HBO wants Trump to stop making ‘Game of Thrones’-style tweets

In a more than 400-page report, Mueller’s team said it did not find evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein further determined that Mueller’s findings did not warrant an obstruction of justice offense. As part of his victory lap Thursday morning, Trump tweeted an image using a font style that closely matches the title cards and credits used in HBO’s show. HBO, a unit of AT&T, said in a statement that


In a more than 400-page report, Mueller’s team said it did not find evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein further determined that Mueller’s findings did not warrant an obstruction of justice offense. As part of his victory lap Thursday morning, Trump tweeted an image using a font style that closely matches the title cards and credits used in HBO’s show. HBO, a unit of AT&T, said in a statement that
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HBO wants Trump to stop making 'Game of Thrones'-style tweets

In a more than 400-page report, Mueller’s team said it did not find evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein further determined that Mueller’s findings did not warrant an obstruction of justice offense.

As part of his victory lap Thursday morning, Trump tweeted an image using a font style that closely matches the title cards and credits used in HBO’s show.

“NO COLLUSION. NO OBSTRUCTION,” the text of the image reads. “FOR THE HATERS AND THE RADICAL LEFT DEMOCRATS — GAME OVER.”

HBO, a unit of AT&T, said in a statement that it doesn’t want Trump using the show, which clocked a record-high 17.4 million viewers during its season premiere, to suit his political agenda.

“Though we can understand the enthusiasm for Game of Thrones now that the final season has arrived, we still prefer our intellectual property not be used for political purposes,” an HBO spokesman said in a statement to CNBC.

Trump has aped the style and slogans of “Game of Thrones” before. He has shared at least two other photos in the past six months that borrow from the slogans and font style of the television series.

In November, Trump promoted his administration’s promised sanctions against Iran by tweeting “SANCTIONS ARE COMING NOVEMBER 5” — a clear reference to the phrase “Winter is coming” popularized by the show.

“We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes,” HBO told CNBC at the time. The network’s official Twitter account later suggested Trump misused its trademark.

In January, Trump’s Instagram account posted a similar photo — this one apparently meant to promote Trump’s long-held campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding HBO’s statement.

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In a more than 400-page report, Mueller’s team said it did not find evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein further determined that Mueller’s findings did not warrant an obstruction of justice offense. As part of his victory lap Thursday morning, Trump tweeted an image using a font style that closely matches the title cards and credits used in HBO’s show. HBO, a unit of AT&T, said in a statement that


In a more than 400-page report, Mueller’s team said it did not find evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein further determined that Mueller’s findings did not warrant an obstruction of justice offense. As part of his victory lap Thursday morning, Trump tweeted an image using a font style that closely matches the title cards and credits used in HBO’s show. HBO, a unit of AT&T, said in a statement that
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HBO wants Trump to stop making 'Game of Thrones'-style tweets

In a more than 400-page report, Mueller’s team said it did not find evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein further determined that Mueller’s findings did not warrant an obstruction of justice offense.

As part of his victory lap Thursday morning, Trump tweeted an image using a font style that closely matches the title cards and credits used in HBO’s show.

“NO COLLUSION. NO OBSTRUCTION,” the text of the image reads. “FOR THE HATERS AND THE RADICAL LEFT DEMOCRATS — GAME OVER.”

HBO, a unit of AT&T, said in a statement that it doesn’t want Trump using the show, which clocked a record-high 17.4 million viewers during its season premiere, to suit his political agenda.

“Though we can understand the enthusiasm for Game of Thrones now that the final season has arrived, we still prefer our intellectual property not be used for political purposes,” an HBO spokesman said in a statement to CNBC.

Trump has aped the style and slogans of “Game of Thrones” before. He has shared at least two other photos in the past six months that borrow from the slogans and font style of the television series.

In November, Trump promoted his administration’s promised sanctions against Iran by tweeting “SANCTIONS ARE COMING NOVEMBER 5” — a clear reference to the phrase “Winter is coming” popularized by the show.

“We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes,” HBO told CNBC at the time. The network’s official Twitter account later suggested Trump misused its trademark.

In January, Trump’s Instagram account posted a similar photo — this one apparently meant to promote Trump’s long-held campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding HBO’s statement.

