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    Last Christmas

    Not quite what I expected from GoT's Emilia but looks like Crazy Rich Asian's Henry & Michelle are doing parallel roles. It's easy to stereotype the Asians. And Emilia probably wanted to get away from bare boob scenes.

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    Good news & bad news

    First the bad news...


    ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel Pilot Starring Naomi Watts Not Going Forward At HBO

    By Dominic Patten, Nellie Andreeva
    October 29, 2019 11:56am


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    EXCLUSIVE: HBO has more Game of Thrones in the pipeline, but the prequel written by Jane Goldman and starring Naomi Watts is no longer happening.

    Showrunner Goldman has been emailing the cast and crew of the project to tell them that the pilot is dead, we hear. The development has not been confirmed by HBO.

    The prequel, created by the Kingsman scribe and George R. R. Martin, takes place thousands of years before the wars, romances and dragons of the Emilia Clarke- and Kit Harington-led GoT, which wrapped up its blockbuster eight-season run in May. Weaving in issues of race, power, intrigue and White Walkers, the Goldman-run prequel was given the pilot green light back in June 2018.

    It was picked among several GoT prequel scripts that had been commissioned by HBO. While the pilot, carrying heavy corporate expectations, was in editing, HBO in September gave an unofficial pilot green light to a second prequel project from Martin and Ryan Condal, which is set 300 years before the events in Game of Thrones and tracks the beginning of the end for House Targaryen.

    Word of the Watts-led pilot, penned by Goldman and directed by S.J. Clarkson, not going forward comes after a lengthy post-production, which included re-editing of the initial cut after it was not well received, and rumors about issues during filming in Northern Ireland.

    That is not altogether unheard of for a production of such scope — hardcore fans of the Emmy-winning mothership series will recollect that the $10 million pilot for the show created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss also had a rocky road. The duo and others have admitted that the original GoT pilot was a mess that required it to be re-shot almost entirely at great expense before HBO execs would give the go-ahead to take the project to series.

    News of the prequel’s demise comes as HBO owner WarnerMedia hopes to blow some dragon fire of its own today with an investors day presentation of its HBO Max streaming service on the Warner Bros lot in Burbank.

    Set to launch next spring, the AT&T-owned media company’s latest foray into the streaming wars has its eyes set on a prize almost as large as the conquest of the Seven Kingdoms. With AppleTV+ premiering on November 1 and Disney+ on November to crowd the space already occupied by Netflix, Amazon and the Disney controlled Hulu, plus NBCUniversal’s Peacock on the horizon for 2020 too, AT&T CEO Randell Stephenson declared yesterday that he sees big numbers for HBO Max in such a tight landscape.

    The telecom conglomerate boss said in a forecast issued Monday that HBO Max aims to have 50 million U.S. subscribers in its first five years. A desire for more Game of Thrones likely is partially fueling that ambition.
    Now the good news...
    HBO gives Game of Thrones Targaryen prequel a full series order
    By James Hibberd October 29, 2019 at 07:57 PM EDT

    As one Game of Thrones prequel dies, another rises from the ashes.

    HBO announced Tuesday that its GoT prequel project about the Targaryen civil war has officially received a full series order for 10 episodes.

    The spot-on title: House of the Dragon.

    Also announced: Emmy-winning GoT director Miguel Sapochnik will serve as co-showrunner and direct the pilot. Sapochnik directed acclaimed episodes such as “Battle of the *******s,” “Hardhome” and “The Long Night.”

    The announcement comes just hours after news broke that the network’s first GoT prequel project from showrunner Jane Goldman starring Naomi Watts was not moving forward.

    The new prequel was co-created by author George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal (Colony) — who will also be a showrunner on the series.

    A poster was also released with the tagline “Fire Will Reign”:


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    “The Game of Thrones universe is so rich with stories,” says Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. “We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan and George.”

