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How can Apple’s The Morning Show possibly cost more than Game of Thrones?

How can Apple’s The Morning Show possibly cost more than Game of Thrones?

Apple TV+'s The Morning Show is a drama set in a contemporary newsroom. There are no dragons, no giants, and no ice zombies, and yet it's still more expensive than Game of Thrones, showing what happens when a company like Apple prioritizes celebrities and name recognition.
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5 major Lord of the Rings characters who could land in Amazon’s TV series

5 major Lord of the Rings characters who could land in Amazon’s TV series

Amazon's The Lord of the Rings TV show is set during Middle-earth's Second Age, thousands of years before The War of the Ring. There'll be no hobbits, no Gollum, and no Gandalf, but the Second Age is full of familiar faces, and a few are bound to pop up on the billion-dollar series.
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HBO cancels controversial Confederate series from Game of Thrones creators

HBO cancels controversial Confederate series from Game of Thrones creators

Confederate, the HBO series set in an alternate history in which the South won the Civil War and slavery remained legal, has been canceled. Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss created the series, but after signing a deal with Netflix, the project was scrapped.
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Netflix locks down the Game of Thrones showrunners, but what about Star Wars?

Netflix locks down the Game of Thrones showrunners, but what about Star Wars?

Hot off Game of Thrones' controversial finale, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed a nine-figure deal to develop new TV shows and movies for Netflix, but what does that mean for the duo's upcoming Star Wars trilogy, which is rumored to be set during the fan-favorite Old Republic era?
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The Game of Thrones prequel: Everything we know so far

The Game of Thrones prequel: Everything we know so far

HBO has confirmed that its Game of Thrones prequel series, which will chronicle the world's descent from the Age of Heroes, filmed a pilot in summer 2019. Developed by George R.R. Martin and screenwriter Jane Goldman, the project has a director and a cast led by Oscar nominee Naomi Watts.
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Amazon Game Studios reveals MMO based on The Lord of the Rings

Amazon Game Studios reveals MMO based on The Lord of the Rings

Amazon is hoping to strike gold like HBO did with the Game of Thrones television series and is making an attempt using an already established fictional world. To go along with the upcoming TV series, Amazon Game Studios will be releasing a free-to-play Lord of the Rings MMO on PC and consoles.
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Dragons, fire, and giants: Behind the visual effects of Game of Thrones season 8

Dragons, fire, and giants: Behind the visual effects of Game of Thrones season 8

Game of Thrones' eighth season brought the hit show's award-winning run to a dramatic end. We spoke to visual effects studio Weta Digital about bringing some of season 8's most memorable moments to the screen, from midair dragon battles to an ill-fated, fiery charge into the night.
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Between the Streams podcast

Between the Streams podcast

Today, on our very last Between the Streams podcast, we'll talk about our new show on Digital Trends Live (every Friday at 10:20 a.m. PT), as well as everything from our first look at Cowboy Rambo and the new Dark Crystal series, to Pattinson Batman and our absolute adoration for What We Do in the Shadows.
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Digital Trends Live: Starlink’s successful launch, Facebook’s Bitcoin rival

Digital Trends Live: Starlink’s successful launch, Facebook’s Bitcoin rival

On Friday's episode of Digital Trends Live, we discuss the top tech stories of the day, including Space X’s successful launch of its Starlink satellites, Facebook’s plan to rival Bitcoin with its own cryptocurrency, the Senate passing a bill to curb robocalls, a Game of Thrones wrap-up, and more.
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Game of Thrones revisited: 7 storylines set in motion in season 1

Game of Thrones revisited: 7 storylines set in motion in season 1

While the internet has been awash in critics complaining about the odd turns in the final moments of Game of Thrones, for many events, the writing was on the wall. If you paid close attention in the first season, you'll realize that many arcs were seeded all the way from the beginning.
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Game of Thrones’ failure shows why Avengers: Endgame was so magnificent

Game of Thrones’ failure shows why Avengers: Endgame was so magnificent

In the span of just a few weeks, we saw two of the most adored franchises of our time reach a concluding chapter. But while Avengers: Endgame was a triumph, Game of Thrones’ final days was dissatisfying. There’s good reason why these two beloved stories came to such utterly different conclusions.
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Coffee cups and plot holes: Game of Thrones got lazy as it raced to the finish

