We live in an age defined by prestige television. With such high quality, inventive programming consistently hitting the airwaves, people want to continue talking about a particular show long after the credits have rolled. Few shows have developed as rabid of a following as HBO’s Game of Thrones, and now the network aims to capitalize on that fanbase. We hope you like Game of Thrones-related content, because HBO is about to add another series dealing with the weekly happenings in Westeros. We have just learned that HBO’s landmark fantasy series, Game of Thrones, will soon receive a weekly after show.
There are plenty of details related to the upcoming after show. Aptly titled After the Thrones, the sister series will pour through the details of its accompanying episode, divulging new secrets, fan theories, and myriad elements that hardcore fans should love to get into. The network has partnered with legendary sports columnist and podcasting legend Bill Simmons to bring After the Thrones to life as part of the man's new overall deal; however, beloved pop culture gurus Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan will actally host the series.
HBO seems to have gone to the right people in order to get this project off of the ground. No strangers to the ins and outs of Game of Thrones, both Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan made names for themselves by previously hosting the hit podcast series Watch the Thrones. If anyone seems qualified to take us fans on a recap through an episode, it seems like these two have the chops to make it as interesting as possible.
If you’re an avid fan of HBO’s amazing content, you’re probably wondering if this extra Game of Thrones program will mess with your television-watching schedule. Fret not, HBO geeks; the network will be releasing After the Thrones via outlets other than the subscription cable network, such as HBO GO, HBO OnDemand, and HBO Now. As a result of this, you ability to watch Veep and Silicon Valley--which air directly after Game of Thrones--won’t be hindered in any way.
This sort of format has already proven itself incredibly viable on other networks. AMC in particular has seen great success by commissioning shows such as Talking Dead, Talking Bad, and Talking Saul, to provide key behind-the-scenes details regarding many of their most prestigious programs.
We will bring you more information related to Game of Thrones, as well as its new sister show After the Thrones as it becomes available to us. The latest season of Game of Thrones will premiere on Sunday, April 24, with each accompanying episode of After the Thrones hitting HBO’s on-demand platforms becoming available every Monday. Stay tuned for more details!