George R. R. Martin created such a multilayered world out of the phantasms of our histories that his stories feel truer than real life, or at least more understandable. A Song of Ice and Fire drew the attention of artists long before HBO took an interest in adapting it into a series, but once the characters of Westeros were introduced to television audiences a wealth of art from a new generation of fans began to spring forth. While it is satisfying to see our favorite characters recreated in different styles, for us at Too Much, it’s even more fun to see depictions of characters, places, and events not seen on the tv series.
This sculpture of Tyrion Lannister is presumably delicious. He’s a cake made of modeling chocolate, RKT and fondant.
Our favorite fantastic fiction realized into pixels and mesh by these brilliant creators
Arya and Nymeria Run Cycle [Animation]
Game of Thrones - Temple of the Many-faced god
Daenerys And Drogon
Daenerys and Drogon Chibi
by Beatriz Gomez Santamaria
Jon Snow and Ghost Chibi
by Beatriz Gomez Santamaria
Zach Brunner is the creator of the hilarious and sizzling illustration of the Night King twerking
View this post on Instagram #spoileralert the Night King is here and he came to SLAY. ALL. DAY. #gameofthrones #nightking #gayart #illustration #comicart #gayartist #booty #gaynerd A post shared by Zach Brunner (@zacharyiswackary) on Apr 15, 2019 at 8:37am PDT
#spoileralert the Night King is here and he came to SLAY. ALL. DAY. #gameofthrones #nightking #gayart #illustration #comicart #gayartist #booty #gaynerd
A post shared by Zach Brunner (@zacharyiswackary) on Apr 15, 2019 at 8:37am PDT
Can Cersei handle the glare of Elmo?
Respect brings us together, and if anyone can convince @GameOfThrones's Cersei and Tyrion to get along, a familiar furry red friend might just be the one. #RespectIsComing #RespectBringsUsTogether pic.twitter.com/4i94lU6YIh— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) April 18, 2019
Respect brings us together, and if anyone can convince @GameOfThrones's Cersei and Tyrion to get along, a familiar furry red friend might just be the one. #RespectIsComing #RespectBringsUsTogether pic.twitter.com/4i94lU6YIh
Cersei and Tyrion got to meet with their Muppet counterparts, and the people who bring them alive.
SUCH A GOOD DAY AT WORK @sesamestreet @hbo photo by the beauty that is @helenstills #respectbringsustogether A post shared by Lena Headey (@iamlenaheadey) on Apr 19, 2019 at 11:17am PDT
SUCH A GOOD DAY AT WORK @sesamestreet @hbo photo by the beauty that is @helenstills #respectbringsustogether
A post shared by Lena Headey (@iamlenaheadey) on Apr 19, 2019 at 11:17am PDT
Didn’t meet any dragons, or elephants in Westeros, but I got to spend time with these amazing talents. I made my claim to the iron throne but I guess no one heard me... #respectbringsustogether #gameofthrones #respectiscoming #forthethrone #sesamestreet #dreamcometrue A post shared by Andrew Moriarty (@ajm434) on Apr 19, 2019 at 7:54am PDT
Didn’t meet any dragons, or elephants in Westeros, but I got to spend time with these amazing talents. I made my claim to the iron throne but I guess no one heard me... #respectbringsustogether #gameofthrones #respectiscoming #forthethrone #sesamestreet #dreamcometrue
A post shared by Andrew Moriarty (@ajm434) on Apr 19, 2019 at 7:54am PDT
Not sure if it worked on Cersei, but Lena Headey is exuberant!
pic.twitter.com/gadFqwiM67— lena headey (@IAMLenaHeadey) July 16, 2017
Hola pic.twitter.com/dz7hZ27eyG— lena headey (@IAMLenaHeadey) November 11, 2017
.@GameofThrones co-creator David Benioff challenged Jason Momoa to the slap game. This is what happens when you face the Khal. pic.twitter.com/xDryBfBqG1— House Box Office (@HBO) April 18, 2019
.@GameofThrones co-creator David Benioff challenged Jason Momoa to the slap game. This is what happens when you face the Khal. pic.twitter.com/xDryBfBqG1
HBO’s West World faces a more monstrous Muppet
Respect is important for everyone – people, monsters, even Westworld’s hosts. #RespectWorld #RespectBringsUsTogether pic.twitter.com/LOLrswj0OV— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) April 18, 2019
Respect is important for everyone – people, monsters, even Westworld’s hosts. #RespectWorld #RespectBringsUsTogether pic.twitter.com/LOLrswj0OV
And for extra credit:
There is a REAL prequel in development starring Naomi Watts. Few details have emerged but you can follow updates direct from HBO here. It will take place thousands of years before the Game of Thrones story we know.
