The Week That Was: Entertainment & TV (08/02/18)
8th February 2019
Game of Thrones prequel confirmed to shoot THIS SUMMER!
It’s now only two months until the highly anticipated final season of Game Of Thrones and whilst all fans will find it tough to wave goodbye to Westeros, you can relax, as it is confirmed that the prequel will be shooting this summer. The spin-off prequel series, which is set long before the events of the original show, is gearing up for production – and, according to Entertainment Weekly, the pilot is going to shoot this summer.
In typical Game of Thrones style, everything about the new spin-off has been kept extremely quiet and while it’s rumoured to be titled The Long Night, that’s not yet official. The characters are also yet to be confirmed, though the cast is said to be led by Naomi Watts, alongside Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, and Jamie Campbell-Bower. Whilst we all get ridiculously excited for this new show, let’s not forget that there is only a small amount of time until Game Of Thrones returns – which will see humanity go to war against the invading army of the dead, while Cersei Lannister plots to remain the ruler of the resulting rubble.
The most exciting night of the year for British film is almost here, the EE British Academy Film Awards, also known as The Bafta’s. This year’s ceremony and glamorous red carpet will be the 72nd, as stars from all over the world descend on the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 10 February to celebrate the best of the big screen over the past year. Excitingly, following the success from last year, this year’s BAFTAS will be hosted by the incredible Joanna Lumley. Some of the films who have been nominated for prestigious awards include Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star is Born, Green Book, The Favourite, Widows and Stan & Ollie. The Bafta Film Awards are being held on Sunday 10 February. The ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One on the same night, starting at 9.00pm and will last for two hours, we can’t wait!
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