WATCH: What it costs to eat like The Mountain will shock you


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Here’s what it costs to travel to 7 popular ‘Game of Thrones’ destinations

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is coming to an end this year after eight incredible seasons. Travel app Hopper priced out the what it costs to fly to some of the show’s most popular (and accessible) filming destinations, including Iceland, Northern Ireland and Spain. Hopper calculated the cost of airfares to seven countries that played host to popular “Game of Thrones” filming destinations, using average round-trip tickets from U.S. airports to each location. It turns out Iceland, the land of the White


HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is coming to an end this year after eight incredible seasons. Travel app Hopper priced out the what it costs to fly to some of the show’s most popular (and accessible) filming destinations, including Iceland, Northern Ireland and Spain. Hopper calculated the cost of airfares to seven countries that played host to popular “Game of Thrones” filming destinations, using average round-trip tickets from U.S. airports to each location. It turns out Iceland, the land of the White
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Here's what it costs to travel to 7 popular 'Game of Thrones' destinations

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is coming to an end this year after eight incredible seasons. But just because the adventures of Jon Snow and Queen Daenerys Targaryen are wrapping up doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to the epic vistas around King’s Landing and Winterfell.

Travel app Hopper priced out the what it costs to fly to some of the show’s most popular (and accessible) filming destinations, including Iceland, Northern Ireland and Spain.

Hopper calculated the cost of airfares to seven countries that played host to popular “Game of Thrones” filming destinations, using average round-trip tickets from U.S. airports to each location. In addition to pulling the current flight prices, Hopper estimated what it would likely cost you to fly to these seven countries over the summer if you’re planning a trip after the TV series ends.

It turns out Iceland, the land of the White Walkers, is a good bet for fans looking for cheaper airfares. Roundtrip flights from the U.S. to Reykjavik, Iceland are fairly inexpensive right now, Hopper found.

Read on to find out how much it would cost to fly to all your favorite “Game of Thrones” filming destinations.


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‘Game of Thrones’ hits record viewership in season 8 premiere

The much anticipated eighth season premiere of “Game of Thrones” aired Sunday — and viewership was hotter than dragon fire. It exceeded the previous series high of 16.9 million viewers, who tuned in for the season seven finale in 2017. Each year “Game of Thrones” has seen its audience grow, a rarity for television shows that typically lose viewership over the course of their runs. It is the final season of “Game of Thrones” and it’s set to wrap up nearly a decade of dynamic storytelling. He was


The much anticipated eighth season premiere of “Game of Thrones” aired Sunday — and viewership was hotter than dragon fire. It exceeded the previous series high of 16.9 million viewers, who tuned in for the season seven finale in 2017. Each year “Game of Thrones” has seen its audience grow, a rarity for television shows that typically lose viewership over the course of their runs. It is the final season of “Game of Thrones” and it’s set to wrap up nearly a decade of dynamic storytelling. He was
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'Game of Thrones' hits record viewership in season 8 premiere

The much anticipated eighth season premiere of “Game of Thrones” aired Sunday — and viewership was hotter than dragon fire.

Coming back from its longest hiatus in series history, “Game of Thrones” earned its highest showing for a first-run telecast with an average of 17.4 million viewers, according to HBO. It exceeded the previous series high of 16.9 million viewers, who tuned in for the season seven finale in 2017.

Each year “Game of Thrones” has seen its audience grow, a rarity for television shows that typically lose viewership over the course of their runs. The series also has the distinct honor of being one of the most pirated television shows ever, something HBO has worked hard to prevent in recent years.

Adding to the excitement for the fantasy drama’s debut is that this episode marks the beginning of the end for the beloved series. It is the final season of “Game of Thrones” and it’s set to wrap up nearly a decade of dynamic storytelling.

The TV series, crafted by D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, comes from the mind of George R.R. Martin, the best-selling author of “A Song of Ice and Fire,” a series of novels set in the fictional land of Westeros.

Here, warring factions vie for the Iron Throne, the symbol of power in the realm, and the seat of the King of the Seven Kingdoms. Over the course of the series, characters come to realize that there are bigger threats coming to destroy them all.

The finale of “Game of Thrones” comes at a time that HBO is at a crossroads. Last year, the network’s parent company Time Warner was acquired by AT&T in a deal worth $85 billion. Time Warner was renamed WarnerMedia and, within the year, all top executives at the company have stepped down and been replaced.