Though HBO is only moving forward with one prequel for now, there are four other projects that could still potentially get the green-light. Here’s what we know:
Prequel #2: Max Borenstein
Max Borenstein, a screenwriter for Kong: Skull Island and an upcoming Godzillamovie, is working on a prequel idea for HBO. He hasn’t said anything about his project, but he did speak to Creative Screenwriting about his experiences working on both smaller scale and big-budget projects. “Sometimes it makes sense for a studio to plug screenwriters who do smaller, dramatic pieces into movies that are of giant scale,” he said. “What they’d like to do is bring those giant-scale movies down to earth a little.”
Prequel #3: Brian Helgeland
Brian Helgeland, who won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for L.A. Confidential (and, the same year, the Razzie for The Postman’s screenplay), is working on a prequel idea for Game of Thrones. More recently, he was behind the movie Legend, which starred Tom Hardy in dual roles as twins. He hasn’t talked about the project, but back in 2015 he said television wasn’t for him. “It’s only in the last four or five years that that’s become an option, but I’m not interested in TV,” he told Collider. “I want to make movies so I’m going to die with my boots on.”
Prequel #4: Carly Wray and George R. R. Martin
Carly Wray, a writer for The Leftovers and Mad Men, is working on a prequel idea with Martin. Wray hasn’t done much press around her previous projects—or around this one—but she is coming straight off another critically beloved HBO drama, so the transition would be pretty easy for her.
Prequel #5: Bryan Cogman and George R.R. Martin
Entertainment Weekly reports Bryan Cogman, a co-executive producer and prolific writer on Game of Thrones, is working on a fifth prequel. He worked with George R.R. Martin on the concept, but of course is tight-lipped about what the show is about.
Martin hinted at a fifth prequel series in the works back in May, without mentioning Cogman’s name. “He’s a really terrific addition,” Martin wrote on his LiveJournal. “A great guy and a fine writer, and aside from me and maybe Elio and Linda [who run Westeros.org], I don’t know anyone who knows and loves Westeros as well as he does.”
The opening monologue gets invaded by the rest of the cast from Game of Thrones!
Kit Harington hosted Saturday Night Live 😍👍😂 #SNL #KitHarington #JonSnow #GOT pic.twitter.com/huUGM248rb— Maria (@Mariasblabla) April 8, 2019
Kit Harington hosted Saturday Night Live 😍👍😂 #SNL #KitHarington #JonSnow #GOT pic.twitter.com/huUGM248rb
Kit Harington SNL backstage with his Game of Thrones cast mates pic.twitter.com/GEP20j2bQR— Kit Harington (@Kit_Haringtcn) April 7, 2019
Kit Harington SNL backstage with his Game of Thrones cast mates pic.twitter.com/GEP20j2bQR
kit harington on snl, that’s the tweet pic.twitter.com/HYzYL0Q5TN— ben (@starkrings) April 7, 2019
kit harington on snl, that’s the tweet pic.twitter.com/HYzYL0Q5TN
All of the original cast are on board for the new episodes. That means: Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven, Finn Wolfhard’s Mike, Winona Ryder’s Joyce, Noah Schnapp’s Will, Caleb Mclaughlin’s Lucas, Gaten Matarazzo’s Dustin, Natalia Dyer’s Nancy, Charlie Heaton’s Jonathan and fan favourite Joe Keery (Steve) are all set to return. Season two additions Max (Sadie Sink) and Billy (Dacre Montgomery) will also return. As for new additions: fresh off last year’s BBC adaptation of Little Women, Maya Thurman-Hawke (daughter of Uma and Ethan) will join up with the main cast as Robin, a new character who uncovers a “dark secret” in Hawkins.
Storm Troopers star Jake Busey and Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) have also been added to the line-up as new characters Bruce and Mayor Kline, respectively, and Haters Back Off’s Francesca Reale will feature as Heather, a lifeguard at the community pool who becomes the focal point of a “dark mystery”.
Plus, Lucas’ sarky little sister Erica (played by Priah Ferguson) is set to play a much bigger role. According to a release from Netflix, season three will see her embark on a “wild mission to save Hawkins from a dangerous and unexpected new threat”.
Is the Upside Down spilling out into our world? Is the mystery gang beginning to smell like teen spirit?
Explore the world of the @netflix original series in the official game for Stranger Things 3! Battle the emerging evils of the Upside Down alongside a friend in two-player co-op when @BonusXP brings Stranger Things 3: The Game to #NintendoSwitch on July 4. #st3game #Nindies pic.twitter.com/Qc6xOCbGSb— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 20, 2019
Explore the world of the @netflix original series in the official game for Stranger Things 3! Battle the emerging evils of the Upside Down alongside a friend in two-player co-op when @BonusXP brings Stranger Things 3: The Game to #NintendoSwitch on July 4. #st3game #Nindies pic.twitter.com/Qc6xOCbGSb
This impressive supercut catches you up to every episode in just 12 Minutes!
