OG White Walker Divulges How Much Work It Takes to Become the Undead on Game of Thrones

In the game of thrones, you win or you die—except when you’re turned into a White Walker, which is kind of a mash-up of both. Given the size of the horde that’s amassed under the Night King’s rule over the past seven seasons, it’s amazing to know how much detail goes into making the creatures a reality. One of the…

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Listen to the Full Version of the Kanye West Cover Used in the New Westworld Trailer

The first season of HBO’s Westworld had a lot of standout qualities, but one of the coolest style tricks it regularly used was placing unexpected versions of pop songs in key scenes—like an orchestral version of “Paint it Black” during a shootout, or the player piano plinking out “Black Hole Sun” as Maeve prepared to…

Even TV Dramas Without Dragons in Them Are Packed Full of Invisible VFX

Before you go on a rant about the over-use of visual effects ruining the film and TV industries, watch this behind-the-scenes breakdown of HBO’s Big Little Lies. Computer graphics and digital compositing have actually become so prevalent as a filmmaking tool that your eyes probably don’t realize they’re being fooled…

See the Downfall of Dragons and the History of the Dragonpit in this Animated Game of Thrones Featurette

The longer Game of Thrones has gone on, the more and more it’s plunged into the nitty-gritty of George R.R. Martin’s fantastical setting and its most obscure concepts—so it’s good that HBO’s home releases are packed with little animated primers to keep you in the know when it comes to Westeros’ long history. And this…

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