The battle for control of the Iron Throne Continues. With just days away from the Season 1 finale of Game of Thrones airing Sunday, HBO announced Friday that the series will begin shooting Season 2 on July 25.
The series based on George R.R. Martin’s fantasy book series will continue shooting at the Painthall Studio in Belfast, as well as other locations in Northern Ireland.
HBO has yet to announce new castings, as well as returning actors, writers and directors or Season 2’s episode order.
The critically acclaimed 10-episode Season 1 earned its renewal after just one week on air. The premiere attracted 2.2 million viewers and a strong 1.2 million viewers to the encore showing. Earlier this week, it earned four nominations from Televisions Critics Association.
Goldie Hawn is headed back to TV! It’s her first TV show since 1970. I love Goldie, so I can’t wait for this to come out!
HBO and Darren Star are back in business with The Viagra Diaries, a comedy project based on the book by Barbara Rose Brooker.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the Sex and the City creator/executive producer is writing the script for the comedy project, which would star Goldie Hawn as a woman, who after her husband has a midlife crisis at 65 and leaves her, struggles with being single for the first time in 35 years.
Aaron Kaplan, Wendy, Peter and Alan Riche will executive produce alongside Star and Hawn. Should the project be picked up to series, the role would mark Hawn’s first regular TV series gig since 1970.
Viagra Diaries marks Hawn’s first acting project since 2002’s The Banger Sisters.
‘Game of Thrones’ star Sean Bean was the victim of a vicious attack in London!
The Daily Mail is reporting that Bean was apparently attacked outside a bar in Camden, London late on Sunday evening.
The fight started when the 52-year-old actor and Playboy model April Summers were standing outside the bar for a smoke.
When a passerby spotted the couple and made lewd comments about Summers, Bean confronted the man, who just walked away. Later, when Bean went out for another smoke, he was attacked by the man.
Eyewitnesses report that the man punched Bean in the face and stabbed him in the arm with a broken glass.
Despite his wounds, Bean refused to go to a hospital but accepted a first aid kit from the bar staff and then went on to order another drink.
The police, who were called in after the scuffle, did not comment on the fight and Bean was said to be unavailable for a comment.
It is not yet known if Summers, 22, is Bean’s latest girlfriend. It is reported that she was not injured in the incident and she is quoted saying, “I’m fine, it is a private matter. I don’t want to make any comment.”
I am absolutely OBSESSED with ‘Game of Thrones’. I can’t even tell you how much I love this stinkin show! I love it so much I’m tempted to read the books! (You know it’s good when…) I was so shocked with Sunday’s episode, and I’m SOOOO SAD there’s only one more episode left! How long do we have to wait for season 2!?
We’re just a month away from the fourth season premiere! To get your juices flowing, here is the first three minutes of the season 4 premiere!
One of the series’ top stars, Alexander Skarsgård, covers this month’s issue of Interview Magazine, in which he discusses how, despite now being in his fourth year with the same character, he’s in no way getting sick of the role.
“No, I still love it. I think the writing on the show is so good that it keeps me interested. I was nervous when I first started True Blood because if you do a play or a movie, you know the complete arc of the character. You can see the end,” he said. “But with a show like ‘True Blood,’ you don’t know what’s going to happen. ‘We’re shooting season four, and I don’t even know how it’s going to end because they write it as we’re shooting it. So I was nervous. I didn’t know how it would be to live with a character for years, because I’ve never experienced that before. What happens if you wake up after two years, and you’re like, ‘Oh, God. I’m over this guy?’ But the writing is so good, and they keep surprising me. Plus, we only shoot for six or seven months out of the year, so there is time to try other things as well.”
“True Blood” debuts its fourth season on HBO on Sunday, June 26th.