    House of the Dragon is based on Martin’s 2019 book Fire & Blood, a history of House Targaryen that spans roughly 150 years. GoT writer-producer Bryan Cogman originally developed the project at the network. Like the other prequel, the story takes place long before the events in GoT, but not nearly as far back as the Goldman project (a couple hundred years before Ned Stark and Daenerys Targaryen, give or take). So Westeros will look different than it is in Game of Thrones, but not too dramatically different based on what Martin has written about the era.

    House of the Dragon also takes place during a time in Westeros that has plenty of dramatic established history penned by Martin to serve as a backbone for a story, whereas the pilot only had some vague references to build on.

    The events in the new series will eventually lead up to The Dance of the Dragons, a massive civil war in the Seven Kingdoms held between two rival branches of House Targaryen.

    The prequel order is the latest in a dramatic succession of Game of Thrones-related news over the last 24 hours. On Monday, Lucasfilm announced GoT showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss (who opted not to be involved in the prequels) are stepping away from their planned Star Wars trilogy. Then the Goldman project — which shot a full pilot in Northern Ireland this summer — was scrapped. Now HBO’s other prequel has lept from development into an official series order.

    The news was announced at WarnerMedia’s presentation to investors on Tuesday focused on the launch of its 2020 streaming service HBO Max.


    By James Hibberd
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    Let's start that GoT spin-off thread now: House of the Dragon

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    Screen Actors Guild Awards

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    To Netflix

    Game of Thrones makers to adapt Chinese sci-fi classic for Netflix
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    Can the Games of Thrones team pull off a Chinese sci-fi saga?

    Netflix has announced it's recruited two of the masterminds behind Games of Thrones to adapt bestselling Chinese sci-fi novel The Three-Body Problem.

    Writers David Benioff and DB Weiss will work on the series with True Blood writer Alexander Woo.

    The news has drawn mixed reactions with some fans doubting a US adaptation of the Chinese story will work.

    The book is the first instalment of the trilogy Remembrance of Earth's Past by writer Liu Cixin.

    First published in 2008, the books were soon translated into English and have received both critical acclaim and a global readership, counting former US President Barack Obama and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg among their fans.

    The plot of the saga spans from China's Cultural Revolution to events several thousand years in the future.

    "Liu Cixin's trilogy is the most ambitious science-fiction series we've read, taking readers on a journey from the 1960s until the end of time, from life on our pale blue dot to the distant fringes of the universe," Netflix cites writers and executive producers Benioff and Weiss as saying.

    "We look forward to spending the next years of our lives bringing this to life for audiences around the world."

    The pair signed an exclusive deal with Netflix in 2019.


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    The streaming company has not released any information on the release date nor other details about the series.

    Fears over 'western stereotypes' of China
    By Zhijie Shao, BBC News Chinese

    Before Liu Cixin and his "Three-Body" series, Chinese science-fiction was not prominent, even among Chinese audience. The country has a history of suppressing its development, which used to be seen by the government as "a western view of the future of mankind".

    Liu's work captured the imagination of Chinese fans in both scientific and philosophical terms without avoiding some controversial parts of Chinese history and society, bringing an innovative sense of modern China to the world stage. And he did it without being a dissident.

    A whole new generation of Chinese sci-fi authors and fans have emerged after Liu's success.

    On the Chinese internet, Three-Body fandom continues to go strong. A group of fans even made an experimental adaptation in Minecraft style,

    But when it comes to a proper film adaption, many fans doubt that China's sci-fi film industry is sophisticated enough to handle the grand ideas presented in Liu's books.

    A case in point: the first attempt of a film adaptation of "Three-Body" was announced in 2015 and reportedly finished filming in only a few months. It was never released.

    Now with Netflix and a team of western writers involved, fans are instead worried that the Chinese characters and historical events in the story might fall into "western stereotypes".

    Either way, they're worried they could never enjoy it as much as they have the books.

    Liu Cixin, the Chinese author of the novels, will be involved in the project as a consulting producer.

    "I have the greatest respect for and faith in the creative team adapting The Three-Body Problem for television audiences," he said in a Netflix statement.

    "It is a great honor as an author to see this unique sci-fi concept travel and gain fandom across the globe and I am excited for new and existing fans all over the world to discover the story on Netflix."

