While I wish I could tell you that ‘After the Thrones’ was a new series set long after the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ it is actually a new talk show that HBO has in development which will be launched this season.
AMC has had quite a bit of success with Chris Hardwick’s ‘The Talking Dead’ and if the top zombie show in the world can have high ratings with an aftershow it is clear that the top fantasy show wants to follow suit. The new series has Bill Simmons producing a weekly recap show which will be hosted by Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald.
If you’re hoping to tune in right after ‘Game of Thrones’ though you are going to be disappointed unless you are planning to hop onto the online-only service HBO Now, HBO Go, or HBO On Demand on the Monday night following each episode.
A bit anticlimactic if you ask me but with so much television on Sunday night, it stands to reason that they wouldn’t want to go up against the competition. Specifically, when most of it will be found on AMC.
Not only will each episode have the two hosts breaking down the major events of the most recent episode, but they will also have superfan guests and experts on the show. I suspect that if they plan on drawing in the kind of numbers that ‘The Talking Dead’ has been able to that we’ll see many of the stars from the series dropping by as well.
Ryan and Greenwald have a long working relationship and have a podcast titled ‘Watch the Thrones’ and as any fan can tell you, these two are already well versed in talking about the series. No word as to the exact format or how open of a dialogue these two will be able to have about the series quite yet but I’m willing to give it a try. With the right mixture of hosts and guests this could prove to be a highly entertaining show.
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‘After the Thrones’ is set to premiere on April 25th.