Most notably, HBO’s longtime chairman, Richard Plepler, resigned Feb. 28. He was the mastermind behind HBO’s content and the one to sign-off on massive TV projects like “Game of Thrones.”

While “Game of Thrones” is seen as a masterful move by HBO today, when it was first greenlit, there was no guarantee that it was going to be the massive success it became. Episode budgets were in excess of $15 million each, unheard of in the industry previously. These costs went towards manufacturing weaponry, sets in a dozen countries, cast and crew salaries and dozens of special effects houses needed to bring some of the show’s more fantastical elements — like fire-breathing dragons — to life.


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As the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ begins, here’s what the brands are doing

HBO just dropped the first episode of the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” and with it comes a host of brand promotions. From branded makeup to sneakers, fans can grab their own piece of the Seven Kingdoms. Here’s a look at some of them.


HBO just dropped the first episode of the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” and with it comes a host of brand promotions. From branded makeup to sneakers, fans can grab their own piece of the Seven Kingdoms. Here’s a look at some of them.
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As the final season of 'Game of Thrones' begins, here's what the brands are doing

HBO just dropped the first episode of the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” and with it comes a host of brand promotions. From branded makeup to sneakers, fans can grab their own piece of the Seven Kingdoms.

Here’s a look at some of them.


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Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 1 streamed early by AT&T

AT&T accidentally streamed the highly anticipated Season 8 opener of “Game of Thrones” four hours early for some customers on Sunday evening. Most people needed to wait until 9 p.m. local time to watch the episode. AT&T owns HBO through its acquisition of Time Warner, which was completed last year after a year-long merger process. The Department of Justice attempted to stop the merger after it went through, but its case fell apart in February. “Apparently our system was as excited as we were for


AT&T accidentally streamed the highly anticipated Season 8 opener of “Game of Thrones” four hours early for some customers on Sunday evening. Most people needed to wait until 9 p.m. local time to watch the episode. AT&T owns HBO through its acquisition of Time Warner, which was completed last year after a year-long merger process. The Department of Justice attempted to stop the merger after it went through, but its case fell apart in February. “Apparently our system was as excited as we were for
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Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 1 streamed early by AT&T

AT&T accidentally streamed the highly anticipated Season 8 opener of “Game of Thrones” four hours early for some customers on Sunday evening.

Most people needed to wait until 9 p.m. local time to watch the episode. However, news website Insider spotted people on Twitter who were able to watch it beginning right around 5 p.m. ET. While it’s a relatively minor flop, it’s an indication again that streaming services are still struggling with reliability.

AT&T owns HBO through its acquisition of Time Warner, which was completed last year after a year-long merger process. The Department of Justice attempted to stop the merger after it went through, but its case fell apart in February.

“Apparently our system was as excited as we were for ‘Game of Thrones’ last night and gave a few DIRECTV Now customers early access to the episode by mistake,” AT&T told CNBC. “When we became aware of the error, we immediately fixed it.”


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‘Game of Thrones’ hits record viewership in season 8 premiere

The much anticipated eighth season premiere of “Game of Thrones” aired Sunday — and viewership was hotter than dragon fire. It exceeded the previous series high of 16.9 million viewers, who tuned in for the season seven finale in 2017. Each year “Game of Thrones” has seen its audience grow, a rarity for television shows that typically lose viewership over the course of their runs. It is the final season of “Game of Thrones” and it’s set to wrap up nearly a decade of dynamic storytelling. He was


The much anticipated eighth season premiere of “Game of Thrones” aired Sunday — and viewership was hotter than dragon fire. It exceeded the previous series high of 16.9 million viewers, who tuned in for the season seven finale in 2017. Each year “Game of Thrones” has seen its audience grow, a rarity for television shows that typically lose viewership over the course of their runs. It is the final season of “Game of Thrones” and it’s set to wrap up nearly a decade of dynamic storytelling. He was
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'Game of Thrones' hits record viewership in season 8 premiere

The much anticipated eighth season premiere of “Game of Thrones” aired Sunday — and viewership was hotter than dragon fire.

Coming back from its longest hiatus in series history, “Game of Thrones” earned its highest showing for a first-run telecast with an average of 17.4 million viewers, according to HBO. It exceeded the previous series high of 16.9 million viewers, who tuned in for the season seven finale in 2017.

Each year “Game of Thrones” has seen its audience grow, a rarity for television shows that typically lose viewership over the course of their runs. The series also has the distinct honor of being one of the most pirated television shows ever, something HBO has worked hard to prevent in recent years.

