Game of Thrones

Martin Compston to star in new skincrawling thriller for Prime Video

A 4x4 grid of headshots of, clockwise from top left, Solly McLeod, Martin Compston, Maureen Beattie, James Cosmo, Anneika Rose, Anjli Mohindra, Bhav Joshi and Daniel Portman

When Martyn and Rebecca up sticks for Glasgow, they think they’ve finally managed to escape London, two young children in tow. However, when new neighbour Jen makes unsettling remarks to Rebecca, the couple start to question if the fresh start is as idyllic as they first thought.

The show will star Martin Compston (Line of Duty) as Martyn, Anjli Mohindra (The Sarah Jane Adventures) as Rebecca and Solly McLeod as Jan (The Dead Don’t Hurt).

Sky releases ominous teaser for House of the Dragon series two, as further casting announced

Rhaenyra Targaryen stands outdoors in front of fields, looking ahead with concern

A prequel set 200 years before Game of Thrones, the show follows power struggles in the court of the ruling Targaryen family. The second series is poised to follow the bloody conflict that will determine who next sits upon on the Iron Throne.

“There is no war so hateful to the gods as a war between kin,” warns Rhaenys Targaryen in the teaser, “and no war so bloody as a war between dragons.”

Kit Harington joins cast of financial drama Industry

Kit Harington Headshot

BBC and HBO’s Industry features university graduates striving for permanent positions at Pierpoint and Co, an esteemed investment bank. Where we left off in series two, Harper (Myha’la Herrold) and Eric (Ken Leung) had just pulled off a dramatic deal with Bloom (Jay Duplass) and secured themselves new positions at Pierpoint, but not without the help of some very illegal insider trading.

TV talent inspires students at the RTS Futures Careers Fair

The RTS Futures Careers Fair made a triumphant return to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, last month, after two years of Covid-enforced absence, during which time it was held virtually. Some 1,300 people attended the fair and around 300 received expert advice from a CV clinic. There were 45 exhibitors in the hall plus an “Ask me anything area”.

Record-breaking launch earns House of the Dragon a second series

The announcement comes after the series opened to record-breaking viewing figures, becoming the biggest drama launch ever for Sky Atlantic.

Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells of the beginning of the end of House Targaryen.

The opening episodes set the stage for the coming civil war as Paddy Considine’s King Viserys I Targaryen was tasked with choosing a successor out of his fiercely competitive heirs.

House of the Dragon, Lord of the Rings and the power of fantasy TV

Magic and myths have ruled popular culture for years. Such is their enduring power that HBO and Sky Atlantic’s Game of Thrones spin-off, House of the Dragon, and Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power are big weapons in the wars between the global streaming giants.

Who's who in House of the Dragon?

House of the Dragon (credit: HBO)

Based on George R. R. Martin's novel Fire and Blood, the fantasy-epic is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. Focussing on the fortunes and politics of the Targaryen family, the series promises more familial machinations, deception, and blood-spilling battles in the events leading up to the Targaryen war of succession, known as the "Dance of the Dragons".

Here are the key players:

“War is afoot” in new trailer for House of the Dragon

The prequel is set two hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones and chronicles the beginning of the end of House Targaryen as a civil war spins out of its competing heirs.

The trailer sees Paddy Considine’s King Viserys I Targaryen face the urgent matter of choosing his successor.

The heir presumptive to the Iron Throne is his younger brother Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), but his firstborn child Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) also has a claim - despite there never having been a Queen of the Seven Kingdoms.

First look trailer released for House of the Dragon

Credit: Sky

Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire and Blood series, House of the Dragon takes place 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and focuses on the fearsome House of Targaryen. 

The teaser trailer hints at plenty of action, scheming, destruction and, of course, dragons. 

House of the Dragon will see the Targaryens fight over the line of succession, leading to a series of civil wars known as the Dance of the Dragons.