Based on the bestselling books by George R. R. Martin, the highly
anticipated series bows Sunday, April 17, day-and-date with HBO in the
TORONTO, Feb. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Beginning Sunday, April 17, HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada) is taking subscribers inside a land where summers span
decades, winters can last a lifetime, and a bloody battle rages for
control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and ultimately, the Iron
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, Game of Thrones is a 10-part epic fantasy series that follows kings and queens, knights
and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power.
Created with active collaboration from author Martin, the series
combines elements of the fantasy genre with a simultaneous focus on
character and psychology. HBO shot the series primarily in Northern
Ireland and worked with expert language creator David J. Peterson to
develop an expansive language for the Dothraki, a race of nomadic
Featuring a vast cast set to portray the inhabitants of Westeros, Game of Thrones stars (in alphabetical order): Mark Addy as King Robert Baratheon;
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy; Sean Bean as Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark;
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen; Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime
Lannister; Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister; Michelle Fairley as Lady
Catelyn Stark; Aidan Gillen as Petyr Baelish ("Littlefinger"); Jack
Gleeson as Prince Joffrey Baratheon; Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont;
Kit Harington as Jon Snow; Lena Headey as Queen Cersei Lannister; Isaac
Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark; Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen;
Richard Madden as Robb Stark; Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane ("The
Hound"); Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark; and Maisie Williams as Arya
Game of Thrones is executive produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; co-executive
producers Carolyn Strauss, Guymon Casaday, Vince Gerardis, Ralph
Vicinanza and George R.R. Martin; and producers, Mark Huffam and Frank
Doelger. Directors include Brian Kirk, Tom McCarthy, Daniel Minahan,
Alan Taylor and Tim Van Patten.
HBO Canada is a multiplex channel offered by Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern
Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada). HBO
Canada brings Canadians the current slate of signature dramatic
programs for which HBO is known, together with new and
never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials,
sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO's
extensive library - all in an uncut and commercial-free environment.
HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and
programming is accessible on demand where available by service
provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com.
The Movie Network is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc. (TSX : ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's
largest media companies. It operates several of the country's most
popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising
and interactive media properties. Astral plays a central role in
community life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant
programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and
advertisers. To learn more about Astral, visit astral.com.
Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B/CJR), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is
a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional
assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book
publishing and children's animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
For access to The Movie Network's media room or Movie Central's press
site, please visit http://tv.astral.com or http://mediacentre.corusent.com.
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