On Wednesday, the International Business Times published a report revealing that HBO’s upcoming streaming service will be called HBO Now and will cost $15 a month. HBO is working with its partners to have the service ready to launch in early April, before the premiere of the fifth season of Game of Thrones on April 12th.
There are few shows on television as gripping, gruesome and dramatic as Game of Thrones, but as with any television show, the actors still occasionally flub their lines, drop their props and stumble across the landscape of Westeros.
Ahead of the season 5 premiere, a short clip of bloopers from last season has started making the rounds, seemingly as part of the Game of Thrones exhibit that will be touring the world this year. More →
On Wednesday, Game of Thrones fans got some huge news that everyone is still talking about. According to George R.R. Martin, author of the books on which the popular HBO show is based, the show’s creators plan to kill off characters who did not die in the book series. No one is safe, and now fans who read the books will have to be on the lookout for huge twists and turns around every corner.
To keep the hype going ahead of season 5’s April 12th premiere, HBO has released two deleted scenes that have never been seen before. More →
If you read George R.R. Martin’s best-selling “A Song of Ice and Fire” series and thought that as a result, there would be no surprises in the popular HBO show based on the books, think again. Martin is obviously deeply involved with HBO’s smash hit series Game of Thrones, and the author just dropped a huge bombshell that will have fans of both the books waiting for some serious unexpected twists around every corner as they watch each new episode of the show. More →
We’ve still got a few months left before all of our favorite HBO shows return to television, but at least we’re getting some pretty fantastic trailers in the meantime. We got a preview of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in January, the full Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer last week, and now our first look at Silicon Valley Season 2 this Friday. More →
HBO has always been a cut above the competition, but the network really outdid itself with Game of Thrones. The big-budget fantasy series based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series quickly became one of HBO’s most popular shows ever, and its fifth season is easily its most highly anticipated season yet.
Last year was a great year for television, and for streaming replacements for television as well, but 2015 is already shaping up to be even better — especially if you’re a geek. Geek TV has officially gone mainstream and 2015 is going to be packed full of sci-fi shows, fantasy shows, comics-based shows and all sorts of other programming that would definitely not have been considered cool a few short years ago.
But what are the most exciting new TV and streaming series you should be getting ready to geek out over this year? More →
Fans of John Oliver’s take on the late night talk show won’t have to wait much longer for his return. As revealed in a promo on Friday, the second season of Last Week Tonight will debut on February 8th at 11 p.m. ET. And in case you were worried that HBO might mess with the formula, the trailer makes it very clear that season 2 will be “more of basically the same.” More →
What better way to celebrate one of the biggest TV cultural phenomenons of the decade than by blowing it up on the big screen? According to Variety, that’s exactly what HBO and IMAX plan on doing later this month. From January 23rd – 29th, over 150 theaters will screen the final two episodes of season 4 and an exclusive trailer for season 5 of Game of Thrones. More →
Pirates just can’t get enough of HBO’s fantasy smash hit. TorrentFreak reports that Game of Thrones was the most downloaded TV show of the year, making this the third year in a row that the show has taken the top spot. The season finale alone was downloaded more than 8 million times from BitTorrent, putting it leagues ahead of the next most popular downloads. More →
Although HBO announced that it’s planning on launching a standalone online streaming service next year, details about its official plans for the service have been scant… until now. Fortune reports that HBO is working overtime to make sure its standalone streaming service will be ready to launch this coming April, which not coincidentally will be when the fifth season of Game of Thrones makes its premiere. More →