|03-02-2010, 04:45 PM||#1|
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HBO officially picks up Game of Thrones!!!
It is OFFICIAL!!! The Game of Thrones is set to hit HBO for a Spring 2011 release date for the first nine episode season. To me this kicks more ass than ANY movie news as Game of Thrones is hands down one of the best series of books ever written. This has more potential to kick ass and be epic than even Rome, which was IMHO one of the best series ever on TV.
Here is the official article:
It’s official! James Hibberd of The Hollywood Reporter breaks the news that HBO has officially greenlighted Game of Thrones.
Winter is, indeed, coming.
HBO has greenlighted highly anticipated fantasy series “Game of Thrones.”
The premium network has picked up the project for a first season debut next spring (below is the first released photo from the series). Nine episodes plus the pilot have been ordered. Production will begin in Belfast this June.
From the moment the project was first announced in development, the series based on the George R.R. Martin novels has generated enormous, perhaps unprecedented, online interest for a series at such an early stage.
The sprawling tale set in the mythical land of Westeros tells the story of the noble Stark family who become caught up in high court intrigue when patriarch Eddard (played by Sean Bean) becomes the king’s new right-hand man. The four-and-counting books in the series would each be used as one season of the series.
Unlike many fantasy novels, the “Thrones” series largely avoids relying on magical elements and instead goes for brutal realism — think “Sopranos” with swords. Martin, a former TV writer (“Beauty and the Beast”), writes each chapter as a cliffhanger, which should lend itself well to series translation.
Winter Is Coming: Well it was not unexpected, but this is still exciting news! The day we’ve waited months for has finally come! Now we know for sure that we will be able to see at least 10 episodes of this wonderful book series on the small screen. As Lombardo mentioned a while back, HBO is targeting a spring release. The next year should fly by though as we anticipate the rest of the casting announcements, the filming of the first season, then the trailer, interviews, commercials and red carpet premieres. I can’t wait. For now I’m just loving the fact that this thing is official. Oh and HBO gave the fans a little present and released the first promotional image! Winter is coming to HBO, for real this time!