Jon Snow (Kit Harington) managed to capture a Wight and bring it to Cersei to prove that the creatures—and by proxy, the White Walkers—do exist. Having survived yet another encounter with the Night King, he is now headed back to his home of Winterfell—with his new lover (and, unbeknownst to him, his aunt) Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in tow.
Daenerys may have lost one of her dragons while saving Jon Snow beyond the Wall, but she survived the encounter with the Night King and his army. After brokering an uneasy alliance with Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), she is now headed to Winterfell with Jon.
The Queen of the Seven Kingdoms has lost all of her children over the course of the series but still managed to elevate herself to queen. She now claims that she is pregnant. She reveals to Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) that she intends to double-cross Daenerys and let the Mother of Dragons’ forces tire themselves out fighting the White Walkers before attacking Daenerys herself.
After arranging a meeting between Daenerys and Cersei, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) is on his way to Winterfell with Jon and Daenerys, though he is concerned about the Mother of Dragon’s romantic entanglement with Jon.
After warning Jon about bending the knee to Daenerys, Sansa (Sophie Turner) takes over the day-to-day operations in Winterfell. She executes Littlefinger for
conspiring against her family and currently rules over the North.
Arya (Maisie Williams) returns to Winterfell after avenging the death of her family members by killing Walder Frey. She and Sansa eventually decide to work together with their brother Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) as a wolf pack to survive.
After arriving in Winterfell, Bran reveals that Jon is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark to Samwell Tarly (John Bradley). He then uses his powers to watch the Night King destroy a large part of the Wall and march south toward Winterfell.
Disgusted with Cersei’s plan to attack Daenerys and Jon Snow when the fate of the entire realm is at stake—shades of the Mad King—Jaime walks out of King’s Landing. He rides to the North.
Brienne of Tarth
Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) witnesses the meeting between Jon, Daenerys and Cersei in Winterfell. When Cersei initially refuses to help Daenerys and Jon, Brienne pleads with Jaime to talk to his sister. She is now heading back to Winterfell.
After his sister Yara (Gemma Whelan) is captured by their uncle Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk), Theon (Alfie Allen) rallies the Ironborn to help him save Yara by
proving himself in a battle. He is now sailing to the Seven Kingdoms to try to save her.
Sam leaves the Citadel to tell Jon Snow that he has both Targaryen and Stark blood. He arrives at Winterfell where he and Bran piece together that Jon is the
rightful heir to the Iron Throne.
Ser Davos (Liam Cunningham) accompanies Jon Snow and Daenerys to their meeting with Cersei. He is currently on the ship back to Winterfell.
When Jaime challenges Cersei, she implicitly threatens to have The Mountain (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) kill Jaime. However, Jaime calls her bluff and leaves King’s Landing. The Mountain remains with Cersei.
Varys (Conleth Hill) attended the negotiations with Cersei in the Dragonpit and is traveling with Jon and Daenerys back to Winterfell.
With Sam’s help, Jorah (Iain Glen) cures his Dragonscale. He accompanies Jon first on his mission beyond the Wall to secure a wight and then to King’s Landing to negotiate with Cersei. He is currently sailing back to Winterfell.
On Dragonstone, Melisandre (Carice van Houten) tells Varys that she must return to Westeros because her fate is to die there. That’s the last time she appears in season 7.
Euron says during the meeting in the Dragonpit that he is going to return to the Iron Islands and wait out the war away from the White Walkers since they can’t swim. Cersei later reveals to Jaime that Euron is in fact procuring soldiers from the Golden Company for her.
After threatening his brother, The Mountain, and demonstrating the Wight’s abilities to Cersei, The Hound (Rory McCann) sails to Winterfell.
Bronn (Jerome Flynn), leading a group of Lannister soldiers, greets Tyrion, Jon and their allies in King’s Landing and escorts them to the Dragonpit. Tyrion offers to pay Bronn to join their side, and Bronn declines. Bronn and Podrick leave the Dragonpit before the meeting begins.
Tormund (Kristofer Hivju) is guarding Eastwatch when the Night King orders the ice dragon to destroy the wall. But a recent trailer for the final season revealed that he did indeed survive the attack, though it is unclear how.
When Jon’s forces are overwhelmed beyond the Wall, Gendry (Joe Dempsie) runs back to Eastwatch to send a raven to Daenerys. He collapses before the wall and conveys the message to Davos.
