Natalie Dormer Cast on Game of Thrones

In what ought to be the first of many impending season two casting announcements, Natalie Dormer has landed a key role on Game of Thrones . Best known for portraying Anne Boleyn in The Tudors , Dormer will be a regular on this HBO hit as Margaery Tyrell, a young woman from the influential House Tyrell. The character is engaged to the late King Robert’s brother, Renly Baratheon. Dormer will also appear in this summer's Captain America . Game of Thrones starts shooting season two on July 25, meaning many new actors/actresses are likely to be added to the cast before that. We'll keep you apprised as they are, of course.

'Game of Thrones' finale hits a ratings high

Killing off a lead character in the penultimate episode of the season didn't seem to hurt the ratings for "Game of Thrones" -- in fact, it may have helped.The HBO series drew its biggest audience of the season with Sunday's (June 19) finale, drawing just over 3 million viewers. That show's previous high was 2.72 million for the June 5 episode; the controversial June 12 episode, which included the death of Sean Bean's character, Ned Stark, delivered 2.66 million viewers.A replay later on Sunday drew an additional 900,000 viewers, giving "Game of Thrones" a cumulative 3.9 million people for the night. That puts it more or less in line with the season finale of "Boardwalk Empire" last fall, which drew 3.3 million viewers in its first airing and 4.2 with the first replay added in.HBO says that factoring in all replays and on-demand viewing, "Game of Thrones" averaged 8.9 million viewers per episode this season....

'Game of Thrones' Season 2: What are you looking forward to?

Warning: Spoiler alert for the Season 1 finale and some speculation for Season 2 based on the books.HBO wrapped up "Game of Thrones" Season 1 Sunday night (June 19) with some excellent cliffhangers. Arya is now Arry, an orphan boy hiding out with a bunch of candidates to take the black.Jon is marching out beyond the wall with his brothers, while Robb has been declared the King of the North by his army. And Daenerys Targaryen appears to have hatched some baby dragons. So what are you most looking forward to for Season 2?Your author is currently reading the books and is about 100 pages in to "A Clash of Kings," the second book in the series and the book on which Season 2 should be based. One of the things we are most intrigued about are King Robert's brothers Stannis and Renly making their declarations for the throne, plus Eddard's ward Theon Greyjoy finally...

Games of Thrones Season 2 Scoop: Dragons, Battles to Come!

Yes, Games of Thrones just concluded its first season. (In what exhilarating manner? Read our review of "Fire and Blood" now!) But it's never too early for scoop on season two, is it? That's what we thought. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly , David Benioff and D.B. Weiss offered up a few spoilers and tidbits about what viewers can expect to see when the series returns in the spring of 2012...

Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke on the Fiery Finale: "Dragons Trump Everything"

The first season of Game of Thrones came to a fiery conclusion, and although we lost a major player in the game, another was reborn, phoenixlike, from the ashes of a funeral pyre. [Spoilers! If you have yet to watch Episode 10, "Fire and Blood," shame on you! Oh, and don't read further.] Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) might be the rightful heir to the Iron Throne, but reclaiming it seemed like a remote possibility until...

'Game of Thrones': Can the finale top last week's shocker?

After last week's utterly shocking (if you haven't read the book) or expected but still amazing (if you have read it) development, where does "Game of Thrones" go from here?[If you're not up to date with the series, you might want to stop reading here. Because we're talking about the aforementioned shocker in the next paragraph.]The killing of Ned Stark (Sean Bean) was utterly faithful to George R.R. Martin's novel, but fans of the show who haven't read the book were taken aback (and in some cases, more than a little angry) that the series would kill such a central character. Ned's death understandably leaves the Stark family in shock as well, and Sunday's (June 19) season finale will deal in part with Robb's (Richard Madden) assuming his father's place and seeking vengeance for his death, while Ned's daughter Sansa (Sophie Turner) feels even more despondent over her betrothal to Joffrey (Jack Gleeson), whose mother...

Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke on Daenerys, Drogo and Dothraki Jeggings

Emilia Clarke might play a warrior princess with platinum blonde hair on Game of Thrones , but fans who approach her often want to talk about her on-screen husband instead. "Normally the comments are not about me at all, but, 'My goodness, your husband is big!'" she tells We can't blame them. As the delicately beautiful Daenerys Targaryen, Clarke is a sharp contrast to Jason Momoa, the 6-foot-5 actor who plays the eyeliner-wearing, bare-chested Dothraki warlord, Khal Drogo.

'Game of Thrones' Sets Comic-Con Panel with Author George R.R. Martin

The HBO drama Game of Thrones is going to have a very busy week at the end of July. The epic fantasy series will make its Comic-Con debut with a panel on Thursday, July 21, and then on Monday, July 25, production will start in Northern Ireland for the show's second season.

Game of Thrones and True Blood Coming to Comic Con 2011

Well, this is good news.  HBO's  True Blood  will be making a return appearance at Comic Con, while  Game of Thrones  will be having its first ever panel at the San Diego convention.  And  Game of Thrones  author George R.R. Martin will even be moderating the panel for his show, which I'm sure will thrill the fans. The network has even released the official list of actors, as well as the panel moderators:

Game of Thrones Spoiler - What About Drogo?

When Khal Drogo fell off his horse in the episode "Baelor," things were looking pretty grim, right? His wound, which he gained from being badass and walking into the sickle of an attacker, had grown infected, despite the efforts of the captive maegi. To keep Drogo alive, we witnessed that maegi doing some magical things alone in the tent with Drogo. But when Daenerys started to go into labor, Ser Jorah Mormont saw no choice but to carry Daenerys into the tent as well, against the maegi's explicit instructions. But what happens next? In a storyline that will likely take up a good portion of the season finale, "Fire and Blood," we'll get the resolution. But first things first: will Drogo survive? No, Drogo will become the fourth main character of the series to die, after Viserys Targaryen (Harry Lloyd), Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy), and Ned Stark (Sean Bean). He'll never leave that tent, though he won't die by the maegi's hand. Sad, right? Of course it is -- but it's a great catalyst for what happens next. Read More...