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HBO has given the production order.

They will be filming the pilot episode of A GAME OF THRONES.

It's just the pilot so far. They'll need to see that before they decide whether to proceed with a full season's episodes. So let's all hope the pilot will kick serious ass.

It should. David Benioff and Dan Weiss did a terrific job with the script. And yes, all of you can relax, it's very faithful. Dan and David will be the executive producers for the pilot and (we hope) the eventual series.

More details when I have 'em. The news is very fresh. HBO just issued their own press release, which should be up on their website soon, if it's not there already.

Winter is coming to HBO. Hot damn.

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starlit_dragon
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
YAY!!!
madbard
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I sometimes daydream about what the coming attraction trailer would be like.

dodgy_mermaid
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
"Winter is coming to HBO. Hot damn."

AWESOME. That made me laugh harder than was probably necessary, but I am so delighted -- for you, for HBO, and for me!

Congratulations on the good news, Mister Martin! I cannot wait to pass it on to my partner. We were thrilled when we first heard of the TV plans, and now I feel that same frantic excitement again. Rock on, and good luck!
queenofinsanity
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
Oh hurray! This is so much better than that time HBO cancelled shows I like!

Congrats and Happy Day!
setra
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
Hooray! Congratulations!
Now I have to find a way to get HBO. ^^;
grrm
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
more details
happy_buddha
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
This now equalizes my feelings for HBO- I was pissed they passed on "Preacher", but this might be more up their alley, anyway...
hyphen_power
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
It will be a great length of time before I am able to afford subscribing to HBO, so I will have to wait for the DVD release provided that production is green lit.

Even though it's just a pilot, this news is freaking awesome! I hope it goes well.
lovefromgirl
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
YES. Congratulations, good sir! May it be as faithful an adaptation as you desire.
vaultedthewall
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
Please ignore the ear-splitting scream of joy from the Pacific Northwest area.

Seriously, if crap like the Sword of Truth series can get a TV series, there's no reason why ASOIAF shouldn't.
daystarclarion
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:13 am (UTC)
hey the sword of truth is not crap ... at least non until book 5. but the prospect of an ice and fire adaptation for tv piques my interest a hell of a lot more.
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tortoises
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
*squeals*

Free-to-air picked up Rome here (and then axed it due to poor ratings, but let's just forget about that). They'd better pick up this one. :D
dky
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:58 am (UTC)
Great news!!
parrismcb
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
here's a link
kriskitten
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
dances for joy!
lux_alexander
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
Very Nice sir!

Just posted the news on my own LJ to mobilize that portion of your fanbase.

The HR article makes good reading too, it's here:
http://www.thrfeed.com/2008/11/hbo-orders-fant.html
layceeloo
Nov. 12th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
That's so exciting!!!!
misstopia
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
Neat :) I suppose you can't tell us how many chapters the pilot covers?
parrismcb
Nov. 12th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
the plan is ...
1 book per season.
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eniariom
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
Excellent news!!!
jenniferlee
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)
Truly...life is full of joy. Can this week get any better?

Congrats!!!
mandyly1977
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)
Awesome news, George! Ill have to get HBO again if it all works out!
pixelfish
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)
Very awesome. :)
daystarclarion
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
congraaaaaaaaaaats how exciting! tell em they'd better not screw it up, or they'll have a squadron of angry bloggers banging down their door, and probably also larry david, but he'll be there by unfortunate coincidence.
zinereem
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
Congratulations, sir.
jonathan_beard
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:18 am (UTC)
wow! great news!
That's great news!

I'm a big fan of all your stuff, particularly short stories (like "Windhaven"), but the very different tack you took with the Songs of Ice and Fire has been an inspiration!

I can't wait to see!
infinite_hiatus
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:19 am (UTC)
Hot damn indeed!
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