Coffee cups and plot holes: Game of Thrones got lazy as it raced to the finish

In its final seasons, Game of Thrones was afflicted by pacing issues, nonsensical character developments, and a few out-of-place beverage containers. As the show raced to hit all its important moments in a sparse 13 episodes, it felt like a student forced to attend a class they're already set to pass.
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How to cancel your HBO Now or HBO Go subscription

How to cancel your HBO Now or HBO Go subscription

If you've made up your mind and are itching to ever all ties with HBO, you've come to the right place. We here at Digital Trends are no stranger to canceling a subscription, so we've put together this guide showing you how to cancel HBO Go and HBO Now, freeing you from that monthly payment.
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Now that Game of Thrones is over, which fan theories came true?

Now that Game of Thrones is over, which fan theories came true?

We finally know who won the Game of Thrones, but fans had all kinds of predictions going into the finale, many of which were more interesting than what actually happened. Here's our list of the fan theories that came true, the ones that didn't, and the ones we're still not sure about.
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The Iron Throne deserved better: Who should have been ruler of Westeros

The Iron Throne deserved better: Who should have been ruler of Westeros

A look at some of the people who could have been the best King or Queen to sit on the Iron Throne in Game of Thrones, and what they would have brought — and in one case, will bring — to their kingdom, given the opportunity.
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Now that Game of Thrones is over, here’s what GoT fans should watch next

Now that Game of Thrones is over, here’s what GoT fans should watch next

Now that HBO brought its hit series Game of Thrones to a conclusion, audiences are going to have a Westeros-sized space open up in their regular viewing schedule. These series -- some available now, some upcoming -- will go a long way toward filling that void in your television world.
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That Game of Thrones re-do petition is more embarrassing than any coffee cup

That Game of Thrones re-do petition is more embarrassing than any coffee cup

A Game of Thrones fan petition to remake the show's eighth and final season with just one episode to go is not just silly -- it's a misunderstanding of the relationship between shows and their audience, and a nearly impossible demand to make of the network and the series' cast.
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Dorne, Bran, and more: The loose ends we’d like to see Game of Thrones tie up

Dorne, Bran, and more: The loose ends we’d like to see Game of Thrones tie up

As Game of Thrones approaches its finale, there are more than a few characters and stories that seem to have fallen by the wayside. With the anticipation building, we look at some of the loose ends we really hope the show will tie up, even if the chances are slim. Who is the new Dornish prince, anyway?
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The Mad Queen rules over ashes in Game of Thrones’ final episode photos

The Mad Queen rules over ashes in Game of Thrones’ final episode photos

The final chapter in the Game of Thrones saga airs this weekend, and HBO released a trailer and photos for the record-breaking, award-winning series' sixth and final episode. With a new ruler on the Iron Throne and a city in ashes, what does the final episode have in store for fans?
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Game of Thrones creators’ Star Wars trilogy will follow Rise of Skywalker

Game of Thrones creators’ Star Wars trilogy will follow Rise of Skywalker

The trilogy of Star Wars movies from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be the next films in the sci-fi saga to hit theaters following the upcoming Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker. The first film in the duo's trilogy is set to premiere in 2022.
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Requiem for Jaime: Game of Thrones’ most fascinating Lannister deserved better

Requiem for Jaime: Game of Thrones’ most fascinating Lannister deserved better

On the latest Game of Thrones episode, a number of characters made decisions that were not only questionable, but a betrayal of their character arcs. While the internet rages at the Daenerys' decisions, no character made as bitter a turn as Jaime Lannister, a fascinating figure who deserved more.
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Game of Thrones: Plotlines from the books that played out differently (or not at all) in the series

Game of Thrones: Plotlines from the books that played out differently (or not at all) in the series

HBO's Game of Thrones series has diverged from George R.R. Martin's novels in some pretty significant ways over the last eight seasons. Here are some of the plot points and story arcs that never happened in Game of Thrones or played out differently in Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books.
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As Game of Thrones’ assassins descend on King’s Landing, whose heads will roll?

As Game of Thrones’ assassins descend on King’s Landing, whose heads will roll?

