Whether we like it or not, Game of Thrones will end its run on HBO this summer. And knowing it’s the final season of the show, the producers asked the creator of Westeros to grace the series with his presence. He declined.
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Many Game of Thrones fans are anxiously awaiting that super-awkward moment in season eight when Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen come to a spoileriffic realisation. But according to one of the showrunners, as well as the actors themselves, the reveal could also tear them apart — because Dany might not let anyone block her path to the Iron Throne.
If you look at Star Wars as a whole, most of the movies, books, TV shows, comics and so on, are about the Skywalker family and their allies battling different iterations of the Empire. Can you imagine what the future of the franchise holds as we head into the end of their longstanding saga?
As you might be surprised to hear, there's a bit of Star Wars drama going on right now (this franchise? Drama? Well I never!), with rumours swirling that a whole bunch of Star Wars spinoffs are allegedly on hold as Lucasfilm refocuses its future plans for the galaxy far, far away. So what do we actually know is on the way?
The team that's bringing Confederate, the just-announced alt-history drama in which the south secedes from the Union after a second Civil War and maintains slavery in present-day America, to HBO have heard the many, many concerns expressed about the series, and have an answer: We understand, but please hold your judgement.
When David Benioff and D.B. Weiss wrap up Game of Thrones' upcoming final season, there will still be a number of Westeros-related projects in development at HBO. But the pair's focus will be elsewhere on the network -- specifically on Confederate, a new series about an alternate history where the South successfully seceded, while a new Civil War looms in the present.