Articles about Game of Thrones
Rise to the Throne
Ryan Condal, co-creator of House of the Dragon, reveals how he breathed life (and fire) into the eagerly awaited Game of Thrones prequel, which focuses on the Targaryen family 200 years before the events of the original series.
As the dust settles on the end of Game of Thrones, exec producer Frank Doelger looks back on eight seasons of the HBO epic, noting how the drama broke the mould for TV storytelling and revealing the key to successfully adapting George RR Martin’s novels.
Seeing is believing
As visual effects become a more prominent – and expensive – part of television, DQ hears about how writers and producers are aiming to meet cinematic standards in high-end dramas and how VFX can enhance storytelling.
For one night a year, the cream of the behind-the-scenes talent working in the British television industry is recognised at a star-studded celebration. DQ hears from the winners at the Bafta Television Craft Awards 2018.
A house divided
Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and DB Weiss have ruffled some feathers by revealing their plans for life after Westeros. Stephen Arnell analyses their proposal for a new alternative-history drama about the Civil War.
Comic Con’s top trailers
From the new season of Stranger Things to CBS’s long-awaited Star Trek: Discovery, DQ presents 10 of the hottest drama trailers to premiere at this year’s Comic Con event, which concluded in San Diego yesterday
Alexander the great
Alexander Siddig is used to playing characters with accents – but his next role, as Aristotle Onassis, presented a very different challenge, as he told DQ.
Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss discussed on-set disasters, character deaths, celeb cameos and plans for life after the fantasy series during a keynote chat in Austin.
Westworld and The Crown head Golden Globe noms
The nominations for the 2017 Golden Globes Awards were unveiled this week. As always, Game of Thrones will be the TV show to beat, but there are some strong contenders…
The Walking Dead reopens violence debate
A particularly gruesome episode of The Walking Dead has got people talking about violence on TV again. So this week we look at some of the small screen’s most disturbing dramas – expect a couple of gory images…
Game of Thrones and OJ dominate Emmys
HBO, FX and Netflix were the big writing winners at this year’s Emmys, sparking interesting discussions about the future of Game of Thrones and the issue of diversity
The Emmy Awards will celebrate the best creative work in television when the annual ceremony takes place over three nights this month. Three nominees tell DQ the story behind the work for which they were recognised.
Acorn TV is US growth opportunity
Acorn is providing a platform for international scripted series to break into the US, while Lifetime unveils plans for a news series based on Bette Midler’s classic 1980s movie Beaches.
A farewell to kings
As HBO says goodbye to Game of Thrones for another year – and edges closer to the show’s end – it’s time for the storied network to look towards life after Westeros.
Franco finds his groove in sixties series
James Franco is proving his star quality in Hulu’s time-travel drama 11.22.63, while Game of Thrones reigns over TV land once more with predictably huge ratings for its season six opener.
Sky takes drama to new heights
Pay TV broadcaster Sky launched a slate of big-budget dramas this week including a major new show starring Idris Elba. Meanwhile, HBO renewed three of its hits and Lifetime unveiled its drama development plans.
DQ talks casting with Game of Thrones’ Nina Gold
Award-winning casting director Nina Gold tells Michael Pickard about discovering the stars of Game of Thrones and the importance of trusting your instincts.
Walking Dead tramples cable competition
AMC’s The Walking Dead is back with a bang and Better Call Saul didn’t do badly either. This week we look at some of the other big US cable shows limbering up for launch. Also, HBO gets more vinyl and ITV’s Beowulf is on the brink.
What next for Game of Thrones’ reign?
Following Game of Thrones’ record-breaking night at the Emmys this week, this Writers Room special looks at the scribes behind HBO’s huge hit and asks where they might take it next. Be warned – season five spoilers lie ahead.
Playing it safe
Gaumont International Television’s forthcoming series starring Jason Statham provides the latest proof that producers want shows with built-in equity. There’s also news from Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, A+E’s UnREAL and the Emmy Awards.