    The movie adaption of The Wandering Earth, another Cixin novel, in 2019 became one of China's highest-grossing films of all time.


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    Liu Cixin's trilogy has become an international bestseller

    The Netflix announcement was welcomed by some fans hoping the producers will create a series as successful as Game of Thrones while others were doubting it was the right team.

    Many Chinese netizens were pointing out that they did not think that US producers could do justice to the novels.

    Others though said Netflix will be free of any censorship constraints while a Chinese adaptation would be limited in how it could portray events around the Cultural Revolution for instance.

    Chinese streaming platform Tencent earlier this year announced its own adaptation of the novel after having already launched a comic book adaptation last year.
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    $2.2M egg


    Fabergé to sell ‘Game of Thrones’ dragon egg worth $2.2 million

    By Hannah SparksApril 6, 2021 | 11:25am | Updated


    It’s been almost three years since the epic finale of “Game of Thrones.” But for Fabergé, the tale of one bedazzled dragon egg has just begun.

    The storied brand has announced a new piece in their collection of rare, jeweled eggs: an “egg objet” inspired by Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), a k a Mother of Dragons, on HBO’s blockbuster series “Game of Thrones.”

    Replete with diamonds, rubies, 18-karat white gold and fine enameling, the price of the egg is estimated at around $2.2 million, and it’s being hailed as a “one-of-a-kind bespoke creation” that marries Fabergé’s “superior craftsmanship and artistic ingenuity with one of the 21 century’s most iconic TV series,” according to the website.


    “Game of Thrones” costume designer Michele Clapton collaborated with Fabergé’s Liisa Tallgren to re-imagine the spirit of Daenerys Targaryen.
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    Atop a crystalline lattice base that mimics a dragon’s scaled tail, the sparkling sphere opens to reveal a ruby dragon that clutches a miniature crown for the would-be heir to the Iron Throne, featuring a “responsibly sourced,” pear-cut Mozambique ruby.

    “I knew instantly what the secret gift should be, there was never a doubt; it had to be the crown that Daenerys believed throughout her life was her destiny. With the crown, I referenced her dragons, their wings sweeping around protecting the beautiful Gemfields ruby that represents Daenerys, her house color, and her fierce quest to rule,” said “GOT” costume designer Michele Clapton in a statement on the jeweler’s website. Clapton collaborated with Fabergé’s Liisa Tallgren to re-imagine the spirit of the Lady of Dragonstone as the dazzling curio for which the historic brand is known.


    The latest Fabergé egg creation is replete with diamonds, rubies and 18-karat white gold.
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    The House of Fabergé began creating their iconic eggs nearly 180 years ago in Saint Petersburg — more than 100 years after the French Fabergé family (then dubbed Favri) fled religious persecution by Louis XIV during the late 17th century and resettled in the Baltics.

    There, the family rose to prominence as choice purveyors of fine ornaments for Russian nobility — known to be such fervent Francophiles that French had been selected as the official language of Russia’s royal court. In 1885, Tsar Alexander III commissioned the first Fabergé egg as an Easter gift for his wife, Empress Maria Feodorovna.


    Fabergé’s announcement is tied to Easter, of which decorated eggs are symbolic, and comes weeks ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the “Game of Thrones” premiere.
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    Today, the Fabergé family no longer manages the brand. Meanwhile, the priceless — and pricey — eggs are now subject to widespread forgery. In January, leading London-based art dealer Andre Ruzhnikov accused the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg of displaying more than 20 “tawdry fakes” from the collection of Alexander Ivanov at a recent Fabergé exhibition. The Russian oligarch and art collector denied the allegations, adding in a broad statement to the press that “the consensus of the expert community is not easy to obtain.”
    Fabergé’s recent announcement comes as observers celebrate the Easter holiday, for which decorated eggs are symbolic, and ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the April 2011 premiere of “Game of Thrones.”
    I've never quite understood Fabergé eggs. It's like the epitome of decadence.
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