Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss acknowledged the writing mistakes they made through the course of the series.
While the early seasons of Game of Thrones received acclaimed and accolades, reception towards the latter seasons was notably more divisive, with much of the ire being directed towards showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. During an appearance as the Austin Film Festival, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss spoke to an audience about their experience working on Game of Thrones and acknowledged some missteps they made during their tenure.
While discussing their work on the Game of Thrones pilot, Benioff and Wiess admitted that the first episode was riddled with basic writing mistakes, saying “everything we could make a mistake in, we did.” The duo also confessed that they didn’t understand the characters at first and that HBO made them write and film 100 minutes of material after the episodes were initially clocking in at roughly 39 minutes. On the common criticism regarding the violence in Game of Thrones, the showrunners admitted that it was excessive at points, saying, “we went too far with some of those.”
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Dan is saying that writers and source material end up in divorce and that there divorce was amicable – since they ran out of material.
— Needle & Pen (@ForArya) October 26, 2019
While Game of Thrones has come to an end, the franchise is set to continue with a prequel series. Details on the Game of Thrones prequel are still under wraps, though the series is said to be set roughly 5,000 years before the events of George R. R. Martin’s original story. A second prequel centered on the downfall of House Targaryen was last reported to be nearing a pilot order from HBO.
The pilot for the Game of Thrones prequel will be directed and executive produced by S. J. Clarkson. The series stars Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Toby Regbo, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Alex Sharp, Miranda Richardson, Marquis Rodriguez, John Simm, Richard McCabe, John Heffernan, and Dixie Egerickx.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the prequels to George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones!
Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos
Netflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.
A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.
You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.