Adding to the excitement for the fantasy drama’s debut is that this episode marks the beginning of the end for the beloved series. It is the final season of “Game of Thrones” and it’s set to wrap up nearly a decade of dynamic storytelling.

The TV series, crafted by D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, comes from the mind of George R.R. Martin, the best-selling author of “A Song of Ice and Fire,” a series of novels set in the fictional land of Westeros.

Here, warring factions vie for the Iron Throne, the symbol of power in the realm, and the seat of the King of the Seven Kingdoms. Over the course of the series, characters come to realize that there are bigger threats coming to destroy them all.

The finale of “Game of Thrones” comes at a time that HBO is at a crossroads. Last year, the network’s parent company Time Warner was acquired by AT&T in a deal worth $85 billion. Time Warner was renamed WarnerMedia and, within the year, all top executives at the company have stepped down and been replaced.

Most notably, HBO’s longtime chairman, Richard Plepler, resigned Feb. 28. He was the mastermind behind HBO’s content and the one to sign-off on massive TV projects like “Game of Thrones.”

While “Game of Thrones” is seen as a masterful move by HBO today, when it was first greenlit, there was no guarantee that it was going to be the massive success it became. Episode budgets were in excess of $15 million each, unheard of in the industry previously. These costs went towards manufacturing weaponry, sets in a dozen countries, cast and crew salaries and dozens of special effects houses needed to bring some of the show’s more fantastical elements — like fire-breathing dragons — to life.


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If you are a ‘Game of Thrones’ fan, this app will teach you how to speak in High Valyrian

While only one character can speak native High Valyrian on “Game of Thrones,” viewers nationwide are picking up a few words and phrases from an unlikely source: Duolingo, the free language-learning app. High Valyrian isn’t the only fictional language Duolingo has to offer. That’s not the case when it comes to High Valyrian, where Peterson is a contributor and develops the courses for free. The origins of High Valyrian come from the book that inspired the show, written by George R.R. While users


While only one character can speak native High Valyrian on “Game of Thrones,” viewers nationwide are picking up a few words and phrases from an unlikely source: Duolingo, the free language-learning app. High Valyrian isn’t the only fictional language Duolingo has to offer. That’s not the case when it comes to High Valyrian, where Peterson is a contributor and develops the courses for free. The origins of High Valyrian come from the book that inspired the show, written by George R.R. While users
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If you are a 'Game of Thrones' fan, this app will teach you how to speak in High Valyrian

“Skorverdon zaldrīzoti Daenerys ēza?”

Translation: How many dragons does Daenerys have? It’s not a ridiculous question if you’re a fan of the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones,” which returns for its eighth and final season on Sunday. The language? It’s called High Valyrian, the tongue of the ruined Valyrian Freehold empire, and it’s one of four languages created by linguist David J. Peterson spoken on the show.

While only one character can speak native High Valyrian on “Game of Thrones,” viewers nationwide are picking up a few words and phrases from an unlikely source: Duolingo, the free language-learning app.

Duolingo first offered lessons in High Valyrian in 2017 and, since then, 1.2 million people have started the course. In the last two weeks leading up to the premier of the final season, Duolingo has seen a near 65% increase in people taking the course, said Sam Dalsimer, a spokesman for Duolingo.

High Valyrian isn’t the only fictional language Duolingo has to offer. Star Trek fans can find Klingon, a language constructed by Marc Okrand and centered around spacecraft, warfare and weaponry.

To offer languages on Duolingo, the company usually relies on hundreds of volunteers and employees to develop course material and monitor users’ experiences. That’s not the case when it comes to High Valyrian, where Peterson is a contributor and develops the courses for free.

“We teach over 30 languages and most have thousands of people who speak them and are capable of helping us teach them.” Dalsimer said. “There’s only one person on planet Earth who knows the language, and that’s David Peterson.”

The origins of High Valyrian come from the book that inspired the show, written by George R.R. Martin. Peterson won a contest to develop the more common language used on “Game of Thrones” called Dothraki but was asked to build High Valyrian later in the series. His goal was to create a classic language that could give birth to many others, similar to Romance languages, and Peterson noted it had to fit with the names Martin created for the book, such as Daenerys, Viserys and Rhaella.