Last time on Game of Thrones, various characters are riding to King’s Landing with murder on their minds. Is Jaime going to reunite with Cersei, or kill her? Will Arya cross the last names off her list? Here’s your guide to these Westerosi assassins, and who they’re looking to kill.
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HBO officially comments on that Game of Thrones coffee cup scene

HBO officially comments on that Game of Thrones coffee cup scene

HBO has released an official statement about the rogue coffee cup that snuck into a shot in last night's episode of Game of Thrones, The Last of the Starks, and that went on to spark a flurry of social media posts, impassioned commentary, and enough memes to fill the Red Keep twice over.
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Game of Thrones’ race to the finish line leaves no time to enjoy the scenery

Game of Thrones’ race to the finish line leaves no time to enjoy the scenery

As Game of Thrones moves into its final three episodes, the show is knocking out plot points at a frantic pace, moving the pieces into play for the final battle, no matter what it takes to get there. The result is a show that's less thoughtful, less believable, and a lot more focused on spectacle.
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HBO’s Game of Thrones episode 5 preview brings The Last War to King’s Landing

HBO’s Game of Thrones episode 5 preview brings The Last War to King’s Landing

HBO has released a brief trailer for the next episode of Game of Thrones. The fifth episode of the season and the penultimate chapter of the hit series, the episode features the final war between the forces of Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister, with the Iron Throne and countless lives at stake.
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Game of Thrones’ best supporting characters, from Bronn to Tormund

Game of Thrones’ best supporting characters, from Bronn to Tormund

While much of the focus in Game of Thrones is on the main characters who are fighting for the Iron Throne, there are several bit characters -- from Bronn and Tormund to Beric Dondarrion and Lady Lyanna Mormont -- all of whom have played crucial roles in helping them get there.
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Game of Thrones draws season-high ratings and Twitter buzz for episode 3

Game of Thrones draws season-high ratings and Twitter buzz for episode 3

Episode 3 of the final season of Game of Thrones was one of the biggest so far — both in body count and audience ratings — drawing 17.8 million viewers to make it the most-watched episode of the season and second most-watched episode of the series up to this point. It also set a Twitter record, too.
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What’s the point of Game of Thrones after The Battle of Winterfell?

What’s the point of Game of Thrones after The Battle of Winterfell?

After more than seven seasons of build-up, the heroes of Game of Thrones finally battled the army of the dead, and it was ... not what we assumed. The threat looming over the entire series is changed, and we're left to ponder what exactly the show was about all this time.

In true Game of Thrones fashion, one potential spinoff has already been killed

In true Game of Thrones fashion, one potential spinoff has already been killed

Bryan Cogman, who wrote Game of Thrones' character-driven season 8 episode A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, revealed that the Thrones prequel he was developing for HBO will not go forward. An entirely different spinoff, which stars actress Naomi Watts, is still in production.
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HBO’s Game of Thrones episode 4 preview looks ahead to The Last War

HBO’s Game of Thrones episode 4 preview looks ahead to The Last War

HBO released a brief preview of the upcoming fourth episode of the show's final season, featuring many of the characters still reeling from the climactic Battle of Winterfell that was depicted in episode 3. Now, it seems, the final war for the Iron Throne will finally commence.
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Game of Thrones episode 3 photos look ahead to the Battle of Winterfell

Game of Thrones episode 3 photos look ahead to the Battle of Winterfell

HBO has released a trailer and photos previewing season 8's upcoming third episode, which will feature the climactic Battle of Winterfell that pits many of the show's key figures against the army of The Night King. The preview of the episode features the cryptic subtitle "The Dead are already here."
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The Game of Thrones season premiere was pirated 54 million times in 24 hours

The Game of Thrones season premiere was pirated 54 million times in 24 hours

Winter is here, and so are the pirates. The debut episode of Game of Thrones' final season was pirated 54 million times in the 24 hours after it aired, almost tripling the show's official viewership totals and putting HBO's epic fantasy drama on pace to be the year's most pirated show.
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Game of Thrones’ season 8 premiere reminds us why Daenerys shouldn’t be queen

Game of Thrones’ season 8 premiere reminds us why Daenerys shouldn’t be queen

In the first episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth season, Daenerys Targaryen is sitting pretty as the most powerful person in Westeros, but although she seems like a good bet to grab the Iron Throne, is she the right person for the job? Given the evidence on display, the answer is: No, absolutely not.