EXPECT A LOT OF DEATH ON GOT’S FINAL SEASON: Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) is spilling some tea on season 8 of Game of Thrones. “There’s a lot of death this year,” Williams warns in a sit-down with Entertainment Weekly. “After reading the scripts I went back and watched season 1 again because so much of it refers back to that season,” the 21-year-old says. “There are so many scenes that will look similar. And also I watched just to remind myself of the arc I’ve taken already. I wanted Arya to go full circle and try for some kind of normalcy like when she was younger. Basically this year it’s like she has a dual personality — there are so many emotions and memories that come flooding back when you’re with your family and the things that you fight for become very different, yet she’s also remaining on this path to try and kill Cersei and remembering her list and getting closer to that. So there’s this split with Arya between trying to be who she wants to be — getting back to the naïveté and innocence with her family — and unfinished business.” So expect callbacks to 2011 featuring Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Arya as they ready the North for war against The Night King. Are you ready for the April 14th bow?
ROLLING STONE, AUDIBLE TEAM UP ON SERIES FEATURING ICONS: Audible and Rolling Stone have inked a deal that will focus on legendary icons. “The Wild Heart of Stevie Nicks,” a look at the life and music of the lead singer of Fleetwood Mac, will be released on Audible on April 4. Rolling Stone journalist Rob Sheffield will narrate. In October, the magazine teamed up with Audible to produce a series on Aretha Franklin, and more are planned.
JENNY SLATE SIGNS ON TO HOST WEBBY AWARDS: Jenny Slate is set to host the 23rd annual Webby Awards, to be held May 13thin NYC. The Webbys honor the best online, from websites, videos, advertising, media & PR, apps, mobile, voice, social, podcasts and games. Nominees will be announced Tuesday, April 2nd. “The Internet gives us infinite ways to make our everyday lives better,” Slate said in a statement. “Even though I am 'very bad at computers,' I am good at having fun, and I’m excited to celebrate those who dare to make the best of the Internet at a time when we need to foster connection, kindness and creativity.”
PROUST’S IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME TO BE ADAPTED: The French filmmaker Guillaume Gallienne (Me, Myself and Mum), is set to adapt Marcel Proust’s famous seven-volume autobiographical book series In Search of Lost Time into a TV series. Gallienne said, “Should we live every minute as if it were the first or last of our life. Is beauty what we live, or the stories our memories create? Give me 24 hours and I’ll give you an answer. Not mine, but that of Marcel Proust, in the most beautiful saga ever written ‘Remembrance of things past’. As much as to lift Proust’ work out of it’s personal museum as to make it my own, I have chosen to set ‘Remembrance’ in the 1970’s-90’s. This was a period where time was not accelerated. Telephones were still attached to cords, aristocrats still had servants and my grandmother was still alive. These years were our yesterdays, and if for some they were considered as Post-war, for us they were already our Pre-war.”