There are now 824 words of High Valyrian that users can learn on Duolingo, and that number continues to grow. Peterson said there are now 2,000 words in the full version of the language he maintains.

“With every single language I create I keep working on it for the rest of my life or until I’m not happy with it,” said Peterson, who has created more than 50 languages. “It will basically just be another one of my languages, it’s not like it’s going to get any special treatment.”

When Peterson first encountered Duolingo, he felt it could revolutionize the way people learned languages. It had a great interface, it was free and, as a linguist, it’s the dream for people like him to create languages people would have access to, although he didn’t foresee how popular High Valyrian would become.

Today, High Valyrian has 822,000 active learners, or those who have used the course in the last 12 months. That’s more than Czech, Norwegian, Vietnamese and Hungarian.

“I imagined it would attract casual interest, but I never imagined there would be that many people who would actually be interested in taking the course,” Peterson said.

There is one statistic Peterson is particularly proud of: 44% of users who came to Duolingo to learn High Valyrian went on to practice other languages. While users may not perfect High Valyrian, Peterson sees the language as a “gateway drug” to learners discovering other cultures.

“As we become more economically focused, people view language as a tool as opposed to an art piece in and of itself or cultural history,” Peterson said.

More than 40% of the world speaks one of eight languages, although there are more than 7,000 worldwide. UNESCO, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has labeled 2,680 languages in danger as it celebrates the International Year of Indigenous Languages, designed to raise awareness to disappearing languages.

“It’s nice that the UN is putting this emphasis on indigenous languages because people need to start addressing this issue,” Peterson said. “We’re losing them and we’re losing them quickly, and once they’re lost, they’re lost.”

Duolingo has worked with communities and volunteers like Peterson to develop courses in endangered languages, such as offering lessons in Hawaiian, Irish and Navajo, Dalsimer said.

“Those courses are driven entirely by volunteer contributors and for them it’s more about a desire to preserve their language and their culture because they see it as being endangered, and it is,” Dalsimer said. “Languages die every year and Duolingo can help them preserve it.”

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“I remember thinking that if David Peterson ever taught the ‘Game of Thrones’ language I would definitely check it out,” said Andrew Feinberg, a volunteer for Duolingo who has used the app since its beta version nearly seven years ago.

Except when Duolingo announced it would offer High Valyrian courses, Feinberg thought it was a joke. He helped Duolingo develop its Norwegian and Japanese platforms, and he’s witnessed the company’s pranks in the past, like when it offered pirate and zombie languages.

But Feinberg noticed the only contributor to the course was Peterson. That’s when he realized it wasn’t a joke.

Peterson, dubbed by the Los Angeles Times as “Hollywood’s go-to language guy” has created languages for many film and television projects, including the movies “Thor: The Dark World” and “Doctor Strange.”

“I had sort of stalked him on YouTube and watched all those videos on how he created those languages,” Feinberg said. “I was really excited for it. I knew that he was a serious linguist who had complimented Duolingo before.”

Now Feinberg manages learning groups on Facebook for Japanese, Chinese, Norwegian and, a day after its introduction, High Valyrian, which has amassed over 200 members learning alongside Peterson himself, who encourages people to use and develop the language in conversation with each other even if that means moving beyond what he imagined.

“It’s always a little different since I did create High Valyrian and, in a sense, there is an arbiter to determine what is right and what is wrong,” Peterson said. “But as long as I’m here I feel like not only do I want to, but I should be there to try to help people out.”


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How much it costs to produce an episode of ‘Game of Thrones’

On Sunday, HBO’s hit drama “Game of Thrones” will begin its eighth and final season. The show’s previous two seasons have been pricey as well: Starting with season six, a single “Game of Thrones” episode cost around $10 million to produce, according to an exclusive feature in the April 2016 print edition of Entertainment Weekly. That marks a budget increase of around $4 million per episode, up from the approximate $6 million earlier episodes cost. The episode cost HBO $8 million — and showrunner


On Sunday, HBO’s hit drama “Game of Thrones” will begin its eighth and final season. The show’s previous two seasons have been pricey as well: Starting with season six, a single “Game of Thrones” episode cost around $10 million to produce, according to an exclusive feature in the April 2016 print edition of Entertainment Weekly. That marks a budget increase of around $4 million per episode, up from the approximate $6 million earlier episodes cost. The episode cost HBO $8 million — and showrunner
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How much it costs to produce an episode of 'Game of Thrones'

On Sunday, HBO’s hit drama “Game of Thrones” will begin its eighth and final season.

