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Huge, Huge News

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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aerolyn1
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:20 am (UTC)
HOLY S***MOLE! That's FANTASTIC! I actually "whoop!"-ed for joy!! Congratulations!
janetlin
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:20 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh. I might have to start watching tv again. Holy cow that would be the awesomest thing.
the_beckett
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:24 am (UTC)
that's so exciting, i can't wait to see what they do with it! Congratulations! :)
zaccur
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:25 am (UTC)
The 4 main things it takes to make a good show...
1 Good subject matter: ASOIF You can't get any better than that...

2 A good script: If it’s good enough for you its good enough for anyone.

3 A good director: ????

4 Good actors: ????
nycfalcon
Nov. 14th, 2008 06:23 am (UTC)
Re: The 4 main things it takes to make a good show...
5 Good editor: ????
dramaturgy
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:29 am (UTC)
Hooray! Exciting news!
sturmia
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:35 am (UTC)
Great news! Congrats George!
Now let's hope they finish it as well. Seen to many tv-series unfinished. I am therefore but moderately elated about this news to avoid disappointment later on.
Still.... I can't help but wonder how it all will look on screen :)

Marc
iweardogpajamas
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:37 am (UTC)
/explode
ozitonaranjo
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:39 am (UTC)
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes!
jack_magic
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
Hot damn indeed! Congrats!
sudyn
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:45 am (UTC)
omg! *faints*
this will be so awesome^^ I hope it works
sevenswells
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:47 am (UTC)
Congratulations! From my viewpoint, your French fans are extremely excited too! :-) Thank you a lot for telling us firsthand this awesome piece of news so we can rejoice in advance!
geg
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
SWEET!
yts88
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
YES!!!! Thank you George for making this possible to begin with. My hopes are high! Raising the bar of high fantasy!
childdoll
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:11 am (UTC)
This is GREAT news! I'm so excited ^.^
Are they still going to keep children characters as children? Like Dani, Sansa, Joffery, Rob and Jon? I am so worried they will change their ages and cast actos too old for them. I honestly think their youth is very important to those characters and the storyline as a whole. I would hate to see them change such integral elements.
gwinna487
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:17 am (UTC)
Awesome!!! Yaaay!! *is excited*

If they do end up making it, I'll have to get HBO (or do we already have it? I don't even know, since I never watch TV). But I would love to see ASOIAF as a TV series.
elundin
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:29 am (UTC)
Oh this is So exciting news! Made my day!
Ok everyone, let's start casting! I'll get to work on my slower hours at office and get back with my cast!
eggvip
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:31 am (UTC)
Hooray!
xanath
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:34 am (UTC)
WOOOHOOOO!! Absolutely fantastic! :D
chrissykins
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:40 am (UTC)
So awesome!! *happy dance*
miss_ion
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:44 am (UTC)
Cercei in fiber optics, please?
Awsome, but now I'll have to get HBO, and I'm already strapped!

My Obama wish-list for the media (I'm serious):

We need something promised during the Clinton years but never delivered (even though the phone companies raised their rates to accomplish it): fiber optic broadband connection to phones and internet. Since the phone and cable companies didn't do it then even though they had promised to, we need something affordable now, and accountability to make sure it happens. Some towns have done it themselves, but not the larger cities. Let's remind Obama that one of his promises was more media companies, internet access, etc. Let's see if some sort of plan is actually implemented. I do buy cable, but it costs a fortune. I'd rather a reasonable price, and then be able to pay for a few more channels such as HBO.
drprozac
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:47 am (UTC)
Terrific!
sapphyres
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)
Thank you for the advanced warning. I'm going to have to find a daycare & get a job so I can afford HBO! I loved Rome & Carnivale, so I trust they won't Legend-of-the-Seeker-it. And of course you'd never let that happen!
stormhoof
Nov. 12th, 2008 08:02 am (UTC)
This is great! So good to hear!

Also, I just put the news on three different sites. I feel so proud, in a geeky way. :)
twisted_mentat
Nov. 12th, 2008 08:08 am (UTC)
Best news ever. Now..to discover the cast...
eioclides
Nov. 12th, 2008 08:12 am (UTC)
Bittersweet news
When I saw the words "Ice and Fire" on aintitcool my heart literally began to beat faster...but ABC released its projected schedule today and Pushing Daisies and Dirty Sexy Money are not on it...the swine...if only I could trade ABC for HBO.
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