New Wild Game of Thrones Fan Theory Alert: Missandei Is a Faceless Man

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

An essential part of Arya Stark's journey in Game of Thrones came from Jaqen H'ghar and the Faceless Men, a cult of assassins who worship the Many-Faced God. After Arya saved Jaqen all the way back in season 2, he granted her three deaths—a move that ultimately led her to Braavos to be trained by him and become the skilled assassin she is today. We know a bit about the Faceless Men, but what if there are more of them lurking around in plain sight? Fans are beginning to speculate that one of the (seemingly) most loyal characters in the series might actually be one of them.

According to Glamour, a Twitter conversation suggesting that Missandei, Daenerys Targaryen's trusted advisor, is really a Faceless Man is picking up steam. This idea comes mainly from her ability to speak multiple languages, and suspicions regarding her past. "Missandei told Davos where she was from when they met & Davos told her his travels took him there all the time and she didn't have an accent like someone from there," one person pointed out, adding that her love story with Grey Worm is "blinding" us.

The scene referred to here is from season 7, when Jon Snow and Ser Davos Seaworth arrive at Dragonstone. Davos approaches Missandei rather quickly, asking her where she's from. "I can't place the accent," he tells her. Was he just being nosey, or was he actually onto something?

People have also pointed out how popular this theory is from the book series, as Missandei is depicted as far too wise for her age. She has an extensive knowledge of the Seven Kingdoms, and also speaks strangely, often referring to herself as "the one."

But regardless of how intriguing this idea is, the fact that we only have four episodes of Game of Thrones left has us pretty convinced that a twist this big couldn't be pulled off in such a short amount of time. Plus, we'd like to think Missandei is truly as angelic as she seems. But we're also still hoping the Faceless Men are incorporated in one way or another in what's to come.

Space Force: The Office's Greg Daniels and Steve Carell Aren't in Scranton Anymore

Steve Carell stars in Greg Daniels's Space Force.
Steve Carell stars in Greg Daniels's Space Force.
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Greg Daniels and Steve Carell helped to make TV history when they collaborated on NBC's The Office. Now they've teamed up again for a brand-new show—and they're clearly not in Scranton anymore.

Daniels, who developed the American adaptation of The Office and co-created Parks and Recreation, is back with another workplace comedy—this time for Netflix and taking place in space. Space Force will follow Carell as the protagonist, and also stars big-name actors such as Ben Schwartz, Lisa Kudrow, and John Malkovich. As the title indicates, it's believed to be a spoof on Donald Trump's military branch of the same name.

This week, the first official images for Space Force were released, showing Carell and his co-stars in action—and it appears the beloved actor will have his hands full as the head of the Space Force.

In addition to starring in the series, Carell is also its co-creator (alongside Daniels) and one of its executive producers. Space Force will arrive on Netflix on May 29, 2020. In the meantime, you can check out some of the early images from the series below.

John Malkovich stars in Space Force
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Steve Carell and Lisa Kudrow in 'Space Force'
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Jimmy O. Yang in Space Force
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Steve Carell and Ben Schwartz in 'Space Force'
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YouTube Will Air a Different Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical for Free Each Friday

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber in 2018.
Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber in 2018.
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Broadway may have temporarily shut down all productions to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, but Andrew Lloyd Webber is here to make sure that musical theater aficionados still get their fill of top-notch content for the foreseeable future.

According to Broadway Direct, Webber’s production company, The Really Useful Group, has partnered with Universal on a new YouTube channel called “The Shows Must Go On!,” which will air a different Webber musical each Friday at 2 p.m. EST on YouTube. If you can’t tune in right at that time, don’t worry—the show will stay posted for 48 hours after it airs.

The series debuted last Friday, April 3, with 1999’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which stars Donny Osmond in the titular role and an ultra-talented supporting cast with Richard Attenborough, Maria Friedman, Joan Collins, and more. This week’s offering, tying in nicely with Easter, will be the 2012 Live Arena Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, featuring Tim Minchin, Melanie C—a.k.a. the Spice Girls’ Sporty Spice—and Ben Forster. (If you’re interested in comparing it with 2018’s live concert version with John Legend and Sara Bareilles, you can catch that on NBC this Sunday.)

The schedule for future Fridays hasn’t been released yet, but Webber did mention in the announcement that it’ll include what he calls “the most important one, my disaster musical, By Jeeves,” a 1975 production based on P.G. Wodehouse’s classic stories. Other potential productions that could be part of the series include The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, School of Rock, and, of course, Cats.

In addition to full-length Broadway musicals, the channel will also post individual songs and behind-the-scenes content about how musicals go from stage to screen. You can subscribe to the channel here so you don’t miss any opportunity for a living room singalong.

[h/t Broadway Direct]

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