The show’s CGI dragons and epic battle scenes don’t come cheap. Season eight will be the most expensive one yet, with episodes estimated to cost a whopping $15 million each, Variety reports. (A spokesperson for HBO says that the company does not confirm budget figures.)

The final season will feature some of the longest episodes in the series as well. The first two will only last about an hour each, but the final four are expected to run 80 minutes per episode.

The show’s previous two seasons have been pricey as well: Starting with season six, a single “Game of Thrones” episode cost around $10 million to produce, according to an exclusive feature in the April 2016 print edition of Entertainment Weekly. That marks a budget increase of around $4 million per episode, up from the approximate $6 million earlier episodes cost.

Prior to season six, the most expensive “Game of Thrones” episode ever produced was season two’s penultimate installment, “Blackwater,” which featured an extensive battle scene and larger-than-life props, including a full-sized replica of a 14th century battleship. The episode cost HBO $8 million — and showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff had to push for the last $2 million.

“We had one really intense conference call with the HBO brass,” Benioff told GQ. “It was awkward.”

“I think we asked for $2.5 million. We got $2 million-something,” Weiss added. “That’s a lot of money in TV.”

However, HBO understood that increasing the budget was crucial to getting the episode right. “We’d known for about a year that the ninth episode was going to be ‘Blackwater,’ and a disproportionate amount of our resources were saved for this episode in terms of time and schedule,” Benioff said.

It paid off. “Blackwater” became one of the show’s most admired and popular episodes, and it drew even more viewers to the series.

This is an updated version of a previously published story.

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‘Game of Thrones’ creator George R.R. Martin almost quit writing for real estate

“The greatest setback I ever faced was the failure of my fourth novel, ‘The Armageddon Rag,'” Martin told The Wall Street Journal in 2014. Prior to its release in 1983, Martin said, he had been “a hot young writer for quite a long time.” “Each novel I wrote got a bigger advance and more publicity and more awards nominations than the one before … until ‘The Armageddon Rag,'” Martin said. “Instead of taking me to the next level, it almost destroyed my career,” Martin told Publisher’s Weekly. Produ


“The greatest setback I ever faced was the failure of my fourth novel, ‘The Armageddon Rag,'” Martin told The Wall Street Journal in 2014. Prior to its release in 1983, Martin said, he had been “a hot young writer for quite a long time.” “Each novel I wrote got a bigger advance and more publicity and more awards nominations than the one before … until ‘The Armageddon Rag,'” Martin said. “Instead of taking me to the next level, it almost destroyed my career,” Martin told Publisher’s Weekly. Produ
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'Game of Thrones' creator George R.R. Martin almost quit writing for real estate

“The greatest setback I ever faced was the failure of my fourth novel, ‘The Armageddon Rag,'” Martin told The Wall Street Journal in 2014.

Prior to its release in 1983, Martin said, he had been “a hot young writer for quite a long time.” At that point, Martin had already racked up three Hugo Awards (handed out each year to the best science fiction or fantasy works) for his previous short stories and novellas.

“Each novel I wrote got a bigger advance and more publicity and more awards nominations than the one before … until ‘The Armageddon Rag,'” Martin said.

The novel, which combines elements of fantasy and a murder mystery, got Martin “the biggest advance I’d gotten” from his publishing house (Poseidon Press) and garnered solid reviews from critics. But it didn’t sell.

“My publishers were certain it would be my first best-seller, and nobody bought it,” he said.

“Instead of taking me to the next level, it almost destroyed my career,” Martin told Publisher’s Weekly.

The commercial backlash from Martin’s failed fourth novel was so bad, “suddenly, no one wanted my books anymore,” he told WSJ.

For Martin, the inability to sell his future novels forced him to reconsider his career and look for other ways to make money.

“There was a period there, when I couldn’t sell my fifth novel, where I was looking to sell my house, and I took one of those courses in buying real estate for no money down in my desperation [to make money],” Martin said.

But, in an ironic twist that could have come straight out of a novel itself, Martin says he was saved from possible financial ruin when “The Armageddon Rag” actually opened the door for Martin’s second career as a Hollywood writer. Producer Philip DeGuere Jr. was one of the few fans of the failed novel and optioned it for a movie in the mid-1980s, Martin told the Financial Times.


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