Game of Thrones is only 4 days away, my baby dragons!
Here is a long interview with Benioff and Weiss in which they discuss the challenges of creating a show that hasn’t been written yet. YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE, MARTIN. Also, we learn that they learned about Hodor’s story back between seasons 2 and 3. Can you imagine sitting on that?
And here a writer discusses some story challenges: namely dragons and not having characters recapping the events on the series.
Here, HBO president of programming talks about the final seasons, and contradicts the rumor that George R.R. Martin put out there that there are five prequels in the works. He claims there are only four. In good news, he doesn’t dismiss the idea that all four could move forward.
Speaking of brilliant casting, Gwendoline Christie: “Christie has her own hopes for Brienne. If she had her way, the battle-weary white knight would ride alone into the Westeros sunset, squire Podrick following closely behind. Any particular destination or future? I ask. She ponders. Perhaps her ancestral home, Christie says finally, and ‘a Brienne of Tarth’s Finishing School for Unconventional Young Ladies.'” A fan can hope.
Isaac Hempstead-Wright has declared Bran as the Night King’s “arch enemy.” Which is cool! Now, if only someone would confirm that Bran is also Bran the Builder…
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau just confirmed R + L = J in the worst-kept secret in all of Westeros.
Emilia Clarke thanked the writers for this sex scene. She’s not the only one, amirite?
Kit Harington has been doing all of the press this week:
Kit Harington discusses the meeting we all know is going to happen: Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. The only real question is how long does it take for them to get it on?
Kit Harington thinks that Jon Snow is a “bit of a psychopath.” Have you even met any of the other characters on this show? You know nothing, Kit Harington.
Kit Harington’s least favorite theory? That all of A Song of Ice and Fire is a dream Ghost is having. I dunno, I kind of love it.
Harington is also claiming that the producers filmed fake scenes to throw people off. Unless … this is a fake story designed to throw us off of REAL spoilers …
We don’t know when the books will be published, but we do know a remarkable amount of what will be in The Winds of Winter.
We have an entirely anticlimactic first picture from The Walking Dead, season whatever.
Here is a good collection of everything we know about the upcoming season of American Horror Story. Here’s what I know about the upcoming season of American Horror Story: I will love the first two or three episodes and then the show will spin completely out of control and I will grow angry and frustrated with it.
That Donald Trump didn’t choose who was fired on The Celebrity Apprentice isn’t the funniest part of this story, it’s the fake telephone. Also, that it’s Clay Aiken who is dishing this up.
Outlander is returning on September 10, and it will entirely consist of Jamie and Claire pressing their faces against a rock apparently.
Homeland is moving its operation to Richmond, Virginia and I expect regular cast sightings from Foolish Watcher’s Supernatural expert, Whitney.
And in more bad America’s Got Talent news: So The Willis Family was a reality show on TLC that was about a Christian family band who competed on America’s Got Talent this one time. Anyway, the father just pled guilty to child rape. Gross, so gross, and not surprising in the least.
- CBS is going to air an animated Michael Jackson Halloween special and I just have a lot of questions.
- Showtime is probably going to revive The L Word.
- HBO is making a documentary about Stephen Spielberg. It is going to air in October.
- Netflix is turning the Umbrella Academy, what I hear is a “beloved graphic novel,” into a live-action series.
- MTV has unveiled a bunch of new series, including Catfish: Trolls, a spinoff of Catfish; Undressed, a dating show in which strangers are forced to undress one another, don’t look at me that way, I’m just reporting it; and a game show called Win Big.
- Quentin Tarantino is maybe working on a Manson Family project, and some think it should be a miniseries.
- Ioan Gruffudd is going to star in Harrow, a crime series on ABC.
- Olivia Munn is joining the cast of SIX.
- Katja Herbers is joining Westworld. I hear she was on The Leftovers.
- Natalie Zea, who you know from The Detour, is joining the cast of Showtime’s White Famous, along with Kendrick Sampson.
- Lulu Wilson has joined Sharp Objects.
- The Oath has cast more people.
The Real Housewives of New York: I’m never going to catch up. ~sigh~ 8 p.m., Bravo
Salvation: An asteroid is on a collision course with the Earth and some dumb scientists want to stop it for some reason. HAVE YOU GUYS EVEN NOTICED WHAT IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW? Series premiere. 8 p.m., CBS
Odd Mom Out: In the season premiere, the kids get picked up from camp and Jill and Andy are shocked at their daughter’s new-found maturity. 9 p.m., Bravo
Suits: Mike returns to Pearson Specter Litt in the season premiere. 8 p.m., USA
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