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Medieval zombies coming to Netflix

Netflix has announced that it will be creating a Korean television series that will be mixing the Middle Ages with zombies! Kingdom is going to be an eight-episode series directed by Kim Seong-hun and written by Kim Eun-hee.

Call for Papers: Medieval Studies on Television Screens

For the 27th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 3-5 November 2016

Identity and Posthuman Medievalism in Sons of Anarchy

The medievalism of the FX television series Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014) is not inherently obvious. Set in Northern California, the series follows a fictional outlaw motorcycle club (MC) modeled on real gangs including the Hells Angels. Critics, fans, and creators alike discuss the series as an extended adaptation of Hamlet, and the broad narrative of the series is indeed a family tragedy.

Of Myths, Fairy Tales, and TV series

As Season 4 of Vikings is readying to raid our TV screens, we will try and show how their writer Michael Hirst and his team of historical advisers do not limit their endeavour to Norse Mythology, royal genealogies and other sagas. Indeed they stray far away, deep into the recesses of time. As we say a long, long time ago …

TV Preview: Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands

Viewers in the United Kingdom will be the first to see Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands, as the new series premieres on ITV tonight at 7:00 pm. American viewers will need to wait until January 23rd, when the Esquire Network begins airing episodes.

Making the Medieval Relevant: Crossing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Studies on Disease and Disability

A summary of a paper given by Professor Christina Lee at the University of Nottingham’s “Making the Medieval Relevant” Conference.

The Making of a Legend: The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok and the TV series ‘Vikings’

Thus neither The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok nor ‘Vikings’ are immediately recognisable as straight works of history, although they both have certain strongly historical elements to their content.

Medieval Books: 5 Great New Releases!

Black Friday is around the corner – here are a few books that have just been released!

Celebrating Agincourt 600 at the Wallace Collection

This week, historians around the world are gearing up to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, one of the most significant battles of the Hundred Year’s War.

Review: The Bastard Executioner: Pilot, Parts 1 and 2

The Bastard Executioner is the latest TV series that medieval history lovers will be tuning into. Created by Kurt Sutter, who is best known for Sons of Anarchy, it promises a lot of blood, gore and violence.

New TV series: The Bastard Executioner

The first season of The Bastard Executioner begins on Tuesday, September 15th on the FX channel in the United States and Canada

What was the Most Shocking Moment of Game of Thrones – Season 5?

Spoilers!!! Don’t take a look at this unless you have watched every minute of Season 5! If you have, vote on the most shocking scene.

Five Medieval Stories that would make great TV series

We at Medievalists.net are eager for more medieval TV, so we want to share a few ideas for possible shows – and hope that some executive producers are reading this!

Primetime Paganism: Popular-Culture Representations of Europhilic Polytheism in Game of Thrones and Vikings

This article provides a critical examination of the politico-religious content of the highly successful television series Game of Thrones and Vikings.

Game of Thrones: What’s Your Role In Westeros?

Find out who you’d be in Westeros, in the Song of Ice and Fire series.

Genre Medievalisms: Geek Goes Chic!

Is Cersei a collection of bad medieval stereotypes? Have nerds gone mainstream? Were American cowboys a modern retelling of the medieval knight? Put down that comic, put away your bag of dice, and indulge your inner nerd.

Which Game Of Thrones Character Said This?

Game of Thrones is full of witty words and quotable one-liners but can you remember which familiar face uttered them first?

The Ultimate Game of Thrones Quiz

Your favourite quiz for your favourite TV show.

Review of Wolf Hall, Episode 6: Master of Phantoms

But in ‘Masters of Phantoms,’ the final episode, Cromwell exhibits the characteristic he was most known for while alive: Ruthlessness.

What’s Your Game Of Thrones House?

Everyone has a personality type, and some personality types are more devious than others. Which Westerosi family would you feel right at home in?

Ten Thoughts on Game of Thrones: Sons of the Harpy

Somewhat random thoughts on Season 5 Episode 4 of Game of Thrones…

Review of Wolf Hall, Episode 5: Crows

In this tense and well written episode, Anne Boleyn and Thomas Cromwell experience, in different ways, the unpredictable, explosive anger of Henry VIII.

Is this title real or from Game of Thrones?

Here are 20 of the strangest sounding official ranks and titles. Some are genuine British royal or parliamentary titles – and some are from Game Of Thrones. Which is which?

Ten Thoughts on Game of Thrones: High Sparrow

Taking a look at Episode 3 of Season 5 from Game of Thrones:

Review of Wolf Hall, Episode 4: Devil’s Spit

In Episode 4, ‘Devil’s Spit,’ disappointment and fear run through the story.

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