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Season Four!!!

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HBO has officially renewed GAME OF THRONES for a fourth season. (And I'm almost finished with the first draft of my script. No, sorry, not going to tell you which one it is).

http://tv.broadwayworld.com/article/HBO-Renews-GAME-OF-THRONES-for-Fourth-Season-20130402

Record ratings for our season three premiere, "Valar Dohaeris."

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/04/01/game-of-thrones-premiere-ratings-3/

Also (sigh) record levels of piracy.

http://www.thewrap.com/tv/column-post/game-thrones-premiere-breaks-piracy-record-83526

On other topics... no, no, Peter Dinklage is NOT being replaced by Warwick Davis in the role of Tyrion. That was just HBO's little April Fools joke. (I was so busy I forgot to make my own April Fools joke). So calm down, boys and girls. Peter is still with us.

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grrm
Apr. 5th, 2013 12:17 am (UTC)
Re: Plot/Cast Changes?
This is a problem any TV show can face.

I have direct experience with this, since I was on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST when Linda Hamilton left the series at the end of the second season. We were faced with a hard choice: either recast the role of Catherine with a different actress, or kill the character and bring in a new beauty. We chose the latter, as being inherently more dramatic. It was probably a wrong choice. But there may not have been a right choice. The fans did not accept the new beauty... but they would not have accepted a recasting either, I fear.

It is a puzzlement. Actors change all the time in Broadway plays, and everyone takes it in stride. In film, there have been eight or nine James Bonds, a bunch of Charlie Chans, a couple Jack Ryans, and everyone is okay with that. But TV viewers for some reason react with outrage at any recasting.

So all I can say is, I hope it never happens on GAME OF THRONES.
ext_1738519
Apr. 5th, 2013 12:39 am (UTC)
Re: Plot/Cast Changes?
Yes, I hope so too. You're not going to tell me what's up with Jon are you?
grrm
Apr. 5th, 2013 01:09 am (UTC)
Re: Plot/Cast Changes?
Of course not.
stephen1985
Apr. 8th, 2013 01:18 am (UTC)
Re: Plot/Cast Changes?
This made me chuckle.
gabriellives
Apr. 6th, 2013 05:29 am (UTC)
Re: Plot/Cast Changes?
Well, you nailed it with the "more dramatic" approach on B&B. My throat still tightens when I think of "Walk Slowly". I was a big fan of the show

I can only imagine what it must be to love like that.
And I can only remember.

And Dylan Thomas' Death shall have no dominion, was that all you?

Edited at 2013-04-06 05:33 am (UTC)

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