Yara is captured by her uncle, Euron Greyjoy, and paraded through the streets of King’s Landing. She is taken away by guards to be imprisoned. Theon rallies the Ironborn to try to save her.
After leading the Unsullied to King’s Landing to ensure a peaceful parlay between the two queens and intimidate Cersei, Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) returns with Daenerys’ army to Dragonstone.
After the meeting with Cersei, Missendei (Nathalie Emmanuel) sails with Daenerys to Winterfell.
Daenerys asks Daario (Michiel Huisman) and the Second Sons to stay in Meereen to keep the peace while a democratic government is established.
Arya traps Jaqen (Tom Wlaschiha) and points her sword at him in the House of Black and White. He allows her to leave while also taking back her identity as Arya Stark.
Beric (Richard Dormer) is guarding Eastwatch when the Night King arrives with his dragon. In the Game of Thrones season 8 trailer, it’s revealed that he lived to fight another day.
After bringing Bran to Winterfell, Meera (Ellie Kendrick) tells Bran that she has to return to her family home, Greywater Watch, before the White Walkers arrive. She observes that the real Bran died in the cave of the Three-Eyed Raven
and then leaves.
Podrick (Daniel Portman) reunites with Bronn and Tyrion at King’s Landing during the meeting between Daenerys and Cersei. He leaves the Dragonpit with Bronn but presumably accompanies Brienne back to Winterfell after the tête-à-tête.
Gilly (Hannah Murray) travels from Old Town to Winterfell with Sam in order to tell Jon about his true parentage.
Lyanna (Bella Ramsey) stays behind with Sansa when Jon Snow goes to Dragonstone to appeal to Daenerys.
After Euron captures Ellaria (Indira Varma), Cersei imprisons Ellaria with her daughter, Tyene (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers). Cersei poisons Tyene and tells Ellaria that she will be kept alive to watch her daughter die and decompose.
Qyburn (Anton Lesser) tells Cersei she is pregnant before the meeting in the Dragonpit. He accompanies her to that meeting and examines the Wight that
Jon Snow brings there. He presumably accompanies Cersei back to the castle afterward.
Robin, following the advice of Littlefinger, sends the Vale armies to help his cousin Sansa fight the Boltons. It’s unclear who is counseling Robin now that
Littlefinger is dead.
Hot Pie (Ben Hawkey) tells Arya that Jon Snow defeated the Boltons at the Battle of the Bastards, and Arya decides to travel home to her family rather
than to King’s Landing to kill Cersei. She warns Hot Pie to be careful, and he says he’s a survivor.
We last saw Jon Snow’s longtime companion Edd (Ben Crompton) greeting Meera and Bran on the Northern side of the Wall. It looks like he’s alive and
leading the Night’s Watch, according to a recent trailer for the final season.
5 more sleeps. #GoTS8 pic.twitter.com/LeiM16oNJO— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) April 9, 2019
5 more sleeps. #GoTS8 pic.twitter.com/LeiM16oNJO
From Winterfell to King’s Landing, expand your territory in the ever-changing world of Westeros. Conquer King’s Landing to become the ruler of Westeros, for now… #gameofthrones #got #winteriscoming #ironthrone #strategygames #browsergames #fireandblood #westeros #dragons pic.twitter.com/ATlQOQ6n6x— Game of Thrones Winter is Coming (@got_coming) April 2, 2019
From Winterfell to King’s Landing, expand your territory in the ever-changing world of Westeros. Conquer King’s Landing to become the ruler of Westeros, for now… #gameofthrones #got #winteriscoming #ironthrone #strategygames #browsergames #fireandblood #westeros #dragons pic.twitter.com/ATlQOQ6n6x
⚔️🐉🔥CALLING 'GAME OF THRONES' FANS 🔥🐉⚔️Who will end up on the Iron Throne? Vote 👇🏽#ForTheThroneBracket pic.twitter.com/Rl25Wqqbig— Complex (@Complex) April 9, 2019
⚔️🐉🔥CALLING 'GAME OF THRONES' FANS 🔥🐉⚔️Who will end up on the Iron Throne? Vote 👇🏽#ForTheThroneBracket pic.twitter.com/Rl25Wqqbig
Who's the biggest a**hole in #GameofThrones ? pic.twitter.com/gS1PwWex2o— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) April 9, 2019
Who's the biggest a**hole in #GameofThrones ? pic.twitter.com/gS1PwWex2o
Could Littlefinger really be a faceless man? #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/0I1eGVdtzQ— Fandom (@getFANDOM) April 9, 2019
Could Littlefinger really be a faceless man? #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/0I1eGVdtzQ