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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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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!
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
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