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New True Blood Trailer Shows More Witches

Those of you, like me, who are eagerly awaiting the start of True Blood season four on June 26th, know there are a lot of amazing things worth waiting for. A new trailer has been released, adding to the suspense, and this time it shows a lot more of the new trouble on the block: the witches.

I know the show deviates slightly from the books, but overall, a lot of the main points are still there. From what I’ve seen of the released footage so far, it is going to have a lot of similar plot ideas, which is fantastic, as this book, in my opinion, is the hottest in the series.

P.S.- anyone else digging Bill’s new (even more) goth look?

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Gaiman’s American Gods coming to HBO?

There have been a lot of books-to-shows/movies lately, even more than usual. Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is the newest addition to that list (what’s this book about? Check out the Lytherus review of it here). Playtone production company, made up of partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, recently approached HBO with the project. Cinematographer Robert Richardson (known for Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds, and Shutter Island) brought it to their attention, and the plan right now is for him to write the screenplay with Gaiman (at least the pilot episode, anyway).

I am truly excited about this one. HBO has been amazing with its shows, and with all the hype around the upcoming Game of Thrones, they are only securing in viewers’ minds their ability for authenticity. Playtone is no lightweight either: they have such credits to their name as Big Love, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, and John Adams, all of which are sensational in their own way, so we can only hope that American Gods will fall into the same category.

Things are only in the beginning stages of talks, so it will be some time before we know more, but we’ll be sure to bring it to you as soon as it’s out there!


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Even More ‘A Game of Thrones’ Goodness: Behind-the-Scenes Footage

HBO released today a whopping 24 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage of their upcoming show A Game of Thrones, set to release on Sunday, April 17th. There are interviews with the cast and crew about the making of the show, and also with superstar author George R. R. Martin, the creator of the book the show is based off of. I hope you enjoy it, and I personally can’t wait to indulge (I’ve only allowed myself bits and pieces at this point, as I’m finishing the book and don’t want anything spoiled for me!).


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The First 14 Minutes of Game of Thrones is Out!

Game of Thrones, the highly anticipated series coming out on April 17th at 9pm from HBO is based off of George R. R. Martin’s best-selling book.

This is a video I have been really excited to watch, and I am so happy that we are getting a little teaser of the show a few weeks early. I can’t wait to see how the story on the TV screen lives up to the book. That accuracy is definitely going to make or break this show, thanks to the millions of loyal fans of the original story.

Having said that though, it does look pretty epic, and I am interested to see how the story progresses visually. The show is warned to have lots of violence, sexual content, and general mature stuff, but they kept this sampler pretty clean.

What do you think? does it fit with the feel of the book and live up to the expectations? If you haven’t read the book, does it seem like an interesting enough show that you’d watch it, even without the back-story?

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“Spartacus” Prequel Premiers Tonight on Starz

Spartacus: Blood and Sand, which ran January through April of last year, became a surprising hit on Starz. Now the station is following up by stepping back, premiering a 6-episode prequel titled Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. The series begins tonight, Friday January 21st, at 10 PM ET/PT. Check out the trailer:

Andy Whitfield, who was cast in the title role for season one, has stepped down due to reoccurring issues with cancer, so the role has been filled by actor Liam McIntyre.

To learn more about this, check out a recent article in the New York Times where McIntyre discusses the change.

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena airs Fridays at 10PM ET/PT on Starz


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Trailer for Starz’s “Camelot” Released

The new trailer for Starz’s upcoming show Camelot came out today. This new series premieres on April 1st. There is a lot of speculation on how this show will compare to the highly anticipated Game of Thrones, HBO’s newest series, also premiering in April, on the 17th.

Here’s what had to say:

“Camelot” certainly has a lot going for it. It’s being produced by “Torchwood’s” Chris Chibnall. The series has an astounding list of actors attached to the project, including Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Jamie Campbell Bower, Tamsin Egerton, Peter Mooney, and Clive Standen. While “Game of Thrones” pulls its material straight from the epic novels penned by George R.R. Martin, “Camelot” intends to reinterpret and demystify the legend of King Arthur, giving it the gritty makeover treatment everybody loves these days. As of right now, it seems like a bit of a toss-up.

I’m betting it will be interesting following the stats of these two similar, awesome-sounding shows to see which one ultimately pulls ahead. And just a warning, there are a few explicit glances, so watch at your own discretion.


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New Ten-Minute “Game of Thrones” Clip

HBO released a new clip for their anticipated new series Game of Thrones, based on the series by George R. R. Martin by the same name. It’s a full ten minutes, and shows some behind the scenes footage, and interviews with the author and some of the actors and crew. You can view it on the Game of Thrones HBO website here. The show is planned to be released in April of 2011.