview with Variety, Nikolai Coster-Waldau, who plays the character Jaime Lannister, made it clear that every effort is being made to ensure the final episodes live up to the series’ stellar reputation.

Regarding wrapping up the series, he said: “They just couldn’t have done a better job on ending our story. We’ve worked harder than ever before. We spent twice as much shooting these six episodes than we did on two full seasons before. No expense has been spared. We’ve gone all in.”

After working on the show for almost a decade, Coster-Waldau said he feels like part of him will always be connected to Thrones. “I don’t think it’ll ever be gone from my life. I’m going back to Belfast next week,” he said, when asked if he was finished filming. “I’m not 100% done, but I’ve shot the last scene with me.”

When asked about his relationship with the rest of the cast and crew, Coster-Waldau said: “We haven’t had any a–holes on the show. It’s quite something. I’m gonna miss all those people, that’s for sure.”

No doubt millions of fans across the globe will be tuning in to see how the series concludes next year. The main series may be drawing to a close but there have been a number of reports stating that several spin-off shows are being contemplated by HBO.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle: The Adaptation Trailer is Here

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I wouldn’t say that Gothic fiction is exactly my thing, but I needed a novel of this genre for October’s Cwts Book Club. I trawled through my TBR pile and came across Shirley Jackson’s, We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I flew through the book, loving the mystery behind why the two girls, and their uncle are living away from the rest of the world, in their “castle”.

Imagine my delight when only a couple of days after I had finished We Have Always Lived in the Castle, I saw a trailer for the film version, which is released this month, starring Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, and Sebastian Stan . Having watched the trailer, I can honestly say that it appears to follow the book, word for word. I now can’t wait to watch the rest and see Merricat and Constance’s story on the big screen! Read More

Lingerie company to remove ‘Sexy’ Handmaid’s Tale costume

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As Halloween draws near we start thinking of costumes… And how we can tie in our literary heroes to our costume design…

The Handmaid’s Tale has proven to be very popular in recent times, thanks in part to Hulu’s fantastic adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel. As has been proven time and time again- if something has entered pop culture then it is fair game for capitalism to sink its claws in.

And so we welcome The Sexy Handmaid Halloween Costume to the Inappropriately Sexy Costume Hall of Fame.

Complete with white cloak and red bonnet, this “Brave Red Maiden” costume was just a bit much for even the kookiest Halloween fans (especially for the steep price of $65) and after a resounding ‘NOPE, THANKS THOUGH’ from customers- lingerie store Yandy pulled the costume within a day of its release.

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George R.R. Martin Thinks ‘Game of Thrones’ Could’ve Run for 13 Seasons

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Game of Thrones is set to air its eighth and final season in the Spring of next year, but the author of the books the show is based on, George R.R. Martin, believes the show could’ve run for as many as 13 seasons.

Whilst speaking with Variety at the Emmy Awards on Monday, Martin said: “We could’ve gone 11, 12, 13 seasons,” He added the decision to end the series was up to the showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Read More

The full trailer for Netflix THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE is here!

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The teaser trailer for The Haunting of Hill House from Netflix was spooky and eerie but it told us very little about the book, but now, finally the full trailer has landed and I am seriously freaked out!

We’ve been waiting patiently for the full trailer and now, less than a month until the show launches, it’s here. The adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House is a modern reimagining of the iconic horror story about five siblings who grew up in America’s most haunted house. It’s available on Netflix from October 12th, and here’s that trailer… if you dare!

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First Full Length Trailer for Mary Poppins Returns

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Back in March we brought you the news that P L Travers’ most famous creation, Mary Poppins was heading back to the big screen in Mary Poppins returns. That announcement came with a teaser trailer but now we have the first full length trailer in anticipation of the new movie.

It’s over 50 years since the original film adaptation with Julie Andrews in the starring role. This time Emily Blunt is picking up the mantel as Mary Poppins returns to London to help the Banks’ family once more.

Here’s the trailer, what do you think?

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