NewsFlash: HBO Okays Game of Thrones

SciFi Wire reports that HBO has picked up ten episodes of the television adaptation of George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series--they're calling it The Game of Thrones, after the first book. The first season will feature Lena Headey, Sean Bean, and Peter Dinklage, among others.

If you haven't read Martin's books (there are currently four out of a planned seven), now's your chance. If you have read the books, I imagine that you're doing the jig of joy. Dance! Dance! Dance!

2 comments:

WhyMe said...

Jig of joy. Don't dance though.

Jess Lynde said...

I'm very, very excited about this! Some of the casting is pretty inspired, and I can't wait to see it play out. (Of course, now I guess I'll have to consider signing up for HBO by spring of next year. I'm not sure I'll be able to wait for DVD releases.)

On the other hand, a good friend of mine who is a fan of the book series thinks the television series is a terrible idea that will just serve as a distraction for the author. He's convinced that George R.R. Martin is going to die before he can finish the series, and we'll never know how it all comes together. He'd much rather have a finished series than see already published books televised.